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A few really dumb WHM questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by heyjohnboy, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. heyjohnboy

    heyjohnboy Well-Known Member

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    These may damage the reputation of the old adage "the only dumb question is the one you don't ask," but here goes:

    1. Is there a place within WHM to set the times that cpbackup and upcp run via cron? The WHM installation documentation refers to such a function, but I can't find it.
    2. Does upcp use up2date, yum, it's own routines, all of the above, none of the above, some of the above?
    3. What's the difference between "Update System Software" and "Update Server Software?"

    Ok, enough's enough. Thanks to any and all who dare to wade into these "dumb question" waters. ;)
     
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    I can help you in 1 question

    1) go in Addon Modules in WHM and install cronconfig
     
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    2. It uses whichever you have configured for your OS, e.g. for yum it checks for a file /var/cpanel/useyum, for up2date /var/cpanel/up2date, etc

    3. One updates essential cPanel packages, the other updates OS updates and perl modules. I forget which way round it is ;)
     
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    Thanks to both.

    I'm trying to figure out what's what with those Update options in WHM.

    It appears that:

    "Update Server Software" updates FTP, MySQL, portsentry, bind, gd, openssh perl, wget and a few other packages.

    "Update System Software" runs RPM Upgrader, which upgrades over a hundred rpm's and solves interdependencies. Then it says "The following packages were marked to be skipped by your configuration:" and list several packages.

    QUESTION: is this list of skipped packages the list that is defined in up2date?

    QUESTION: if httpd was not in this list (it was), would this WHM option have upgraded the box to Apache 2.0 (not a good thing in many instances)?

    John
     
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    Hi John,


    Yep.


    Don't believe it will, so long as up2date or yum are set to skip them, they will be skipped. A much better idea than letting them get updated overnight to a version that may crash the box while no one is watching. :)
     
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