Apache2 stopped working after upgrade to v2.4 ((38)Function not implemented: AH00141)
I was happily running apache2 and mysql on a Ubuntu 16.04 server with no problems, but yesterday I noticed that there were a bunch of updates available and I installed them using
One of the updates was
apache2, upgraded to
2.4.46. Since then, apache stopped working. It returns this error when I try to start it:
(38)Function not implemented: AH00141: Could not initialize random number generator. After reading some post online, I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu version to 18.04 (and then to 20.04), the process just finished, but the situation didn’t change, apache is still not working with the same error.
I read to check if
/dev/urandom are present on the system, and they are there. I also checked that my
PATH does not include any “strange” character, which it does not.
I do not know what to do to have apache working again. Can someone help me? Maybe give me some direction on how to downgrade it, I don’t know, I really have no idea.
The server is running a huge Wordpress installation, the only fallback option I can think of is to switch to nginx, but I do not know how easy it will be to configure wordpress to work with nginx, especially if it is not a new installation.
Thank you in advance,
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