In Progress CPANEL-40556 - DNS Only Manage Plugins

ejsolutions

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WHM/cPanel 102.0.11 (a version with horrible interface)

The Plugin Manager interface appears to have been removed, preventing for example munin, to be installed.
A manual invocation using cpsession ID and /scripts2/manage_plugins produces a 403 forbidden error.
Pre-existing 3rd party plugins, such as from waytotheweb/ConfigServer appear to be unaffected.
Since when was this removed and can we have it back?

Is there a backdoor method to install munin, meantime?
 

cPRex

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Hey there! It is documented that the Manage Plugins interface is not available in DNSOnly:


The package itself is housed here:


and there's no reason you couldn't install it from that, but you'll likely be met with a series of dependency issues on a DNSOnly system. Here is what I ran into with a fresh AlmaLinux 8 install with DNSOnly:

Code:
error: Failed dependencies:
    cpanel-perl-532-date-manip is needed by cpanel-munin-2.0.30-2.cp1198.x86_64
    cpanel-perl-532-net-server is needed by cpanel-munin-2.0.30-2.cp1198.x86_64
    cpanel-perl-532-rrds is needed by cpanel-munin-2.0.30-2.cp1198.x86_64
There could be more compatibility issues after those dependencies, but I didn't pursue it further than that.
 

ejsolutions

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Sorry, I didn't receive any notification of your reply.

Contrary to the documentation that you've linked and certainly prior to the interface update, I'm 98% convinced the munin plugin was available.
I used it to monitor my nameservers and how much traffic they were offloading from my main WHM/cPanel servers.
I don't think it was a hallucination!

Could it have been inherited from an older WHM release (<100) and subsequently removed? Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. :|
 

ejsolutions

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@quietFinn Thank you very much for confirming that I'm not totally senile. :)
@cPanel Please reinstate the interface, even if just to install munin - the others are irrelevant for DNS Only.
 
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ejsolutions

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After a significant VPS upgrade, I've reinstalled DNS Only on one server..
Still no access to the munin plugin but there are entries for IminufyAV & Wordpress Toolkit - crazy, is the only polite way to describe this!