Sunday, May 17

Geek

Just An Observation

The CPanel installer is as crazy as a bedbug.

It actually works four times out of five.  But reading the log files it creates will give you the impression that not only has it failed, it's crashed your server and the two adjacent servers and set the rack on fire.

Update: It installs 2.6GB of stuff.  Or in one case, 3.1GB.  I'm reinstalling that one.

My favourite part of the whole install process is this:
!! If you  want to create a support ticket with cPanel regarding this please reference 'BuildAP Report Id': '2035297' !!
Stopping portmap: [FAILED]
inetd: no process killed
Shutting down kernel logger: [PASSED]
sendmail: no process killed
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim stop failed at ./install line 1049
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/exim start failed at ./install line 1049
open3: exec of /etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start failed at ./install line 1049
If you are getting an "undefined catalog error", please run:
Found hostname to be azusa.mu.nu, which resolves to 174.37.121.36
initfpsuexec: using apache 2.x support
error reading information on service proftpd: No such file or directory
error reading information on service exim: No such file or directory
error reading information on service cpanel: No such file or directory
error reading information on service bandmin: No such file or directory
Starting sshd: [  OK  ]
Cannot open /etc/chkserv.d at /scripts/restartsrv_exim line 99.
What this means is that the main install has completed succsessfully and it's now configuring Apache and PHP.

But you knew that already, right?  After all, if you wanted to indicate success, a string of neon-green boldface messages that use the word "failed" four times and "error" five times would be your first choice.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:00 AM | Comments (11) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1

Absolutely! Error messages are red. Green means everything is fine. Donchaknow?

(Bug? As part of making that joke, I tried to make the word "red" be red by using the editor gizmo. The code it generated put a "font" tag on that string, but it's like this:

<font face="">red</< SPAN>font>

Which doesn't do anything. Meanwhile, after entering that quote, now my formatting really is loused up. This text looks blue.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, May 17 2009 02:54 PM (+rSRq)

2 No, that didn't come through right. Oh, well. You're busy with other things right now anyway.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, May 17 2009 02:54 PM (+rSRq)

3 Normal
Red
Blue
Green
Normal

Posted by: Old Grouch at Sunday, May 17 2009 04:33 PM (FZKGS)

4 Worked for me.

Highlight the text you want to color, click the A button, editor inserts
“span style="color: rgb(x,y,z );"” tag ahead
and
“/ span” tag behind.

Also tried it the "other" way (no text selected, click A, select color, type text, click A, select black), and it still generates span style tags (but they don't get closed as elegantly).

Posted by: Old Grouch at Sunday, May 17 2009 04:56 PM (FZKGS)

5

I know how to do it. It just didn't work.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, May 17 2009 11:18 PM (+rSRq)

6 Didn't mean to imply you didn't know how, was just curious if that was how you tried to do it.

Because it appears that color can also be set using the "styles & formatting" button, which (1) I've never used except to specify fonts, and (2) I see only in the post editor, not the comment editor.  (I gather what displays for the editors is somewhat browser dependent: When mee.nu first came online, I didn't have any editing buttons for comments (although I did for posts). The comment buttons appeared a couple of months later when Pixy upgraded some of the tools/widgets.)

Posted by: Old Grouch at Monday, May 18 2009 03:52 AM (N7blS)

7 Pixy, bug at my site? This post.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, May 19 2009 02:08 PM (+rSRq)

8 Crap. This post.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, May 19 2009 02:08 PM (+rSRq)

9 Something I noticed that may or may not be a bug.

When I go to browse my templates, at the bottom I get the << Page 1 >> widget showing up. I can click the right arrow, get to Page 2, and it's all the same stuff. Go to Page 3, it's all the same again. It looks like I can just keep clicking forever and I see the same thing over and over again.

Posted by: Will at Thursday, May 21 2009 04:11 PM (RMeRQ)

10 That's a buglet, anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, May 22 2009 01:37 AM (PiXy!)

11

LOL, don't forget the dots and pluses as status indicators. That's by far the best bit of a cPanel install. I mean, seriously, who wouldn't like this:

Optimizing vps...+..++.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++............................++++++++++++++++++++++++..+....+.++.+.+....+.+.+...+...+...++.+.+.+..++..+.+....+...+....+..++.++..+....+.+++..++++++....+....+...+.....+......++.........+.+.....+......+...++......+.+.....+...++....+..+...+...+...++...++++++..+...+++++.++++.++++..++..+.++........................................++++++++............+..++...+.......+.......+++++++++++.....+.+++++++++++++++.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...............................++...............................++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.++.......................++++++++++++++++++

It explains EXACTLY what it is doing. BRILLIANT! grin

The messages you mentioned only appear in the log file, if you're smart enough to tail it. Which I always do. razz

Posted by: Daniel15 at Wednesday, February 10 2010 07:54 PM (iqthl)

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