Apache modules & Webwork: 404: File not found error

Apache modules & Webwork: 404: File not found error

by Thomas Hagedorn -
Number of replies: 2
Last night, it seemed as if I was almost done with the Webwork installation (still had some errors with setting up the admin course). But today, when I restarted the computer, the Apache server runs (using, but when I type

I get the "404 Error: File not Found" message. Does anyone have an idea why I might be getting this? I searched the web today and didn't find anything that helped. Here's what I've done, without success.

First, I'm running OS 10.5.2 on a MacBook Pro (64-bit). I'm running Apache 2.0.63 and trying to install Webwork 2.4.

I reinstalled Apache2 (prefork, with server-info module enable). I reinstalled Apache2:Request, mod_perl-2.0.4 (in that order).

I had used chown to make all files in Apache and Webwork belonging to hagedorn:wwdata and had made the webserver run as user hagedorn in group wwdata. I've changed these permission back to root:wheel (default) and let Apache2 run as nobody.

I copied the original httpd.conf file and reset it up.

None of these chages make a difference. I've also cleared the cache many times in case that was the issue.

I've attached httpd.conf to this post in case the problem is in that file.

In reply to Thomas Hagedorn

Re: Apache modules & Webwork: 404: File not found error

by Thomas Hagedorn -
I solved the problem. Apparently, the apachectl command for starting the Apache 2.0.63 server (which I installed for Webwork2) is lower in the $PATH than for the built-in Apache 2.2.28 server (which I didn't know about until now).

Fixing the path got the correct server working.