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Apache Syntax Check on untouched httpd.conf Fails

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First, I am not new to Uniform Server. I found it in 2009 and have been running ever since then for my Dokuwiki wiki.

However, the time has come to upgrade and I am trying to install Coral 8.8.2 on a Windows 2003 Server platform.

I upgraded the primary wiki server and everything there is fine. I copied it to the backup server (an almost identical server) and cannot get Apache to start. The prior version ran fine.

I tried lots of things and was still unsuccessful at getting Apache started.

So, I cleaned the slate and started with a completely fresh install on another very similar server that has never run Uniform Server. I downloaded the Coral_8_8_2.exe file and ran it. I then immediately ran C:\UniServer\Start_as_program.exe (without making *any* changes).

I selected "Apache Syntax Check" and received this message (I receive the same message when I try to start Apache as a server or a program):

 

httpd1.exe: Syntax error on line 64 of C:/UniServer/usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load C:/UniServer/usr/local/php/ssleay32.dll into server: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

I tried commenting out that line and it just failed on the next. I have been searching everywhere for a hint at what might be causing this problem and have found nothing.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Looks like I missed a step in the install of this new release. My other systems must have already had the Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package installed.

 

After installing that the startup went fine. (Tough to figure that out from the problems I encountered though so maybe this will help someone in the future.)

Bye!

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Glad to see that you found the fix.

When a software package works properly on one system and not on another, it's most likely due to a "helper" package, like these redistributable libraries.

However, finding and fixing the situation can be very tricky.

 

Regards,

BobS

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