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Hi, i'm all new to Linux, and i am installing a web server at work... When i try to start apachectl in the /etc/sbin area i get the following message :

SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt' does not exist or is empty

I'm not too sure how to correct it ? Any help greatly appreciated.

Its implying you want to have Apache run https (aka SSL) which is on port 443. For this, you need an SSL certificate. You'll need to read up on this if you need SSL. To be honest, if you're not handling eg CC nums then you can probably manage on port 80 (normal http). The httpd.conf file has a lot of info/comments in it about how to enable/disable SSL.
Depends on your distro, but in RH the file location is /etc/httpd/conf/

if you really need SSL do the following:

try going into your /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.csr directory
and type:

make certificate

if it starts asking you some questions....follow
the directions on how to create a certificate...
if you are able to get through it you should
have a server.crt
will then have to restart apache if you can....

if you type make certificate and you get an error...
paste it here and i will take a look at it....

if you dont need SSL

open up your httpd.conf file
which should be in /etc/httpd/conf/ directory

and find the line that says something like

SSLEngine On

change it to say

SSLEnging Off

and that should turn off SSL feature....

if not post errors here
Ok, i tried going to that directory and type make certificate and got the following error

make: *** No rule to make target `certificate'. Stop

first you really need SSL?

if so...i could write something up and post it here...
but it would be couple days....

is that ok with you?
You guys seem good at this..

How do I get SSH running? aaaah help please!
working on writing a apache/mysql/php/mod_ssl guide for everyone
having trouble

hopefully will finish it soon
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