The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (i386) - Page 2

We don't want a desktop on a server system, therefore we select Custom on this screen:

Now we select the package groups we want to install. Select Internet station, Network Computer (client), Configuration, Console Tools, Development, Web/FTP, Mail, Database, Firewall/Router and Network Computer server, unselect all other package groups, and click on Next:

Confirm your selection:

The package installation starts:

Afterwards, provide a root password and create another user (e.g. administrator) and click on Next:

Now the installer presents us a summary of the installation and gives us the possibility to change settings by clicking on the appropriate Configure button. First of all we configure the time zone we're in: :

Select your time zone:

On the next screen select hardware clock set to UTC, Automatic time synchronization (using NTP), and for NTP Server choose All servers:

Next we change the Security Level:

Select Standard as the Security level (all other security levels are too restrictive) and leave the field Security Administrator empty:

Next we modify the firewall settings:

ISPConfig comes with its own firewall, so if you like to install ISPConfig, select Everything (no firewall) to disable the firewall. Otherwise, configure the firewall to your needs:

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From: william at: 2009-05-03 13:07:12

hi can this set up be done with a dynamic ip as my isp don't do static ips

i am new to trying to host my own stuff

any help or info please thanks william

From: FACORAT Fabrice at: 2008-10-17 12:20:48

1. to add a media, you can do it easily with 1 line, without the need to use easyurpmi :

 urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist

This command will automatically add all the remote FTP repositories, and will try to select the closest mirror for you. So if you want to only have remote repositories and removed the installation media, you'd better remove all the media/repositories, and then add the new ones :

 urpmi.removemedia -a && urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist

2. if you want to do automatic updates, but only install packages from the updates repositories, you can now use --auto-update which will do at the same time a "urpmi.update -a" and a "urpmi --auto-select". So you auto-update script could look like this :

urpmi --auto-update --update  --auto

From: Hoyt at: 2009-03-02 18:57:08

I use a script that also includes the "--wait-lock" option so that the script will wait if another instance of urpmi happens to be running and has locked the database.

From: FACORAT Fabrice at: 2008-10-17 12:35:58

1. renaming the dovecot startup number will not fix dovecot ordering start. Indeed, Mandriva is using prcsys to start services in parallel based on the LSB tags explaining the service dependency : it doesn't use the service number.

So the proper fix to make dovecot be started after ntpd is to add a soft dependency of dovecot on ntpd by adding the following line in the header of the dovecot init file :

Should-Start: ntpd

2. I opened a bug report on Mandriva bugzilla, so maybe in a future update, this issue will be solved and you will no longer need to fix this manually :


From: Eagle at: 2009-02-18 00:44:43

mysql-devel is also needed for succesfuly instalation. Don't forget.

From: boyfren at: 2009-06-30 01:56:57

When I tried this code: urpmi cyrus-sasl libsasl2 libsasl2-devel libsasl2-plug-plain libsasl2-plug-anonymous libsasl2-plug-crammd5 libsasl2-plug-digestmd5 libsasl2-plug-gssapi libsasl2-plug-login postfix dovecot Most of them are not available on the media. How do I directly installl these from online repository?

From: FACORAT Fabrice at: 2008-10-17 12:47:08

1. Since at least Mandriva  2008.1 , there's a metapackage named task-lamp-php which will install most apache+php+mysql packages

urpmi task-lamp-php

Here is the list of packages installed by task-lamp :















2. installing  php-imagick is enough to install imagemagick package ( which no longer have capital letters ).

From: casjay at: 2009-01-04 05:48:38

There is a webalizer rpm package available at