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Apache won't start: Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address

  • Article Type: General
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 20
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local;


Apache won't start. We get the message:
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:8992
no listening sockets available, shutting down

In the ./apache/logs/error_log we see:
[Wed Nov 11 09:23:48 2009] [error] [client 10.29.10.163] File does not exist: /exlibris/aleph/u20_2/alephe/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico

Resolution:
This was corrected by:

> ps -ef | grep apache | grep 8992
> kill nnnnn <where nnnnn is the process number -- the first number for each process>

Note 1: In order to kill apache processes with "root" as the Owner, you will need to be su'ed to root. After doing this, you should "exit" from root.

Note 2: If you have multiple instances (such as Prod and Test) on this server, make sure that the apache processes you are killing are for the instance you are working with!

Category: Web OPAC


  • Article last edited: 10/8/2013