Apache won't install on a Mac OS X

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Apache won't install on a Mac OS X

Postby ApacheBear » 31. July 2006 01:20

I want to install XAMPP on an Apple MacBook Pro laptop. I downloaded XAMPP for Mac, unpacked it, then typed the appropriate command into the Terminal. Everything apparently installed except Apache. Below is the text displayed in the Terminal:

Starting XAMPP for MacOS X 0.5...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP4)...
XAMPP: Error 1! Couldn't start Apache!
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for MacOS X started.

I thought Apache was supposed to be installed by default on a Mac, so I typed http://localhost into my Firefox browser anyway, but I just got the "Unable to Connect" message - "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost."

What do I do now?

P.S. Thanks so much for all the work you put into XAMPP. I've been using it on my PC for a year or two now, and it's fantastic!
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Postby ApacheBear » 31. July 2006 01:58

P.S. I decided to try and start the Apache program that's supposedly installed on my computer by default. So I went into System Preferences, disabled Personal Web Sharing, then re-enabled it. It seemed to work.

Now when I type http://localhost into my browser, I get the standard Apache greeting: "Seeing this instead of the website you expected?"

However, I'm supposed to see XAMPP's home page, with a variety of information about my XAMPP installation. I assume there must be some file(s) that I can modify so that http://localhost points to the correct page. Do you have any idea how I can do this?
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Postby dshatha » 02. August 2006 21:13

I am very interested as well. Running Xampp on MacBook and Apache fails with an Error 1!.

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Postby Goofy Kathyrn » 03. August 2006 22:43

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I tried stopping sharing

Postby bbqbob » 31. August 2006 22:15

but it still doesn't work.
I'm getting the default apache when running localhost and cannot seem to get xampp.

Any other suggestions?

I'm beat...
Spent 10 hours on this already and wanna cry!
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Postby schmidlapper » 02. September 2006 01:34

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Postby bbqbob » 02. September 2006 19:09

Can you point me in the right direction - to the unmoderated forum?

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set the mod_rewrite off

Postby bermouda » 06. November 2006 03:56


I had the same problem but mine is solved my not loading the mod_rewrite module!
Check out your /xamppfiles/logs/error.log, there you might find the httpd erros..
If you had the same problem then just edit /etc/httpd.conf and set the mod_rewrite module off by commenting the loader (#).

Once you are done, then restart the xampp.

Hope this help...
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