[Fedora-directory-devel] Re: Fedora-directory-devel Digest, Vol 7, Issue 2
rcritten at redhat.com
Fri Jan 6 16:06:12 UTC 2006
Peter Djalaliev wrote:
> I started from scratch, installing downloading, compiling and installing
> everything on another machine. Here is exactly what I did:
> I started from scratch on a machine with Ubuntu Linux, kernel 2.6. I
> downloaded and installed OpenSSL 0.9.8. Then I download and installed
> Apache 2.0.55 with SSL enabled. After that, I downloaded NSPR 4.6 (both
> the source tree and the release) and NSS 3.10 (source tree). I copied
> the nsprpub from the mozilla dir of the NSPR 4.6 source tree to the
> mozilla dir of the NSS 3.10 source tree. After compiling NSS, I used
> this and the compiled release of NSPR 4.6 to compile mod_nss, which I
> downloaded from the Fedora Directory Server website.
> After compiling mod_nss, I installed it and modified the nss.conf (in
> the Apache conf dir) file as follows: put <IfDefine SSL> and </IfDefine>
> around its contents, specified where NSS should be looking for its
> database and changed the nickname of the certificate NSS should look for
> in the database.
> At this point, I could run 'apachectl startssl', which would ask me for
> the NSS database password and then start. I could establish the secure
> connection through a browser - after being asked to accept the
> certificate (which is the one I wanted NSS to use).
> However, if I run 'httpd -X -k start' or 'httpd -X -k startssl', I get a
> segmentation fault and a core dump. When I used GDB to analyze it,
> everythig seems fine until at some point, when the httpd executable
> receives a SIGSEGV signal for a segmentation fault.
Strange that it would crash without startssl (when theoretically it
isn't invoking mod_nss). Can you send me a stack trace of the
non-pthreads crashes, both with and without startssl?
> Now, if I reinstall Apache 2.0.55 from the same source tree I used
> before (after first deleting the directory of the installed Apache), I
> can run 'httpd -X -k start' with no problem. In the end, I generated a
> key and a self-signed certificate and fired up Apache w/ mod_ssl with
> 'httpd -X -k start -DSSL'. It worked alright.
> So, it seems that when I try to use mod_nss, I get a segmentation fault
> when I try to use debugging. When I revert back to mod_ssl, it works
> fine. Where could things be going wrong?
All -X does is prevent forking, so I'm not sure why it is causing you so
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