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installing mod_ssl amazon linux

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


I’m simply trying to install mod_ssl on a CentOS server. Doing a straightforward sudo yum install mod_ssl would return an error:

Error: httpd24-tools conflicts with

Error: httpd24 conflicts with httpd-2.2.25-1.0.amzn1.x86_64

You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem

You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

I tried to remove httpd-tools by: sudo yum remove httpd-tools-2.2.25-1.0.amzn1.x86_64 but no luck. Is there any things that I missed?


I did sudo yum -v remove httpd-tools-2.2.25-1.0.amzn1.x86_64 and outputs this:

Yum Version: 3.2.29
rpmdb time: 0.000
Setting up Remove Process
No Match for argument: httpd-tools-2.2.25-1.0.amzn1.x86_64
Setting up Package Sacks
amzn-main                                                                                                                         | 2.1 kB     00:00
amzn-updates                                                                                                                      | 2.3 kB     00:00
pkgsack time: 0.330
Package(s) httpd-tools-2.2.25-1.0.amzn1.x86_64 available, but not installed.
No Packages marked for removal

Doing yum search mod_ssl outputs this:

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Try this:

sudo yum install mod24_ssl

If you run into another incompatibility like this in the future, use yum search all. For example:

yum search all mod_ssl


mod_ssl.x86_64 : SSL/TLS module for the Apache HTTP Server
mod24_ssl.x86_64 : SSL/TLS module for the Apache HTTP Server


You can install any missing modules by using APXS


Download that package, upload to your server, follow the instructions normally. If you run into errors it just means you have to install the missing components. In my case i had to install libtools and openssl.

Just use something like:

sudo yum install libtools

I believe you also need apache developer tools, you can easily find the installable things by doing

sudo yum search httpd-dev

for example (not quite sure about this one)

lastly just follow the instructions from the link i pasted at the very beginning.


I’ve got the same problem and solved it simply by compiling Apache version 2.4.6 from source with the Amazon APR Devel package 1.4.6 that is in the AMI and then copied the newly compiled mod_ssl.so to the /etc/httpd/modules directory, that’s it.

Here you can download the mod_ssl.so for Amazon Linux Apache 2.4.6 x64 MOD_SSL Package.