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Old 10-28-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
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Powercut made httpd stop working.

I had a local apache server running until Sunday morning when a powercut interupted my computer, and after then I can't get it up again.

Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 116 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf:
SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt' does not exist or is empty

Any idea on how to solve this?

I really need the server to test perl and php scritps locally.
Old 10-28-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
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What does line 116 of the ssl.conf file say (and surrounding lines if it is in an 'if' statement or similar)

Does the Cert file exist?
Was the Cert file defined by an environment variable which the machine has forgotten after the reboot?
How are you trying to start the httpd server, chkconfig?, service httpd start?

Old 10-31-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
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The file /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt exists

The area around line 116:

#   Server Certificate:
#   Point SSLCertificateFile at a PEM encoded certificate.  If
#   the certificate is encrypted, then you will be prompted for a
#   pass phrase.  Note that a kill -HUP will prompt again. A test
#   certificate can be generated with `make certificate' under
#   built time. Keep in mind that if you've both a RSA and a DSA
#   certificate you can configure both in parallel (to also allow
#   the use of DSA ciphers, etc.)
(116:) SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt
#SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server-dsa.crt

#   Server Private Key:
#   If the key is not combined with the certificate, use this
#   directive to point at the key file.  Keep in mind that if
#   you've both a RSA and a DSA private key you can configure
#   both in parallel (to also allow the use of DSA ciphers, etc.)
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key
I don't think any environment variable can be the problem, because I've successfully started and stopped the server with the computer on normal shutdowns and startups before the powerloss.

The server is supposed to start at the boot, and then is says OK, but ther server doesn't go up. If you then try to stop te sever you get FAILED, and if you try to start it you get either that error or just an OK that doesn't do anything (the same goes for restart command)
Old 11-01-2003, 08:58 AM   #4
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Take a look at the contents of the server.crt file. It is ascii. You sould see a certificate.


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