I am running OS X Server 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini and I cannot get MacPorts’ Apache2 to start on boot. I have ensured that the Apple-supplied version of Apache is not launching and I have also ensured that the MacPorts-supplied apache2 LaunchDaemon is loading, it just isn’t actually starting Apache.
I say that the LaunchDaemon is loading because after boot when Apache is not running I get this:
% sudo port load apache2 org.macports.apache2: Already loaded
Then if I do the following Apache2 will start
% sudo port unload apache2 % sudo port load apache2
Because the machine also runs OS X Server’s DNS server with an internal-only domain name I am starting to think that the MacPorts Apache2 LaunchDaemon is attempting to run before the DNS is fully up and responding correctly thus causing Apache to think there is a servername mismatch and thus failing to actually start Apache.
I would like to find a way to delay the loading of the MacPorts Apache2 LaunchDaemon in order to give a little more time for DNS to be ready to see if this is indeed the problem.
Is there a way to add some sort of delay to that LaunchDaemon or somehow tell the system to wait a little longer before loading it?