1. Please take a little time for this simple survey! Thank you for participating!
    Dismiss Notice

Plesk 7.5.4 on CentOS 4.x does it work ?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by BoXie, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Hi,

    I am considering to install Plesk 7.5.4 on CentOS 4.2

    I just need a quick reponse (and it will help others doing a 'search' on this) :

    - Does it work flawlessly ?
    - Can i still upgrade with yum (even when i have changed /etc/redhat-release) ?
    - Can i change back to the original CentOS' /etc/redhat-release after Plesk install ?
    - What needs to be in the /etc/redhat-release

    Please .. some input from the ones that are really running this config.

    Thanx
     
  2. garan

    garan Guest

    0
     
    I tried installing on CentOS 4.1 over the weekend using the autoinstaller script but it didn't go seemlessly. I tried using yum but had problems with that too.

    I was trying to install the CentOS 3 version though. Thinking about it in the cool light of day I should have tried the Red Hat Enterprise 4 installer. Looking on Atomic Turtle's site, he's so confident that CentOS4 and RHEL4 are compaitble that the one directory in his repository is simply symlinked for the other. He knows more about all of this than us mere mortals ;)

    I didn't know that CentOS 4.2 had been released. I'm downloading the ISOs at the moment and I'll try it tonight..

    Garan.
     
  3. phoenixisp

    phoenixisp Silver Pleskian

    27
    57%
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2002
    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have installed Plesk 7.5.4 successfully on 4 boxes with CentOS4.1 with no problem. Make sure that redhat-release reads:

    RedHat Enterprise Linux EL4 (Nahant)

    No need to change it back, just leave it. Then on your yum.conf file be sure that the line reads:

    distroverpkg=redhat-release

    instead of the reference to centos.

    edit-------------------------
    Also - in /etc/yum.conf, change all references of "$releasever" to "4ES"
    /edit------------------------
     
  4. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Can you explain that last step ?

    It would sound more reasonable i think to roll-back to the original '/etc/redhat-release' file after Plesk install/upgrade.

    That way yum won't break.

    And since there is no 'redhat-release' package on CentOS .. why changing the distroverpkg variable in yum.conf to 'redhat-release'?
     
  5. phoenixisp

    phoenixisp Silver Pleskian

    27
    57%
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2002
    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. garan

    garan Guest

    0
     
    Just ran the RHEL4 auto installer on CentOS 4.1.

    I had to change the /etc/redhat-release file from "CentOS release 4.1 (Final)" to "RedHat Enterprise Linux 4" so that the installer would work.

    The installer completed with no errors. Just ran a ps -ef and all seems well. I'll reply again if I hit any issues...

    Garan.
     
  7. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    @phoenixisp

    Ok thanx,

    But i would like to install Plesk 7.5.4 on CentOS 4.2 without ART's stuff. Just by using the official Plesk EL4 binaries and CentOS out-of-the-box.

    Anyone tried it that way ? Without ART's channels etc ..
     
  8. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Ok try to 'yum update' to CentOS 4.2 and tell us if you have kept the modified /etc/redhat-release or restored the original.

    Do both work on yum ? I haven't figured out yet whether it's necessary / possible to restore the original /etc/redhat-release after the Plesk install.
     
  9. phoenixisp

    phoenixisp Silver Pleskian

    27
    57%
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2002
    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can sure do it without ART's stuff. But you have to be careful about what you update, for instance php to php5. The beauty of ART's packages are that they are built to work with Plesk and not break it.
     
  10. garan

    garan Guest

    0
     
    I've updated my yum.conf with ART's entries. I was getting the following when I ran yum update:


    Error: Missing Dependency: pam >= 0.77-66.8 is needed by package util-linux
    Error: Missing Dependency: libaudit.so.0 is needed by package util-linux
    Error: spamassassin conflicts with psa-spamassassin


    I've put the /etc/redhat-release back to the CentOS 4.1 (Final) setting and re-run the yum -y update. I still get the error messages above.

    Any clues?
     
  11. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Maybe remove ART's entries from yum.conf since you've not used ART's stuff to install it all ?

    And then try again.
     
  12. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Hm i don't understand that. Since Plesk supports RHEL 4 it shouldn't be a problem to install and run Plesk on Centos 4.x with PHP 4 and MySQL 4 and WITHOUT Art's stuff ? Or am i wrong ?

    Else RHEL 4 users would be in trouble also i guess.
     
  13. garan

    garan Guest

    0
     
    Seems to be working fine. I'm going to see how the yum -y update goes with 4.1. I'll try the 4.2 upgrade but I think I'm going to end up doing a vanilla 4.2 install, add PSA only (i.e. no ART) and run with that in production...

    At the end of the day a fresh install has got to beat an upgrade when you need to depend on it.
     
  14. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Maybe a fresh install is better when you have the possibility to do one.

    But then again .. it isn't Windows ;)

    But to sum it up:

    You have installed Plesk 7.5.4 (official SW-Soft release) on CentOS 4.x with no problems ? And only edited the /etc/redhat-release file ? And restored the original 'redhat-release' file or not ? And yum still works ?

    Maybe you can write some summary of your procedure and results .. would help / inform me and probably a lot of other people later on.
     
  15. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

    29
     
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    The CentOS point releases (4.1, 4.2, etc) are just the normal CentOS4 release with updated packages, and a few minor additions (like yum). So if you're running CentOS 4.0, and update it, you are effectively running CentOS 4.2. The only exception is that CentOS has built distro's in 4.2 for other architectures, like the DEC Alpha.

    My RHEL4 packages are really built on CentOS4, and as noted the PSA release is really pointing to RHEL4.
     
  16. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Ok ART,

    But do you agree that, since SW-Soft is supporting RHEL 4, Plesk's official 7.5.4 release should work on a standard CentOS 4.x distro without any troubles ?

    With the only modification being the /etc/redhat-release file?
     
  17. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

    29
     
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Yep, the rhel4 version should work just fine on CentOS4
     
  18. BoXie

    BoXie Guest

    0
     
    Great .. that's all i need ;)

    This post could be a lot smaller hehe.

    By the way .. what's the best practise you think : restore the original /etc/redhat-release after each Plesk update / install ? Or doesn't it matter for yum at all ?
     
  19. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

    29
     
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    It doesnt matter really, the only thing that reads it is the psa updater.
     
  20. garan

    garan Guest

    0
     
    Just for info, I've successfully installed Plesk 7.5 on a Centos 4.2 box, the only change being the redhat-release file as detailed above.

    Garan
     
Loading...