I posted this to the Apache/Tomcat forum as well, but just in case this forum s more appropriate.....
I am running Mac OS X 10.5.5, which comes with Java 1.5, Perl 5.8.8 and Apache 2.2.8 already installed, and I have Tomcat 5.5.26. But before I get as far as trying to fire up Tomcat, I need for Apache to work. It's not working. It seems to start up ok (as in, no errors shoot back at me when I enter 'sudo /usr/sbin/apcachectl start'), but no error log or access log are being created in /var/log/apache2. So I can't even tell you what the log says. Please help!
It may amount to the same thing, but the usual way to start up Apache on OS X is through the System Preferences -> Personal Web Sharing setting. When I do that I can see the log files being created in /var/log/httpd. (This is on 10.4, though - I suppose the directory may have been renamed to something else in 10.5). [ December 05, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Thanks for responding. I know about the "Web Sharing" checkbox in System Prefs; I've noted that when I start/stop apache from the command line, it is reflected on that panel. There is no /var/log/httpd on my machine. There is /var/log/apache2, but there are no files in it.