Apache doesn't start if /var/log/apache2 is missing

Bug #936216 reported by Sworddragon on 2012-02-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Apache2 Web Server
apache2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 dev with apache2 2.2.22-1ubuntu1. If the directory /var/log/apache2 doesn't exist the apache server can't start:

sworddragon@ubuntu-vm:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start
 * Starting web server apache2
apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
(2)No such file or directory: apache2: could not open error log file /var/log/apache2/error.log.
Unable to open logs
Action 'start' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.

I think /etc/init.d/apache2 should check for this directory and create it if it is missing.

tags: added: upstream
Changed in apache2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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