Recompile Apache2 but add SSL without damaging Mysql/PHP installation

Fedora Core 3
Running Apache 2.0.55, MySQL 4.1, PHP 4.3.2 (all installed from source)

Ok, so the problem is that I did not install SSL when I compiled Apache2 and I want to add open_ssl (or mod ssl ??) to the current apache2 installation.  I am assuming, from reading other articles, that I will need to run ./configure again for apache2 but add the SSL configure options.

Question 1: If I do recompile apache with SSL, will this step on my current MySQL /PHP installations?  I don't want to have to reinstall PHP and MySQL all over again

Question 2: this current server previously had apache2 with SSL installed and I see an existing KEY stored in /home/ssl with two files: localhost.key and localhost.key.unsecure.  When I configure SSL, should I somehow point to these files to use that key?  I can't find a .csr file at all.

Question 3: Here is the ./configure command I used (that is lacking SSL):
./configure    --prefix=/usr/local/apache2    --enable-so    --enable-auth-digest    --enable-rewrite    --enable-setenvif    --enable-mime    --enable-deflate    --enable-headers

  So if I wanted to recompile with SSL exactly what options do I add to the configur line, and where exactly do I install from?

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ramazanyichCommented:
First install (if you didn't installed it previously) OpenSSL library (www.openssl.org).
After OpenSSL installation You should add to yor configure line option --enable-ssl. So in your case it will look like:
./configure    --prefix=/usr/local/apache2    --enable-so    --enable-auth-digest    --enable-rewrite    --enable-setenvif    --enable-mime    --enable-deflate    --enable-headers --enable-ssl

After compilation and installation configure you httpd.conf (and additional ssl.conf) to have an SSL virtual host. Check http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/ssl/ for details of configuration.
You PHP module installtion will not be broken.


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djs120Author Commented:
And after I reinstall apache2 with SSL, how can I install the localhost.key file that already exists on the server?  Will I have to go through with the temporary 30 day SSL that comes with the openSSL setup?
ramazanyichCommented:
you should point to that file in the ssl.conf file. Check SSLCertificateKeyFile directive
djs120Author Commented:
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but do I need to do anything with "mod_ssl" and apache, or does "--enable-ssl" automatically setup mod_ssl?
djs120Author Commented:
Worked great with no problems.  All I had to do was copy the "ssl.crt" and "ssl.key" directories from the old apache installation and copy them over into the conf/ dir of the new apache install and restart with 'apacheclt startssl'.

Thanks!
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