ispconfig update

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sygram, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. sygram

    sygram Member

    Hi to all,

    i've got a couple of questions and i would appreciate if anyone could reply to me.

    I have 2 servers that i installed centos 5.1 and ispconfig. Both servers are currently updated to centos 5.4 but ispconfig version of server A is : 2.2.23 and on server B : 2.2.29.

    So :

    1) do i have to update ispconfig ? (security wise) . A nice new feature that i really like is awstats.

    2) If i have to update do i have to install all updates one by one i.e. for server A 2.2.24 -> 2.2.25 e.t.c or install the latest package , currently 2.2.34

    3) On my last yum update i received this warning :
    web4_webupdate homedir /var/www/web4 or its parent directory conflicts with a
    defined context in /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts,
    /usr/sbin/genhomedircon will not create a new context. This usually indicates an incorrectly defined system account. If it is a system account please make sure its login shell is /sbin/nologin.

    selinux is of course disabled. In my password file these accounts have been indicated as /bin/false .
    a) Do i have to manually update every record of my users to /sbin/nologin ?
    b) Is this actually caused by updating the server and not ispconfig (user create script) ?

    I have read a few threads that debian is preferred than centos since it does not break configuration files on update. I am not sure if this is the case anymore since during my updates i saw in the messages that the old configuration files were not modified but the new ones were added as xxxx.conf.rpmnew . Nevertheless i think that i should only install security updates from now on. What do you think ?

    Apologies for my long post.


  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    1) Every software should be updated regularily.
    2) You can just install the latest update.
    3a) No, /bin/false is fine.
    3b) Yes.
  3. sygram

    sygram Member

    Thank you for your reply Till. It is highly appreciated.

    Do you have a personal opinion/suggestion regarding installing only security updates on centos ?



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