Plesk in a FreeBSD Jail: My Experiences

Marc G. Fournier info at
Thu Dec 6 21:27:58 PST 2007

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First, thanks to all those that have provided some useful pointers on this ... 
I was finally able to get a working install in place using 8.2.1 ...

The main issue I found was that one of the components in the install seems to 
be calling in Apache 2.2, while Plesk uses Apache 2.0 ... so, somehow its able 
to get *both* installed at the same time, but when the installer goes to 
install the 'swsoft/psa' port, it fails because of a conflict ...

So, what I ended up doing is reducing the components to install to the 'bare 
minimal', and then manually added components from /usr/ports/swsoft afterwards 

Everything started up fine ... and *appears* to work ...

The one problem that I've not been able to figure out how to surmount is when 
you actually try and add a domain ... even if the client is set to have no 
limits on their resources (ie. disk space), adding a domain tries to set (or 
just check, not 100% certain there) the hardquota on the directory, which, in a 
jail, of course fails ...

With the error being:

"ERROR: PleskFatalException  	
Create ShortcutCreate Shortcut
Up LevelUp Level
Unable to get hardquota state: usermng failed: usermng: No entry found for path
/usr/local/www/vhosts in mounted

System error 25: Inappropriate ioctl for device

0: /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/class.PHostingManager.php:1399
    PHostingForm->assign(object of type PHostingManager, boolean true,
boolean true, boolean true, boolean true, boolean true, boolean false)
1: /usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/domains/hosting/phosting_setup.php:296"

Has anyone else tried this in a jail and notice this and/or found a word 
around?  The .php file itself looks to be compiled php, so no way to just 
comment out code :(

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