Fedora Core 5

How long will it be (roughly) till there is FC5 support in Virtualmin/Webmin?

It’s due for release on the 20th March and I’ll be looking to have it installed at that time as it’s coinciding with a box rebuild.

Hey Paul,

I plan to add FC5 to the supported distributions within a couple of days of release of FC5. I need a little testing time, and I want to build against the "release" versions of Apache and other stuff. Fedora is, by far, the easiest distribution for me to support because yum is its default package management system (or, close enough, since no one that has the choice uses up2date over yum). I could do a full Fedora install in about five lines of shell script, plus an RPM in the yum repository, if it were the only OS I had to support. :wink:

That said, building and testing does take some time, and we’re getting to the point where I don’t roll anything out without quite a bit of internal testing. Too many users to be experimental, despite the EA version and warnings still being on everything.


Is there a demo version available yet? I’d like to test pro, either on my box or some web based demo site?

FYI FC5 has now shipped

Once you provide support for FC5 i’ll be buying myself a license :slight_smile:

I downloaded it today, am installing now, and the FC5 build system is already installing (I use mock for builds, and qemu for testing). Will be built, tested, and ready for use in a day or two.

That’s great :slight_smile:
I hope it will be available soon. I’m just waiting to achieve my new installation :slight_smile:

/me waits with baited breath

hmm, seems more complicated than expected…

Almost done. Not more complicated, just have lots on the plate. Probably tonight or tomorrow it will be finished.

Oh great :slight_smile:
sorry that you have so much on the plate… we’ll have patience :slight_smile:

Hey guys,

Here’s the status of things, with more precision:

All of the packages that must be rebuilt, have been, with the exception of ProFTPd and php4. They are untested, but I expect no problems–Fedora is a really well understood platform at this point, since all of the initial development was done on Fedora, so it has had the most testing.

ProFTPd 1.2.10 (the latest stable release) doesn’t build against OpenSSL 0.9.8, which is all that Fedora provides a devel package for. I’m looking into whether I should patch ProFTPd, or just go with the current 1.3.0 release candidate from the ProFTPd people, which does build against 0.9.8. I suspect the latter is the better choice for everyone, but I will need to do some testing to be sure 1.3.0 works well with Virtualmin and the ProFTPd Webmin module. Actually, now that I look, the Fedora Extras folks have decided it for me–they’ve packaged up 1.3.0, and since our policy is always to provide identical packages if any “official” source offers the package, I will simply provide a rebuild of their package, and do whatever we have to do to make our stuff compatible with that version.

I’m not sure how php4 will go, as I’ve just started building it (now that I’ve solved the ProFTPd package issue). I don’t expect major problems, but it is a very big package with a lot of dependencies.

Anyway, you all will be the first to know when Fedora Core 5 successfully installs. Again, I really expect it to happen very soon.

will there be a new release of the setup file too or can we still use the old install.sh? will the release be anounced on the frontpage?

Just a quick answer to this query and an update on the progress on FC5:

The same install.sh file will work (though a new one is coming pretty soon with some fixes and small enhancements–I suspect the PHP4/PHP5+mod_fastcgi updates will be in the next release in a few days).

Now for the update:

Everything is built and in the repository.

I’m running a test install now, and I expect no major troubles. It is very likely that Fedora Core 5 will be supported by the end of the day.

Core 5 installed and seems to run without a hitch!

Have at it, and let me know what blows up.

BTW-It’s only available on i386 architecture systems at the moment. x86_64 is building and should be ready in another day or so.

installation went on without problems hurra :slight_smile:

but i got this error while connecting to the webmin:

Virtualmin Information

Virtual servers 0 DNS domains 0
Virtual websites 0 SSL websites 0
Mail domains 0 Databases
Mail/FTP users Mail aliases

HTTP/1.0 500 Perl execution failed Server: MiniServ/0.01 Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 12:03:14 GMT Content-type: text/html Connection: close
Error - Perl execution failed
Undefined subroutine &virtual_server::has_home_quotas called at /usr/libexec/webmin/virtual-server-theme/right.cgi line 181.


after adding a new domain (virtual server) apache doesn’t start anymore:

Failed to start apache :
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 1009 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Invalid command ‘AuthDigestFile’, perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

that’s error he gives (I’m correcting it manually now…

i am also having problems with apache, seems that virtualmin might not like running off dhcp (i currently am on my virtual test machine)

changed to static.

hmm no edit function on posts?

seems changing the variable NameVirtualHost from

NameVirtualHost :80


NameVirtualHost *:80

has resolved the problem (apache starts anyhow)

moral of this story, dont use DHCP virtualmin doesnt seem to be able to detect your ip then :frowning:

now i have the authdigestfile issue - joyous :smiley:

ok how do i fix it manually (aside from disabling dav logins?)