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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2
Subject:   problems with httpd.conf
Date:   2002-04-28 18:57:47
From:   beefyt
I was trying to get ScriptAlias to point to another directory with no luck. I eventually just tried to get an Alias to work and it still wouldn't. The point where I gave up is when I changed


Alias /icons/ "/usr/share/httpd/icons/"


to


Alias /banana/ "/usr/share/httpd/icons/"


saved, and closed. I then logged into http://127.0.0.1/icons/ and guess what, it loaded just fine. http://127.0.0.1/banana/ errored. The log file said


[Sun Apr 28 21:43:08 2002] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Library/WebServer/Documents/banana/


which implies that the alias failed and it just looked for /banana/ in the default /Documents directory. So why didn't the alias work? Why doesn't Apache read my httpd.conf file!


When I invoke httpd -V it clearly says


-D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="/etc/httpd/httpd.conf"


yet changes I make to that file do not take effect. I am sure the changes are saved and the file is closed when I try to access it. Is Apache using a different config file? Please help me, I'm lost.


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  1. ahh, fixed it
    2002-04-28 19:13:46  beefyt [View]

    • Kevin Hemenway photo ahh, fixed it
      2002-04-29 04:21:26  Kevin Hemenway | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

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