controlling Macports version of Apache2

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Oct 23 20:02:07 PDT 2014

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM, William H. Magill <magill at> wrote:

> At one time there were instructions in the port on how to start and stop
> the Apache server -- they are now missing.
> The technique to be used is anything but obvious for anyone familiar with
> Apache.

By the way, could you explain why using apachectl --- which is the way you
are supposed to manage it directly --- is somehow wrong (not to mention
different from systems like Linux or *BSD or Solaris where you control it
directly with apachectl)? I think earlier versions *did* require a wrapper
script --- but that likely was a workaround for a bug, and is fixed now.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
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