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Total Disaster Two Long Nights So Far

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BrokenBox, May 29, 2006.

  1. BrokenBox

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    And the box is still broken...

    Maybe someone here can help or point me in the right direction.

    After recieving the notice to upgrade php to 5.14 a week ago, I did.

    Shortly after I got a notice to upgrade to MySQL 4.0.23 so I tried. The installation took half the afternoon and when it was finished PHP 5 wouldn't work.

    So having backed up the database I tried to downgrade the installation and that flat out failed after 6 hours, (Mind you I have a 100 Mbit pipe and I'm on a pentium 4 box. ) So I had to reverse that decision and ended up spending the rest of the night upgrading to 4.0.23 knowing I'd end up with a broken box when I needed to wake up and go to work 3 hours later.

    I managed to downgrade the system to PHP 4.4.2 and the box seemed only partially broke at that point so I let it go until tonight.

    The box will simply not go back up to PHP 5.14 no matter what I do, the highest the installation will go is 4.4.2 in fact PHP 5.x will simply not install or at least not become recognized when it does.

    I've looked up and down for additional PHP legacy files and found none. All I've got is symbolic links pointing to /usr/local/Zend/etc/php.ini and yes I have installed Zend more times than I care to say tonight.

    A program that I use to secure certain sites called Sitelok is flat out broken now, I've had to strip it from the site and setup .htpasswd for the time being. I don't think it has anything to do with the 4.0 password setting and besides I have two indicators in the SQL config file that say I want MySQL to accept old 4.0 passwords.

    I need PHP 5.14 because an invoicing program I use to bill my clients requires PHP 5.x

    I am going to write the Sitelok support folks to find out what setting they require from PHP for their product to function. I am hoping it's just a tweak in PHP.ini

    At any rate it's been a nightmare dealing with this upgrade. What should have been two patches and done is still incomplete.

    I would imagine, I'm not alone and that there are similar incidents. I don't have a custom box, it's basically CPanel and it's updates for the exeception of APF firewall.

    Can any one point me in the right direction, I'd like to get PHP 5.14 back on this box and I won't be downgrading MySQL
     
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  2. kernow

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    It took six hours to upgrade ???? sounds like you may have other problems with the server ..............
    Did you remember to rebuild Apache after the upgrade ?
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    From their site:
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    Sitelok should work with most servers including shared servers as long as PHP4 or PHP5 are installed and can access MySQL. Sitelok only needs one MySQL table which can be in an existing database if required. Don't forget you can download the full manual by filling in the form above.

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    A point in the right direction would be to read the threads over the past week and catch up on how others got by.
     
  4. BrokenBox

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    Thank you,

    I don't know why it took so long, but it was like watching paint dry. There must have been network problems, that's all I can think of the server has never, NEVER had a problem like this until this after the upgrade.

    I understand how to configure Sitelok and I have the manual, but after trying to make things work last night, it broke. There was nothing wrong with the installation it is two months old and had been working fine.

    What I need help with now is getting PHP 5.14 to install, the server is stuck on PHP 4.4.2

    I have applications that need to run on PHP 5.x

    No matter what I do and even through it reports back installation sucessful, the box stays at 4.4.2. Is there any place I can change a setting after I get a successful installation so that I can see PHP 5.x when I do PHP -v all I get is 4.4.2?

    I have rebuilt apache several times now, last night I reset the Apache Config to default, even ran easyapache I used option 1.

    I have upgraded and downgraded WHM to no avail as well.
     
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  5. mctDarren

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    Sounds like you might need to compile php and apache manually at this point if easyapache isn't working for you. Might try /scripts/upcp to edge and then recompiling before just to see. After two nights, I would pay one of the admin companies to have their people look into it. GL
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a try when I get back to my home office after work tonight.
     

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