error viewing WHM with Firefox

SageBrian

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I just updated to newest Edge.
During update, I started getting a 'download file' pop up.

The update went fine. Server is fine. But accessing WHM using Firefox gives me this pop up to download a file.

The file is simply a text file with this:

Code:
Ignoring bad line in /var/cpanel/cpanel.config: ""HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Connection: close
Server: whostmgr/10.8.0
Content-type: text/html
Content-Encoding: gzip
All works ok with IE.

Anyone else have this issue? Or am I the only one using Firefox? :confused:
 

webignition

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WHM has always worked fine for me in FF, although I haven't tried updating to the latest EDGE and whenever I do update, I do so using /scripts/upcp.

I suppose you could try giving /scripts/upcp --force a shot on the off-chance that something did go wrong with the update process but only in such an insignificant manner that it is not readily apparent.
 

SageBrian

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Just tried a manual update. did not fix it.
I suspect there is a bad line in cpanel.config.
I don't know where I get that idea from.....

Code:
Doing a manual update...
Cpanel updates are coming from layer2.cpanel.net
Ignoring bad line in /var/cpanel/cpanel.config: ""Using smartcheck config 5.32 for smartctl(5.1)
That 'bad line' error pops up through out the manual update...

Ignoring bad line in /var/cpanel/cpanel.config: ""Exim (maildir) Setup Script Version 20.0
Fetching version information from http://updates.cpanel.net/eximinstall/version (EDGE)....Fetching http://updates.cpanel.net/eximinstall/version (0)[email protected]%......Done
Done
This is the exim 4.52 installer release number 15 for platform redhat AS-3
exim is up to date. Use eximup --force to force a reinstall
MySQL Setup Script Version 6.1

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update completes with no issues... except I can no longer access whm with firefox.
 
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SageBrian

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If the Chirpster doesn't have the problem on his, I guess I can have him take a look on my server so he can see it in action (inaction).

It's not an emergency, since it works with crappIE. But, I wanted to post here in case anyone else is having a similar issue.
 

chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
Yup, had that on one of my servers going up to EDGE.

Edit /var/cpanel/cpanel.config and look at the first line. If it's not in the format of:

keyword=value

delete it and restart cPanel. That's what fixed it for me.
 

SageBrian

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yup.

that fixed it.
For some reason I had this for the first line:

#config ---------------------------------------=

deleted, restarted cpanel, all is well with the universe, thanks to the greatness of Chirp
 

pcsmith_uk

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chirpy said:
Yup, had that on one of my servers going up to EDGE.

Edit /var/cpanel/cpanel.config and look at the first line. If it's not in the format of:

keyword=value

delete it and restart cPanel. That's what fixed it for me.
Thank you very much for this info, I was in complete despair having to fire up IE every time I wanted to use Cpanel.

The weird thing is it worked perfectly fine in FF 1.5.0.1 on my usual Linux desktop, but in the Windoze FF 1.5.0.1 it failed in the way mentioned in this thread. Bizarre!
 

chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
I found it worked in some circumstances. I think that strictly speaking it should never work because of the corrupted HTTP/HTML response, but some browsers on some OS's are obviously more forgiving :)
 

aegis

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Doesn't work in Safari or Camino either. Deleting the line in cpanel.config and restarting cpaneld fixed it.
 

Lyttek

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That isn't the first time that particular error has happened, is it? Seems like y'all went throught that exact same thing before. Any idea how it keeps popping up?