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Re: [Debian-sf-users] apache-ssl problem

From: Roland Mas
Subject: Re: [Debian-sf-users] apache-ssl problem
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 10:02:31 +0200
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Kees Louwen (2002-09-18 22:41:52 +0200) :

> Hi, I am having a apache-ssl problem with sourceforge 2.5-33 on
> Debian Woody. It looks the same as the one mentioned in the email of
> june (archive) but unfortunate it doesn't tell the solution.
> At boot time I get an error:
> apache-ssl:Reading key for server....failed

  Well, that seems to be the problem.  Did you generate an SSL
certificate?  You can't have an HTTPS server without an SSL
key/certificate, and you'll have to make one.  If you were using
libapache-mod-ssl, the command would be mod-ssl-makecert.  I'm not
sure what it is with apache-ssl, please consult the apache-ssl


> Commenting out the include sf-httpd.conf in apache-ssl/httpd.conf,
> makes it possible to start apache-ssl. So probably something in
> sf-httpd.conf is causing this issue.

  Hm.  I'm not sure.  sf-httpd.conf just tells Apache to use SSL,
which requires that you have a working SSL certificate.  If you have
not, then commenting out the include will only remove the requirement
that SSL is enabled, thus allowing Apache to start.

Roland Mas

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