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Re: httpd fails after boot



On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:40:50 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

> Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:59:44 +0100, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
>> 
>> [...]
>>> If you look at /etc/init.d/httpd, you will see:
>>>
>>> if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/httpd ]; then
>>>         . /etc/sysconfig/httpd
>>> fi
>>>
>>> So the initialisation script sources that file. If you want to set
>>> Environment variables that are available when Apache starts, it would
>>> make sense to try adding those variables to /etc/sysconfig/httpd - it
>>> might do what you want for minimal effort...
>>>
>>>
>> If that would work, then I could just as well export the variable from
>> /etc/init.d/httpd .  I just tried that and the web server started, but
>> the variable was not available in the bash shell, so I am still stuck
>> with setting it in two places.
>> 
> What does /etc/sysconfig/httpd look like? Is it possible that you are
> using the wrong format? You do not really want to change the
> /etc/init.d/httpd scipt, as an update will probably kill the changes.
> 
> Mikkel
[...]

It is only comments, but in any case, as mentioned above,
it will not meet the requirement of having the variable
defined in exactly one place.

Mike.


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