Can no longer disable automatic updates??

Jeff P.

Well-Known Member
Feb 2, 2016
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14
58
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
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DataCenter Provider
With the update to 86.0.18 I can no longer disable automatic updates? We run a production environment and turn off auto updates because 90% of the time, something breaks. Like today. The issue goes back 15 years and the fix was to manually update cpanel when I can do so in a controlled environment. Now you update automatically with no way to disable without editing the cron job? I hat cpanel since this company took over.
 

kdean

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Oct 19, 2012
375
65
78
Orlando, FL
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Apparently cPanel thought it would be brilliant to remove the GUI for these settings.

Now you need to edit /etc/cpupdate.conf

Here you can set:

RPMUP=manual
UPDATES=manual

…to set everything back to manual updates.
 

cPanelLauren

Product Owner
Staff member
Nov 14, 2017
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Houston
We're forcing LTS now, with automatic updates regardless of those settings. This means that no matter what, we will attempt to maintain the server on at the very least the LTS version. The GUI for that was removed with the idea that if you ACTUALLY need to implement manual updates you would be able to do so through the CLI.

The correct entries for this file can be found in the documentation here: The cPanel & WHM Update Configuration File - cpupdate.conf | cPanel & WHM Documentation
 

goodmove

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May 12, 2003
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We're forcing LTS now, with automatic updates regardless of those settings. This means that no matter what, we will attempt to maintain the server on at the very least the LTS version. The GUI for that was removed with the idea that if you ACTUALLY need to implement manual updates you would be able to do so through the CLI.

The correct entries for this file can be found in the documentation here: The cPanel & WHM Update Configuration File - cpupdate.conf | cPanel & WHM Documentation
Hi Lauren: That page says:
"never — Prevent both automatic and manual updates to cPanel & WHM"
Will that switch really stop the automatic LTS update from 78 to 86?