It works...then one day it does not work...

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It works...then one day it does not work...

Postby mjjordy » 03. April 2007 03:34

hi -

hoping someone can help me on this one. i have the newest xampp installed on my macbook pro running 10.4.9. i have read all the posts regarding the correct way to install xampp and have done so. the program works fine for a while (maybe one to two weeks) then one day when i try to start it up i get the following error -

XAMPP:[1mError 1! Couldn't start Apache![m

the apachestart.log has the following message -

httpd: Syntax error on line 233 of /Applications/xampp/etc/httpd.conf: Cannot load /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/modules/ into server: cannot create object file image or add library

any ideas on why this is happening, how to fix it, and how to prevent it?

thanks in advance.

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Postby stupod » 13. May 2007 23:53

I'm having the same problem, but it's happening right from the start. I've only had a Mac Pro for a few weeks and I just installed Xampp. Every time I start it in terminal I get:
Starting XAMPP for MacOS X 0.6.1...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Error 1! Couldn't start Apache!
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP: - IPv4 getaddrinfo '**my ip**' error: No address associated with nodename
- warning: unable to determine IP address of '**my ip**'
- error: no valid servers configured
- Fatal: error processing configuration file '/Applications/xampp/etc/proftpd.conf'
XAMPP: Error 1! Couln't start ProFTPD!
XAMPP for MacOS X started.

I suppose I'll go back to using Windows for serving locally. Can't wait for that!
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strange solution

Postby kritzikratzi » 27. August 2007 07:24


i had that exact same error and found out that the problem has to do with the network settings.

i know it's horrible, but for it works to disconnect my network, start apache and then reconnect.

hope that helps for you too,
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