MY Apache 2.4 SSL broken (FreeBSD 10.3) - help!

William Dudley wfdudley at
Mon Apr 2 23:03:46 UTC 2018

I'm running FreeBSD 10.3, all patched up using
freebsd-update fetch
freebsd-update install

Because I got this scary warning when upgrading Apache 2.4 (pkg upgrade

Message from apache24-2.4.33:

!! mod_http2 on FreeBSD with OpenSSL from base results in a mostly !!
!! functionally unusable module due to lack of "Upgrade"           !!
!! capability in OpenSSL 1.0.1.                                    !!

I installed openssl

pkg install openssl

Now, apache dies if I start it with any of these:

<VirtualHost *:443>
. . .

I get this in httpd-error.log:

[Mon Apr 02 18:44:00.204869 2018] [ssl:emerg] [pid 82318] AH02572: Failed
to configure at least one certificate and key for
[Mon Apr 02 18:44:00.205017 2018] [ssl:emerg] [pid 82318] SSL Library
Error: error:140A80B1:SSL routines:SSL_CTX_check_private_key:no certificate
[Mon Apr 02 18:44:00.205027 2018] [ssl:emerg] [pid 82318] AH02312: Fatal
error initialising mod_ssl, exiting.

This was a formerly working installation with a handful of letsencrypt

Did the openssl from pkg break this?

How do I fix this?

Bill Dudley

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