Another “Web Interface” not working thread


#1

Please follow the below template, it will help us to help you!

Expected Behaviour:

Web UI is accessible on port 80

Actual Behaviour:

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Debug Token:

0sxcie1cv6


#2

Your debug log shows that lighttpd is not running on port 80. Lighttpd serves up the web interface and the blocking page (if you use a blocking mode that provides a blocking page).

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Ports in use
*:22 dropbear (IPv4)
*:22 dropbear (IPv6)
*:53 pihole-FTL (IPv4)
*:53 pihole-FTL (IPv6)
127.0.0.1:4711 pihole-FTL (IPv4)
[::1]:4711 pihole-FTL (IPv6)

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Pi-hole processes
[✗] dnsmasq daemon is inactive
[✗] lighttpd daemon is failed
[✓] pihole-FTL daemon is active

Run this command from the Pi terminal:

sudo service lighttpd restart

Then what is the output of this command?

sudo service lighttpd status


#3
lighttpd.service - Lighttpd Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/lighttpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2018-11-08 13:16:05 GMT; 18s ago
  Process: 12484 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/lighttpd -D -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf (code=exited, 
status=255)
  Process: 12474 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/lighttpd -tt -f /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf (code=exited, stat
us=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 12484 (code=exited, status=255)

Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: Stopped Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: Failed to start Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 13:16:05 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.`Preformatted text`

#4

What is the output of this command? journalctl -l -u lighttpd


#5
Nov 08 02:15:28 DietPi systemd[1]: Starting Lighttpd Daemon...
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: Started Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi lighttpd[629]: 2018-11-08 02:15:29: (log.c.171) opening errorlog '/var/log/lighttpd/error.log' failed: No such file or
 directory
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: Stopped Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:29 DietPi systemd[1]: Starting Lighttpd Daemon...
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: Started Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi lighttpd[654]: 2018-11-08 02:15:30: (log.c.171) opening errorlog '/var/log/lighttpd/error.log' failed: No such file or
 directory
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: Stopped Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:30 DietPi systemd[1]: Starting Lighttpd Daemon...
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: Started Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi lighttpd[677]: 2018-11-08 02:15:31: (log.c.171) opening errorlog '/var/log/lighttpd/error.log' failed: No such file or
 directory
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: Stopped Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: Starting Lighttpd Daemon...
Nov 08 02:15:31 DietPi systemd[1]: Started Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi lighttpd[699]: 2018-11-08 02:15:32: (log.c.171) opening errorlog '/var/log/lighttpd/error.log' failed: No such file or
 directory
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi lighttpd[699]: 2018-11-08 02:15:32: (log.c.171) opening errorlog ‘/var/log/lighttpd/error.log’ failed: No such file or
directory
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: Stopped Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: Starting Lighttpd Daemon…
Nov 08 02:15:32 DietPi systemd[1]: Started Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi lighttpd[723]: 2018-11-08 02:15:32: (log.c.171) opening errorlog ‘/var/log/lighttpd/error.log’ failed: No such file or
directory
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: Stopped Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: Failed to start Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:15:33 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Nov 08 02:15:37 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Nov 08 02:15:37 DietPi systemd[1]: Failed to start Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:15:37 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Nov 08 02:21:31 DietPi systemd[1]: Starting Lighttpd Daemon…
Nov 08 02:21:31 DietPi systemd[1]: Started Lighttpd Daemon.
Nov 08 02:21:31 DietPi lighttpd[2155]: 2018-11-08 02:21:31: (log.c.171) opening errorlog ‘/var/log/lighttpd/error.log’ failed: No such file o
r directory
Nov 08 02:21:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/n/a
Nov 08 02:21:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Nov 08 02:21:32 DietPi systemd[1]: lighttpd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.

#7

What is the output of this command? ls -al /var/log/lighttpd/error.log

You probably need to fix the permissions so that the www-data user can access that file.


#8

There is no such file named error.log nor a directory named lighttpd.


#9

Mcat wants to see output, try
cd /var/log/

and than post the output of

$ ls -al

cheers


#12
dietpi@DietPi:/var/log$ ls -al
total 4320
drwxr-xr-x  8 root   root       420 Nov 13 00:17 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root   root      4096 Oct  3 05:28 ..
drwxrwxr-x  2 root   root        40 Sep 22 15:28 apache2
drwxrwxr-x  2 root   root       100 Nov  8 01:50 apt
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root         0 Sep  9 07:24 boot.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root         0 Nov  8 02:17 boottime
-rw-------  1 root   utmp         0 Aug 14 16:41 btmp
-rwxrwxr-x  1 root   root         0 May 15 17:30 dietpi-boot.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root         0 Nov  8 01:51 dpkg.log
drwxrwxr-x  2 root   root        40 Sep 22 15:28 fsck
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root    292292 Nov 13 12:32 lastlog
drwxrwxr-x  2 root   root        40 Sep 22 15:28 news
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root         0 Aug 14 14:14 ntpd.log
drwxr-xr-x  2 pihole pihole      40 Oct 31 19:17 pihole
-rw-r--r--  1 root   pihole       0 Nov  8 03:17 pihole_debug.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root         0 Nov  8 03:17 pihole_debug-sanitized.log
-rw-r--r--  1 pihole pihole       0 Nov 13 10:17 pihole-FTL.log
-rw-r--r--  1 pihole pihole 4410685 Nov 13 12:33 pihole.log
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root         0 Nov 13 00:17 pihole.log.1
drwxrwxr-x  2 root   root        40 Sep 22 15:28 samba
-rw-rw-r--  1 root   utmp       384 Nov 13 12:32 wtmp
dietpi@DietPi:/var/log$

#13

Regularly the missing log file is being created automatically by lighttpd.
Try to manually create the lighttpd log files and make them writeable for the www-data user with these commands:

mkdir /var/log/lighttpd
touch /var/log/lighttpd/access.log
touch /var/log/lighttpd/error.log
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/log/lighttpd

Does lighttpd start now?
If not, please check the output of the command journalctl -l -u lighttpd and post it here again.


Another hint:
I see an apache2 log file from your ls -al /var/log output. Maybe it’s old and you have removed apache2 since – but if not: Running two web servers (lighttpd + apache2) on the same machine might cause issues if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. If apache2 is not needed an that machine you might want to uninstall it.