On one of the servers of one of my clients, a Solaris 5.8 sparc host, apache did not want to start.
It wrote the following error message on the error_log file:
cojo1@myserver $ cat error_log
[Wed Sep 30 12:24:11 2015] [error] (13)Permission denied: Cannot create SSLMutex
The problem, in my case, was about the permissions on /tmp.
Since these machines can be accessed by hundred people, someone thought well to change /tmp permissions to 0775. Everybody knows that if whould be 1777 instead.
The lack of both the sticky bit and write permissions to other did not make apache starting for non root users.
Hope this help someone.
As usual we try to consider the “do it right (r)” way of doing configurations.
Today we will compile Apache HTTPD on Sun Solaris 10 OS (SPARC).
The first thing to do is to install the gcc c compiler if it is not already installed.
To do so, download and install the package from www.sunfreeware.com. Double read the package release notes.
You have to download the latest gcc package and its dependencies. You probably will need also libiconv and libintl.
Now download openssl-0-9.X package.
For each downloaded package install it with the command: dpkg -d <full_path>/your_package
When finished, go into your apache source directory and:
# if you want it 64 bits:
# if you want it 32 bits:
# export CFLAGS=”-m32″
./configure –with-included-apr –with-expat=builtin –prefix=<your_installation_path> –enable-mods-shared=most –enable-ssl –with-ssl=/usr/sfw –enable-proxy –enable-proxy-connect –enable-proxy-http –enable-proxy-balancer
If the configure process terminated successfully, you can now call:
When finished, as usual, call:
I recommend you to use gnu make. You can download it from sunfreeware.
Now, if everything gone ok, you can try to start your brand new 64 bits apache full of powerfull modules.
You may want to set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable into <apache>/bin/envvars file so that apachectl can find all the library it needs to start or stop the server.