Issues with apache2 restart

I have followed the phpMyAdmin tutorial, and have experienced an issue.

I have given the following command: sudo service apache2 restart

I have received the following response: Job for apache2 service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status apache2.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

Upon using systemctl status apache2.service, I see the following text: [reddot] apache2.service - LSB: Apache2 web server Loaded: loaded (etc/init.d/apache2; bad vendor preset: enabled) Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/apache2.service.d ¬apache2-systemd.conf Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2016-08-21 [TIME]; 18s ago Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8) Process: 19827 ExecStop=etc/init.d/apache2 stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Process: 16438 ExecReload=/et/init.d/apache2 stop reload (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Process: 19919 ExecStat=/etc/init.d/apache2 start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Doing “journalctl -xe” give a large amount of information, with no obvious issues visible.

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I’m running into this exact issue and the suggestion of removing ‘Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf’ from /etc/apache2/apache2.conf does nothing

This question was answered by @sierracircle:

I think that tutorial might be out of date for 16.04.

Try removing that line from apache.conf:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

remove this line: Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

restart apache…

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