Apache not starting on MAMP Pro

Apache wont start and it throws an error:

Starting Apache failed screenshot

Apache couldn’t be started. Please check the log file for more information.

dyld: Symbol not found: _iconv
Referenced from: /usr/lib/libmecabra.dylib
Expected in: /Applications/MAMP/Library/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
in /usr/lib/libmecabra.dylib
/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/apachectl: line 80: 2799 Trace/BPT trap: 5 $HTTPD “$

This is the same for multiple ports. The reccomended MAMP ports AND the regular apache ports.

MySQL starts perfectly fine.

Any suggestions?


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Method 1

I updated to the latest version of yosemite last night.

You apparently have to go to your MAMP folder in Applications. Go to bin -> apache2 -> bin.

Then rename the file from envvars to _envvars.

I also came across another problem of it not working correctly. Make sure the ports are Apache defaults, NOT MAMP defaults (port 80 etc). If it works straight away, this should not apply to you.

Method 2

Installing the latest release of MAMP 3 Version in my case seems to solve this issue.

All methods was sourced from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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