Centos 5.2

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#1 Wed, 09/03/2008 - 09:45
balzercomp

Centos 5.2

Hello

Will the install script for the GPL version work ok on Centos 5.2?

Thanks

Will

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 07:47
andreychek

Hi Gerald,

While I haven't seen anyone hop on here and say "I've done the upgrade!", someone asked that same question about CentOS 5.2 a few weeks back:

http://www.virtualmin.com/forums/virtualmin/rhel-5.2-%10-centos-5.2.html

For which, Joe's response was "In short, if anything breaks, it's probably Red Hat's fault, but I don't expect anything to break."

And I see the CentOS 5.2 software dir populated with the Virtualmin packages, so you should be good to go!
-Eric

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 08:11 (Reply to #2)
ronald
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if you already have a centos 5.0 or 5.1 then run
rpm -V centos-release | grep CentOS-Base
and when it has no output, you can do a "yum upgrade" (not yum update)

if you run an earlier centos, like 4 or even earlier then it would be wiser to do a new install. It is said that a "yum upgradeany" might work although paths might be different, there is always the centos wiki when in doubt

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 10:57 (Reply to #3)
balzercomp

Thanks for the info.

rpm -V centos-release | grep CentOS-Base

results in

S.5....T c /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

rmp -V verifies the packets, but what does the result tell me?

Gerald

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:09 (Reply to #4)
ronald
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<div class='quote'>Should the CentOS-Base.repo file on your existing CentOS-5 install be
modified, you might need to pay more attention to the output from the
'yum upgrade' command</div>

this is the page I checked with the information
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-June/014999.html

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 15:13 (Reply to #5)
tauvix

One thing that people should note:

I had to rerun this command after the upgrade to make IMAP work again, as there is a dovecot upgrade in the move from 5.1 to 5.2.

<div class='quote'>chmod 777 /var/lib/dovecot /var/lib/dovecot/index /var/lib/dovecot/control</div>

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 15:51 (Reply to #6)
Joe
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/var/lib/dovecot doesn't need 777. Only 755. The index and control are the ones that need 777. (And for security purposes, you probably do want 755 rather then 777.)

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Wed, 06/25/2008 - 03:33 (Reply to #7)
tauvix

Yeah, I got the command to run off another website, and somebody backed it up here. I'll fix it. :)

Thanks!

Mon, 06/30/2008 - 06:47 (Reply to #8)
pixel_paul
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I upgraded to CentOs 5.2 from 5.1 using 'yum upgrade' with no problems aswell.

Cheers,

Paul

Tue, 07/01/2008 - 22:43 (Reply to #9)
nomadman

I posted on a separate thread when I ran yum update and got a version conflict with Perl. I ran yum upgrade today and got the same Perl version conflict. Does anyone know how to resolve this?

http://www.virtualmin.com/forums/virtualmin/perl-fails-to-update.html

thank you

Sun, 06/29/2008 - 13:41
joeles

CentOS upgrade went smooth for me. I haven't seen any problems yet. Now if I could only get a hold of the <a href='http://www.virtualmin.com/forums/virtualmin/re:pci-compliance-requires-a... target='_blank'>Virtualmin PHP 5.2.6 upgrade</a> I'd be a very happy camper. Any word on that Joe?

Wed, 09/03/2008 - 10:43
andreychek

Hey Will,

Yeah, CentOS/RHEL 5.2 is just considered the second update to CentOS/RHEL 5 -- and 5 is supported by the GPL installer and has packages in the GPL repository:

http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/centos/5.2/

So the install should go well on your 5.2 system!
-Eric

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 12:35 (Reply to #12)
Deviation

<div class='quote'>I'm not sure where &quot;large memory&quot; actually becomes a concern</div>
Over 4GB.

Thu, 09/04/2008 - 13:16
Deviation

It will install fine. I'm running it (the GPL version) on CentOS 5.2.

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 01:32
willrendell

would loading the server gui cause any problems with VM?

Thanks

Will

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 03:36
Deviation

Are you asking if it will work in a virtualized environment (i.e. VMware, Xen, etc)? Or are you asking if you can load something like Gnome/KDE?

On a virtualized server (VPS) there are no issues. I'm running it on a <a href='http://www.linode.com/?r=ef536be755538666e1f3247075b15dbc058e7468' target='_blank'>Linode</a> VPS.

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 03:39
willrendell

Sorry I was meaning something like Gnome/KDE, when I said VM I meant virtualmin and not VMware

Thannks

Will

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 03:50 (Reply to #17)
Deviation

I would advise against that. You will defeat the purpose of using a build like CentOS.

Virtualmin &amp; Webmin will give you most of what you need to manage your server via a web browser.

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 12:29 (Reply to #18)
Joe
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And Gnome or KDE has no impact on Virtualmin or the services it manages. I can't think of any reason you would actually <i>want</i> a window manager or desktop environment on a server, however, as they take up a <i>lot</i> of memory and CPU resources, and open up several potential security concerns.

But, I run Virtualmin and Gnome on my desktop machine without any trouble. It's not that you can't...it's just that you probably don't want to.

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Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:42
willrendell

ok thaks no gui it is then, one last thing would it make a difference to virtualmin if I use Centos 5.2 64bit?

Thanks

Will

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 12:24 (Reply to #20)
Joe
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<div class='quote'>one last thing would it make a difference to virtualmin if I use Centos 5.2 64bit?</div>

It'll make everything run (slightly) slower and require more memory (20%-50%). ;-)

Unless you need large memory addressing, you probably don't want the 64 bit build. I'm not sure where &quot;large memory&quot; actually becomes a concern...certainly not less than 2GB, and probably not less than 3GB. So, if you have a 4 or 8GB box, 64 bit probably starts to look more attractive.

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