I have the famous "Unable to open log" error when starting apache but of a different kind as the one you get when searching in google. Here's the situation:
I've been running XAMPP on a windows 2003 server for some time. No problem so far as I deactivated IIS. However now I needed to activate it for some application, i.e. I need both IIS and apache running on the sema machine. So I switched the apache in http.conf to an other port (:8888) - and got the error "Unable to open log". I gave the server an additional IP and set Apache to this IP: no luck. No skype or anti-virus intereferring either.
I get not entries in the apache error.log, only in the event viewer of windows. And the status in xampp-control shows that apache is still listening to port 80...
Strangely netstat does not give me any process listening to :80 or :8888.
Has anyone some more ideas? Aside of reinstalling xamppp as I have a development area running on it that I dont want to loose ....