Installing openpanel on bart:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) bart111:/home/sideshow-bob# apt-get install openpanel Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done openpanel is already the newest version. The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libgmime-2.0-2 libsieve2-1 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 80 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up openpanel-mod-amavis (0.9.0-1) ... Stopping Postfix Mail Transport Agent: postfix. Starting Postfix Mail Transport Agent: postfix. Stopping ClamAV daemon: clamd. Starting ClamAV daemon: clamd . Stopping amavisd: (not running). Starting amavisd: The value of variable $myhostname is "bart111", but should have been a fully qualified domain name; perhaps uname(3) did not provide such. You must explicitly assign a FQDN of this host to variable $myhostname in amavisd.conf, or fix what uname(3) provides as a host's network name!(failed). invoke-rc.d: initscript amavis, action "restart" failed. dpkg: error processing openpanel-mod-amavis (--configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Setting up openpanel-mod-dnsdomain (0.9.0-1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of openpanel: openpanel depends on openpanel-mod-amavis; however: Package openpanel-mod-amavis is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing openpanel (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: openpanel-mod-amavis openpanel E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
bart111:/home/nelson# /etc/init.d/openpanel start Starting opencore-ssl: opencore-ssl. Starting authd: com.openpanel.svc.authd. Starting swupd: com.openpanel.svc.swupd. Starting opencore: com.openpanel.svc.opencore. bart111:/home/nelson#
bart111:/home/bart# opencli[opencli]% update user openadmin password=blahblah% Object not updated: (4098) 49:Error updating system user's password: User not in paneluser group\\n[opencli]%
Don't know why, but it wouldn't work with "ldap" in /etc/nsswitch.conf, so I removed them and it worked. :-) OpenPanel looks pretty darn good! Its GPL, the term OpenPanel is trademarked, and some of the interface artwork is only licensed for use with openpanel. I'd rather be using Tango anyway.
They've done a good job with this, but as I start work on a similar project, I'm going to try to work more within the confines of existing setups, rather than reinventing the wheel.
The interface is beautiful. It appears to be inspired by Apple's Server Admin, which I've used in the past and while I found it slow to perform over common internet connections, I found it quite intuitive.
Here's a list of packages that were installed within the openpanel meta package:
ii openpanel 0.9.0-1 meta ii openpanel-authd 0.8.13-1 authd ii openpanel-cli 0.9.0-1 cli ii openpanel-core 0.9.0-1 core ii openpanel-coreval 0.9.0-1 cli ii openpanel-gui 0.9.0-1 gui ii openpanel-mod-amavis 0.9.0-1 Openpanel module to manage amavis ii openpanel-mod-apache2 0.9.0-1 Configurue the apache2 webserver ii openpanel-mod-awstats 0.8.14-1 Configure awstats per (sub) domain ii openpanel-mod-dnsdomain 0.9.0-1 Bind 9 administration ii openpanel-mod-domain 0.9.0-1 Domain node ii openpanel-mod-ftp 0.9.0-1 FTP service ii openpanel-mod-iptables 0.9.0-1 Iptables Firewalling ii openpanel-mod-lima 0.8.13-1 LIMA mailinglist service configuration modul ii openpanel-mod-mysql 0.9.0-1 MySQL database module ii openpanel-mod-networking 0.8.20-1 Openpanel network configuration module ii openpanel-mod-postfixcourier 0.9.0-1 Mailserver configuration module ii openpanel-mod-softwareupdate 0.8.18-1 Software update module ii openpanel-mod-ssh 0.9.0-1 SSH login service ii openpanel-mod-user 0.9.0-1 User management module ii openpanel-ssl 0.8.1-1 SSL remote access handler for openpanel ii openpanel-swupd 0.8.10-1 swupd
I don't think it likes my openvz network interface as the networking page is disabled, and I can't find any apache controls, even though the apache module is installed (note - when I installed the openpanel package, it removed worker and installed prefork).
Here's a screenshot:
This will go well with RoundCube, don't you think?
It looks like the opencore codebase is comprised of c++, using the xmlrpc protocol to communicate with its other components. This is good and bad for me, because I was impressed by the m0n0wall author Manuel Kasper's paper on the next generation of m0n0wall which was going to use c++ and xml-rpc. Its bad because I don't know c++! :-( I feel that a management system like this doesn't really need to be super duper efficient, so I'd be comfortable working with any of the popular interpreted languages, like perl, python, php or ruby.
There is something called authd which I've never heard of before, and I'm already confused. The openadmin user is stored is nss files (shadow, passwd, group) - and there are plenty of authentication, authorization, and session management systems out there already.
From a process and open file perspective, here's what's going on in my setup:
bart111:/home/otto# lsof | grep opencore opencore- 9929 nobody cwd DIR 0,22 4096 2 / opencore- 9929 nobody rtd DIR 0,22 4096 2 / opencore- 9929 nobody txt REG 0,22 455052 190409 /var/opencore/bin/opencore-ssl opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 190409 /var/opencore/bin/opencore-ssl (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 188063 /var/cache/nscd/passwd (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 202259 /usr/lib/libz.so.18.104.22.168 (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 194130 /lib/libdl-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 194056 /lib/libc-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 201804 /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 201805 /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libssl.so.0.9.8 (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody mem REG 254,0 193803 /lib/ld-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore- 9929 nobody 0u CHR 136,0 2 /dev/pts/0 opencore- 9929 nobody 1u CHR 136,0 2 /dev/pts/0 opencore- 9929 nobody 2u CHR 136,0 2 /dev/pts/0 opencore- 9929 nobody 3u IPv4 15383737 TCP *:4089 (LISTEN) opencore- 9929 nobody 4u unix 0xeade2400 15383740 socket opencore- 9929 nobody 5u IPv4 15708630 TCP bart111.savonix.com:4089->192.168.1.174:56453 (ESTABLISHED) opencore- 9929 nobody 6u IPv4 15708637 TCP localhost.localdomain:59547->localhost.localdomain:4088 (ESTABLISHED) authd 9933 root txt REG 0,22 147721 190373 /var/opencore/bin/authd.app/Contents/Linux.unknown/authd.exe authd 9933 root mem REG 254,0 190373 /var/opencore/bin/authd.app/Contents/Linux.unknown/authd.exe (path dev=0,22) authd 9933 root 3u REG 0,22 60707 185886 /var/opencore/log/authd.event.log authd 9933 root 6u unix 0xe411d180 15383747 /var/opencore/sockets/authd/authd.sock swupd 9942 root txt REG 0,22 102772 190412 /var/opencore/bin/swupd swupd 9942 root mem REG 254,0 190412 /var/opencore/bin/swupd (path dev=0,22) swupd 9942 root 3u REG 0,22 11600 190588 /var/opencore/log/swupd.event.log swupd 9942 root 4u unix 0xea7108c0 15383756 /var/opencore/sockets/swupd/swupd.sock opencore 9952 opencore cwd DIR 0,22 4096 2 / opencore 9952 opencore rtd DIR 0,22 4096 2 / opencore 9952 opencore txt REG 0,22 1810005 283123 /var/opencore/bin/opencore.app/Contents/Linux.unknown/opencore.exe opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 283123 /var/opencore/bin/opencore.app/Contents/Linux.unknown/opencore.exe (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 188064 /var/cache/nscd/group (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 188063 /var/cache/nscd/passwd (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 194056 /lib/libc-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 192611 /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 194131 /lib/libm-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 200468 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10 (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 203316 /usr/lib/libgrace-pcre.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 202211 /usr/lib/libpcre.so.3.12.1 (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 201369 /usr/lib/libgrace.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 194129 /lib/libcrypt-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 194130 /lib/libdl-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 194143 /lib/libpthread-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore mem REG 254,0 193803 /lib/ld-2.7.so (path dev=0,22) opencore 9952 opencore 0r CHR 1,3 184057 /dev/null opencore 9952 opencore 1u REG 0,22 334554 188026 /var/opencore/log/opencore.debug.log opencore 9952 opencore 2w CHR 1,3 184057 /dev/null opencore 9952 opencore 3u REG 0,22 33016 190589 /var/opencore/log/opencore.event.log opencore 9952 opencore 4u IPv4 15708639 TCP localhost.localdomain:4088->localhost.localdomain:59547 (ESTABLISHED) opencore 9952 opencore 5r FIFO 0,5 15383772 pipe opencore 9952 opencore 6w FIFO 0,5 15383772 pipe opencore 9952 opencore 7u unix 0xf415e1c0 15383773 /var/opencore/sockets/opencore.sock opencore 9952 opencore 8u IPv4 15383786 TCP *:4088 (LISTEN) opencore 9952 opencore 9u REG 0,22 109064 190592 /var/opencore/log/opencore.access.log opencore 9952 opencore 10u REG 0,22 53248 284978 /var/opencore/db/panel/panel.db
While the product appears to be a control panel, its actually a whole lot more, and I'm not sure if I want all that comes along with it. I'm so happy with how debian works, I only want a way to control and configure it better.