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Bug#267430: apache-ssl fails to start with erronous symlink in directory specified as SSLCACertificatePath

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:

> It sounds to me that upstream doesn't like dead symlink in a directory
> that is scanning.

note that the default /etc/apache-ssl/httpd.conf contains this line:

SSLCACertificatePath /etc/apache-ssl

which means that any broken symlink in /etc/apache-ssl causes the server
to fail to start... on top of that it means that all the files in
/etc/apache-ssl are parsed as if they're certs.

i think you should probably comment out that SSLCACertificatePath -- it's
not required in default setups... and the "SSLCertificateFile
/etc/apache-ssl/apache.pem" line does the job for single-cert servers.

i just had to use strace to debug this one myself :)


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