June 21st, 2003, 21:17
Ok guys, here is the deal:

I recently installed fbsd 5.0 and installed apache 1.3.x from ports. Now, when I try to do apachectl start I get a message "unable to start httpd". [However, I can type httpd and it will run.] When I look into /var/logs/httpd-error.log it says '[Sat Jun 21 17:58:12 2003] [alert] mod_unique_id: unable to gethostbyname("sig11.san.rr.com")'

What does this mean and how can I fix it?

Thank you for your time.

June 23rd, 2003, 09:15
do you have a hostname set in your /etc/hosts file?

if you dont it tends to bork some ports..

echo foo.bar foo >> /etc/hosts