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Bug#307701: unable to start apache2 from hand when NO_START=1

On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 10:36:28PM +0200, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
> Package: apache2
> Version: 2.0.54-2
> Severity: wishlist
> On my system I use thttpd for HTTP server as it fullfill my needs in
> normal days. But sometimes I'm working on PHP projects at home so I need
> to start Apache2 with PHP support.
> I do "sudo /etc/init.d/thttpd stop" to hald thttpd server and I want to
> be able to start Apache2 by "sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start". But all
> what I get is: 
> Not starting apache2 - edit /etc/default/apache2 and change NO_START to be 0.
> But when I change it to NO_START=0 then Apache2 will try to start during
> boot which is what I dont want to happen (thttpd already listen on port
> 80).
> Changing it before and after work is an option but does it have to?
> Other daemons can be switched off using /etc/default/* file and started
> by hand...

Well, after all you seem to prefer to use an _init_ script ...
Why don't you use /usr/sbin/apache2ctl ? That's the program to start/stop
Apache outside of the runlevel setup.

 HTH Ralf Mattes

> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: unstable
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-rc3
> Locale: LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 (charmap=ISO-8859-2) (ignored: LC_ALL set to pl_PL)
> Versions of packages apache2 depends on:
> ii  apache2-mpm-prefork           2.0.54-2   traditional model for Apache2
> -- no debconf information
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