Apache Webserver Starting on Solaris 2.8

Posted on 2007-10-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02

I started apache with the following comman
./apachectl -f /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf

I am getting the following error what do i do ? should i have the libssl.so in the system path.

Also note that i installed apache 's binary version, i did not build the server from the source.

ld.so.1: httpd: fatal: libssl.so.0.9.8: open failed: No such file or directory
Question by:zraees
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samri earned 2000 total points
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hi zraees,

If you would like to continue running apache as what you had now, I think installing the missing libraries would be a good option.  If you opt for this, you may take a look at www.sunfreeware.com, and grab a copy of OpenSSL package for your os platform.  Maybe this would be the one (Solaris8/Sparc)

Alternately you could;

remove (comment out ) the config section that load the ssl module, OR

rebuild apache.  this may still require you to have the openssl libs if you still need SSL (HTTPS) support.


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can you please tell me which modules loading should i comment or remove.....give me the name of the .so file that i need to comment.

Zia Raees
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hi Zia Raees,

I do not have access to a Solaris box to advise you on the location, and the module file name.  However, on my Fedora Core 6, the filename is mod_ssl.so in /etc/

So the corresponding lines in httpd.conf would be:

LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so

* or locate any LoadModule directive that has ssl with .so extension.

You may locate the LoadModule directive, and add a hash (#) in the beginning.  Or

Or, if you had installed the openssl package, you may want to take a look at these links that



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