how to add mod_ssl

Hi there!

I have a (old) SuSe 9.3 webserver and i want to install a SSL certificate. I guess i did not installed the mod_ssl module when i installed Apache2 because im getting the following error when i restart apache2.

Syntax error on line 12 of /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/ssl.conf:
Cannot load /srv/www/modules/ into server: /srv/www/modules/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Line 12:

LoadModule ssl_module modules/

I was hoping someone can tell me how to add the mod_ssl module to Apache2 without re-installing Apache.

Kind regards,


SuSe 9?

Wow, I don’t know if it’s even worth updating your SSL (which you likely would have to manually compile since packages for SuSe 9 likely weren’t built at least 8 years ago) since the rest of your system is likely pocked full of vulnerabilities.

Highly recommend planning for replacement with a currently supported openSUSE.


Hi tsu2,

Thnx for the reply. I was thinking the same thing. This customer uses/sells a selfmade softwareprogram which only works with this/on this server.
Its also getting hacked a lot, told him a 100 times he must use a new server, but he wont listen.

Thnx anyway!