Error from apache/dav after system upgrade: Init: Session Cache is not configured [hint: SSLSessionCache]

Yuri yuri at
Sat Jul 2 00:15:29 UTC 2011

On 07/01/2011 15:46, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> Hmm? The stock /usr/local/etc/apache22/extra/httpd-ssl.conf file has 
> the following lines: 58 # Inter-Process Session Cache: 59 # Configure 
> the SSL Session Cache: First the mechanism 60 # to use and second the 
> expiring timeout (in seconds). 61 #SSLSessionCache 
> "dbm:/var/run/ssl_scache" 62 SSLSessionCache 
> "shmcb:/var/run/ssl_scache(512000)" 63 SSLSessionCacheTimeout 300 Note 
> line 61 is commented out, and line 62 IS NOT commented out. Line 62 is 
> what you should be using. We use Apache with SSL on our production web 
> infrastructure and do not have any issues with "Session Cache is not 
> configured". Please double and triple-check your Apache configuration. 
> Every time Apache is upgraded, it's the administrator's responsibility 
> to go through and make sure his/her configuration files are properly 
> "merged" with the default/stock ones. 

The problem is that my configuration had no SSL at all.  httpd-ssl.conf 
was not even included. Very simple local site. I didn't touch 
configuration during system upgrade.
After upgrade this problem occurs with svn/dav connections. ([warn] 
Init: Session Cache is not configured [hint: SSLSessionCache])

This section causes the problem:
<Location /svn/app>
   DAV svn
   SVNPath /home/my-repository
   AuthUserFile /usr/local/www/.htpasswd
   AuthName "Subversion repository"
   AuthType Basic
   require valid-user

If such a simple configuration breaks this should be noted in 

It asks for SSL certificate on the server with no SSL at all.


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