can't start Apache on Mac OS X--no listening sockets available?

half.italian at half.italian at
Tue Jun 26 04:47:47 CEST 2007

On Jun 25, 7:23 pm, 7stud <bbxx789_0... at> wrote:
> I'm trying to get Apache set up on my system so I can use mod_python.
> I installed Apache 2.2.4 according to the following instructions:
> and everything seemed to install correctly, but I can't start Apache.
> I typed in the following command:
> $ sudo /Library/Apache2/bin/apachectl start
> Password:
> and I got this error message:
> httpd: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified
> domain name, using tms-computer.local for ServerName
> (48)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address
> no listening sockets available, shutting down
> Unable to open logs
> Any ideas?

Do you have "Web Sharing" in the prefs on as well?  Possibly the built-
in apache is already started on port 80.

I've had luck with these:

Except it's tuff to compile new versions into these.  I failed at
getting PHP5 running under it, but they work well out of the box.


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