Apache does not start

hi,

iam getting this error when i start apache

Failed to start service :

 * Starting web server apache2
apache2: Syntax error on line 281 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default: No such file or directory
   ...fail!
pls help.
RajmdAsked:
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OliverRahnerCommented:
Check if /etc/apache2/sites-available/default exists.

If it does, do the following:

# a2ensite default
Enabling site default.
Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 reload' to activate new configuration!
# /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
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Fabio MarzoccaFreelancerCommented:
The error message gives you the trick.

In /etc/apache2/sites-enabled should be a link to the file 000-default.

If it's not there, you can create it:

sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default

Then restart apache2
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RajmdAuthor Commented:
hi,

there is no default in sites-available, but there is default-ssl, i created symlink with it

like sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default

and then did

# a2ensite default

it gives this error

sudo a2ensite default
ERROR: /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default is a dangling symlink!
ERROR: Site default does not exist!
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OliverRahnerCommented:
You really should have that file...

Try reinstalling apache2...
# apt-get install --reinstall apache2

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Fabio MarzoccaFreelancerCommented:
No!

That is the default page for  ssl (https)!

Delete that link.
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RajmdAuthor Commented:
hi,

are you sure, should i reinstall it pls?

Thanks.
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OliverRahnerCommented:
You can at least try it. It will destroy nothing, as it doesn't overwrite existing config files by default, but it will create missing ones.

And you should delete the link you created before trying to reinstall.
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RajmdAuthor Commented:
hi,

i did the reinstallation and i get this pls, when i start apache

Failed to start service : Apache does not appear to be running :

 * Starting web server apache2
Warning: SuexecUserGroup directive requires SUEXEC wrapper.
   ...done.
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RajmdAuthor Commented:
Any help on this pls pls

Failed to start service : Apache does not appear to be running :

 * Starting web server apache2
Warning: SuexecUserGroup directive requires SUEXEC wrapper.
   ...done.
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OliverRahnerCommented:
Do you have other config files in your /etc/apache2/sites-available?

It looks as if you copied a configuration file from some other website which doesn't match your system configuration.
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RajmdAuthor Commented:
yes pls, i had which i copied from another location, now i deleted it

it gives me this error

Failed to start service : Apache does not appear to be running :

 * Starting web server apache2
[Mon Jul 13 20:08:34 2009] [warn] NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts
   ...done.
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OliverRahnerCommented:
This error only shows that it couldn't REstart apache, because it was not previously running, but it DID start now.

It should be all right now!
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RajmdAuthor Commented:
any help with this pls

NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts, apache does not start
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OliverRahnerCommented:
This is NOT an error, it is a warning! Apache DOES start, according to your log posted above.
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