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Re: apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied




On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:06:39 +0200
Martin <keine-eile@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Am 16.10.18 um 07:31 schrieb steve:
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > Purged and then reinstalled apache2 and when I want to start
> > apache2, here's what I get:
> > 
> > # systemctl status apache2.service  
> 
> What is your 'id'?
> 
> > ● apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server
> >   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled;
> > vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since
> > Tue 2018-10-16 07:22:02 CEST; 13s ago Process: 32122
> > ExecStart=/usr/sbin/apachectl start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
> > 
> > oct 16 07:22:01 box systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server...
> > oct 16 07:22:01 box apachectl[32122]: apache2: Could not open
> > configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied oct
> > 16 07:22:02 box apachectl[32122]: Action 'start' failed. oct 16
> > 07:22:02 box apachectl[32122]: The Apache error log may have more
> > information. oct 16 07:22:02 box systemd[1]: apache2.service:
> > Control process exited, code=exited status=1 oct 16 07:22:02 box
> > systemd[1]: apache2.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. oct 16
> > 07:22:02 box systemd[1]: Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server.  
> 
> Do you have any SSLCertificateKeyFile configured? Check permissions
> first, as a normal user can not read those. 
> > 
> > ls -l /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7224 jun  2 10:01 /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Surely apache2 starts up as root, in order to obtain port 80, and then
drops privilege to www-data? It must read the configuration files while
root, or else it wouldn't know which port(s) it should request.

-- 
Joe