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Apache server

Postby Oohlalatte on Wed May 07, 2008 8:16 pm

I got it to install, but when I pointed it to http://localhost/, it said the server could not be found, and when I tried to edit the httpd.conf file, it wouldn't let me as it could not open the file to write or something of the sort. It installed to the usr/local/ directory. I think that was write protected, as I couldn't even make a folder in it.

Help?
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Re: Apache server

Postby Husse on Thu May 08, 2008 6:01 pm

I don't want to be rude but if you intend to use an Apache server you need to learn a bit more about Linux, and of course Apache
You should know that you need to be root (sudo) to do what you tried to do and if you try to configure Apache "or something of the sort" is not the right approach
You need to be precise in all configuring
Google for Apache tutorials "or something of the sort" :) (here you can, and perhaps must, be less precise)
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Re: Apache server

Postby Oohlalatte on Thu May 08, 2008 8:55 pm

How do I learn more about Linux? I was told to get it, and I did. I don't know how to use it.
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Re: Apache server

Postby Lysias on Thu May 08, 2008 10:56 pm

I'm guessing you are propably running the latest version of Apache which is 2.2

For starters have a look here:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/

but i suggest you check some basic console/terminal commands:
http://www.ss64.com/bash/

If you have any questions about the commands and their functionality try typing in a console/terminal "man -and the command you are searching-" man stands for manual by the way.


also this might be interesting:
http://www.basicconfig.com/linux

I wouldn't want to imply that setting up a server is the best thing to do if you are new to linux as this is most likely to throw you off.Also if you are not at all familiar with linux you would be better off sticking to a gui for some time doing your everyday work and simply understanding how the whole thing works.From there on you will propably start having questions popping-up as to what's that and this etc.Remember that Google is your best friend..! :D
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Re: Apache server

Postby Husse on Fri May 09, 2008 6:44 am

And of course I and others will help you with "every day" errors - I just don't have the time to write an Apache tutorial for you....
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Re: Apache server

Postby Oohlalatte on Sat May 10, 2008 11:45 pm

I'll learn it, but my brain doesn't comprehend really hard stuff. I can't memorize things too well either...

But anyways, answer my question that failed to be answered...

WHY CAN'T I EDIT THE HTTPD.CONF FILE!?!?!?!?!? IT'S READ ONLY. HOW DO TAKE READ ONLY OFF???.

It's in the usr/local/ directory. Please help... I got it installed, set up and working. And I even some how managed to edit the httpd.conf file. The point is, it reverted back, it still works, but I need to configure it to my own liking again.
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Re: Apache server

Postby Fred on Sun May 11, 2008 2:30 am

Oohlalatte,

YOU MUST BE ROOT AT THE TIME YOU EDIT IT!


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