R12 HTTP_Server Shows Status as Down After Running Apachectl.sh Start, and the Apache Log Shows Error 'apachectl is not owned by this user' (Doc ID 2112274.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

E-Business Suite 12.1.3, IAS for Applications Technology

After instance maintenance or patching the HTTP Server status is reported as down after starting all services.

Further investigation showsthe below errors in HTTP server log file:

ERROR
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adapcctl_11022016.txt :

02/11/16-10:42:48 :: adapcctl.sh: starting OPMN managed OHS instance

opmnctl: starting opmn managed processes...
================================================================================
opmn id=dev.host.com:6000
  0 of 1 processes started.

ias-instance id=VIS_dev.ebs.host.com
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ias-component/process-type/process-set:
  HTTP_Server/HTTP_Server/HTTP_Server/

Error
--> Process (index=1,uid=157,pid=32623)
  failed to start a managed process after the maximum retry limit
  Log:
  /u01/install/APPS/inst/apps/VIS_ebs/logs/ora/10.1.3/opmn/HTTP_Server~1.log

HTTP_Server~1.log:

apachectl is not owned by this user

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Run $ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME/adappclt.sh start
2. Check the HTTP_server status via the log file

Cause

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