Troubleshooting & How-Tos

Apache, mod_ssl, and syntax errors in krb5.h

Upgraded the Apache web server today. I’d forgotten about a problem compiling mod_ssl on some systems. Fortunately I had left myself a note about it.

If you get syntax errors in krb5.h while trying to build Apache with mod_ssl, it’s probably because your Linux distribution puts the Kerberos include files in their own subdirectory (Red Hat/Fedora and derivatives do this), and the configure script has somehow missed them.

Solution: Configure mod_ssl and Apache as normal. Then edit the file path_to_apache_source/src/modules/ssl/Makefile. Look for the CFLAGS1 line and add -I/usr/kerberos/include to it.

Then continue with the build as normal.