Getting older, not necessarily wiser!
In a previous post (this post), I evaluated the Cockpit application as a remote monitoring tool for web servers. During my testing I did note a couple of non fatal issues I experienced while using this program.
Can’t let it go with such a potentially useful application, so I have continued to dig and test, and finally resolve my issues.
Originally cockpit was making a call to a non existent directory, specifically the following.
This issue seems to have been resolved in the latest package update. On a clean install, Cockpit no lounger makes that directory call on two separate systems. Thumbs up for the maintainers of the application and the package!
This one took a little more time to figure out. Basically if you load cockpit and cockpit-pcp, and expect to be keeping records of system performance, you need an archive utility that is not a dependency. This generated a non fatal error about pmdaily_logger.
After digging around in the code for a bit, I determined that the correct archive Debian 11 package to install is xz-utils. Once I installed this package, the issue went away.
I have now had cockpit running on two of my home servers (Samba, and LAMP) for about a week now with no issues.
At this point I can give Cockpit a thumbs up recommendation with no caveats.