jcsolutions

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I upgraded to Cpanel 7.4.2 S-82 on RH 7.3 this Saturday. I come to the office today and found 2 emails from the server with the subject "Cron <[email protected]> /scripts/upcp". What is this about? I've never received anything like this before.

The contents of the emails start out like this...

PHP version file is up to date
Cpanel updates are coming from layer2.cpanel.net
fileutils passes checksum
findutils passes checksum
net-tools passes checksum
Checking /dev/hdb....OK
x - creating lock directory
x - SKIPPING /usr/local/lib/php.ini (file already exists)
Using Mysql3
MySQL is up to date (Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969)
MySQL-shared is up to date (Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969)
MySQL-devel is up to date (Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969)
more ...

I've always had manual updates to the Stable version checked off in WHM. I just double-checked and that's still what it says.

This looks like cpanel tried updating itself. Am I correct?

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ciphervendor

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There's a root cron to update cPanel. It calls /scripts/upcp. If you don't want it to run, disable updates in WHM.

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jcsolutions

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I know about that script. I run it when I update cpanel. But in my WHM, I've got MANUAL updates selected, not automatic. So what I'm wondering is if this is a bug in the latest release and should I be worried about it?

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micron

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getting the same emails every 2am est too. i have update preferences at 'manual updates only (stable tree)'. maybe a bug?

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jcsolutions

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Glad to see I'm not the only one! :)

Guess we'll see what happens tonight and if it comes again, I'll submit a bug report. I'm sure DarkORB is even already aware of it. It's a minor bug anyway... as long as it keeps trying to upgrade to STABLE release! :eek:

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PWSowner

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I've gotten emails like that every day since I got my first server. It's not actually updating cpanel. If it's set to manual, like I also do, the /scripts/upcp still runs daily and checks for security updates. It just doesn't do a cpanel update unless it's set to automatic. It may do a cpanel update if it's security related.

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stephem

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I too have been getting emails about the update at around 2.45am local time ever since upgrading on Saturday.

I wonder if that's because there was a popup Window when WHM had been upgraded telling me that I hadn't given an email address for root's mail, which I then filled in (Change System Mail Preferences).

Could it be, as in Squirrel's case, that the cron job had been run every day but only now does the system know where to send the email saying the job has been run?

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isputra

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Originally posted by ciphervendor
There's a root cron to update cPanel. It calls /scripts/upcp. If you don't want it to run, disable updates in WHM.

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I've gotten emails like that every day since upgraded to Cpanel 7.4.2 S-82 on RH 7.3

I set on Manual Update too

I think cPanel must answer this :D

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stephem

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Check /root/mail/inbox, you could have tons of email there.
That sounds logical - but there's nothing in there. So either I have got it totally wrong (highly likely :) ) or the emails are new since the upgrade.
 

jcsolutions

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Originally posted by stephem
I too have been getting emails about the update at around 2.45am local time ever since upgrading on Saturday.

I wonder if that's because there was a popup Window when WHM had been upgraded telling me that I hadn't given an email address for root's mail, which I then filled in (Change System Mail Preferences).

Could it be, as in Squirrel's case, that the cron job had been run every day but only now does the system know where to send the email saying the job has been run?
I'd say your exactly right stephen.

ChangeLog
Thu Aug 7 03:38:47 EDT 2003
7.x Build#18
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entice users to forward roots mail elsewhere
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I guess root mail wasn't being received before this, although I wonder if it was sent at all. My root inbox is empty.

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Tom Pyles

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I have recevied these e-mails since Day 1 on our first server. We are set for manual updates. The e-mail I receive doesn't have the same info as when we manually run /scripts/upcp. Some critical security updates, and info that back-ups are running.

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PWSowner

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As long as the updates are set to run daily, which they will be as long as you don't edit the cronjob, AND as long as you do have a root email account set up, you will get upcp emails every time it runs to tell you what it has done.

If there is no root email account specified, I believe the email just goes to the queue and then gets deleted when it can't be delivered.

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cPanelNick

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The script always runs and self-repairs/corrects problems it finds. If you have updates to to manual it won't download a new release.

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