FreeBSD 5.1 - Problem with post-installation configuration of apache13-mod_ssl

Erik Hollembeak gte384u at
Fri Jun 20 02:36:29 PDT 2003

Well, apparently its having the same exact problem each time.

[Thu Jun 19 06:54:57 2003] [alert] mod_unique_id: unable to 

arcadia is the name i gave my system on installation when it was on the 
screen concerning DHCP. Since the computer is on a LAN, i don't exactly 
have a fully qualified domain name that I'm aware of.... would 
192.168.blah.blah work to fill this field? On previous linux systems 
i've set the name to be poo.poo or something to that effect with no 

Thanks for all the assistance so far. I have quite a few things I plan 
on doing, and they all hinge on getting Apache working.



On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 04:47  AM, Andreas Kohn wrote:

> Am Fri, 2003-06-20 um 06.02 schrieb Erik Hollembeak:
>> I had checked that out earlier. That's the reason I was so confused. I
>> really have no idea what's going on and i haven't found anything in 
>> the
>> errata/etc that says anything about Apache issues. I also tried using
>> normal apache 1.3, as well as apachessl. both do the same thing. They
>> configure fine but refuse to launch.
>> arcadia# apachectl configtest
>> Syntax OK
>> Erik
>> On Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 11:57  PM, jle wrote:
>>>> I have installed the base distribution
>>>> + perl from the ports and am currently trying to get apache13 with
>>>> mod_ssl working. This has usually been a trivial task, but I've been
>>>> unable to make any progress, despite the so far wonderful
>>>> documentation. Any assistance that could be provided would be
>>>> wonderful. Below is my error message and uname -a output.
>>> <snip>
>>>> arcadia# apachectl start
>>>> /usr/local/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started
>>> Try 'apachectl configtest' to ensure your httpd.conf is correct.
>>> HTH
>> Erik Hollembeak
>> School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
>> Georgia Institute of Technology
> Hello,
> you may want to check if there are any abnormal messages in the log
> files of apache (/var/log/httpd-error.log).
> HTH,
> -- 
> Andreas Kohn <andreas.kohn at>
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Erik Hollembeak
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

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