controlling Macports version of Apache2

William H. Magill magill at
Thu Oct 23 18:23:27 PDT 2014

On Oct 23, 2014, at 8:34 PM, William H. Magill <magill at> wrote:
> On Oct 23, 2014, at 7:09 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:06 PM, William H. Magill <magill at> wrote:
>> What I'm looking for is the "notes" (or explanations) which were in the install stream.
>> Are they recorded anywhere? Or do you have to remember to copy them down on the fly?
>> port notes installed
> Aha useful.
> Except that Apache2 yields:
> "apache2 has no notes."

I am fairly certain that I recalled instructions in the re-installation process (post Yosemite) of Apache2 on how to start and stop Apache2.

Clearly Apachectl does not work. (/usr/sbin/apachectl)
It expects to run /usr/sbin/httpd as its binary

The plist file it uses is similarly not involved. 

What I am unable to find is those instructions.

> echo $PATH

I can eventually puzzle out the answer, but I can't find it documented anywhere.

William H. Magill
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