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PostPosted: Fri 19 May '06 15:30    Post subject: Failed 2 install Apache 2 on Win2K Reply with quote

Hello all,

Well, this one is new to me. Trying to install Apache 2 Webserver on a Win2K Server family computer, it returned these 2 error messages on the order below:

"Syntax error on line 56 of c:/program files/apache group/apache2/conf/httpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory"

"[error] (OS 2) The system cannot find the file specified. : No installed service named "Apache2"."

IIS is not running on that machine. Wink

Note that this happened just after the installation. No changes were made to the configuration files.

Other question, how can I install the Apache service if if fails to do so on the installation?

Thank you all.

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PostPosted: Fri 19 May '06 17:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming you try to run Apache 2.2.2

To install Apache as service:

In a does box type "httpd.exe -k install

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Joined: 05 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 19 May '06 19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you used the ASF MSI file to install Apache 2.

What version did you install?

In the CONF file, what is the ServerRoot directive?

To install as a Service, open a Command Prompt and navigate to where Apache was installed. Then do as Steffen stated:

httpd -k install

This will install Apache 2 as a service (which will show up in your Service.MSC).

Idea Also, IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING APACHE - you might as well read the manual - with regards to installation and configuration. It will save you a lot of HEADACHES.

Idea ASF offers the documentation in the CHM format (encapsulated help file). Check the link (on ASF) to OTHER FILES, then to DOCS. Then find the CHM file with correct language.
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