How to Reinstall apache2 properly in linux

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If you have issues with apache2 and you want to reinstall it but you are getting errors,then here it isthe solution for you.


For example, me i had an issue with apache, when i tried to start it i got this error message  :


root@pirat9-desktop:/etc/apache2# /etc/init.d/apache2   start
.: 45: Can't open /etc/apache2/envvars

Now i want to reinstall apache, but first i need to remove it completely  (If you currently have it removed improperly, reinstall it by “sudo apt-get install apache2″ before to use the command bellow). To do that i will use this command :

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

This command will completely remove all apache2 configuration files and directories.
- Reinstall again apache using the normal command

sudo apt-get install apache2

Now your config files and directories in /etc/apache2 all be back and at their defaults as well as the “apache2-utils previously removed.

root@pirat9-desktop:/etc/apache2# /etc/init.d/apache2   start
 * Starting web server apache2                                 
using for ServerName
httpd (pid 7235) already running   [ OK ]

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