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Content Server module error on apachectl start


I have installed Content server 6.40 / sapdb 7.4 on AIX 5.3 / 64 bit and after install am trying to start / stop the apache web services via apachectl start.

I receive the following error:

nwkwcs:/>apachectl start

Syntax error on line 205

of /etc/opt/freeware/apache/httpd.conf:

Cannot load /opt/freeware/apache/libexec/mod_sapcs.o into server:

0509-022 Cannot load module /opt/freeware/apache/libexec/mod_sapcs.o.

0509-103 The module has an invalid magic number.

/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started

Steps taken to this point:

1. Installed preconf. rpm Apache module for AIX v. 1.3.31

2. Installed SAP Content Server with SAPDB.

3. Connected successfully to

http://<server>:80/ and shows apache install was OK.

4. Altered httpd.conf with the following:

- changed port from 80 to 1090 to content server default.

- changed servername to myhost.domain

5. Confirmed the mod_sapcs.o file exists and is 64


6. Downloaded the latest mod_sapcs.o in Patch 7 of

Content server and applied. Same error occurred.


Jeff Martens

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    Posted on Apr 01, 2008 at 08:29 PM


    It seems that you have compiled the Apache server in static mode. Please make sure that the web server is compiled with shared object support (DSO). OSS Note: 664384 also explains this in some better detail than what I can explain here. Also, make sure that you are using the IBM CSet compiler in order to produce the right 64-bit object code.

    Thanks and if this answers your question, please set this thread to answered. If not, please provide your details so we can get your issue addressed properly.

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      Thanks for your help. Only being a Basis guy and not an apache or Unix whiz I could use some clarification on what steps to take for the apache install. I looked over note 664384, noting this is for a manual generation of apache.

      Our Unix admin downloaded a unix rpm file from IBM for apache and simply installed that module automagically. Per the content server install doc, I saw no problem with this except setting up security correctly after the fact so apache does not run as root. I'm guessing this is not acceptable?

      Therefore, do I need to download the latest 2.X from and generate the install "manually"?

      Any roadmap you could provide would really help.


      Jeff Martens

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