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  1. #1

    Apache installation Syntax error

    I wonder what is wrong after having completed what I thought was the installation of Apache using the stanton-finley installation notes I experienced the following

    [root@h ~]# service httpd start
    Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 768 of /etc/httpd/co nf/httpd.conf:
    AddType requires at least two arguments, a mime type foll owed by one or more file extensions
    [ FAILED]
    [root@h~]# gedit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

    I checked the stanton-finley installation notes many times and the line is exactly as I wrote it in line 768:

    Under the "AddType application/x-compress .Z" and "AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz" lines add the line: "AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phps .php3 .phtml .html .htm .shtml .fds".

    the following is copied from my own gedit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. The last line is the one that is supposed to contain an error. I would be very grateful for an explanation of this.

    AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

    # AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration
    # file mime.types for specific file types.
    #AddType application/x-tar .tgz

    # AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers uncompress
    # information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
    # Despite the name similarity, the following Add* directives have nothing
    # to do with the FancyIndexing customization directives above.
    #AddEncoding x-compress .Z
    #AddEncoding x-gzip .gz .tgz

    # If the AddEncoding directives above are commented-out, then you
    # probably should define those extensions to indicate media types:
    AddType application/x-compress .Z
    AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz
    AddType application/x-httpd-php.php.phps.php3.phtml.html.htm.shtml.fds


  2. #2
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    Apr 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    It appears that your line has no spaces, which would cause apache to complain, because to it, it only looks like one argument. Try adding a space before each period. Hope that helps.
    Linux without a C Compiler is like eating Spaghetti with your mouth sewn shut. It just doesn't make sense.

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