See also my comments of installation of Virtualmin on a Centos linode... these are just the additional issues.
GD under PHP not installed by default
Wordpress and other PHP systems were reporting errors about "imagecreatefromjpeg not defined" ... that's a PHP built-in function... what gives? Somehow I didn't have the GD image manipulation module loaded into PHP. Here's how to do that.
# sudo apt-get install php5-gd # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Locales not installed by default
(reported solved in Debian 5.0.2)
Apt-get was reporting huge batches of errors like:
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C"). /usr/bin/mandb: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct manconv: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct
The solution is to:
apt-get install locales dpkg-reconfigure locales
and I added the locale: en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8