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It is recommended to install socat first


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today we suddenly got this:

/usr/bin/php /var/www/html/scripts/froxlor_master_cronjob.php --tasks --debug
[information] TasksCron: Searching for tasks to do
[information] Running Let's Encrypt cronjob prior to regenerating webserver config files
[information] Requesting/renewing Let's Encrypt certificates
[information] Updating certificate for xxx.server.local
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] It is recommended to install socat first.
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] We use socat for standalone server if you use standalone mode.
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] If you don't use standalone mode, just ignore this warning.
[information] Checking for LetsEncrypt client upgrades before renewing certificates:
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:08 CET 2019] Installing from online archive.
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:08 CET 2019] Downloading https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh/archive/master.tar.gz
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] Extracting master.tar.gz
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] Installing to /root/.acme.sh
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] Installed to /root/.acme.sh/acme.sh
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] Good, bash is found, so change the shebang to use bash as preferred.
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:10 CET 2019] OK
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:10 CET 2019] Install success!
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:10 CET 2019] Upgrade success!
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:10 CET 2019] Removing cron job
 

the box is ubuntu buster/sid after a bit of digging into the issue "apt install socat" did the trick. please add it to the required packages.

 

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4 minutes ago, hk@ said:

[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] We use socat for standalone server if you use standalone mode.
[Tue Dec 31 15:47:09 CET 2019] If you don't use standalone mode, just ignore this warning.

not required/needed for us

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1 minute ago, d00p said:

not required/needed for us

well, the acme.sh is reporting this on a 5-minute-basis because of the --tasks job and to get rid of this had to install it but any other "get rid of this" solutions would be welcome.

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well, don't call the "normal" cronjob with "--debug" flag, default from the generated /etc/cron.d/froxlor file is:

*/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/nice -n 5 /usr/bin/php -q /var/www/froxlor/scripts/froxlor_master_cronjob.php --tasks 1> /dev/null

 

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3 minutes ago, d00p said:

well, don't call the "normal" cronjob with "--debug" flag, default from the generated /etc/cron.d/froxlor file is:


*/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/nice -n 5 /usr/bin/php -q /var/www/froxlor/scripts/froxlor_master_cronjob.php --tasks 1> /dev/null

 

uhm, that's exactly what is (and was) running on this box, yet we got lots of mails reporting about socat.

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hm weird, so they are putting that on the stderr output (not redirected with 1> that way). Basically, yes, we could recommend socat in the debian package for exampe, but I think it's kind of wrong since we neither rely on it nor is it recommended for our use - so it would just be wrong.

On the other hand, on a plain debian, the default mysql-server is (currently) mariadb-server-10.3 which depends on socat and should install it anyway (that's why I got it installed and not getting any messages)

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