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I have previously had apache2 installed, I upgraded to php5.5 and this broke my install so i tried to fix a few files. But that didnt work, I autoremoved apache but I still get this error when I try to install:

/etc/init.d/apache2: 64: .: Can't open /etc/apache2/envvars
/etc/init.d/apache2: 76: .: Can't open /etc/apache2/envvars
ERROR: APACHE_PID_FILE needs to be defined in /etc/apache2/envvars
invoke-rc.d: initscript apache2, action "restart" failed.
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When you remove and re-install Apache it does not remove or over write config files.

see How can I restore configuration files?

Try:

sudo apt-get purge apache2
sudo apt-get install apache2

If that fails, update your question with error messages

  • Do you mean sudo apt-get purge apache2 and sudo apt-get install apache2? (If so, that should work, though I'd suggest sudo apt-get --purge --reinstall install apache2, which does it in "one step" and, more importantly, makes sure any necessary package files are downloaded before performing the original package removal.) – Eliah Kagan Sep 5 '14 at 15:31
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Use command lines below:

sudo apt-get remove apache2
sudo apt-get purge apache2
sudo apt-get autoremove

And finally, install apache2 again: sudo apt-get -y install apache2.

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Try:

sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confmiss" install --reinstall apache2.2-common

It will reinstall apache packages and restore all configuration files in /etc/apache2.

  • +1 This what you should do if you have to restore config files. – Afr Dec 21 '14 at 20:55

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