I suppose I’m missing something here, and need to ask for help.
I read the forum for some hours now today, and “just” want to install a new VirtualMin server for production use. I’d like to use some RHEL8-style OS as a base, so I tried AlmaLinux and RockyLinux 8 countless times today.
No matter what, I just cannot get any installer to finish correctly.
Seems the current “suggested” way would be to use a pre-release VM7 install script, and change the VM version to 6 in there.
So I tried with all I could find, the latest tests were done with the install script 7.0.0.-RC13.
I changed “vm_version=7” to “vm_version=6”.
I also tried a VM 7 install (although I wouldn’t want to use this for production today).
I either run into the problem that the installer cannot download the VM 6 package with this error:
Username/Password Authentication Failed. Downloading Virtualmin 6 release package: [2022-09-01 15:30:10 UTC] [ERROR] Failed with error: 6
Or the installer is almost finishing, but then erroring out during the post-install phase:
[14/16] Configuring Usermin Error: Failed to open PID file Error ----- Failed to open PID file ----- Cleaning up [WARNING] The following errors occurred during installation: Postinstall configuration returned an error.
Unfortunately I lost track on which error occured when during all the tests.
The first error (Authentication Failed) is occuring on a Fresh Rocky 8.6 image right now.
So, the question is:
Where am I doing things wrong?
What would be the current suggested/supported way to get a production quality VirtualMin 6 system installed on a RHEL 8-based OS?
I can provide more logs etc. if needed. I think I just may miss some forum thread/docs page with “current” instructions?
(By the qay, I do have at least 2 other machines with Alma 8.6 and a working VM install in production, I just cannot reproduce / do a successful install on a fresh machine right now.)