Personal Web Sharing NOT WORKING!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mike414, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Mike414 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My Web Sharing will not start up for some strange reason. I have Google this problem like crazy and entered crap but still a no go. Im using Tiger but not Leopard. I basically click it and it just says "Personal Web Sharing Starting Up". Now I usually find out how to fix stuff through Google but this is got me stumped.

    Any help would be GREAT!
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    It's possible there's a problem with the httpd.conf file for Apache, which would keep it from starting up. A quick way to test this is from Terminal,
    Code:
    apachectl configtest
    If it doesn't recognize the command try,
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/apachectl configtest
    If the file is OK, it will output "Syntax OK." Otherwise it should give you a line number and error message.
     
  3. Mike414 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you,

    Once I punched it in it said:

    dyld: NSLinkModule() error
    dyld: Symbol not found: _ap_popenf_ex
    Referenced from: /usr/libexec/httpd/mod_log_forensic.so
    Expected in: flat namespace

    /usr/sbin/apachectl: line 175: 462 Trace/BPT trap $HTTPD -t


    I have no clue in which this means.
     
  4. Mike414 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a problem... I typed "sudo pico /etc/httpd/httpd/conf" (Without quotes) and it gave me this:
    We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
    Administrator. It usually boils down to these two things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.

    Password:
    Sorry, try again.
    Password:
    Sorry, try again.
    Password:
    Sorry, try again.
    sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts

    I do know the Admin pass and am on the account but it says its the wrong password.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    That's odd. That's not the typical output when it asks for sudo password. Is this a work machine or something someone else may have edited things on? For clarity are you logged in with an Administrator account when you do this? It sounds like you are, but want to make sure. Standard users can only use the sudo command if they're added to the sudoer list.
     
  6. Mike414 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Im on the admin account. (Only have 1 account). Its use to just ask for the password. This is my Family Computer. I use the web sharing for stuff like iPod Touch or friends computers.
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    OK, I found a thread that may be able to help you. Give it a look through and try some of the ideas out. It is kind of long, but make sure to read it. It sounds like an issue with Web Sharing. It's also possible the user group got screwy. You may also want to try doing a Repair Permissions from Disk Utility as a quick test.
     

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