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Problems with Installation Fedora Core 6

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cmariomej, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. cmariomej

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    Hello guys:

    I asked the cPanel guys to install WHM/cPanel on my server, I'm using Fedora Core 6, the problem is that as the cPanel guys said, the installation failled because we have X running on the server. They want us to remove Xorg and related applications (Gnome/KDE/etc) from the server as the librariers installed with these programs conflict with those installed with cPanel.

    Question... how would I go for uninstalling that on SSH? and also... How can I make sure all libraries and dependencies are uninstalled correctly?

    We spent 3 days fixing some conflicts on the server to properly configure Name Servers, looks like my guy is not an expert as I thought, so honestly reloading all the software by doing a clean install is the last option for us.

    Please give me a hand on this.... :)

    Thanx
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The easiest way to prepare your server for a cPanel/WHM installation (and the recommended way) is to completely re-install the OS with no server software etc. installed. If your distribution offers a minimal installation option, use that.

    It sounds drastic now, but it'll save a lot of troubleshooting later.

    Remember, cPanel/WHM cannot (and should not) be installed on a production server.
     
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    Hmmmm, sounds like I'm going to waste more time... another question... do you think that by switching to Level 3 my Linux server will do the trick? On level 3 the graphical interface and its dependencies don't load...

    Thanx for your help
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    It's extremely poor practice to run an X windowing system on a production web server. Additionally, it will open you up to all sorts of security issues.

    If you need a graphical interface for server maintenance, I would recommend using WHM via a web browser.
     
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    Thanx David, i'd never thought about it this way. i understand and I'm ready to pickup my server and do the installation again.
    Last question... when you say "no server software" you mean I don't need to install Apache, Bind and all other services? What else I don't need?
    It looks to me that I only need to configure the IP, name the server and make it available via SSH... am I right?

    Thanx
     
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    Essentially as long as our techs can login via SSH and your server can resolve domains to IPs, that's all you need. If for some reason you are missing something required for the installation process, our techs can go ahead and install it. It's much better to be missing something than to have something installed and have to mess with removing it.
     
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    hehehe, understood... your feedback was the determining factor to take action in this issue.

    Many thanx ;)
     
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