View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to recompile mod_ssl for Apache2?
May 1st, 2009, 03:23 PM
A disclaimer: I'm moderately experienced with Linux, but not too experienced in system administration, so pardon me if I'm being stupid.
I'm wanting to run Apache with SNI (server name indication) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication) in order to use name-based SSL virtual hosts, using the Apache from Ubuntu's apt repositories. In order to do this, I have to recompile OpenSSL, and patch then recompile mod_ssl.
For OpenSSL, I could either recompile the version Ubuntu comes with (0.9.8g) with the enable-tlsext flag, or compile the latest stable version (0.9.8.k) which has that flag enabled by default. I chose to use 0.9.8k, and configured it with the /usr prefix, so it replaces Ubuntu's current version.
sudo tar xvzf ~/openssl-0.9.8k.tar.gz
sudo ./config –prefix=/usr
sudo make && sudo make test
sudo make install
That goes off without a hitch, so the next step is to patch & recompile mod_ssl. After installing the apache2-src and apache2-prefork-dev packages (prefork because PHP doesn't play nice with threads), I unzip and patch the mod_ssl source.
sudo tar xvzf apache2.tar.gz
sudo mv apache2 httpd-2.2.11
sudo patch --verbose -p1 -d /usr/src/httpd-2.2.11/ -i ~/httpd-2.2.x-sni.patch
So far, so good. But now, I'm unsure of exactly how to compile just the module as a shared dynamic library...Do I need to run the configure script in /usr/src/apache? Do I need to use the exact same config options Apache was originally built with? If so, how do I find them -- keeping in mind that I just installed from apt rather than rolling my own apache?
May 14th, 2009, 02:01 PM
First up: Welcome to Ubuntu Forums!
Now i'm not very experienced either but I have a "workaround" to compile the "mod_ssl.so" file to copy to the correct folder location for SNI to work.
After all the steps you have done in your post I ran these commands to compile Apache (It doesn't appear to install into Ubuntu's default folder and I cant find the correct configure setting for Ubuntu):
I then stopped Apache2 and copied the file from "/usr/local/apache2/modules/mod_ssl.so" to "/usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_ssl.so" with:
cp /usr/local/apache2/modules/mod_ssl.so /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_ssl.so
I then started Apache2 and SNI is all working.
Here is my website config file:
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3
If someone can please provide a proper way of getting mod_ssl.so for the source code (If there is) please let us know.
I have attached my mod_ssl.so file if my instructions done work (as I was playing around for a while).
It has been compiled for Apache2.2.11-2ubuntu2 with "http://people.apache.org/~fuankg/diffs/httpd-2.2.x-sni.diff"
FYI: I choose to recompile OpenSSL from Ubuntu with enable-tlsext
Hope this helps you Evank.
August 15th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I have a better answer now on the compiling of Apache 2.2 with SNI.
I have recently setup SNI again on my server and added it to my documentation website (doc.zeepal.net) for all to see in how I did it.
I have the document below to help other people setup SNI on Ubuntu until it comes precompiled (I believe Karmic will have it correct?)
1. APT Packages: "zlib1g-dev" & "libssl-dev"
Downloading OpenSSL and Apache2 Source Code
1. Login: To the Server
2. Run: "sudo apt-get source apache2 openssl"
Enabling SNI in OpenSSL Source
1. Change Directory: "./openssl-0.9.8g"
2. Run: "sudo ./config --prefix=/usr --openssldir=/usr/lib/ssl no-idea no-mdc2 no-rc5 zlib enable-tlsext no-sslv2"
3. Watch & Wait: For OpenSSL to be configured ready for compiling, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
4. Run: "sudo make depend"
5. Watch & Wait: For OpenSSL's Dependancys to be Compiled, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
6. Run: "sudo make"
7. Watch & Wait: For OpenSSL to be Compiled, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
8. Run: "sudo make install"
9. Watch & Wait: For OpenSSL to be installed, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
Enabling SNI in Apache 2.2
1. Save: "https://sni.velox.ch/misc/httpd-2.2.x-sni.patch" on the server
* Disclosure: I take no credit for work on the file above.
* Reference: "https://sni.velox.ch/misc/httpd-2.2.x-sni.patch"
2. Run: "sudo patch --verbose -d apache2-2.2.11/modules/ssl/ -i httpd-2.2.x-sni.patch"
3. Watch: For errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
4. Change Directory: "./apache2-2.2.11"
5. Run: "sudo ./configure --enable-layout=Debian -enable-ssl=shared --enable-mods-shared=all --enable-deflate --with-program-name=apache2"
6. Watch & Wait: For Apache2 to be configured ready for compiling, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
7. Run: "sudo make"
8. Watch & Wait: For Apache2 to be compiled, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
9. Run: "sudo make install"
10. Watch & Wait: For Apache2 to be installed, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
11. Save: "LoadModule log_config_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_log_config.so" in a new file called: "/etc/apache2/mods-available/log.conf"
12. Run: "do ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/log.conf /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/log.conf"
13. Edit: "/etc/apache2/apache2.conf"
1. Add: "NameVirtualHost *:443" just before "Include /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/"
14. Run: "sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop"
15. Wait: For Apache 2.2 to stop
16. Run: "sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start"
17. Watch & Wait: For Apache2 to be started, Watch for errors and repair manually (You shouldn't continue if errors aren't repaired)
May not need to recompile OpenSSL 0.9.8g as it seems it comes precompiled with "enable-tlsext".
Hopefully this helps you guys.
September 29th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Yes Karmic will have SNI:
January 23rd, 2012, 04:38 PM
Thanks zeepal!!! Your mod_ssl.so file has helped a lot..
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