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#1190 Webmin not starting if initial package is moved

1.090
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Jamie Cameron
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2003-07-02
2003-07-01
Robin Watt
No

Standard procedure, download webmin to /src.

1. gunzip -c <tarball> | tar xvf -
2. cd webmin-1.090
3. ./setup.sh
Accept all default settings, and enable SSL
4. Webmin running.
5. cd /src
6. mv webmin-1.090 /src/archive
7. /etc/init.d/webmin stop
8. /etc/init.d/webmin start

generates the following error --
/etc/init.d/webmin start: /usr2/local/src/webmin-
1.090/miniserv.pl: not found

If I leave the extracted tarball at the location of install
everything runs fine, but typically I can move any install
packages after installation is complete. This if the first
time I've run into this.

Solaris 9 12/02
9_Recommend 06/23/03
Perl 5.80
NetSSLeay
Webmin 1.090

Ultra 10 640 MB

Discussion

  • Robin Watt
    Robin Watt
    2003-07-01

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    Confirmed problem on Solaris 8 2/02
    SunBlade 100 512MB
    8_Recommended 06/23/03
    Perl 5.80
    NetSSLeay 1.21
    Webmin 1.070/ 1.080/ 1.090

     
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2003-07-02

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    This is expected, as the init script expects webmin to still be
    in the orginal install directory. To fix it, re-run setup.sh in the
    new location.

     
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2003-07-02

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    If thats your answer, Why are you not adhering to
    installation standards?

    Any other product can have its installation source directory
    removed or relocated without affecting the installation. If
    this .pl file is that important why isn't it installed with the rest
    of the application? What other dependancies are you leaving
    behind that requires the source directory to remain
    unchanged?

     
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2003-07-02

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    Webmin is a bit odd, in that unlike other programs the
    'source' directory is actually the directory it runs out of.
    So you cannot delete that directory or move it to a new
    location.
    The 1.100 release will allow you to specify an argument to
    the setup.sh script, which is a directory to which all the
    files will be copied (such as /usr/local/webmin). If you
    install this way, the original source directory can be
    safely deleted.

     
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    What time frame are they looking at for testing and release of
    1.100?

     
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2003-07-02

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    Less that a week.
    Or you can try out the 1.099 version which already includes
    this feature, available from http://www.webmin.com/devel.html

     
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    Will do, thank you.