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Where did firstboot go?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Asif Nawaz, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Asif Nawaz

    Asif Nawaz Member

    Jul 30, 2012
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    Hi folks,

    I installed cPanel on CentOs 6.2. In the process, it got updated to 6.3.

    That's fine, but because of the virtual environment I am running the server in I need to make sure that firstboot is off at all levels.

    However, when I try to run anything pertaining to firstboot from my command prompt, I get nothing.

    In fact, when I run chkconfig --list firstboot, it throws an "error reading information on service firstboot: No such file or directory"

    So, does cPanel remove firstboot from the OS altogether?

  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Hello Asif,

    From what I can see, when firstboot rpm is installed, it installs a slew of other rpms such as gnome and avahi-daemon. Some of these services can have deterimental impacts on a system with cPanel installed.

    Here's the full list of dependencies installed when installing firstboot:

    Dependency Installed:
      ConsoleKit.x86_64 0:0.4.1-3.el6                                      ConsoleKit-libs.x86_64 0:0.4.1-3.el6                           GConf2.x86_64 0:2.28.0-6.el6                                            
      ORBit2.x86_64 0:2.14.17-3.1.el6                                      authconfig-gtk.x86_64 0:6.1.12-10.el6                          avahi.x86_64 0:0.6.25-11.el6                                            
      avahi-glib.x86_64 0:0.6.25-11.el6                                    control-center-filesystem.x86_64 1:2.28.1-37.el6               cracklib-python.x86_64 0:2.8.16-4.el6                                   
      dbus.x86_64 1:1.2.24-5.el6_1                                         dbus-glib.x86_64 0:0.86-5.el6                                  dbus-python.x86_64 0:0.83.0-6.1.el6                                     
      desktop-file-utils.x86_64 0:0.15-9.el6                               docbook-dtds.noarch 0:1.0-51.el6                               eggdbus.x86_64 0:0.6-3.el6                                              
      flac.x86_64 0:1.2.1-6.1.el6                                          gnome-doc-utils-stylesheets.noarch 0:0.18.1-1.el6              gnome-icon-theme.noarch 0:2.28.0-2.el6                                  
      gnome-keyring.x86_64 0:2.28.2-7.el6                                  gnome-python2.x86_64 0:2.28.0-3.el6                            gnome-python2-canvas.x86_64 0:2.28.0-3.el6                              
      gnome-themes.noarch 0:2.28.1-6.el6                                   gnome-user-docs.noarch 0:2.28.0-4.el6                          gnome-vfs2.x86_64 0:2.24.2-6.el6                                        
      gstreamer.x86_64 0:0.10.29-1.el6                                     gstreamer-tools.x86_64 0:0.10.29-1.el6                         gtk2-engines.x86_64 0:2.18.4-5.el6.centos                               
      hal-libs.x86_64 0:0.5.14-11.el6                                      libIDL.x86_64 0:0.8.13-2.1.el6                                 libXres.x86_64 0:1.0.4-1.el6                                            
      libasyncns.x86_64 0:0.8-1.1.el6                                      libcanberra.x86_64 0:0.22-1.el6.centos                         libcanberra-gtk2.x86_64 0:0.22-1.el6.centos                             
      libdaemon.x86_64 0:0.14-1.el6                                        libglade2.x86_64 0:2.6.4-3.1.el6                               libgnomecanvas.x86_64 0:2.26.0-4.el6                                    
      libnotify.x86_64 0:0.5.0-1.el6                                       libogg.x86_64 2:1.1.4-2.1.el6                                  libreport.x86_64 0:2.0.9-5.el6.centos                                   
      libreport-gtk.x86_64 0:2.0.9-5.el6.centos                            libreport-newt.x86_64 0:2.0.9-5.el6.centos                     libreport-plugin-reportuploader.x86_64 0:2.0.9-5.el6.centos             
      libreport-plugin-rhtsupport.x86_64 0:2.0.9-5.el6.centos              libreport-python.x86_64 0:2.0.9-5.el6.centos                   libselinux-python.x86_64 0:2.0.94-5.3.el6                               
      libsndfile.x86_64 0:1.0.20-5.el6                                     libtar.x86_64 0:1.2.11-17.el6                                  libuser-python.x86_64 0:0.56.13-5.el6                                   
      libvorbis.x86_64 1:1.2.3-4.el6_2.1                                   libwnck.x86_64 0:2.28.0-3.el6                                  metacity.x86_64 0:2.28.0-23.el6                                         
      mozilla-filesystem.x86_64 0:1.9-5.1.el6                              notification-daemon.x86_64 0:0.5.0-1.el6                       ntp.x86_64 0:4.2.4p8-2.el6.centos                                       
      ntpdate.x86_64 0:4.2.4p8-2.el6.centos                                polkit.x86_64 0:0.96-2.el6_0.1                                 pulseaudio-libs.x86_64 0:0.9.21-14.el6_3                                
      pycairo.x86_64 0:1.8.6-2.1.el6                                       pygobject2.x86_64 0:2.20.0-5.el6                               pygtk2.x86_64 0:2.16.0-3.el6                                            
      pygtk2-libglade.x86_64 0:2.16.0-3.el6                                python-ethtool.x86_64 0:0.6-1.el6                              python-meh.noarch 0:0.12.1-3.el6                                        
      python-slip.noarch 0:0.2.20-1.el6_2                                  pyxf86config.x86_64 0:0.3.37-7.1.el6                           rarian.x86_64 0:0.8.1-5.1.el6                                           
      rarian-compat.x86_64 0:0.8.1-5.1.el6                                 sgml-common.noarch 0:0.6.3-32.el6                              shared-mime-info.x86_64 0:0.70-4.el6                                    
      sound-theme-freedesktop.noarch 0:0.7-3.el6                           startup-notification.x86_64 0:0.10-2.1.el6                     system-config-date.noarch 0:1.9.60-1.el6.centos                         
      system-config-date-docs.noarch 0:1.0.11-1.el6                        system-config-keyboard.x86_64 0:1.3.1-4.el6                    system-config-keyboard-base.x86_64 0:1.3.1-4.el6                        
      system-config-users.noarch 0:1.2.106-5.el6                           system-config-users-docs.noarch 0:1.0.8-1.el6                  usermode-gtk.x86_64 0:1.102-3.el6                                       
      xcb-util.x86_64 0:0.3.6-1.el6                                        xdg-utils.noarch 0:1.0.2-17.20091016cvs.el6                    xml-common.noarch 0:0.6.3-32.el6                                        
      xmlrpc-c.x86_64 0:1.16.24-1209.1840.el6                              xmlrpc-c-client.x86_64 0:1.16.24-1209.1840.el6                 xulrunner.x86_64 0:10.0.6-1.el6.centos                                  
      yelp.x86_64 0:2.28.1-13.el6_2                                        zenity.x86_64 0:2.28.0-1.el6         
    I don't believe this is something we would ever recommend existing on a cPanel machine. I cannot say that we removed it, since I haven't yet tested installing that component and then cPanel, but I can state there are quite a few rpms installed by it that we would consider to be unwanted on cPanel machines.

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