Install mod_spdy on Apache 2.4

Posted August 12, 2014 10.4k views

I don’t think that I am the only one which has this issue.
When I try to install mod_spdy, I’ve got some dependencies issues.

Here is the output :

$ dpkg -i mod-spdy-beta_current_amd64.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package mod-spdy-beta.
(Reading database ... 111842 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack mod-spdy-beta_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking mod-spdy-beta ( ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mod-spdy-beta:
 mod-spdy-beta depends on apache2.2-common; however:
  Package apache2.2-common is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package mod-spdy-beta (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

I even tried to downgrade apache to 2.2 but the digital ocean mirrors doesn’t provide that version unfortunately.

If anyone has a clue how to fix this issue, please let me know,

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Judging from this lengthy bug report, mod_spdy does not yet support Ubuntu 14.04 or Apache 2.4 The simplest solution is to use Ubuntu 12.04 if you need mod_spdy as it ships with Apache 2.2.

Yet another server migration \o/

I’ll do that then. Thanks for the trick.