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    Hi friends,
    My query is that how can i make apache boot at startup of RHL 9. I downloaded apache 2.0.50 and its installed in lets say /home/usr/apache2/bin.I think i should do the following:

    ln -s /home/usr/apache2/bin/httpd /etc/rc3.d/init.d/httpd
    ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/httpd
    ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/httpd

    Now when i try making these soft links,after executing the first command i get the error:
    ln :`/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd`: file exists
    which is correct in fact.But this is the file for the Apache version which came as default with RHL 9.I want to start the version 2.0.50 which i downloaded and installed manually.How can i do that? Di i delete the httpf file in/etc/rc.d/init.d?

  2. #2
    These instructions were provided by Rich Nicholas in a LAMP tutoriall at

    #cd /usr/local/apache2/bin

    Then, copy the file called apachectl as follows;

    #cp apachectl /etc/init.d/httpd

    Now, for some more links;

    #cd /etc/rc3.d
    #ln -s ../init.d/httpd S85httpd
    #ln -s ../init.d/httpd K85httpd
    #cd /etc/rc5.d
    #ln -s ../init.d/httpd S85httpd
    #ln -s ../init.d/httpd K85httpd

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