What is the directory path to the error logs for an Apache2/Redhat5.5 setup?

Also, something is wrong with my ~Google search strategy where I could not find this answer in less then 20 minutes? I.e., where should I be looking for configuration settings that are particular to Apache2/Redhat5.5 configurations?

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By default it's /var/log/httpd/

It's not default, it's redhat-specific. Other distros may have /var/log/apache2/ (Ubuntu/Debian) or /var/log/apache/. It's usually possible to check contents of the package to find log dir location. On rpm-based distros you can do it with following command: rpm -ql httpd | grep log. On my system it prints out number of files & directories and it's easy to realize that /var/log/httpd/ is what we are looking for.

  • Thanks. Is this the same for all or most Apache configurations on Linux or is this particular to RedHat5.5?
    – Roger
    Nov 27, 2011 at 20:25
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    That is specific on Red Hat. For Ubuntu/Debian, its /var/log/apache2, and so does SLES.
    – Rilindo
    Nov 27, 2011 at 23:29

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