"The Apache webserver is currently down"....eh?!

  • soundbite
  • 05/09/08
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Posted: Fri, 2008-05-09 10:18

Hope someone might have an idea on this.

Virtualmin reports on its Webmin module index that Apache is down. (The button for starting Apache is a big red X.) However, it's not--at least not that I can tell. The server is serving pages, and I don't get any error messages when restarting the service from the command line. Webmin's Apache module also indicates it's not running.

Clicking the start button in either the Apache module or the Virtualmin module yields this result:

[code:1]Failed to start apache : Apache does not appear to be running :

  • Starting web server apache2 ...done.[/code:1]

Any ideas on why Webmin and Virtualmin aren't recognizing the Apache service? Thanks a ton!


Re:"The Apache webserver is currently down"....eh?!

  • Joe
  • 10/23/08
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  • Fri, 2008-05-09 14:45

This was discussed yesterday:

http://www.virtualmin.com/forums/webmin/debian-etch-apache-2.2.8-start-p...

There appears to have been some sort of change in the location of the pid file for Apache in the newer Debian package and it's not detected correctly by Webmin. You need to tell Webmin's Apache module where to find the pid file.

We'll get this fixed hopefully in the next Webmin release.