Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and apachectl

I just upgraded to 10.6.5 and noticed that apachectl stops working properly. When I run apacheclt now it gives me this error:

/usr/sbin/apachectl: line 82: ulimit: open files: cannot modify limit: Invalid argument

The problem seems to be with the ULIMIT variable in the shell script:

ULIMIT_MAX_FILES="ulimit -S -n `ulimit -H -n`"

I think the problem is that ulimit returns “unlimited” which cannot be used in the command ulimit -S -n, so I just changed the ULIMIT back to what it was before upgrading to 10.6.5:


8 thoughts on “Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and apachectl

  1. I ve just upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and apachectl did the same !
    So I ve applied your solution and everything is ok, thank’s.
    But why this line was changed in the upgrade ?

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  3. I have been working through getting my system working as well. Thank you for the tip and correction, it worked like a charm.

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