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The recent upgrades of Cpanel have been a pain because they've bro­ken mysql­hot­copy. Not kosher. For­tu­nately fix­ing this is pretty straight­for­ward by sim­ply down­grad­ing the DBD mod­ule of Perl, on which mysql­hot­copy relies.

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Lat­est Cpanel updates are break­ing Mov­able type instal­la­tions, wreak­ing havoc with 500 Server Error mes­sages and caus­ing core dumps all over the place. Here's the kludg­ish workaround, that, well, works.

Lat­est Cpanel updates are break­ing Mov­able type instal­la­tions, wreak­ing havoc with 500 Server Error mes­sages and caus­ing core dumps all over the place. Here's the kludg­ish workaround, that, well, works.

A user on MT forums sug­gested that down­grad­ing to DBD::Mysql 2.9007 should do the trick. It does. Six Apart seems to be aware of it.

Here's a lit­tle script for Cpanel/WHM users to exe­cute on their SSH shells. Save it as, say, "dbidowngrade.sh" in your root folder, CHMOD it to 755, and exe­cute it with "./dbidowngrade.sh" at the com­mand prompt.

Impor­tant Note:

Yes, some peo­ple will have prob­lems with Cpanel updat­ing their DBD::Mysql with the /upcp script, in which case you should prob­a­bly set up a cron job to exe­cute the above script on a reg­u­lar basis. I have it up as hourly and it takes just a few sec­onds. I have com­mented out the lines in green because you don't need to down­load the file from CPAN more than once.

Please remem­ber, this is merely a tem­po­rary solu­tion. Mov­able Type should of course have an update soon, and Cpanel should shortly start pro­vid­ing the 3.0001 ver­sion in the near future.

Update: July 8, 2005

The lat­est update of DBD::Mysql, 3.0001_3, works for me. So here's the new code:

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#!/bin/sh
cd /usr/src
 
wget -O dbd.tar.gz "http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/C/CA/CAPTTOFU/DBD-mysql-3.0001_3.tar.gz"
gzip -cd dbd.tar.gz | tar xf -
rm -rf dbd.tar.gz
 
cd DBD-mysql-3.0001_3
perl Makefile.PL
make
make install

Update: July 6, 2005

Looks like the DBD::Mysql author has released a 3.0001_2 devel­oper update. I haven't been able to install it, it gives me a bunch of errors but that's par for the course from 'devel­oper' ver­sions of soft­ware. YMMV. I'll stick with the 2.9007 for now.

Orig­i­nal method: Down­grad­ing surely works

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#!/bin/sh
#---------------------------------------------
# Script to downgrade to DBD::mysql 2.9007
#---------------------------------------------
cd /usr/src
wget -O dbd.tar.gz "http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/DBD/DBD-mysql-2.9007.tar.gz"
gzip -cd dbd.tar.gz | tar xf -
rm -rf dbd.tar.gz
cd DBD-mysql-2.9007
perl Makefile.PL
make
make install
 
# Clean up
cd /usr/src
rm -rf DBD-mysql-2.9007
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