Tamino on Sun Solaris 8 using Apache 1.3.19


We have installed Tamino on a Sun Solaris 8 machine. On this machine we have also an Apache 1.3.19 installed. The HTTPD.CONF contains the folliwng entries, like indicated in the installation guide :

LoadModule ino_module /export/spare/sag/ino/v3114/lib/ApacheModuleIno.

<Location /tamino>
SetHandler ino
Regfile "/export/spare/sag/common/rgs/REGFILE"

We have followed the SUN installation procedures. When I try to connect via X-Plorer I always receive ‘Server not started’ exceptions.

When we take a look at the ERROR_LOG of Apache we see that he processes the Tamino request as a normal page request :

[Tue Jul 2 14:24:39 2002] [error] [client] File does not exist: /usr/local/apache/htdocs/tamino

Conclusion : It seems that the ApacheModuleIno.so isn’t processing the /tamino request to post it to the Tamino Server.

Any idea what can be causing this problem?

Have you restarted the apache webserver (/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl restart) ?

Yep, I’ve restarted this one many times. I expect that the ApacheModuleIno.so can be loaded because the errorlog doesn’t contain any error messages when starting. It there a way to check if the module is loaded?

No I don’t think so. If there is an error or some problem with loading ApacheModuleIno.so there will be an error in the /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log . The only other thing I can really think of that I’ve come across in the past is multiple apache webservers running and that the one in /usr/local/apache is actually listening on a port other than 80 and is/was working all the time. I suspect this is not the case in your situation but you may want to check.

My final comment is that this should work; Apache complains if it cannot load a module and if it does load the ApacheModuleIno it does work.

Hi there,

I think some further information could be of use here:

Where did this Apache 1.3.19 come from? Was it off the Tamino CD, built by you from source or what?

Parhaps you could post the httpd.conf file for examination?

Kind regards,


Problem is solved. The cause of the problem was an incorrect uninstall of previous Apache version.

In the /etc/init.d there is a startup script for the Apache server which indicated that the HTTPD.CONF file was located in a certain location. Tamino has adapted this one. BUT, the Apache of the Tamino installation CD has a static reference to ‘conf/HTTPD.CONF’, and this was referencing to another location. So we were using an incorrect HTTP.CONF file.

PS : Interesting modules in Apach are mod_status and mod_info. With the last one you can verify if the Tamino Apache plugin is well working.