Uncompressing cPanel & WHM Installer (dnsonly). Extraction failed.

electric

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I am trying to install cpanel DNS-Only on a new VPS instance running CentOS 8, but I get an error when trying to run the installer:

[[email protected] home]# curl -o latest-dnsonly -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest-dnsonly
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 34860 100 34860 0 0 120k 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 120k

[[email protected] home]# sh latest-dnsonly
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing cPanel & WHM Installer (dnsonly).Extraction failed.
Signal caught, cleaning up
Any ideas what might be the problem?

Thanks.
 

electric

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I figured it out. I had to run this:

yum groupinstall base
After that, the installation was able to start.

However, then it failed with this:

2020-10-16 18:57:03 450 (ERROR): cPanel, L.L.C. does not support CentOS version 8.
2020-10-16 18:57:03 452 (ERROR): The system detected an unsupported distribution. cPanel & WHM only supports CentOS 6 and 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 6 and 7, and CloudLinux™ 6 and 7.
And finally, it stopped after this:

2020-10-16 18:56:52 1221 [32846] ( INFO): Running script fix-cpanel-perl to bootstrap cPanel Perl.
2020-10-16 18:56:52 1234 [32846] ( WARN): Run #1/3 failed to run script fix-cpanel-perl.
2020-10-16 18:56:58 1234 [32846] ( WARN): Run #2/3 failed to run script fix-cpanel-perl.
2020-10-16 18:57:03 1234 [32846] ( WARN): Run #3/3 failed to run script fix-cpanel-perl.
2020-10-16 18:57:03 1242 [32846] (FATAL): Failed to run script fix-cpanel-perl to bootstrap cPanel Perl.

...propagated at /home/cPanelInstall/selfgz28188/install line 265.Bootstrapping cPanel Perl failed: 256 at /home/cPanelInstall/selfgz28188/install line 336.Removing /root/installer.lock.
So.... it appears DNS-Only cpanel is not able to be installed on CentOS 8.

(I understand cpanel is not currently supported with CentOS 8, however I was hoping to run some testing...)
 

andrew.n

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yep unfortunately thats the case. I really hope they will start supporting CentOS by the first quarter of next year though.
 

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