In Apache 1.3.22, </Directory> is invalid in httpd.conf. Apache won't start, why?
Nov 16th, 2001 01:37
Anthony Boyd, Tom Geyer,
More of your httpd.conf file needs to be seen. But I know you can't
post it all, questions have to be short. So, here are some guesses:
* Your <Directory> tag references a directory that doesn't exist.
For instance, it could look like this: <Directory /usr/local/htdocs>
But the correct path could be: <Directory /usr/local/apache/htdocs>
* You have an extra </Directory> tag. Perhaps you removed some
directory-specific tags, but forgot to remove the closing tag?
* Your opening <Directory> tag accidentally has the closing slash
in it for some reason, so it looks like </Directory>
* The <Directory> points to a directory that is completely closed,
perhaps with root as owner and permissions set to rw-------
Try addressing the issues I mentioned in that order. Hope it's the
first issue, because the other 3 are difficult to clean up.