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I am trying to install and run apache2, but after apt-get purge apache2;apt-get install apache2 (as root), I am still missing the file /usr/sbin/apache2

I am running Backtrack 5 RC 2, which is a Ubuntu devirate.

How can I fix that?

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closed as off topic by Rinzwind, fossfreedom May 22 '12 at 18:14

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"I am running Backtrack 5 RC 2, which is a Ubuntu devirate." cool but this is going to get closed. According to the faq ( non official derivates are not supported on AU (we are limited to these lubuntu, mythbuntu, xubuntu, medibuntu, ubuntu studio, kubuntu and edubuntu). – Rinzwind May 22 '12 at 13:54
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Given that you are purging, presumably you had it installed at some point and things went wrong. The /usr/sbin/apache2 binary isn't provided by the apache2 package, but by one of its dependencies:

# dpkg -S /usr/sbin/apache2
apache2-mpm-prefork: /usr/sbin/apache2

If your binary is missing, but the package still installed, you can use the above command to figure out which package provides the binary and re-install.

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