Fwd: Getting Apache to restart

William H. Magill magill at mac.com
Sat Oct 25 14:14:18 PDT 2014

oops forgot to cc the list

> Begin forwarded message:
> Subject: Re: Getting Apache to restart
> From: "William H. Magill" <magill at mac.com>
> Date: October 25, 2014 at 5:12:56 PM EDT
> To: Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>
>> On Oct 25, 2014, at 4:30 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> Sigh...  I seem to recall this being discussed recently, but I do not 
>> recall the outcome.
>> What is the secret to getting Apache to restart, again?  Every single web 
>> reference I've seen says to use "apachectl restart" (which is how I do it 
>> on FreeBSD), but on Yosemite it remains firmly un-restarted.
>> I could've sworn it worked for earlier releases; if not Mavericks then 
>> certainly for Snow Leopard.  I don't really have a server on the Mac as 
>> such, but I use it for testing pages before sending them to my FreeBSD 
>> box.
> Yes, I just had that problem:
> See: MAMP documentation in the trac wiki.... Step 2 - Install Apache2.
> https://trac.macports.org/wiki/howto/MAMP
> The problem becomes --
> If you use Apachectl - that program defaults to launching /usr/sbin/httpd .... oops
> So, you get an instance running of Apple's web server that you have to terminate before the MacPorts version will start.
> (I.e. the Apple version is previously bound to port 80).
> In theory, if you simply rebooted AFTER doing the Mac Ports update, it would have "just worked."
> But nobody reboots anymore :)

William H. Magill
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