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

mtindor

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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
 

mtindor

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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.

Mike