Installing on Debian 5.0 OpenVZ


Verified User
Feb 22, 2010
Hi guys,
I'm using Debian 5.0 on OpenVZ.
My provider has some preconfigured images and I use the one he has for Debian 5.0.
DA says that it should be installed on a clean Debian install.
I noticed that the image that that I use has preinstalled apache2 apache2-prefork etc.
In other word beside the base system, I have packages from theWebserver set.
Is there going to be any problem with that?
I'm afraid that apache2 may mess the configuration of DA.
I'll attache the output of dpkg --get-selections.
Can you tell me what should I uninstall?

adduser install
apache2 install
apache2-doc install
apache2-mpm-prefork install
apache2-utils install
apache2.2-common install
apt install
apt-utils install
autoconf install
automake install
autotools-dev install
base-files install
base-passwd install
bash install
bind9 install
bind9utils install
binutils install
bison install
bsd-mailx install
bsdmainutils install
bsdutils install
build-essential install
bzip2 install
ca-certificates install
comerr-dev install
console-common install
console-data install
console-tools install
console-tools-dev install
coreutils install
cpio install
cpp install
cpp-4.3 install
cracklib-runtime install
cron install
db4.6-util install
debconf install
debconf-i18n install
debconf-utils install
debian-archive-keyring install
debianutils install
defoma install
dhcp3-client install
dhcp3-common install
diff install
dosfstools install
dpkg install
dpkg-dev install
dselect install
e2fslibs install
e2fsprogs install
ed install
exim install
expat install
fetchmail install
file install
findutils install
finger install
flex install
fontconfig install
fontconfig-config install
ftp install
g++ install
g++-4.3 install
gawk install
gcc install
gcc-4.3 install
gcc-4.3-base install
gettext-base install
gnupg install
gpgv install
grep install
groff install
groff-base install
gzip install
host install
hostname install
htop install
ifupdown install
info install
initscripts install
iproute install
iptables install
iputils-arping install
iputils-ping install
iputils-tracepath install
klogd install
krb5-config install
ldap-utils install
less install
libacl1 install
libapr1 install
libaprutil1 install
libattr1 install
libauthen-pam-perl install
libbind-dev install
libbind9-40 install
libblkid1 install
libbz2-1.0 install
libc6 install
libc6-dev install
libcap1 install
libcap2 install
libcomerr2 install
libconsole install
libconvert-binhex-perl install
libcrack2 install
libcurl3 install
libdb1-compat install
libdb4.2 install
libdb4.5 install
libdb4.6 install
libdbi-perl install
libdevel-symdump-perl install
libdns45 install
libedit2 install
libevent1 install
libexpat1 install
libfontconfig1 install
libfreetype6 install
libgcc1 install
libgcrypt11 install
libgdbm3 install
libglib2.0-0 install
libgmp3c2 install
libgnutls26 install
libgomp1 install
libgpg-error0 install
libgpm2 install
libhesiod0 install
libhtml-parser-perl install
libhtml-tagset-perl install
libhtml-tree-perl install
libice6 install
libidn11 install
libio-stringy-perl install
libisc45 install
libisccc40 install
libisccfg40 install
libjpeg-progs install
libjpeg62 install
libkadm55 install
libkeyutils1 install
libkrb5-dev install
libkrb53 install
liblcms1 install
libldap-2.4-2 install
liblocale-gettext-perl install
liblockfile1 install
libltdl3 install
liblwres40 install
libmagic1 install
libmailtools-perl install
libmd5-perl install
libmime-perl install
libmime-tools-perl install
libmng1 install
libmpfr1ldbl install
libmysqlclient15off install
libncurses5 install
libncursesw5 install
libnet-daemon-perl install
libnet-ssleay-perl install
libnewt0.52 install
libnss-ldap install
libpam-krb5 install
libpam-modules install
libpam-runtime install
libpam0g install
libpaper1 install
libpcap0.8 install
libpcre3 install
libperl5.10 install
libplrpc-perl install
libpng12-0 install
libpng3 install
libpopt0 install
libpq5 install
libreadline5 install
libsasl2-2 install
libselinux1 install
libsensors3 install
libsepol1 install
libslang2 install
libsm6 install
libsnmp-base install
libsnmp15 install
libsqlite3-0 install
libss2 install
libssh2-1 install
libssl-dev install
libssl0.9.8 install
libstdc++5 install
libstdc++6 install
libstdc++6-4.3-dev install
libsysfs2 install
libtalloc1 install
libtasn1-3 install
libtext-charwidth-perl install
libtext-iconv-perl install
libtext-wrapi18n-perl install
libtiff4 install
libtimedate-perl install
liburi-perl install
libusb-0.1-4 install
libuuid1 install
libwbclient0 install
libwrap0 install
libwww-perl install
libx11-6 install
libx11-data install
libxau6 install
libxaw7 install
libxcb-xlib0 install
libxcb1 install
libxdmcp6 install
libxext6 install
libxml2 install
libxmu6 install
libxpm4 install
libxt6 install
linux-libc-dev install
locales install
lockfile-progs install
login install
logrotate install
lprng install
lsb-base install
lsb-release install
lsof install
lynx install
lynx-cur install
lzma install
m4 install
mailx install
make install
makedev install
man-db install
man2html install
manpages install
memcached install
metamail install
mime-support install
mingetty install
mktemp install
modconf install
module-init-tools install
mount install
mtools install
mutt install
mysql-common install
nano install
ncompress install
ncurses-base install
ncurses-bin install
ncurses-term install
net-tools install
netbase install
nscd install
ntp install
ntpdate install
odbcinst1debian1 install
openssh-blacklist install
openssh-client install
openssh-server install
openssl install
openssl-blacklist install
passwd install
patch install
perl install
perl-base install
perl-modules install
portmap install
procmail install
procps install
proftpd install
psmisc install
psutils install
pwgen install
python install
python-minimal install
python2.5 install
python2.5-minimal install
quota install
readline-common install
rsync install
samba-common install
sasl2-bin install
screen install
sed install
sendmail-base install
sendmail-bin purge
sendmail-cf install
sendmail-doc install
sensible-mda install
sharutils install
smbfs install
snmp install
ssh install
ssl-cert install
stunnel install
stunnel4 install
sudo install
sysklogd install
syslinux install
syslinux-common install
sysv-rc install
sysvinit install
sysvinit-utils install
talk install
talkd install
tar install
tcpd install
tcpdump install
tcsh install
telnet install
traceroute install
tree install
ttf-dejavu install
ttf-dejavu-core install
ttf-dejavu-extra install
tzdata install
ucf install
units install
unixodbc install
unzip install
update-inetd install
util-linux install
vim install
vim-common install
vim-runtime install
wget install
whiptail install
whois install
wwwconfig-common install
x11-common install
xinetd install
zlib1g install
zlib1g-dev install


NoBaloney Internet Svcs - In Memoriam †
Jun 16, 2003
I don't use Debian on our servers and so I can't guarantee I've caught everything.

But certainly remove apache2, and exim (the DirectAdmin install is a special install).

I'm not sure of bind9 and mysql. I think you'd be better off using DirectAdmin installs on both.



Verified User
Feb 22, 2010
Apart from apache2 I found out that DA uses proftd and exim that are in the Debian
repositories. When I uninstalled those 2 I lost mail and ftp access and when I reinstalled
them everything was back up.
Are there any notes to check what repository packages DA uses?

EDIT: By the way how can I check if the services DA uses are its own custombuild or the ones that are in the repositories?


Verified User
Aug 19, 2008
They have custom packages. You shouldnt be installing via repository.


Verified User
Feb 22, 2010
OK uninstalled apache2, exim, mysql, proftd and compiled using custombuild.
I only have to use bind and openssl, openssh from the repositories right?

EDIT: By the way sendmail that is installed from the repositories is needed by DA or I can remove it?


Verified User
Feb 22, 2010
Yes sendmail-bin is uninstalled, actually purged, but there are
sendmail-base install
sendmail-cf install
sendmail-doc install
also installed. Should I remove them as well?