Millar

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My apache is not working at all. Is there any way to like totally reset it, I tryed doing an upgrade through WHM but that didn't solve the problem. Is there any ways I can just totally reset it to get it working.
 

AndyReed

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My apache is not working at all. Is there any way to like totally reset it, I tryed doing an upgrade through WHM but that didn't solve the problem. Is there any ways I can just totally reset it to get it working.
SSH to your server and dif the log files: /var/log/messages and /usr/local/apache/logs for any errors related to this problem. That's the first step you should be doing to solve the problem.
 

Millar

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SSH to your server and dif the log files: /var/log/messages and /usr/local/apache/logs for any errors related to this problem. That's the first step you should be doing to solve the problem.
Dif the log files?

What is dif?

Looking in that error log I get this

[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [notice] Apache/1.3.37 (Unix) FrontPage/5.0.2.2635.SR1.2 mod_ssl/2.8.28 OpenSSL/0.9.8a configured -- resuming normal operations
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:18 2006] [alert] Child 3703 returned a Fatal error... \nApache is exiting!
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [notice] Apache/1.3.37 (Unix) FrontPage/5.0.2.2635.SR1.2 mod_ssl/2.8.28 OpenSSL/0.9.8a configured -- resuming normal operations
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:22 2006] [alert] Child 3868 returned a Fatal error... \nApache is exiting!
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [notice] Apache/1.3.37 (Unix) FrontPage/5.0.2.2635.SR1.2 mod_ssl/2.8.28 OpenSSL/0.9.8a configured -- resuming normal operations
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/local/apache/bin/suexec)
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [alert] Child 3956 returned a Fatal error... \nApache is exiting!
[Sat Dec 23 18:50:34 2006] [alert] getpwuid: couldn't determine user name from uid 4294967295, you probably need to modify the User directive
Goes on for quite a while same errors.

Any ideas how to fix?
 
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AndyReed

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Dif the log files?
What is dif?
That was a typo, I meant to say "dig" :)
What do you get when you run this command:
/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl configtest
It is clear that some directives are messed up in Apache's configuration file /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf