i've got a 3.6 machine here that's been happily running php-5.0.3
for quite a while. however, yesterday i had to restart apache to
change some php-settings, and ever since apache flatly refuses to
start. what's worse, it just dies silently. even a command like
'httpd -Xu' just returns me to the prompt without any notice
whatsoever in the logs (it normally runs non-chrooted).

of course i've 'undone' all config-changes which i had made to
the php.ini file, but without results. the cli-version of php
runs fine, no library-failures or anything (also checked with ldd
and ldconfig). apache _without_ php still runs fine as well.

from gdb i've been able to see that apache exits with a code 4,
but i've been unable to find out what that means :

(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/sbin/httpd -Xu
(no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...
Program exited with code 04.

i've also ktraced the program, but it didn't really give me
any info (i can provide a trace if wanted).

i know i've got to upgrade sometime soon, but i'd rather have
this machine run for a bit longer before i have to... anybody
got any ideas what i can try or look for ?

CUL8R, Peter.