Virtualmin package updates #2

Sorry for the triple post, there seems to be an error in your forum software as threads with the same title as a previous one cannot be viewed.


About virtualmin package updates: Is this only available to virtualmin pro?

This would mean I would no longer have to use yum update etc? And would this also imply that my server will use the latest version of PHP instead of the older version centos has?

If I choose to buy virtualmin pro, would I need to completely reinstall my system? Since I installed virtualmin gpl and then added webmin as a module… And everything is already configured with yum… And I would much rather use virtualmin to handle that to get the latest version of php etc.

Joe, you just replied to a thread I can’t read, (well, i can read the older one with the same name)… so please post your response here instead, thanks

I replied in the original thread…it’s accessible on the long/ugly URL:

http://www.virtualmin.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=77&func=view&catid=7&id=20865#20865

This forum (and almost everything else on the current website) is pretty horrible, we know. It’ll be replaced soon.

Yes, I meant webmin and then virtualmin as a module. Installed via RPM.

Btw, where do I find that security updates module? It doesn’t seem to be installed by default and can’t find it anywhere.

If I decide to upgrade, is it possible you guys do the upgrade in that case? Or would it simply be better to reinstall the entire system, then add virtualmin pro from the start? In that case, I don’t need to install anything else beforehand but virtualmin right? Don’t need to install dovecot etc, the installer takes care of all of this?

Btw, what billing do you guys use, didn’t see it before registration…

Btw, is it not possible for you guys to offer the latest versions of apache/php/mysql? Centos doesn’t do this, would be nice to have something that offers reliable updates for these packages.

There’s a bleeding edge repository here with newer packages in it:

http://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/id,virtualmin_bleeding_edge_packages/

as a billing app I recommend WHMCS. They have recently made a module that works very good with Virtualmin.
It is not officially released yet (beta) but you can ask to receive it.

If I decide to upgrade, is it possible you guys do the upgrade in that case?

Yes, we’re always around to help with upgrades.

Or would it simply be better to reinstall the entire system, then add virtualmin pro from the start?

Define “better”? If you’re not in production yet, then, definitely. It would obviously be much better to start from a known good state. The process of setting up Virtualmin and all of its various related services is very complex and humans are prone to making mistakes, skipping steps, etc. (even if they know what to do and how to do it).

In that case, I don't need to install anything else beforehand but virtualmin right?

Right. There’s documentation about installation here:

http://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/id,virtualmin_installation_quickstart/

The install script expects a freshly installed, supported, operating system. Anything else is just asking for trouble.

Btw, where do I find that security updates module? It doesn't seem to be installed by default and can't find it anywhere.

Assuming you have our repositories setup:

yum install wbm-security-updates

And for Debian users:

apt-get install webmin-security-updates

And for folks who are on systems that don’t have a decent package manager:

http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/wbm/

Find the latest version of "security-updates", copy the link and feed it to the Webmin modules install page in the "from URL" field.