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Old 05-24-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Server installation module GD & perl Problems

I've just paid a vps and they seam to just install Debian.

I've said to myself, find, i already work servers on fedora core 4 - 7 and ubuntu feisty, so no probs!

but the first prob was when i found out i was on Debian Potato (2.2) and that i couldn't install php5/mysql5/apache2 ...

so i did a apt-get update | apt-get dist-upgrade and found myself working on a Debian Sarge (3.1)

i've install all modules fine, works great with my wordpress

then tried to install PHPMotion.

all module installed fine with exeption of php5-ffmpeg witch i recompile the unstable etch release for.
then problems
- libgd dont seams to work, but i am shure to have install it.
- pl (perl) modules, even in chmod 755 tried to be downloaded of browser when they should only output someting...

i'm at a lost, where should i check ?
Old 05-24-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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Your sources.list file Change the references from Sarge to Etch (or better: just plain "stable", that way you'll get the next Debian when it's released too) and upgrade again. Be aware of the Debian dev's recommendation to switch to aptitude.
Old 05-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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You should cancel that subscription and try to get your money back. According to this link, Potato came out in 2000, and it hasn't been supported since 2003. Even Sarge is not the current, stable version of Debian. Etch has been the Stable version of Debian since April 2007. Anyone who sells a vps with Potato either has no idea what they are doing or they are simply ripping you off.
Old 05-24-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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my uname is saying :

Linux 2.6.9-023stab044.11 #1 Sun Sep 30 11:49:45 MSD 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

and my source.list is

 See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
# Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
# CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.
#deb stable main contrib non-free
#deb stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb stable main contrib non-free
deb stable main contrib non-free
deb stable/updates main contrib non-free

# Uncomment if you want the apt-get source function to work
deb-src stable main contrib non-free
deb-src stable/non-US main contrib non-f$
deb etch main
is it ok ?
Old 05-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
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That should be ok, although you should change that last debian-multimedia line from etch to stable, that way you'll keep the stable branch across all upgrades.

If you did the dist-upgrade with that sources list you should be fine, but the best way to be sure is to try this command:

cat /etc/debian_version
Old 05-24-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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 sportsmotorises:~# cat /etc/debian_version
so now i'm on etch, my php info sais gd is installed, but it is not working....

but still no captcha on phpMotion :

even the perl module i'm at a lost....

if i make a ScriptAlias in .conf file, it doesn't fine the files, if not, chmod755 will not work.
Old 05-24-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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basic... no so modules loaded in apache2...
i've found, i'll trie this one.
Old 05-25-2008, 12:01 AM   #8
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added LoadModule perl_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/ and apache wont work

i feel like an noob right now


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