22 Feb 2008

cPanel / Fantastico Deluxe install doesn't do anything. 

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We ran into an issue when installing Fantastico. After clicking the installation button, everything seemed to download just fine, but every time you go back to the Fantastico link it says it is not installed.

It turns out, Fantastico uses wget to download files. wget is called with the ‘-P’ option, which is not honored in the recent version of wget. In order to get around this, I found the following post useful: http://www.netenberg.com/forum/index.php?topic=5430.0

If you have Fedora Core 5/6 or CentOS 5 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on your server and are experiencing troubles with respect to upgrades (forced or otherwise) of Click Be! or Fantastico or Universina, please check the wget version that you have on your server.

If it is wget-1.10.2-3.3.fc5 or wget-1.10.2-7.el5 or wget-1.10.2-8.fc6.1, we suggest that you replace it immediately with an older and/or stabler version. This version does not honor the “-P” switch.

An alternate version that we suggest is wget-1.10.2-3.2.1

You can use the following commands for this purpose.

For 32-bit:


rpm -qa wget ;
wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/5/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/wget-1.10.2-3.2.1.i386.rpm
rpm -e wget ;
rpm -ivh --force wget-1.10.2-3.2.1.i386.rpm ;
rpm -qa wget ;

For 64-bit:

rpm -qa wget ;
wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/7/Everything/x86_64/os/Fedora/wget-1.10.2-15.fc7.x86_64.rpm
rpm -e wget ;
rpm -ivh --force wget-1.10.2-15.fc7.x86_64.rpm ;
rpm -qa wget ;

Note: You must execute the commands shown above as root.

You will also want to put wget on /etc/yum.conf’s exclude= line so the OS doesn’t automatically reinstall the buggy version.

Reports suggest that the version of wget included with Fedora Core 7 does not have this problem, so that may be a better option for some people.

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