You might probably find this error while starting/restarting Apache web server on Raspberry Pi Wheezy:
root@raspi:# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart [....] Restarting web server: apache2apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName ... waiting apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName . ok
This error caused by Apache’s ServerName confguration is missing in apache2.conf file. So, as a quick fix to this error is creating or editing a httpd.conf file in directory /etc/apache2/conf.d using nano:
root@raspi:# cd /etc/apache2/conf.d root@raspi:/etc/apache2/conf.d# nano httpd.conf
Put the following line on httpd.conf file:
Save the file using Ctrl+O command, and exit nano using Ctrl+X.
Restart Apache 2 using the following command
root@raspi:/etc/apache2/conf.d# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart root@raspi:/etc/apache2/conf.d# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart [ ok ] Restarting web server: apache2 ... waiting . root@raspi:/etc/apache2/conf.d#
That’s it! The FQDN error has gone, and you are good to go to your awesome Raspberry Pi project. Hope this helps!
Raspberry Pi Raspbian “Wheezy” is Debian-based Linux OS, so this tutorial might be applicable to other Debian-based OS, such as Ubuntu.