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Bug 85022 - Apache fails to start: Cannot create SSLMutex file
Apache fails to start: Cannot create SSLMutex file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-02-24 17:08 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-04 03:40:22 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:240 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated httpd packages fix Apache security vulnerabilities 2003-09-04 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Need Real Name 2003-02-24 17:08:06 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021216

Description of problem:
Below is the full error message from the /var/log/httpd/error_log file:

[Mon Feb 24 15:37:32 2003] [error] (38)Function not implemented: Cannot create
SSLMutex file `/etc/httpd/logs/ssl_mutex.20656'
Configuration Failed

This happens when I attempt to start apache after being configuring with the
tool listed in System Settings -> Server Settings -> HTTP Server.

Since the web server is being executed with user 'apache' permissions I changed
the ownership of /var/log/httpd to 'apache' with no change in result.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat version Phoebe
2. Run the HTTP Server to configure your web server
3. Try to start it via /etc/init.d/httpd start

Actual Results:  The above error message was produce in the error log file. The
startup script just reports "FAILED". Trying to start httpd by calling manually
gets you the command abruptly failing with no error messages reported to
standard output.

Expected Results:  Web server started with the startup script reporting "OK"

Additional info:

Note: This is for version of httpd in the RedHat Linux (Phoebe) release.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-03-01 09:36:00 EST
Fixed. Latest httpd from rawhide (2.0.40-20) fixes the problem. Rebuild from
source RPM and upgraded.
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-09-04 03:40:23 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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