Debian 5.0 64b issue : Package webmin is not available

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#1 Thu, 06/18/2009 - 14:30
julien04

Debian 5.0 64b issue : Package webmin is not available

On a fresh Debian Lenny 5.0.1 64bit install, using the GPL install.sh, there is the following issue, whats wrong ?

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INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:35 - Installing dependencies using command: /usr/bin/apt-get --config-file apt.conf.noninteractive -y --force-yes install postfix postfix-pcre webmin usermin ruby libapache2-mod-ruby libxml-simple-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl unzip zip
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Package webmin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

FATAL - Fatal Error Occurred: Something went wrong during installation: 0
FATAL - Cannot continue installation.
FATAL - Attempting to remove virtualmin repository configuration, so the installation can be
FATAL - re-attempted after any problems have been resolved.
FATAL - Removing temporary directory and files.
FATAL - If you are unsure of what went wrong, you may wish to review the log
FATAL - in /root/virtualmin-install.log

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/root/virtualmin-install.log has no more information :

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INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Started installation log in /root/virtualmin-install.log
DEBUG - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Install mode: full
DEBUG - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Product: Virtualmin GPL
DEBUG - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Virtualmin Meta-Package list: virtualmin-base
DEBUG - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - install.sh version: 1.0.3
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Checking for fully qualified hostname...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Hostname OK: fully qualified as r20277.ovh.net
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Installing serial number and license key into /etc/virtualmin-license
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:22 - Loading OS selection library...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:23 - Download of http://software.virtualmin.com/lib/oschooser.pl Succeeded.
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:23 - Loading OS list...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:23 - Download of http://software.virtualmin.com/lib/os_list.txt Succeeded.
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:24 - Operating system name: Debian Linux
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:24 - Operating system version: 5.0.1
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:24 - Configuring package manager for Debian Linux 5.0.1...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:24 - Enabling universe repositories, if not already available...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:24 - Disabling cdrom repositories...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:29 - Cleaning up apt headers and packages, so we can start fresh...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:29 -
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:33 - Download of http://software.virtualmin.com/lib/apt.conf.noninteractive Succeeded.
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:33 - Installing Webmin and Virtualmin package signing keys...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:33 - Download of http://software.virtualmin.com/lib/RPM-GPG-KEY-virtualmin Succeeded.
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:33 - Download of http://software.virtualmin.com/lib/RPM-GPG-KEY-webmin Succeeded.
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:34 - OK
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:34 - OK
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:34 - Hit
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:35 - Removing Debian standard Webmin package, if they exist (because they're broken)...
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:35 - Removing Debian apache packages...
DEBUG - 2009-06-18 21:24:35 - Reading
INFO - 2009-06-18 21:24:35 - Installing dependencies using command: /usr/bin/apt-get --config-file apt.conf.noninteractive -y --force-yes install postfix postfix-pcre webmin usermin ruby libapache2-mod-ruby libxml-simple-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl unzip zip
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Package webmin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - Fatal Error Occurred: Something went wrong during installation: 0
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - Cannot continue installation.
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - Attempting to remove virtualmin repository configuration, so the installation can be
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - re-attempted after any problems have been resolved.
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - Removing temporary directory and files.
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - If you are unsure of what went wrong, you may wish to review the log
FATAL - 2009-06-18 21:24:38 - in /root/virtualmin-install.log

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Thanks,

Julien

Thu, 06/18/2009 - 21:55
julien04

SO....

I've try Virtualmin install.sh on Debian5 64b in a Virtualbox and it work like a charm.

My problem of missing webmin package must be from my hoster's Debian install.

Thu, 06/18/2009 - 23:13
julien04

My hoster (ovh.com) use his own mirrors for debian.
so here is my sources.list :

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deb ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

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In this configuration, install.sh don't want to work. It ends with "Package webmin is not available".

So I change my sources.list in order to include official debian mirror :

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#deb ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
#deb-src ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian lenny main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

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right, the install.sh works now...

Whats wrong ? OVH's mirror seems to be 100% synchro with the Debian's one. I don't understand.
In addition, OVH customize Debian 32bit sources.list too. But there is no problem at install !!

Problem only in 64b... :-(

Thanks in advance,

Julien

Thu, 06/18/2009 - 23:29
Joe
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I have no idea. ;-)

The Webmin package ought to be coming from the virtualmin-universal repository, and so the Debian repos shouldn't make any difference. I mean, I guess it's possible that maybe something Webmin depends on isn't installable from the OVH mirror, for some reason. I can't think of much else that could cause the behavior you're seeing. But, I'm kinda dumb about apt-get. It often does things that I find very mysterious.

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Fri, 06/19/2009 - 00:03
julien04

@Joe : thx for reply. Now I know how to install virtualmin on this Debian64 and getting all working, it's ok for me, I'll let this test server "sleeping".

If you are interested in debugging this strange Deb64/ovh (for you, eg: to try VirtualminPRO on), I can make a fresh install and give you a root acces for some hours.

I don't ask you resolve the mistery for me. But if it can help you improve virtualmin gpl/pro install, contact me by mail.

Julien