I tried installing mod_ssl,I used this command apt-get install mod_ssl to install but I got an error saying unable to locate package mod_ssl.

After executing the above command, I got below output

Reading package list.. Done
Build dependency tree
Reading state information done..
E:unable to locate package mod_ssl

How do I resolve it ?


Run the command dpkg -S mod_ssl.so. Chances are that it will display something like:

apache2.2-common: /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_ssl.so

It means that mod_ssl is already installed on your system, as it does not come in a separate package, but it is bundled in apache2.2-common. Run

a2enmod ssl

to enable it, if it is not already enabled.

  • :Thank you,it worked.I'm trying to install SSL on my ec2,following this post akadia.com/services/ssh_test_certificate.html but struck.In step 5 ,when i type cp server.crt /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl.crt ,i get an error saying no such dir or file.How to resolve this ? – user1263374 Nov 7 '12 at 15:54
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    That guide isn't meant for Ubuntu. It is instructing you to copy the server certificate into a folder that does not exist on your machine. You may want to follow linode.com/wiki/index.php/Apache2_SSL_in_Ubuntu or help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/httpd.html . Make sure to look carefully at what you specify in the configuration file for the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile directives, and copy the files into the right directories, with the right names. – pino42 Nov 7 '12 at 16:50

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