Checking when has been installed and/or removed

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by showe1966, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. showe1966

    showe1966 New Member

    I apologise in advance for my sarcastic tone, but I'm having a bad week.

    My system is Ubuntu-704-feisty-32-minimal 2.6.20-16-server (processor is AMD).
    A couple of points from an experienced linux user you might like to consider to improve the (imho) somewhat brief manuals included with this application:-
    1. I made a mistake during install (I said yes to all the creation of all those certificates, so now I need to enter my passphrase on every restart).
    Now I need to remove the app and re-install to correct this problem.
    imho the above "gotcha" needs to be made clearer in the install manual i.e. write it in big letters at the top of the page .
    a. WHAT IS THE NORMAL DIRECTORY STRUCTURE AND LOCATION OF ALL FILES INSTALLED BY THE APP ?
    b. IS THIS INFO IN THE INSTALL LOG ?
    c. WHERE IS THE INSTALL LOG ?
    Before i go screwing around with my server, i like to know what is going on on it.
    Frankly, if i wanted a "click and point" app, frankly I'd be using some sort of windoze server or whatever they have. I am an "under the hood " kind of guy ( in a very limited way of course.)
    2. I follow the manual instructions and de-install the app by typing:-
    /root/ispconfig/uninstall
    You chose to uninstall the ISPConfig system! Do you also want to uninstall the objects (webs, users, databases, DNS entries etc.) created by the system? [y/n] y

    The prompt goes away and after a bit the enigmatic message "Connected successfully" appears.

    a. Isn't that a touch suscinct considering the 10 million files that were just (possibly ??) zapped in multiple locations on my system ?
    It reminds me a bit of the "mostly harmless" description of the human race
    from the "HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy".
    b. Is there a log where all the file zapping was registered anywhere ?
    c. Is there anything I should check before I go ahead and install the darned ISPCONFIG program again ? Like did the files really all get removed or not or did the de-install script throw a tantrum halfway through and delete a bunch of vitally important bits of IT gubbins accidentally ????

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts on the above points !
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    It's described on http://www.ispconfig.org/manual_installation.htm .

    The backend is in /root/ispconfig, the frontend in /home/admispconfig.
    The installation log is in the /var/log directory.

    If your system is set up according to the "Perfect Setup", you can simply install ISPConfig again.
     
  3. showe1966

    showe1966 New Member

    ispconfig on ubuntu via apt ??

    Thanks for that info.
    I went ahead in any case and first deinstalled the app, then re-installed it and everything worked okay so far. I am working how to configure e-mail, apache settings etc right now, so I guess I can't really claim to have tested anything yet.
    But no error messages to speak of.

    BTW I use ubuntu, and find the " apt-get install " method of getting and setting up apps, plus keeping them up to date to be extremely time-saving and useful.
    Is there a "deb" package available for this application and is it also available on the ubuntu repository mirrors to download as a package ?
    I can't seem to find it and was wondering if this was due to my ignorance or if there is a good reason for this (BSD licence perhaps ??).
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, there's no .deb package. Maybe we find the time some day to create one (if nobody else does it :D ).
     

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