|OS type and version||Rocky Linux 8.6|
|Virtualmin version||7.1 Pro|
|Related packages||Just a default install so far|
I gave up trying to fix AlmaLinux and decided to give Rocky a try instead. The system is up and running, apparently with only minor glitches. I’m going to use this as a test bed for a while before migrating any sites to it.
The following is for debugging / informational purposes. I encountered the following glitches:
Glitch 1: ClamAV issue
Warning! A problem occurred testing the ClamAV server scanner : ERROR: Could not connect to clamd on LocalSocket /run/clamd.scan/clamd.sock: No such file or directory ----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Infected files: 0 Time: 0.000 sec (0 m 0 s) Start Date: 2022:06:13 15:09:42 End Date: 2022:06:13 15:09:42
This is probably a result of the ClamAV maintainers diddling with stuff, based on previous experience. They don’t seem to like leaving stuff alone.
Glitch 2: Errant repo URL Prevented Upgrading to Pro
Errors during downloading metadata for repository 'virtualmin-noarch': - Status code: 404 for https://[redacted]@software.virtualmin.com/vm/7/rpm/noarch/repodata/repomd.xml (IP: 18.104.22.168) Error: Failed to download metadata for repo 'virtualmin-noarch': Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried
This was solved by editing the repo URL in
Ran the upgrade again, and it worked.
Glitch 3: Dovecot Issue that Resolved Itself
Dovecot failed to start, and when started manually, was not detected by the Servers status panel. However, it seems to have resolved itself after a reboot.
Glitch 4: Let’s Encrypt Certificate for Hostname
I forgot to copy this one, but basically it refused to issue a cert because an IPv6 address was found, but the virtual server for the hostname didn’t have IPv6 enabled.
I decided to skip the validation for this one, which worked.
The reason I did it that way was because the IPv6 address didn’t match what I believe to be the assigned one; and the staff at Turnkey Internet really bent over backwards for me for several hours this morning solving another problem related to a bad OS template. I’ll leave the IPv6 address for another day.
All in all, unlike yesterday’s adventure with AlmaLinux, the installation on Rocky was pretty much trouble-free, at least for someone with a vague familiarity with Linux. It may have knocked a newbie for a loop, though. But newbies shouldn’t be playing with betas anyway.
I used a spare domain that I wouldn’t mind using as a permanent domain for the hostname for this one; so although it’s a test bed for now, it may graduate to a production server at some point.