Ubuntu 10.10, Apache 2.2.16:

# service apache2 start
 * Starting web server apache2                                                                                                                                         Segmentation fault
Action 'start' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information

in log:

[  968.901395] apache2[1850]: segfault at 4 ip b76fafb3 sp bf824b94 error 4 in ld-2.12.1.so[b76f0000+1c000]

Reinstall don't help

$ sudo apt-get --reinstall install apache2

Try reinstall all apache packages(segfault apache-mpm, apache2 is metapackage)

sudo apt-get remove apache2
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install apache2

Try check md5sum:

sudo apt-get install debsums
sudo debsums -s

Also try use gdb:

gdb apache2
(gdb) run

Try backup config:

cp -R /etc/apache2 ~/apache2_conf

and delete package with config.

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  • debsums: changed file /usr/lib/apache2/mpm-worker/apache2 (from apache2.2-bin package) – hiemye Feb 23 '11 at 0:52
  • @hiemye try: sudo apt-get --reinstall install apache2-bin – ooshro Feb 23 '11 at 0:58
  • I know this is an old thread, but thank you, helped after deleting apache2_conf. Can you interpret what is happening? Why suddenly the segmentation errors? – drakonli Oct 11 '16 at 8:24

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