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Perl CPAN DBD::mysql error “FAILED–Further testing stopped” after upgrading Watch MySQL (XSLoader.pm, libmysqlclient.so)

I recently ran into an issue with Perl connecting to MySQL after upgrading a plugin for cPanel/WHM called Watch MySQL. After going through the logs files I determined the error was with a missing dependency file XSLoader.pm and libmysqlclient.so. The problem actually ended up being that those files were not installed because the Perl CPAN upgrade for DBD::mysql failed. After some research it was actually very easy to fix … (more…)

Virtualmin Cloudmin will not install error libdigest-sha1-perl on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

When recently installing Cloudmin on a server running Ubuntu 12.04 I came across an error saying that Cloudmin could not install due to libdigest-sha1-perl not being installed. Even if you try running apt-get install libdigest-sha1-perl you will not find it in any repositories because the version of Perl used for Ubuntu 12.04 already includes Digest::SHA. Nevertheless there are some applications that still call libdigest-sha1-perl, inlcuding Cloudmin. In order to install libdigest-sha1-perl you need to (more…)