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Error when trying to install failed: Temporary failure in name resolution

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cobro, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. cobro

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    If you are getting that message, the nameservers you have listed in /etc/resolv.conf aren't able to resolve layer1.cpanel.net

    make sure you have some nameservers in there, proper ones that can be used by your server. If you are renting a server from a hosting center, find out what nameservers they feel you should have in there.

    /etc/resolv.conf should contain nameservers entries such as:

    nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (obviously that would be an IP address)
    nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.yyy

    If you do have working nameservers configured, then other reasons may preclude you from resolving layer1.cpanel.net - it could be your hosting company's nameservers. It could be a momentarily glitch in Cpanel's nameservers, etc.

    Mike
     
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    Oh, and if the nameservers that you have listed in /etc/resolv.conf are actually IP addresses attached to your machine, you then need to amke sure you have a properly running nameserver active on that system.

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