Apache httpd service will not start due to 'Address already in use' error on VMware guest
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
server:~ # /etc/init.d/apache2 start
Starting httpd2 (worker) (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:631
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:631
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs
startproc: exit status of parent of /usr/sbin/httpd2-worker: 1 failed
The cupsd process shows that the cups service is binding port 631 even though the cupsd service is disabled on the system.
server:~ # netstat -tulpen | grep :631
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:631 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 0 16846 1234/cupsd
udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:631 0.0.0.0:* 0 16847 1234/cupsd
server:~ # /sbin/chkconfig -l cupsd
cupsd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
VMware has not yet released a fix for non-windows platforms but a known workaround is to comment out line 1266 of /etc/init.d/vmware-tools which follows:
vmware_exec 'Virtual Printing daemon:' vmware_start_thinprint
If the line number has changed or if other questions come up please contact VMware for official steps to resolve the issue around the vmware-tools component.
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- Document ID:7007214
- Creation Date: 16-Nov-2010
- Modified Date:11-Mar-2021
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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