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Preventing CPanel Updating Squirrelmail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ukstu, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. ukstu

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    As the title says, is there a method that would allow me to disable the cpanel updating of squirrelmail.
    Installed lots of templates for squirrelmail yesterday, after lastnights update they are gone :(
     
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    Read /usr/local/cpanel/src/3rdparty/gpl/README-squirrelmail
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Hi,
    Sorry I'm still a little lost on this, I have read the suggested README but am still confused as to what I need to do to prevent CPanel updating SquirrelMail.

    Reading that README it looks like CPanel wipes out squirrelmail every night and reinstalls deleting any modifications - I don't really understand this.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.


     
  5. Servax

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    This is a old topic, but I figure I'd complete it:

    To prevent squirrelmail from updating itself,

    This will make it so the cPanel webmail update script thinks we did a local install, which will cause it to not update it.

     
    #5 Servax, Jul 11, 2007
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    Sorry to dig up this old thread but when i do the following as indicated above I get permission denied errors.

    [root@host ~]# touch /var/cpanel/squirrelmail/install
    touch: cannot touch `/var/cpanel/squirrelmail/install': Permission denied
    [root@host ~]# chmod 0777 touch /var/cpanel/squirrelmail/install
    chmod: cannot access `touch': No such file or directory
    chmod: changing permissions of `/var/cpanel/squirrelmail/install': Operation not permitted


    How can I fix this?
     
  7. cPanelKenneth

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    That looks like you have other problems. Perhaps the /var partition is mounted read-only?
     
  8. betoranaldi

    betoranaldi Well-Known Member

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    It turns out the file install had attribute set as 'i'.

    ======================================
    [root@host squirrelmail]# lsattr
    ----i-------- ./install
    [root@host squirrelmail]# chattr -i install
    [root@host squirrelmail]# lsattr
    ------------- ./install
    [root@host squirrelmail]# touch install
    [root@host squirrelmail]#
    ======================================

    A file with the 'i' attribute cannot be modified: it cannot be deleted or renamed, no link can be created to this file and no data can be written to the file. Only the superuser or a process possessing the CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE capability can set or clear this attribute.

    I must have done this previously without realizing it.
     
  9. GoHard

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    Hi guys,

    This is not related to squirrel mail but it is related to locking the files as
    mentioned in this post...

    I have done some updates to EXIM under the exim.conf file and every other
    day or so I have to keep adding the file back because when cpanel updates
    it wipes out all of the changes.

    So is there a way to make it so cpanel will not update exim.conf and leave
    the preconfiged settings when it updates?

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
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