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dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
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Where are my Apache FrontPage extensions?17 September 1998
To date, I've managed to install Apache and get it running. No worries there.
But for some reason, the Front Page extensions are not loaded. Strange.
I've been able to do that before.
Tonight, I started Apache using the instructions I used last time:
Now I want to stop the server. Well, that's easier said than done. First I
try the manual. In the section Stopping
and Restarting Apache, it contains the following example:
kill -TERM `cat /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.pid`
Unfortunately, my installation of Apache doesn't place the .pid file in the
above directory. But the setting which dictates the location of the .pid
file is contained in the httpd.conf. But there is that? The
following command will locate your httpd.conf file:
find / file=httpd.conf | grep httpd.conf
It turns out that my installation directory was /usr/local/etc/apache.
So I open the file /usr/local/etc/apache/httpd.conf and search for .pid.
This reveals that the file I want is /var/run/httpd.pid.
Actually, I haven't given up. I did a search on the mailing list archives and found
a suggestion to use the FreeBSD port of apache-fp. So here I go. But first, a
rm -r apache-fp.131
Then the install. Following the instructions for Compiling ports from
the Internet, I grabbed the port and compiled it. The compile worked. But
running it did not. It complained about the contents of httpd.conf,
specifically line 27. I checked the file. Ahhhhh! It's still the old
one. The deinstall didn't remove everything. Time for some manual removals.