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Is it Secure Now to Update?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wimp, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. wimp

    wimp Well-Known Member

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    hi,
    is it secure now to Update to CPanel 7.2... and run scripts/easyapache?
    Or are there still problems wiht apache crash's and modules that not work..?


    Thanks

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  2. tAzMaNiAc

    tAzMaNiAc Well-Known Member

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    I guess your ID says it all. I've had it since day one. If you don't know how to fix the backend, don't ever update. You gotta take the plunge, and if issues arise take care of them.. :)

    True System Administrators(tm) do that daily.

    Brenden

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  3. wimp

    wimp Well-Known Member

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    so this means it is not secure yet.
    :confused:

    Would be happy to update but with all this trouble I like to stay away from any update since the CPanel Team has not fixed all this problems...

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  4. trukfixer

    trukfixer Active Member

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    dunno about you but I have not yet seen a single one of the issues about crashing apache , etc. so far.. just a problem with rebuilding apache with non-default options..


    Im running apache 1.3.28, php 4.3.2.. pretty much the latest stable versions of everything.. about to install the new linux kernel tonight.. no problems anticipated..

    so far I have had a relatively stable server.. with very few issues..

    and no real crashes that weren't caused by my own idiocy..:)

    just make sure you know what you got before you make changes.. back up everything before a change is made.. if you goof. restore the backup..:)

    simple

    make any sense??

    :D

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  5. proksie

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    I had big problems with Red Hat 9 and the upgrades. :mad:

    Finally I downgraded to Red Hat 7.2 and installed cPanel plus upgrades without any problem. :rolleyes:

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  6. XPerties

    XPerties Well-Known Member

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    never one problem on any updates

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  7. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    The update to 7.2 stable is problem free and the easyapache problem was fixed within 12 hours.

    It is safe to upgrade to stable.

    BTW some "true system administrators" do prefer stable releases and have better things to do than keep fixing things.

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  8. pirania1

    pirania1 Well-Known Member

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    Small warning with stable 85

    I had problems with python errors, so I did /scripts/fixmailman
    It wiped my /scripts directory completely that I had to copy it from another server in order to do upcp.
    After that it seems ok.

    There were other people reporting that problem also.

    So make sure you backup /scripts somewhere if you have only one server. :p

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  9. wimp

    wimp Well-Known Member

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    what's the latest stable release now?

    (should there not be a list with all current updates on www.cpanel.net? .... but don't remember where...)

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    raventec Well-Known Member

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    should be http://layer1.cpanel.net or http://layer2.cpanel.net I think.

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  11. XPerties

    XPerties Well-Known Member

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    Cpanel-7.2.1-STABLE_85-Linux-i686-glibc-2.1.tar.gz (Tue Jul 22 13:39:18 2003)

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  12. Tim Greer

    Tim Greer Well-Known Member

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    That should not have happened:


    ]# cat /scripts/fixmailman

    #!/bin/sh

    /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/mailmanctl -s stop

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/convertmailman2
    /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/update -f


    (cd /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/qfiles/out;for file in *; do rm -fv $file;done)

    /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/mailmanctl -s start


    This is a horrible idea! My guess would be that it wouldn't change to the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/qfiles/out because it didn't exist. Thus, when it read in each of the files to delete, you were still in /scripts (where you ran the file). Ouch! This is why it deleted all those files. Be glad you didn't run this while you were in another, more important directory!

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  13. pirania1

    pirania1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I somehow recall error message about the fact that this dir didn't existed.


    Yep. Lesson learned. Since that day I don't run any scripts from directories containing ANY files.

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    jamesbond Well-Known Member

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    Many of the small scripts in CPanel don't check if files actually exist. I really think the scripts should check for existence of every file that is going to be copied, edited, moved or deleted.
    If a file doesn't exist the script should simply abort or behave accordingly.

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  15. Tim Greer

    Tim Greer Well-Known Member

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    The script should have checked for the existence of the dir prior to running these commands, but caution on your part never hurts. :)

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  16. Tim Greer

    Tim Greer Well-Known Member

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    I was just posting the same thing. :) I completely agree.

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    Off track, but would this command stop an disable mailman entirely on a new server where we don't want to have anything to do with mailman?
     
  18. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    Off topic too

    I put in a feature request to be able to remove mailman completely. If a few others do the same - it might happen.

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