package apache2 (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1335606 reported by Sevenearths on 2014-06-29
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apache2 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Apache wasn't restarting. I just got the following from the command line:

 * Starting web server apache2 /usr/sbin/apache2ctl: 87: ulimit: error setting limit (Operation not permitted)
apache2: Syntax error on line 210 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/access_compat.load: Cannot load /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_access_compat.so into server: /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_access_compat.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Action 'start' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: apache2 (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-65.98-generic 3.2.60
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-65-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
AptOrdering:
 apache2: Purge
 apache2-mpm-prefork: Purge
 apache2.2-common: Purge
 apache2-utils: Purge
 apache2.2-bin: Purge
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jun 29 12:22:50 2014
DpkgTerminalLog:
 Removing apache2 ...
 Purging configuration files for apache2 ...
 update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/apache2 exists during rc.d purge (use -f to force)
 dpkg: error processing apache2 (--purge):
  subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
DuplicateSignature: package:apache2:(not installed):subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: apache2
Title: package apache2 (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sevenearths (from-a-far) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Unfortunately the logs captured when filing this bug report didn't include the apache log and configs. As the command line output said, the Apache error log probably had more info about what went wrong.

Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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