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nginx may not install if apache has not been restarted since initial provisioning
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The Stretch nginx package has a post-install script that starts the service. This happens before Puppet has had a chance to modify the configuration files which in turn means that if the default port (80) is in use the package install will fail. MediaWiki-Vagrant runs Apache2 on port 8080 by default, but it turns out that a service apache2 restart after changing the port does not actually release the default bind of port 80. A hard restart via service apache2 stop && service apache2 start does release the port.

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bd808 triaged this task as Medium priority.Dec 26 2017, 6:34 AM
bd808 created this task.

Change 400207 had a related patch set uploaded (by BryanDavis; owner: BryanDavis):
[mediawiki/vagrant@stretch-migration] apache2: hard restart to release old ports

Change 400207 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/vagrant@stretch-migration] apache2: hard restart to release old ports