Install failed or not? "........"

optikfiberz

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Hi everyone,

About 10 hours ago I began the installation process of cpanel.

At first this seemed to be going as expected.. i.e. a long series of dots displayed on the console for about 10 mins (while it downloaded files i guess), and then it downloaded some perl packages with more verbose output (looked like wget). There were a few questions which I answer the default values to.

Anyway, after the questions stopped, it was stuck downloading a mysql package at a slow speed.. so I left it and went to bed, and woke up 8 hours later to find the console printing "........" on a new line, every 1 second.

God knows how long its been doing this for.. but the question is, do I pressume it has failed or ?

Anyone seen this before?

I'm performing the install on a Debian 3.1 using a 64bit SMP kernel - Yes I know this is not an officially supported OS, but it did say Debian support was in Beta.. so I don't see why it wouldn't work..

If I can confirm it fails, I might do a clean format with Fedora..

Any advise/suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

tweakservers

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you may open another ssh session and check the files in /var/log/cpanel-install-thread*.log to see if anything is running behind.
 

optikfiberz

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Hey tweakservers, thanks for the prompt reply.

I had a look at the logfile, and it hasn't been modified since a few hours after I started the install.. Tail output of cpanel-install-thread0.log below:
Code:
Thu Nov  2 23:48:07 2006 die [DNSLib]: Unable to locate Bind configuration file.
Thu Nov  2 23:48:07 2006 die [DNSLib]:  at /scripts/cPScript/DNSLib.pm line 87
        cPScript::DNSLib::init('cPScript::DNSLib=HASH(0x504280)') called at /scripts/cPScript/DNSLib.pm line 63
        cPScript::DNSLib::new() called at /scripts/fixrndc line 33
Attempting to locate /etc/bind/named.confno bind configuration presentUnable to locate Bind configuration file.open3: exec of /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 proftpd on failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 exim on failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 cpanel on failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 bandmin on failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 mysql on failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 sshd on failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /etc/init.d/sshd start failed at ./install line 675
Looks pretty stuffed to me..

Anyway.. I'm downloading CentOS 4.4 x86_64 edition now.. so going to install that later and give it a go with CPanel.. Reading the other threads.. it sounds like CentOS is the way to go.
 

tweakservers

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looks like the log is showing multiple failing, I havent tried on installing on Debian before ;) , but Centos looks happy for most of the servers I have went through :)
 

optikfiberz

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Ok, so I installed CentOS 4.4 x86_64 with SELinux off, and Firewall off, and a yum update, which updated about 20 packages.

With this clean install, I proceeded with the "cd /home; wget *latest; sh latest". The installation took a while but it got stuck with the continuous "......\n" scrolling down the screen every 1 second.

After an hour of waiting, I did one 'Ctrl-C' and it interrupted what it was doing and continued on with the following outputs:
Code:
........
........
............Securing the /tmp and /var/tmp directories....Securing /tmp & /var/tmp
No seperate partition for tmp!
Building /usr/tmpDSK...512000+0 records in
512000+0 records out
mke2fs 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
/usr/tmpDSK is not a block special device.
Proceed anyway? (y,n) Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=1024 (log=0)
Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
128016 inodes, 512000 blocks
25600 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=1
Maximum filesystem blocks=67633152
63 block groups
8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
2032 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        8193, 24577, 40961, 57345, 73729, 204801, 221185, 401409

Writing inode tables: done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 35 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
tune2fs 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
Creating journal inode: done
This filesystem will be automatically checked every 35 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
Done
Setting up /tmp... Done
Setting up /var/tmp... Done
Process Complete
...Done
Cleaning Up.........Done
[[email protected] home]#
Looking at the /var/log/cpanel-install-thread0.log the following can be seen:
Code:
Shutting down system logger: [  OK  ]
Starting system logger: [  OK  ]
Starting kernel logger: [  OK  ]
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/antirelayd start failed at ./install line 675
sendmail: no process killed
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim stop failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim start failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start failed at ./install line 675
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/antirelayd start failed at ./install line 675
If you are getting an "undefined catalog error", please run:
/scripts/rebuildinterchangecfg; /usr/local/cpanel/bin/startinterchange
Found hostname to be localhost.localdomain, which resolves to 10.0.0.20
initfpsuexec: using apache 1.x support
error reading information on service proftpd: No such file or directory
error reading information on service exim: No such file or directory
error reading information on service cpanel: No such file or directory
error reading information on service bandmin: No such file or directory
Starting sshd:[  OK  ]
error reading information on service chkservd: No such file or directory
error reading information on service chkservd: No such file or directory
cp: cannot create regular file `/etc/chkserv.d/cpsrvd': No such file or directory
open3: exec of /etc/init.d/chkservd restart failed at ./install line 675
Found hostname to be localhost.localdomain, which resolves to 10.0.0.20
Hostname Virtual Host is already setup
cPanel install finished at: Fri Nov  3 18:35:34 2006 (127.366666666667 minutes)!
When I try to visit http://10.0.0.20:2086/ I am unable to connect.

I can access http://10.0.0.20/ fine though, get a " Hey, it worked !" page.

Would having this server (for trial/testing) behind a NAT firewall (which the public IP has been licensed for) have any affect on the install process ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

tweakservers

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the installation looks to be incomplete, try running /scripts/upcp --force and check out the output and make sure it runs to complete
 

TheNetway

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I am also having issues installing cPanel on CentOS 4.4. I think something is wrong with the cPanel installation process.

EDIT: We have also installed cPanel on other servers yesterday which it worked fine, but today none of our installs are working and in turn it is delaying our orders.
 

Israel.lopez

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Were having the same problem here:

It looks to be an error with how perl was installed.

Code:
(internal warning) Fri Nov  3 12:05:46 2006 [31475] warn: Missing english cache at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/TieLang.pm line 23.
        Cpanel::TieLang::TIEHASH('Cpanel::TieLang', 'english') called at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Lang.pm line 50
        Cpanel::Lang::loadlang('english') called at whostmgr/bin/whostmgr.pl line 58
Can't locate version.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/cpanel /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/i686-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.4 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.2 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.2 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl .) at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Lang/Cache/Utils/Cachelangfiles.pm line 11.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Lang/Cache/Utils/Cachelangfiles.pm line 11.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cachelangfiles line 11.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cachelangfiles line 11.
(internal warning) Fri Nov  3 12:06:08 2006 [31480] warn: Missing english cache at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/TieLang.pm line 23.
        Cpanel::TieLang::TIEHASH('Cpanel::TieLang', 'english') called at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Lang.pm line 50
        Cpanel::Lang::loadlang('english') called at whostmgr/bin/whostmgr2.pl line 58
[email protected] [~/perl587installer]#

Upon more investigation, it looks like the GD Perl Module is the culprit.

I tried downloading the perl installer from layer1.cpanel.net and that didnt help.

Heres the loop of errors that I saw while trying to reinstall CPanel

Code:
GD.xs: At top level:
GD.xs:431: error: syntax error before '*' token
GD.xs: In function `newDynamicCtx':
GD.xs:434: error: syntax error before ')' token
GD.xs:434: error: syntax error before ')' token
GD.xs:436: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:437: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:438: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:440: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:441: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:442: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:443: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:444: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:445: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:446: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:447: error: `gdIOCtx' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs:447: error: syntax error before ')' token
GD.xs: At top level:
GD.xs:452: error: syntax error before "gd_cloneDim"
GD.xs:452: error: syntax error before "src"
GD.xs: In function `gd_cloneDim':
GD.xs:453: error: syntax error before "dst"
GD.xs:454: error: `src' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs:455: error: `dst' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs:455: error: syntax error before "gdImageCreateTrueColor"
GD.xs:458: error: syntax error before "gdImageCreatePalette"
GD.xs:460: error: `gdMaxColors' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs: At top level:
GD.xs:476: error: syntax error before "src"
GD.xs: In function `get_xformbounds':
GD.xs:479: error: `x' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs:479: error: `src' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs:480: error: `y' undeclared (first us
GD.xs:341: error: syntax error before "GD__Font"
GD.xs:341: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
GD.xs:383: error: syntax error before "gdIOCtx"
GD.xs:383: warning: no semicolon at end of struct or union
GD.xs:387: error: syntax error before '}' token
GD.xs:387: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
GD.xs:391: error: syntax error before "ctx"
GD.xs: In function `bufGetC':
GD.xs:392: error: `ctx' undeclared (first use in this function)
GD.xs:392: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
GD.xs:392: error: for each function it appears in.)
GD.xs:394: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:394: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:395: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs:395: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
GD.xs: At top level:
GD.xs:398: error: syntax error before "ctx"
GD.xs: In function `bufGetBuf':
Anyone got any ideas.

Im running: CentOS release 4.4 (Final)

CPanel Reps? Ill be sending in a support request I guess.

-IL
 

VN-Ken

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They fixed it. You should now be able to install cPanel without issues.
 

Israel.lopez

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Code:
These perl installer issues were stemming from updates to the Compress::Zlib
module, which effectively broke Expect, and in turn broke the perl installer. 

downgraded Compress::Zlib, patched checkperlmodules, and was
successfully able to install all requisite perl modules after doing so. I am
currently monitoring the status of a forced upcp on this server, and will
update this ticket shortly once completed.
Looks like that was it... stupid Zlib.
 

optikfiberz

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Lots of a reponses, great to see..

Given Israel.lopez response, i just ran `/scripts/upcp`, without the --force, tweakservers, and it seemed to update everything.. and now its working!!..

Wooohoo... cpanel - I'm excited..

Thanks a lot guys!

I'm sure I'll be making some more posts in the future..
 

VN-Ken

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Is anyone having install problems again?

As well, I am trying to submit a ticket but I am getting the 500 Internal Server Error and there is no other way to reach cPanel support it seems.
 

tweakservers

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yapluka

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Is anyone having install problems again?

As well, I am trying to submit a ticket but I am getting the 500 Internal Server Error and there is no other way to reach cPanel support it seems.
Got the same troubles when installing a brand new server this morning.

Code:
wget http://layer2.cpanel.net/perl587installer.tar.gz
tar xzfv perl587installer.tar.gz
cd perl587installer
./install
and killing a bunch of stalled processes fixed the issue and the installation did complete.
 

badawi

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Is any one from CPanel going to answer here?? We had a new server installed Monday and had nothing but troubles because of these issues. Cmon guys, you have been long enough in this market and you should act a bit more professional than just ignoring everyone until you figure it out.

I'm very unhappy :mad:
 

yapluka

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It took me several upcp force and apache rebuild but I finally got it working and everything looks good now.
Hopefully this issue is fixed when I install the next server next week :p