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Error trying to run appache on Ubuntu

PostPosted: 07. September 2016 18:05
by Twigster
Hello all!

I am getting this log when trying to run the appache web server through xampp on Ubuntu.

Starting Apache Web Server...
Exit code: 8
Stdout:
apache config test fails, aborting
Stderr:
httpd: Syntax error on line 136 of /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf: Cannot load modules/mod_ssl.so into server: /opt/lampp/modules/mod_ssl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I tried looking up a solution and checked out the file, but I can't seem to find the answer.

If you can help that would be great! Thank you!

Re: Error trying to run appache on Ubuntu

PostPosted: 07. September 2016 21:43
by Nobbie
That is an already known severe bug in the current Xampp releases, it looks as Bitnami simply forgot(!) to add the module mod_ssl.so to the installation package. I asked the forum members quickly to send a request to Bitnami, but i dont know if anything has happened meanwhile.

see also

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=74573
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=74600

There is also a workaround in the above threads, you may comment out the corresponding line in httpd.conf, which is responsible for loading the missing module. If you dont need SSL, there is no disadvantage for you.