Apache Update Started Automatically

Archmactrix

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Apache update was started automatically last night when the daily maintenance portion of the upcp script ran.

I always start the Apache (and cPanel/system) update manually and have done so for many years, so I am a bit confused. I don't remember this happening before on this server I've had for a whole year so this is unusual and uncomfortable.

So what could the reason be that Apache is updated in this manner?

I'm using:
EA4
cPanel 68.0.16
CENTOS 7.4 kvm

These are the packages that are logged in the yum.log for this update:

Updated: ea-apache24-tools-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_cgi-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_mpm_prefork-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_proxy-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-config-1.0-122.122.3.cpanel.noarch
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_proxy_http-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_proxy_wstunnel-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_ssl-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_headers-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_expires-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_proxy_fcgi-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_deflate-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
Updated: ea-apache24-mod_unique_id-2.4.29-1.1.3.cpanel.x86_64
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Could you post the output of the /etc/cpupdate.conf file on this system? EX:

Code:
cat /etc/cpupdate.conf
Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello @Archmactrix,

I found some additional information explaining the new behavior in the cPanel version 68 Release Notes:

EasyApache 4 RPM update
In cPanel & WHM version 68, we modified the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/sysup script to automatically update the EasyApache 4 RPMs. This ensures that older RPMs do not break rebuilds of the httpd.conf file.

Important:

This update occurs regardless of your local configuration. The following settings will not prevent an automatic update:
  • The RPMUP variable set to never in the /etc/cpupdate.conf file.
  • The Operating System Package set to Never Update in WHM's Update Preferences interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences).
Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Is it possible to disable the EasyApache 4 RPM update if I turn off the "Maintenance cPanel RPM Check" option in the Tweak Settings ?
Hello,

No, turning off the "Maintenance cPanel RPM Check" option in "WHM >> Tweak Settings" will not disable the automatic EA4 updates that occur as of cPanel version 68. It's by design the EA4 updates are automatic, as it prevents invalid Apache configuration files from existing.

Thank you.
 
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