OVH Ubuntu/Debian Server VestaCP Install Error

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If you recently ordered an Ubuntu/Debian server from OVH and wanted to install VestaCP you will be welcomed with this nice looking error :

installation will take about 15 minutes … line 450: yum: command not found
Error: yum update failed

looks like vesta-cp installer is detecting the OS as CentOS. The reason for this is OVH Debian/Ubuntu OS template has a modified version of /etc/issue file and looks like this :

 Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
 Linux ubuntu 4.15.0-50-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 6 18:46:08 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
 Server        : XXXXXX
   IPv4          : xx.xx.xx.xx
   IPv6          : xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx::
   Hostname      :

install script check first line of that file to determine OS type and as you can see it contains whitespace that is what causing this error.


echo "Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS" > /etc/issue

Replace in quotes with your OS name and version from cat /etc/issue command output and restart installation .

Mohammed H

Mohammed H

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