Somewhere in the install you were probably asked if you wanted to clobber your existing apache2.conf. Your response may have made a difference.
Following is a screenshot of how it is all set up on a virgin Webwork installation; I will send you the corresponding apache2.conf in a followup post.
Note the link to the configuration file in the .../webwork2/conf directory. The apache 2.4 version comes with webwork 2.9 only; this deprecates many of the comments made on the "WIKI" regarding this issue.
more to follow
You can replace these directories using the relevant instructions found in:
This would cover almost all the bases; there is also an issue with the newer version of Perl that comes with the 14.04; The best minds in the universe are currently working on this (there seems to be a fix that will get you through the day). Post again if you run into this.
more to follow
Thanks for the suggestions on fixing our problems with WeBWorK 2.9 after an upgrade to Ubuntu 14.07 resulted in apache2 not even starting. After manually installing the CPAN Perl modules as shown in http://webwork.maa.org/wiki/Installation_Manual_for_2.9_on_Ubuntu_14.04#.U9EOA0Ayl2B and fixing a few other things, I was able to get apache2 and WeBWorK to run. Two lingering problems are noticeable:
1) Every once in a while after a restart of apache2, WeBWorK will no longer display problems. Another restart of apache2 typically fixes this. I saw this problem addressed in the forums, and it appears that a fix will be forthcoming, so I am not currently concerned about this.
As you suggested, I probably made the wrong choice when the upgrade of Ubuntu asked whether to overwrite the Apache configuration files. That sounded dangerous to me, so I said no. (I did not know how different the new version of Apache was.) That was probably the wrong choice, as now I don’t know what the configuration files for the new version of Apache should look like, other than the apache2.conf file that you posted. (Apache reports its version to me as Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu).) My apache2.conf is considerably different from yours. There are likely to be other files and/or folders inside of /etc/apache2 that are not the same as well. For example, my webwork.conf link is in the conf.d folder instead of conf-enabled.
Although I have long used Linux, I am not used to Ubuntu. Is there a way to download everything that belongs to /etc/apache2? I might then be able to piece things together. Is there a way to reinstall this version of apache so that I can make the right choice and overwrite the configuration files?
I have a test installation of WeBWorK on a virtual machine, but the Ubuntu upgrade to 14.07 would not run on it, so I have been flying blind on all of this. I know that Ubuntu usually uses apt-get to install and update software, but that is another tool that I do not know well. Is it possible to use apt-get (or perhaps git) to install Apache 2.4.7? If so I could try installing this in my virtual machine so as to see what /etc/apache2 should contain.
He also gave me two attachments, but it seems I can only post one at a time.
Thank you for any help!
Here is my corresponding listing for /etc/apache2
This is from a fresh install using the latest procedures: Install of ubuntu 14.04 followed by the procedure outlined on the Webwork site (somewhere - I will find it in a bit). I just wanted to see how it worked so I went to the used computer store and bought a 200Gig harddrive for $20. If your operation is modest (a machine dedicated to Webwork, etc) you might consider this route.
Next post will be a tarball of the files themselves.
The idea is that you install one of the supported operating systems (ubuntu 14.04 ?) and then, from that system you run an install script.
Works like a charm but the script itself took way longer than expected - you sort of need one of those things Homer Simpson had that kept pushing enter.