Install Script


I am about to install Wordpress 5.7 which is listed on the install scripts of Virtualmin, but sad to say it fired this particular error

Failed to install script : Download of failed : Failed to lookup IP address for

I checked the site, indeed is missing. Is there anyway to install that particular wordpress version in question?

thank you and god bless!

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Submitted by Ilia on Wed, 06/30/2021 - 06:13


Thanks for reporting it.

Even though you're right that we haven't uploaded latest WordPress versions to to provide a backup solution for our users, the reason why you're seeing this issue is DNS problem on your server. The script installer always tries to download a latest package from at first and only then checks for a backup solution on our servers. The error Failed to lookup IP address for indicates a local DNS issue, i.e. the server cannot resolve a domain name to an IP address.

The further solution would depend on your actual DNS configuration. We suggest checking that your BIND service is running and/or that you resolve configured to search local (can be done using Networking ⇾ Network Configuration: Hostname and DNS Client page).

If all you care about is installing WordPress, you could manually add the following to your /etc/hosts file:

However, this cannot be considered as a permanent solution, as we can change the IP address anytime.

For the further questions, we would like to ask you to use Virtualmin Forums for getting support. This issue tracker is for folks using Virtualmin Pro only.

Kind regards.

Ouch my bad. Thank you very much. God bless you even more!