JBoss EWS 2 fails to start because it "Could not open configuration file jboss-ews-2.0/httpd/conf.d/"

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  • EWS fails to start with the following error:

    httpd: Syntax error on line 219 of jboss-ews-2.0/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: Could not open configuration file jboss-ews-2.0/httpd/conf.d/
  • We note EWS 2 has the following symlink:

    jboss-ews-2.0/httpd/conf.d/auth_kerb.conf -> /etc/httpd/conf.d/auth_kerb.conf

    There is no such file on our system though so it looks like this is the cause.


  • JBoss Enterprise Web Server (EWS)
    • 2.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 5.x
    • 6.x

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