Help with an incomplete Apache 2 installation on Ubuntu 14.04 x32 droplet

  • Posted February 25, 2015

My installation of apache2 is incomplete, and after a lot of googling, purging, and reinstalling I am still in the same place. During installation my console prints

Setting up apache2 (2.4.7-1ubuntu4.1) … Enabling module mpm_event. cp: cannot stat ‘/usr/share/apache2/default-site/index.html’: No such file or directory dpkg: error processing package apache2 (–configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) … Processing triggers for ufw (0.34~rc-0ubuntu2) … Errors were encountered while processing: apache2 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) imperialsoup@imperialsoup:~$

Not sure where to go from here, as I’ve already uninstalled and reinstalled apache 2 quite a few times at this point. Any help with this would be deeply appreciated, I’d like to get this install over with so I can continue with the tutorial. Thanks in advance, -M


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That file should be part of the apache2-data package. Which should be pulled in automatically as a dependency of the apache2 package.

# dpkg -S /usr/share/apache2/default-site/index.html
apache2-data: /usr/share/apache2/default-site/index.html

I’d suggest trying to completely purge Apache, and then reinstall. Had you used the --purge already?

sudo apt-get remove --purge apache2 apache2-data apache2-utils
sudo apt-get install apache2

Let us know how that goes. If it doesn’t work, share any error when uninstalling.