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Cpanel/WHM too sloppy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nyjimbo, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. nyjimbo

    nyjimbo Well-Known Member

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    Is it really necessary for Cpanel/WHM to be scattered all over the system like it is?. I mean you have to go to /usr/local /etc/ /var /scripts and so on to find bits and pieces of Cpanel. So many programs will install their whole world in one neat file hierarchy (like Apache or Mysql) if you want so you can do a simple rm -r /usr/local/apache and be done with it. Also you can do a neat backup from shell like pax -w -v -f apache.pax /usr/local/apache and you are sure you get it all. Full restoration on those is also just as easy.

    With Cpanel you have to hunt all over Gods creation trying to figure out where files are. Manually replacing files or figuring out where any one program stores its files is next to impossible.

    Could we prossibly look forward to a consolidated file structure
    in the future to make the process of figuring out where stuff is
    a little less nerve wracking.???


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    X-Istencedotcom Well-Known Member

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    good point. Personally i love the FreeBSD hierarchy.

    /etc is where system boot files are that are needed upon booting.

    /usr/local/etc/ is where the rest of the config files are for everything else.

    /usr/home/ - Users home dir, not under /home since that would just not be right.

    /var/ - contains logs, mail queue, and any other stuff like MySQL databases.

    /usr/local/ Contains various stuff, this is also where most programs put their binaries and header files and whatnot.

    normally apache has its config file in /usr/local/etc/apache/

    but on a cPanel BSD box:

    /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

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    SoftmegUK Well-Known Member

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    My apache conf file is in /usr/local/apache/conf/ :P and im on redhat :D

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