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Neil Waldhauer

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Migrating Apache Web Server
« on: July 24, 2019, 03:41:37 pm »
I tried posting in the Google Group "Apache for OS/2", but my post disappeared so I'll try here, too.

I'm helping someone migrate from an old website hosted by OS/2 on an IBM 300 GL machine running Apache 1.3.6. The website is pretty old-school, but it has a Flash splash page.

The target machine is an IBM M-Pro, so not that much newer, but it has a working web server, Apache 2.2.23 installed as a part of the last OS/2 AMP release. It was hosting another simple website.

Looking at it, we thought to just transfer the HTDOCS directory replacing the one on the newer M-Pro with the one from the older 300 GL. This mostly works.

The problems are that web pages seem to fail to load on the first request from a browser, then the second and subsequent attempts seem to work. In addition, I can't seem to get the Flash screen to appear. (OK, on operating systems like OS/2 that do not have Flash, it's just a black page, but instead, requests for the .swf file just seem to try forever.

Those problems seem to be connected with a reconfiguration. How can I find documentation for Apache for OS/2, particularly something related to getting started?
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Re: Migrating Apache Web Server
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 04:50:10 pm »
Hi Neil,

Moving from v1.3.41 to v2.2.something, I got there from addressing the errors that appeared in the error log.
Maybe try updating Apache 1.3.6 to Apache 1.3.41 first before going to the Apache v2.x.x branch.

in httpd.conf for error reporting, I have the following:

    ErrorLog logs/error.log
    LogLevel warn

You should be able to find other error levels by googling.
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