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cPanel on SmartOS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nicmitchell, May 21, 2013.

  1. nicmitchell

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    According to cPanel information, cPanel 11.38 has been reported to be working on SmartOS.
    Reference: Step 2: System Requirements for cPanel & WHM 11.38 Installation

    However, when attempting to install on a fresh SmartOS server, I receive the following error message in Terminal:

    2013-05-21 21:38:00 562 ( INFO): Beginning Installation v3
    2013-05-21 21:38:00 479 (ERROR): Unknown or unsupport operating system. (SunOS)
    2013-05-21 21:38:00 480 (ERROR): Unsupported distro detected. cPanel only supports CentOS, RedHat Enterprise, and CloudLinux 5 and 6
    2013-05-21 21:38:00 481 (FATAL): Please re-install cPanel from a valid distro


    Has anyone successfully installed cPanel on SmartOS? Can you provide any advice?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    SmartOS is listed under:

    "Virtual Environments Detected and Reported as Functional"

    What this means is that the hardware node could use SmartOS, but the virtual server itself will still need to use a supported OS (e.g. CentOS 6).

    Thank you.
     
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    Thank you for your response Michael.

    I see, so I need to create a new virtual server on the machine and install CentOS on top of that. I will give that a shot.
     
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    That is correct. Also, we do not support cPanel installed on a VPS hardware node. It must be installed on a VPS container, not on the hardware node.
     
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