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New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« on: February 20, 2023, 02:56:24 PM »
I am planning to install CWP in another VPS. I have tried using Alma Linux 8, and it works. How about Alma Linux 9? Is it already compatible with it? Thanks.

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2023, 04:44:43 PM »
CWP shouldn't install.
Wish CWP would come out with a 9.1 version, CentOS 7 is dead now.

I have played around with it, install on 8.7, then upgrading to 9.1 last year.
Everything seemed to work, but PHP selector. Which means you are stuck on whatever PHP version at time of upgrade.

I'll try again, on the test unit, if I have free time.


« Last Edit: February 20, 2023, 04:46:21 PM by Starburst »

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2023, 09:05:06 PM »
If you live on the bleeding edge, you will see blood. My tendency is to stay on the conservative side of the curve. Note that I am still using CentOS 7.9 until EOL next year. I will use the 6 mo lead up to that time to finalize testing and migrate to AlmaLinux 8, unless CWP devs surprise us and go into turbo mode -- giving us a v9-compatible gift. But I have a year on that...

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2023, 06:05:03 AM »
I've installed CWP on AlmaLinux 8.7, then upgraded to 9.1.

Most things work, but for some reason you can't change PHP versions.

It gets stuck on whatever version was compiled before the upgrade.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2023, 11:57:57 AM »

Yes, Alma Linux 9 is compatible with CentOS Web Panel (CWP). You can go ahead and install CWP on your VPS running Alma Linux 9 without any issues. If you have successfully installed CWP on Alma Linux 8, the process should be similar for Alma Linux 9. Thank you for your question and best of luck with your installation!

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2023, 12:53:41 PM »
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to go with Starbust's report. You didn't offer any details in your statement and I have no proof of true AlmaLinux 9 compatibility with CWP. And CWP does NOT list AlmaLinux 9 as compatible currently. Maybe next year before CentOS 7 goes EOL, but not right now.

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2023, 10:12:24 AM »
Currently the cwp team is working many hours to make everything work on el9, everything will be completed soon

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2023, 09:42:06 AM »
Currently the cwp team is working many hours to make everything work on el9, everything will be completed soon

Great news on EL9 support.  :) :) :) Thanks

CWP Team needs to:
  • Blog post on what is going on
  • Pick a recommended EL9 Distro and stick with it (Alma/Rocky)
  • Stop recommending CentOS Stream 8
  • When done, provide a migration tutorial. Alma has ELevate migration tool

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2023, 01:01:49 PM »

Hello!

Regarding your question about installing CWP on Alma Linux 9, I would like to inform you that currently, CWP (CentOS Web Panel) officially supports Alma Linux 8. I recommend checking the official CWP documentation or their community forums for any updates or announcements regarding compatibility with Alma Linux 9.

I hope this information helps! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2023, 01:06:11 PM »
I know about the supported OS, but it is confusing and you should never use stream even thought CWP team are pushing it.

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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2023, 09:57:06 PM »
Currently the cwp team is working many hours to make everything work on el9, everything will be completed soon

I'm not familiar with the acronym of "EL9". Does this refer to RHEL 9? Meaning support for CentOS Stream 9 also?

I'm currently running CentOS stream 8.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2023, 09:58:46 PM by iraqiboy90 »

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2023, 02:35:51 AM »
The main problem with Stream is that it is a rolling release and once you are in the stream, you have to stick with it -- no outs, no migration opportunity. You're married to it, for better or worse! I know the delayed repositories help to iron out the bleeding edge feel, but still it runs against my more conservative leanings. CWP devs probably pushed it initially due to it being the "official" replacement for CentOS, but really it's not adequate for conservative enterprise-grade server installs with long term support. It's more of a testbed for future RHEL releases, so it feels perpetually in beta. That's what gave rise to the Rocky and AlmaLinux distributions -- a viable, stable alternative for those wanting more of a "spiritual successor" to CentOS 7's LTS-class stability and support. For me, knowing there is a migration path with Rock or AlmaLinux is really what seals the deal. I am much more secure with that over running a rolling release like Stream. (And you can be sure I am not running Arch on the desktop either!) So for me, it's AlmaLinux in 2024 -- hopefully 9 if CWP is up for the challenging timeline!

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Re: New installation of CWP on Alma Linux 9. Will it work?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2023, 04:03:32 PM »
@overseer - I completely agree

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EL9 = Enterprise Linux 9
EL9 = RHEL 9, AlmaLinux 9, Rocky Linux 9 - They are all based on  the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Distro (RHEL 9)