[gnutls-help] Ubuntu 12.04lts Apache 2.4 mod_gnutls.so

Frank J Polan fpolan at rogers.com
Tue Mar 4 15:30:29 CET 2014


Thanks for the excellent explanation. You're correct 12.04lts doesn't have apache2.4; I downloaded it from a different repository. I'll uninstall it and revert back to 2.2 until it's an official Ubuntu release


Frank Polan

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor [mailto:dkg at fifthhorseman.net] 
Sent: March-04-2014 05:35
To: Frank J Polan; gnutls-help at lists.gnutls.org; mod_gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
Subject: Re: [gnutls-help] Ubuntu 12.04lts Apache 2.4 mod_gnutls.so

Hi Frank--

On 03/03/2014 06:29 PM, Frank J Polan wrote:
> This is my first posting to this list. If I'm doing anything wrong or 
> breaking any rules please let me know The following describes the 
> problem ( as I posted to another forum)
> Ubuntu 12.04LTS Apache 2.4 I've installed TLS be following the steps 
> on this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuTLS
> When restarting Apache I get the following error
> apache2: Syntax error on line 212 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax 
> error on line 1 of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/gnutls.load: Cannot load 
> /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_gnutls.so into server:
> /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_gnutls.so: undefined symbol: unixd_config
> If I remove the @gnutls.conf file from the /etc/apache2/mods-enabled 
> directory Apache restarts Any suggestions would be appreciated Thanks 
> Frank
> It's been suggested that the GnuTLS package in 12.04LTS hasn't been 
> updated for apache 2.4 If that's the case is there a repository with 
> an updated version or should I revert to apache2.2

it sounds like you're running into a problem with apache mod_gnutls, which is a distinct project from gnutls itself -- mod_gnutls is a project to connect Apache (the web server) with the GnuTLS transport layer security library.

The right place to follow up on this is probably either the mod_gnutls mailing list (i'm cc'ing it here):

  mod_gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org

or on ubuntu's packaging bug reports on https://launchpad.net/

fwiw, the mod_gnutls packaging for ubuntu should have caught this error message during the test suite.

however, looking at http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=apache2,
i don't think that ubuntu 12.04 LTS actually has apache 2.4 at all (i think it shipped with apache 2.2), so i'm not sure what is going on with your system.

Did you compile these tools yourself?  if so, what versions are you working with?



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