Okay its seems that the Virtualmin downgrade has settled down now.
I’m still working out exactly how much functionality I have lost by going to the free GPL version but this is what I did:
- I downloaded the repo rpm and installed it with:
rpm -Uvh –oldpackage virtualmin-release-latest.rpm
yum clean all
This will clean up the repo settings left over from the downgrade and reset to the gpl version.
I then went into the webmin control panel:
WEBMIN>SYSTEM>Scheduled Cron Jobs
and disabled the following cron jobs (these are apparently not valid in the gpl version of Virtualmin):
That last one is a clean up program for fastcgi but , I haven’t found out what the other 2 jobs do.
I just know that they give me errors in my logs if left enabled.
I have since discovered that it might be possible to change the username and password to “GPL” and the re-run the install script. I have not tested this and don’t know what that would do to the existing servers, mailpacks , etc.
Okay so it turns out the upgrade (downgrade..sidegrade???) to Virtualmin didn’t work as well as I had hoped.
I did the steps outlined previously but some problems cropped up.
- Some hourly cron jobs started to act up (most notably one which cleans up Fastcgi scripts …fcgiclean.pl)
- The Virtualmin Control Panel announced a new update which , when applied, actually reverted back to the Pro version and then proceeded to warn me that the license was out of date …again…sigh
I will troll the support forums and see if I can fix this.
Also unfortunately Virtualmin seems to be updating their website so their support documentation is full of stale links…double sigh.
I will keep posting here.
I recently had to downgrade our Virtualmin package from PRO to GPL because our license expired and we didn’t seem to need the features of the PRO version any more.
Time will tell if this turns out to be a foolish move but this is what I did.
Basically you just install the GPL version over top of the PRO version, how you downgrade depends on your OS. For an RPM-based Distro like Centos 5, you’ll have to use the “–old-package” option to RPM to install the GPL version. Because upgrading is the far more common scenario, PRO has a higher Epoch than GPL, which means it always looks like a newer version to rpm/yum, even if it actually isn’t.
The GPL repository will have the same URL as the Professional one, except it
has “/gpl/” in the path.
Steps I took:
First install the GPL version over the PRO version;
rpm -Uvh –oldpackage wbm-virtual-server-“VERS#”.noarch.rpm
Obviously, with GPL, you won’t need a serial number to download it.
Then upgrade the repo with:
rpm -Uvh –oldpackage http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/
Then do a
…and finally REBOOT if a new kernel was installed.
The TAR command is one of those built-in utilities that makes Linux (and of course UNIX) so great. It allows you to make an archive of a directory (or a series of files).
You would use it like so…
- cd to root folder
- tar -cvzf name.tgz dir
This makes a tar archive of dir.
- tar -xvf name.tgz
This will extract the archive name.tgz wherever you are.
tar -xvf file.tar.gz -C /some/dir/
This will change to /some/dir/ and extract file.tar.gz there.