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after installing an ssl cert (using ssl.conf) apache won't restart and only gives these warns in the log:

[Wed Aug 14 14:16:46 2013] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
[Wed Aug 14 14:16:46 2013] [notice] SSL FIPS mode disabled

Using Cent OS 6.4

Full log (with loglevel debug) :

[Thu Aug 15 12:54:00 2013] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
[Thu Aug 15 12:54:00 2013] [info] Init: Seeding PRNG with 256 bytes of entropy
[Thu Aug 15 12:54:00 2013] [notice] SSL FIPS mode disabled
[Thu Aug 15 12:54:00 2013] [info] Init: Generating temporary RSA private keys (512/1024 bits)
[Thu Aug 15 12:54:00 2013] [info] Init: Generating temporary DH parameters (512/1024 bits)
[Thu Aug 15 12:54:00 2013] [info] Init: Initializing (virtual) servers for SSL

And STRACES results on paste bin :


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Is this the ONLY thing in your log? Also knowing your operating system would be helpful. –  voretaq7 Aug 14 '13 at 15:50
@voretaq7 centos 6.4 –  frank_texti Aug 14 '13 at 17:39
You could try to increase log level and set "LogLevel debug" in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . If it doesn't help, you could try to run httpd with strace –  ALex_hha Aug 14 '13 at 18:08
...and the rest of my comment? I don't ask these questions for my own amusement - we need more detail (if your logs are that sparse do as @ALex_hha suggested and crank up the debugging). We can't even begin to think about speculating on causes with the information here -- based on your 2 lines of log output there is No Problem. –  voretaq7 Aug 14 '13 at 18:12
Just to further champion what has been said--what you've posted is NOT an error, and is NOT the reason it would refuse to start. How are you verifying a restart? Are there apache2 or httpd proesses running on your system? –  Andrew M. Aug 14 '13 at 22:46

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Do the following to fix this -


This should give your hostname.

Edit the /etc/hosts file and add the following line

your_ip_address your_hostname

Restart apache

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Yeah I did that and also updated servername in httpd conf (this got rid of the httpd: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName error) but still fails to start. –  frank_texti Aug 15 '13 at 15:32

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