Thanks for your reply. cat httpd.conf looks like:
## httpd.conf -- Apache HTTP server configuration file
# This is the main server configuration file. See URL http://www.apache.org/
# for instructions.
# Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding
# what they do, if you are unsure consult the online docs. You have been
# Originally by Rob McCool
# Shared Object Module Loading:
# To be able to use the functionality of a module which was built
# as a shared object you have to place corresponding `LoadModule'
# lines at this location so the directives contained in it are
# actually available _before_ they are used.
# LoadModule foo_module libexec/mod_foo.so
# ServerType is either inetd, or standalone.
It finds the first error on line 4. (The first blank, truly blank, even
in vi blank line.
I avoid Windows, and my Linux & Mac boxes never interact.
I'm running Apache/1.3b6, configured (using apaci) and made from the
source. Downloaded from the www.apache.org website. (I think?) Is it
possible it's broken and yet would compile & all? Hmmmmm. Maybe I'll try
an earlier version.
: Are you sure it is blank and doesn't just look blank?
: What are you using to edit the files? You haven't copied them
: over from a Windows or Mac box or something like that have you?
: What does the first dozen or two lines of "cat -vet httpd.conf"
: What version of Apache are you using? Did you install it yourself
: from the base source or did you use some distributions (possibly
: broken) package?