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installing OCSinventory on debian 11

Hello world, I'm new on OCS inventory and I'm trying to install/configure OCS Inventory server (the db, communication, deploy and administration console all on the same server)  on a debian bullseye (debian 11.4). This is what I have done.

First of all I have installed the certificate for the OCS inventory repository:

# curl http://deb.ocsinventory-ng.org/pubkey.gpg | gpg --dearmor > /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ocsinventory-debian-bullseye.gpg

and then I have added to the apt sources the OCS repository:

deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ocsinventory-debian-bullseye.gpg] http://deb.ocsinventory-ng.org/debian/ bullseye main

then I have launched the following commands to install OCS Inventory 2.10.0:

# apt update && apt install ocsinventory-server ocsinventory-reports

Then I followed the steps in http://myserver/ocsreports/install.php

All seems to work.

Then I login on http://inventory.csaricerche.com/ocsreports, changed the admin password and I get this security alert:

Your install.php exists in your installation directory (by default : /usr/share/ocsinventory-reports/ocsreports).
I have to remove install.php from /usr/share/ocsinventory-reports/ocsreports?
Then I have successfully installed the windows agent 2.9.2.0 on a windows client and run the agent.
No errors are reported but in http://inventory.csaricerche.com/ocsreports I can't find any information about this client and on the client I can find these logs:
==============================================================================
Starting OCS Inventory Agent on Thursday, July 14, 2022 11:29:49.
AGENT => Running OCS Inventory Agent Version 2.9.2.0
AGENT => Using OCS Inventory FrameWork Version 2.9.2.0
AGENT => Loading plug-in(s)
    DLL PLUGIN => Searching for Plug-in DLL(s) in folder <C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\plugins>
    DLL PLUGIN => 0 DLL Plug-in(s) successfully loaded on 0 DLL(s) found
AGENT => Using network connection with Communication Server
    COM PROVIDER => Loading Communication Provider <C:\Program Files\OCS Inventory Agent\ComHTTP.dll>
AGENT => Using Communication Provider <OCS Inventory cURL Communication Provider> Version <2.9.2.0>
    AGENT => Sending getLabel request
    COM SERVER => Initializing cURL library for getFile
    COM SERVER => Using cURL without server authentication
    COM SERVER => Disabling cURL proxy support
    COM SERVER => Enabling cURL SSL server validation support using CA Bundle <C:\ProgramData\OCS Inventory NG\Agent\cacert.pem>
    COM SERVER => Sending fileGet request to URL <http://inventory/ocsinventory/deploy/label>
    COM SERVER => fileGet response received <HTTP Status Code #500>
    COM SERVER => Cleaning cURL library
    AGENT => Failed to retrieve Label <HTTP Status Code #500>
AGENT => Sending Prolog
    DID_CHECK => Read DeviceID <WIN10PRO-V01-2022-07-14-11-27-10> and MACs <3A:09:D5:F3:31:9ABE:A6:28:9E:D4:6826:E1:DD:40:F2:40BE:98:7D:DD:88:52E2:17:9D:59:69:DD> in file <ocsinventory.dat>
    COM SERVER => Initializing cURL library for sendRequest
    COM SERVER => Using cURL without server authentication
    COM SERVER => Disabling cURL proxy support
    COM SERVER => Enabling cURL SSL server validation support using CA Bundle <C:\ProgramData\OCS Inventory NG\Agent\cacert.pem>
    COM SERVER => Sending HTTP Post request to URL <http://inventory/ocsinventory>
    COM SERVER => HTTP Post response received <HTTP Status Code #500>
    COM SERVER => Cleaning cURL library
ERROR *** AGENT => Failed to send Prolog <HTTP Status Code #500>
AGENT => Unloading communication provider
AGENT => Unloading plug-in(s)
AGENT => Execution duration: 00:00:00.

...and I fear that I have forgot some configuration detail on the server. Someone can help me to correctly configure ocs inventory server?
Thank you very much
Piviul
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11 Answers

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For credentials, the usual way is

- creation of database, user, user passwd + apply in MySQL/MariaDB

- install of OCS : during installation, 2 conf files for Apache are created, they need to be activate (a2enconf) and 'z-ocsinventory-server.conf' need to be edited with credentials

- launch ocsreports : this run install.php : ask for credentials (for creation of 'dbconfig.inc.php'), then creation of all tables needed in database.

If you want change credentials, it's easy when you know the 2 files to change.

About /sys/firmware/..., you could get kernel informations using pseudo-files in /proc and /sys : OCS agent try to read some of these files to inventory hardware ressources. Depending on Distribution version, these files could exist or not : no matter if there is error reading these files !

I use OCS since more than 15 years : installation is very easy (even apache knowledge is needed), but explore and configure all options is not so simple, not so obvious. I spend some time (months) in previous job to update an old server with 8k active hardware, so now I have a good idea about OCS running ...
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