LiveConfig v2.10 is available now.
The most important changes are:
*.tld) can be used for e-mail blacklists/whitelists
/var/www/.skel(if existing) as so-called “skeleton directory” when creating new webspace accounts
The complete list of all changes is available as always in the changelog.
You can install the update as usual via the package management of your distribution:
apt update && apt upgrade
From Sept. 19th 2020 a new signature key will be used for the LiveConfig packages and repositories. It is common practice to replace this key regularly for security reasons - we do this about every three years.
If the new key is not yet available on your system, you can import it as before with the following command:
wget -O - https://www.liveconfig.com/liveconfig.key | apt-key add -
wget -O - https://www.liveconfig.com/liveconfig.key | sudo apt-key add -
rpm --import https://www.liveconfig.com/liveconfig.key
The new key has the fingerprint
712F 816D 2826 E355 7CB1 768F D409 AC6D 65FE 6664 und is valid from 03/23/2020 to 03/23/2023. The new key should already be installed in the following cases:
From v2.10, LiveConfig saves the GPG key in a system file:
This allows a more comfortable key management and simplifies automation.
As we found out together with some customers in the forum, there is a serious problem in PHP OpCache: if this is configured so that the OpCode can also be cached on hard drive (
opcache.file_cache), this leads in some cases to PHP crashes (Segmentation Fault) when different PHP versions have written to the same cache. The problem arises mainly when switching to PHP 7.4.
The LiveConfig update to v2.10 checks whether the setting
opcache.file_cache in the php.ini management is set to the previous default value (
%HOME%/tmp). If so, this value is set to the empty string (""), which deactivates the file cache (the OpCache continues to work, but the data is only kept in the shared memory).
With PHP-FPM this may be suboptimal because the shared memory is used jointly for all pools. For the file cache to work properly, LiveConfig from v2.10 also supports the placeholder
%PHP% in php.ini settings, which is replaced by the abbreviation of the PHP version used (e.g.
Wenn der OpCache File Cache aktiviert werden soll, empfehlen wir, im LiveConfig die php.ini-Einstellung
opcache.file_cache auf den Wert
%HOME%/.cache/opcache.%PHP% zu setzen. Falls das angegebene Verzeichnis noch nicht existiert, legt LiveConfig es automatisch an (muss allerdings mit
%HOME%/ beginnen). Alternativ kann der Cache auch im
%HOME%/tmp/opcache.%PHP%) eingerichtet werden, sicherer ist aber ein separates Verzeichnis außerhalb von
If the OpCache file cache is to be activated, we recommend setting the php.ini setting
opcache.file_cache in LiveConfig to the value
%HOME%/.cache/opcache.%PHP%. If the specified directory does not yet exist, LiveConfig creates it automatically (however, it must begin with
%HOME%/). Alternatively, the cache can also be set up in the
tmp directory (e.g.
%HOME%/tmp/opcache.%PHP%), but a separate directory outside of
tmp is safer.
With v2.10 we have completely redeveloped the backup function so that it also works on multi-server setups, and enables the end customer to easily restore backups stored on the server.
Unfortunately, the first practical tests on larger installations revealed a few problems that we will solve in the next few weeks (including checking that there is enough free backup space and avoiding that the backups create too much load on the system).
If you want to get a first look at the backup feature, you have to set the LCDefaults key
1. For the time being, we do not recommend using this function in production.