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Trying to set up a reverse proxy, apache errors and does not start

I’m trying to set up a reverse proxy on my droplet, following this tutorial step by step -

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-nginx-as-a-web-server-and-reverse-proxy-for-apache-on-one-ubuntu-18-04-server

i’m on the “change listening ports step” and whenever i try to reload apache - i get error message that it is not even active. When i try to start apache with - sudo systemctl start apache2.service i’m told that "job for apache2.service failed because the control process exited with error code. When i do systemctl status apache2.service jounralctl -xe to find out what’s wrong i get “syntax error on line 150” - which i have not touched i guess at all? I guess it’s a relatively easy fix but i have not found any comment about it…


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Did you run the source command like this:

source /etc/apache2/envvars

or:

sudo apache2 source /etc/apache2/envvars

I’ve had a similar issue and using the "source /etc/apache2/envvars " command sorted the issue for me.

Looking forward to your reply.

Hello,

You can open the apache configuration file on line 150 and see what’s there. You can also run the following command:

httpd -t

It will check the apache configuration file and see if there are syntax errors. You can also paste the 150 line of the config so we can check this for you.

Looking forward to your reply.

Alex