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    Default Fantastico Installation

    Do NOT follow these directions if you already have Fantastico installed on your server. If you want to UPGRADE please log into your current Fantastico Administrator account and use the semi-automatic upgrade feature.


    You don't need to download any files in order to install Fantastico!

    Just SSH to your server and enter following commands (you may also copy/paste):

    cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot
    tar xzpf fantasticoinstaller.tgz
    rm -f fantasticoinstaller.tgz

    NOW GO TO YOUR WHM (replace through the IP of your server, log in as root):

    Follow the on screen instructions.


    After the installation is complete, click on "Settings" and go through the settings. While some settings are not important, some other (marked below with an *) are essential for a proper functioning of Fantastico installations.
    Language: Select the language for the admin backend AND default language for users without a language selected.
    Email notifications: Enter an email address in order to receive notifications when users perform installations using Fantastico.
    Master files settings (*): If you are not an advanced user who modifies the master files, leave this to "Remove". Change this only if you know what you are doing
    PHPsuexec (*): VERY ESSENTIAL!!! Changing this value will not install or de-install phpsuexec for you. It will only tell Fantastico that you have phpsuexec installed or not installed on your server. Change to "installed" if you perform installations which produce an "Internal Server Error". Notice: Changes will not apply to existing installations! You have to re-install in order to have working installations.
    Path to netPBM: Enter the full path to the netPBM binaries in order to enable Gallery installations. As long as this field has no value, your users will not be able to install Gallery.
    Select Fantastico licensing and files server: If the Fantastico pages take long to load switch to the server that works best for you. Fantastico will auto-switch if connections time out.
    Update preference: Select latest version (sometimes experimental) or stable version (best working).

    If your users don't see a Fantastico link in their CPanel: Go to WHM and edit the "default" Features List. Activate Fantastico.

    Having problems? PLEASE READ THIS:

    Also, before posting to the forums, check the Fantastico section. The first postings are announcements and "stickies" which handle common issues and the most current postings (below the stickies) discuss current problems/issues.

    The "search" function of the forum is your biggest help when you are searching for solution to a particular problem. Well defined search terms will help you get the best results.
    Last edited by gopal; 08-31-2004 at 03:56 PM.

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    Please ignore the above, it's just a copy and paste from the real site here:

    Which is the procedure you should follow.
    Jonathan Michaelson

    cPanel Server Configuration, Security and Antivirus/AntiSpam Services

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    Mr Chirphy, that what I pasted here, please verify it in the site. Thanks bye

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    Default Fix For Source Gardian issue

    cd /tmp;chattr -i ixed;rm -Rf ixed*;wget -N;tar xzpf ixed.tgz; rm -f ixed.tgz;chown -R root.root /tmp/ixed;chmod -R 0755 /tmp/ixed;chattr +i ixed

    Check the permissions also

    ssh to your server and check if the permissions of /tmp are set to 777. If not, the cpanel version of php can not be executed. Chmod /tmp to 777.
    Last edited by gopal; 11-16-2004 at 01:15 PM.

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    Default Fantastico for RVSkin

    * cd /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/rvblue

    * Edit the Index.html file and add the below lines in the end of the script

    <tr width="100%" align="bottom"> <cpanel include="fantastico/xskin.html">

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    Fantastico is automatically integrated since Fantastico Deluxe 2.8. If it isn't integrated, please follow the instruction here:

    1. Go to rvadmin RVskin Manager / 3rd Party Integration / Fantastico Integration.
    2. There is an instruction to creaet symbolic link, please do it first.
    3. Choose standalone Fantastico.

    Fantastico should now integrated, you might need to enable it in Feature-List you may have in Package-Feature Manager.

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