Description of problem:
On F7, when I tried to start httpd, I got:
root@goo daemon-example]# service httpd start
Starting httpd: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs
I failed to find any application that was using port 80. Eventually, I ran a
program I wrote, and demonstrated that it could use port 80.
[root@goo daemon-example]# ./broadcast 80
Broadcast 2808 listening on 80
accepting file descriptor 4
closing file descriptor 4
I eventually gave up fighting the bug, and reinstalled. The problem
disappeared. I followed my usual procedure for the reinstallation, which
includes selecting the office automation, development tools, and web server option.
The first installation was done with kickstart, and it gave me a different menu
for installing optional software, such as the web server. The first
installation included the program system-config-httpd, which I used to set the
host name of the web server. The second installation did not include that program.
After I did the reinstall, I've been told the problem I had could be explained
if the httpd configuration file had two Listen directives. Unfortunately, I do
not have the old configuration file to verify this diagnosis.
I spoke to someone within my company with the same problem. In his case, after
using the GUI configuration manager, he ended up with a Listen directive in
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, and another one in
/etc/httpd/conf.d/system-config-httpd.conf. Removing on of the directives fixed
his problem. He was using FC6, so maybe his comment does not apply to F7.
Someone on the Fedora Forum reports he too found a Listen directive in both
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, and /etc/httpd/conf.d/system-config-httpd.conf.
The Forum thread is:
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