Bug 479559 - httpd often fails to start on boot
httpd often fails to start on boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-11 05:25 EST by Robert Greimel
Modified: 2009-12-03 11:38 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-03 11:38:02 EST
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boot.log of a failed start (2.78 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-11 05:25 EST, Robert Greimel
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output of hack to /etc/sysconfig/httpd (2.14 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-14 08:08 EDT, Robert Greimel
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Description Robert Greimel 2009-01-11 05:25:36 EST
Created attachment 328655 [details]
boot.log of a failed start

Description of problem:
When booting the laptop httpd sometimes starts but often does not

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot
Actual results:
httpd not running

Expected results:
httpd running

Additional info:
I have httpd set up on localhost ( and enabled in services. When booting the laptop httpd often fails to start with the following error in boot.log:

 Starting httpd: [Sun Jan 11 10:23:47 2009] [crit] (EAI 9)Address family for hostname not supported: alloc_listener: failed to set up sockaddr for
Syntax error on line 134 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Listen setup failed

Line 134 in httpd.conf is

Starting httpd afterwards by hand without any change to the httpd configuration files works.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2009-02-05 12:09:09 EST
This sounds like a resolver configuration problem.

Are you using NetworkManager?  Please attach the files:


at a point in time when httpd will not start.  (e.g. try disabling the NetworkManager service)
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2009-09-07 09:25:24 EDT
Can you still reproduce this?

You could add a hack to /etc/sysconfig/httpd to do:

 for f in nsswitch.conf hosts resolv.conf; do
  echo /etc/$f; cat /etc/$f;
 done) > /tmp/status

to see what the state of the resolver is at startup.
Comment 3 Robert Greimel 2009-09-14 08:08:06 EDT
Created attachment 360923 [details]
output of hack to /etc/sysconfig/httpd

This is a laptop and I am using NetworkManager.

Since some time the following information appears in boot.log:

Starting httpd: [Mon Sep 14 15:39:25 2009] [crit] (EAI 9)Address family for hostname not supported: alloc_listener: failed to set up sockaddr for
Syntax error on line 134 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Listen setup failed

line 134 in httpd.conf is:

Once I am logged on "service httpd start" will start the server without a problem. The only difference in the network files is that a name resolver is listed in resolv.conf at that point.
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Comment 5 Joe Orton 2009-12-03 11:38:02 EST
I recommend you add


to /etc/sysconfig/network if you are both using NetworkManager and have configured httpd to start at boot.  That should avoid this type of issue.

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