Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

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Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

Postby dwlamb_001 » 29. May 2010 19:51

I am having a challenge with Apache and unable to inspect the error log.

When I start the xampp control and click to start Apache, the green Running result message will not display or might only for a brief moment. Looking at xampp\apache\logs\error.log has not provided information for it only has information related to the last successful session earlier in the week.

Is there another way to track what might be causing Apache to not start?
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Re: Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

Postby Nobbie » 29. May 2010 21:24

No.

The error log *should* work in any case. NEVER heard before, that it does not display the error. ONLY if the logfile is not writeable for Apache. If that is the case, you should find out why.
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Re: Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

Postby dwlamb_001 » 29. May 2010 21:43

How do I find out why if errors are not being reported to the log? Seems like a Catch-22

Nobbie wrote:No.

The error log *should* work in any case. NEVER heard before, that it does not display the error. ONLY if the logfile is not writeable for Apache. If that is the case, you should find out why.
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Re: Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

Postby JonB » 30. May 2010 17:13

Did you install Skype recently?
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Re: Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

Postby dwlamb_001 » 30. May 2010 21:16

Nope. Been there. Done that. Never installing it again.

JonB wrote:Did you install Skype recently?
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Re: Problem with Apache on a 2 year old installation

Postby Nobbie » 30. May 2010 21:41

Start Apache in a DOS Shell and look for error messages on the screen.
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