Mod Security and Suse 10.2

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by mgross, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. mgross

    mgross New Member

    Hi I am running Apache 2 and am trying to figure out how to install mod security on it can anyone help, maybe a short write up?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

  3. AidenVennis

    AidenVennis New Member


    I tried following the instructions from the link you suplied but I get the following error when trying the make command.

    Makefile:25: /etc/apache2/build/ No such file or directory
    make: *** No rule to make target `/etc/apache2/build/'. Stop.

    I'm a total noob, know little about compiling. I tried searching with google for solution or a howto for installing modsecurity under openSuse Linux 10.2 but I can't find anything!

    A howto would come in handy ;)

    Well I started searching all kinds of websites and started thinking and reading the errors good enough. First I found out that GCC was NOT installed, so I installed that. This caused the make command to not function properly. After that the make command came a bit further, everytime I got an error I searched some information on google and looking for package names, filled that in YaST and installed the package if it was missing.

    Now I need to add the module to startup with apache. The installation guide tells me the following:
    "Add one line to your configuration to load ModSecurity: LoadModule security2_module modules/"

    When I try to start apache I get the following error:
    Syntax error on line 215 of /etc/apache2/httpd.conf: Cannot load /srv /www/modules/ into server: /srv/www/modules/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    That's right because the file doesn't exists in that location but somewhere else (/usr/lib/apache2). How do I solve this? And isn't it better to tell apache to load the module with the sysconfig editor on the APACHE_MODULES list? If so, how do I do that? (now there is a line full of names and information that I don't understand and that is not explained in the bottom area of the window)
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2007
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    LoadModule security2_module /usr/lib/apache2/

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