Installation on CentOS 5.3

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CentOS 5.3

Known Issues

Some packages are unavailable, causing an error during the installer script. Follow the instructions below to install them so the script runs properly.

Installing CentOS

  • Download the CentOS 5.3 CD1.
  • Boot into graphical install mode
  • After the media check, the GUI installer will come up
  • Select Language & Keyboard
  • Select the desired partitioning configuration
  • Setup IP networking.
  • Set Timezone
  • Select root password
  • At the software packages section, you must uncheck Desktop-Gnome, then select "Customize Now".
    • Unselect Base/Dialup Networking Support
    • Unselect Applications/Text-Based Internet
  • Proceed with the install & reboot when prompted.

Post Installation Tasks

On first boot, a setup section appears. Run the Firewall configuration.

  • For a basic configuration, set security level to Disabled, and SELinux to Disabled.

Setting up FOG on CentOS

Installing on 0.26

  • download/scp the fog installer to the /root folder of your CentOS server.
  • Install yum-priorities
yum install yum-priorities
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
  • Extract FOG
tar -xvzf fog_0.26.tar.gz
  • Fix the Path to include files used by the FOG Installer
  • launch the installer
cd fog_0.26/bin
  • Go through the install script, selecting Fedora
  • The rest of the install is identical to the Fedora section now.

If you get an error of: * Starting FOG Multicast Management Server...Failed! then just re-launch the installer & it will work the second time through

Installing on 0.27

The installer is more CentOS friendly with 0.27. The only piece missing is RPMForge, so htmldoc can be seamlessly installed.

rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

You can now do a regular install.

CentOS 5.4

The Fedora installer works without issue for CentOS install, assuming use of CentOS 5.4 (32 bit only tested).

CentOS 5.5

Installing 0.29 and 0.30


(1) On CentOS 5.5, RPMForge is still required for htmldoc to work.

(2) The package of php-gettext does not exist on CentOS. It is a part of the base PHP package. You will need to edit /fog_0.29/lib/redhat/ & remove php-gettext from the packages list on line 22

(3) Checking Package ClamAV-Update fails. On CentOS the package is called clamav. The config file specifies clamav-update. Edit /fog_0.29/lib/redhat/ & change clamav-update to clamav.

(4) Configuring Fresh Clamcp:cannot start `/etc/sysconfig/freshclam': No such file or directory...Failed! (Will need to change location of config file in /fog_0.29/lib/redhat/ to match, should be `/usr/bin/freshclam')


  • Install rpmforge
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm

Edit 'fog_0.29/lib/redhat/' *prior to* executing 'fog_0.29/bin/'.

- Edit line 22 as mentioned in (2) and (3) above (remove 'php-gettext' and change 'clamav-update' to 'clamav')

- Edit line 63 to read: 'freshDB="/var/clamav/";

- Edit line 66 to read: 'freshcron="/usr/sbin/freshclam"

(Tested with CentOS 5.5 32-bit, fog 029, and rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm)

(Tested with CentOS 5.5 64-bit, fog 030, and rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm)

CentOS 5.6

Installing 0.30

The changes above still apply to CentOS 5.6.

Installing 0.31

Version 0.31 now requires PHP-5.2.1+ to handle new features in the web interface. See the IUS Repo Wiki on how to upgrade to either PHP-5.2 or PHP-5.3.

Thus far all other requirements / changes are the same.

Installing 0.32

Version 0.31 now requires PHP-5.2.1+ to handle new features in the web interface. See the IUS Repo Wiki on how to upgrade to either PHP-5.2 or PHP-5.3.

  • When you install CentOS do not install any version of PHP instead:
    • Edit the /fog_0.29/lib/redhat/ file and change any reference of "php" to "php53" (this will install PHP-5.3 during the FOG install)
      • When the FOG installation is completed, you'll need to edit the /etc/php.ini file
        • Add the following to line 2 (choose your own timezone here):
date.timezone = "America/Chicago"