Web Sharing


What have they done to Web Sharing in OS 10.1?

It takes forever to start up (i'm talking at least 1/2 hour) - when it's been started, if i log out and in again it doesn't remember i want it running, so i have to go back and start it again. It stops running for no reason at all too!

Any suggestions? Everything else is really good - but this is driving me up the wall!

Thanks in advance




the apache server won't start at all.

until you fix the config file.

if you think it has started, it did not.

maybe you just have a case of spinning cursor fatigue.

if you type "apachectl start" in the terminal, you will get instantaneous feedback.

the stupid console program won't open the apache logs because they don't end in .log
tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log
in one terminal window while you type

the apachectl command in the other.


typing apachectl start in the terminal returned this:

dyld: /usr/sbin/httpd Undefined symbols:
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started


you can start by commenting out two linesin the /etc/httpd.conf

sudo pico /etc/httpd.conf

ctrl w type apple

it will find things with apple

LoadModule apple_hfs_module.so

put a # in front of that

scroll down a 50 lines or so...

AddModule .....same.c

put a # in front of that....

then ctrl-X to exit and save...

do your apachectl or try from the preference pane...

definitely go read the article at stepwise, to get the new version of the module....