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wich free bsd version is best for cpanel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DWHS.net, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. DWHS.net

    DWHS.net Well-Known Member
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    I am about to do a test server with freebsd and was wondering if anyone could recomend a version.

    I was thinking 5.0 since I have it on disk already but my gut says 4.9 is better.

    Thanks,

    -Charles
     
  2. Angel78

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    I'd like to know this too. maybe Nick or CpanelJosh could point us to a direction..
     
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    5.0 should be OK

    PS - You can just call me "Josh" :)
     
  4. DWHS.net

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    Kewl, Thanks...
     
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    ok cpaneljosh :)
     
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    what about 5.1?

    I installed 5.1 since I have items that 5.0 can't run and CPanel is running like hell! Why advertise you can support 5.1 if you can't?
     
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    This is really a very interesting issue because we're planning on installing FreeBSD on all our cpanel servers due to Redhat quitting on support.

    I can't afford a buggy system.
     
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    me too, and i would like to use Cpanel and noh Hsphere.
     
  9. TCSLEA

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    5.1 works great

    That's what I'm running and I recommend it. The only FreeBSD issue that I'm aware of (no matter the version) is that (of all things) the cPanel jailshell feature does not function. When I submitted a trouble ticket awhile back, I was told it was a FreeBSD issue, and I have not looked any farther into the matter.
     
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    I am working on 5.1 and I don't think it is the best way to run WHM. I suppose the best way is RedHat 9 at this point.
     
  11. Angel78

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    what kind of troubles do you have?
     
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    I supposed tha major part of 'us' was working with a stable release of a OS. Has everybody switched to 5.x?
     
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    I've had v5.1 running on a new server for a little over a day. So far, so good.. I'll keep you guys posted if I get any errors or buggy.
     
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    FreeBSD 5.1 difference

    I just discovered that with FreeBSD 5.1 (and possibly earlier versions?) you need a symlink from /var/spool/cron to /var/cron/tabs in order for your pkgacct to work properly. FreeBSD puts the crontabs in /var/cron/tabs and cPanel expects them to be in /var/spool/cron ...

    Support has indicated they will ask the developers to include this symlink in a future release.
     
  15. Angel78

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    I think that they would do a good thing to all of us (incl Cpanle team themselves) if they would hire a FreeBSD expert, as most of these "issues" are caused by things that FreeBSD hadles different then RH does.
     
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    Note, FreeBSD 4.8 is the latest stable release of FreeBSD and the other versions are production versions. I don't see what the point would be in installing FreeBSD (and expecting stability) and cpanel and putting it on an unstable OS.
     
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    The more production servers using 5.1, the more bugs can be discovered and worked out. Speaking for myself only, our server is not a critical server... we can deal with occasional downtime (if any) for now, and although inconvenient, it will not cost us anything or disrupt anything critical.

    Having said that, FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE is the most recent version in the FreeBSD STABLE branch, not 4.8. But you are correct - 5.1 is probably not a good idea for mission-critical servers, unless you are willing to deal with potential problems.
     
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    and according to cpanel.net homepage 4.9 is not supported ehhh is this a typo or a joke?

    FreeBSD - 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.0, 5.1
     
  19. KualoCraig

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    Unfortunately, it is not listed -- but they appear to have an installer available for FreeBSD 4.9 on http://layer1.cpanel.net/.

    I'd be interested in finding out if people have tried cPanel with FreeBSD 4.9, and what their experiences have been like.

    Best regards,

    Craig.
     
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    Sorry for upping this one, but I was wondering how WHM on FreeBSD handles packages... Does it use the FreeBSD ports collection (of which I think it rocks), or does it depend on RPM running on FreeBSD (which would really suck imo)..
    We're running cPanel on a server now, but I'm not at all happy with it. I had to install RPM and use the cPanel rpm packages to get things working, but it's so ugly to use that on a OS with a completely different packaging system. (for instance, if I try to install something with a dependency like exim, but exim is a cPanel install, I can't without going through a lot of trouble.)
    I'm really eager to try cPanel on a FreeBSD server, but if we'd get the same issues as we're having with Debian right now, I'll have second thoughts.

    Thanks in advance for your information and advice,
    Jasper
     
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