New install problem on FreeBSD 4.11 - Too many arguments

hicom

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Hi,

I've searched through the forums and found interesting posts, but none helped in resolving the problem.

I'm trying to install new cPanel on a FreeBSD 4.11 , which has all sources, kernels..etc installed.

I also have: wget , rsync and XFree86-Libraries installed properly

This is the error :

Code:
# sh latest
Creating directory installd
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing cplyr1-cPanel....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
        ____                  _
    ___|  _ \ __ _ _ __   ___| |
   / __| |_) / _` | '_ \ / _ \ |
  | (__|  __/ (_| | | | |  __/ |
   \___|_|   \__,_|_| |_|\___|_|

     Installer Version 10.4.1


Too many arguments for open at ./install line 76, near "'/var/log/cpanel-install-thread0.log')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 78, near "'/var/log/cpanel-install-thread1.log')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 219, near "'/var/cpanel/version/9.9.9.1')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 426, near "'/etc/httpd/conf/srm.conf')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 428, near "'/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 460, near "'/etc/rc.d/rc.local')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 483, near "'/etc/rc.d/rc.local')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 548, near "'/var/cpanel/whmtheme')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 553, near "'/etc/cpupdate.conf') "
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 607, near "'/dev/null')"
./install has too many errors.
Any opinions on what could be causing this ? I can give you ssh access to the machine if you can help as well!

Thx!

Tamouh
= It is ironic, I wrote the 1st article on how to install cPanel on BSD 2 yrs ago, and now i'm stuck!! =
 

John9276

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Jun 10, 2005
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Same

I'm getting the same problems. I've checked out other threads, but I still have the same problems after my initial research.

I have nothing to contribute to this thread except "ME TOO!"

For the record, this is what I get:

Code:
www# sh latest
Creating directory installd
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing cplyr1-cPanel....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
        ____                  _
    ___|  _ \ __ _ _ __   ___| |
   / __| |_) / _` | '_ \ / _ \ |
  | (__|  __/ (_| | | | |  __/ |
   \___|_|   \__,_|_| |_|\___|_|
  
     Installer Version 10.4.1


Too many arguments for open at ./install line 76, near "'/var/log/cpanel-install-thread0.log')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 78, near "'/var/log/cpanel-install-thread1.log')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 219, near "'/var/cpanel/version/9.9.9.1')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 426, near "'/etc/httpd/conf/srm.conf')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 428, near "'/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 460, near "'/etc/rc.d/rc.local')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 483, near "'/etc/rc.d/rc.local')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 548, near "'/var/cpanel/whmtheme')"
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 553, near "'/etc/cpupdate.conf') "
Too many arguments for open at ./install line 607, near "'/dev/null')"
./install has too many errors.
www#
and my FreeBSD is:
Code:
www# uname -a
FreeBSD www.fanasylum.com 4.11-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 21 17:21:22 GMT 2005     [email protected]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
I've also noticed that my install doesn't say "FreeBSD Detected!" like it says on other FreeBSD installs!
 
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nyjimbo

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Not to pick nits here but I noticed that on the main cpanel.net page it doesnt show 4.11 being supported:


"4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4"

Thats the string from the page. I wonder if its a mistake or intentional.
 

John9276

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yes, cpanel doesn't support 4.11
I got it installed on 5.4. unfortunately, now i have mysql problems! Ugh! but that's for another topic, thanks nyjimbo
 

hicom

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That is weird not to support 4.11 , I have a production server that we upgraded from 4.10 to 4.11 running cPanel and had no problems.

I'm going to open a support ticket asking about support for 4.11

I think i'll do the same thing, install BSD 4.10 then upgrade to 4.11 after cPanel install.

Thx for the heads up :)
 

hicom

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UPDATE ****Solution****

As it turns out, this error is caused by FreeBSD 4.11 using old Perl version. The cPanel installer seems to have been updated as well to detect such a problem and produce user-friendly error.

To update 4.11 Perl use the ports. Something weird with Perl , when you install it, it doesn't over write the command line program. So it continued using the old perl even after installing Perl 5.8.5

I had to manually copy /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.5 over /usr/bin/perl for Perl 5.8.5 to work properly.