jimlongo

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Hi, is there a way to remove Softaculous completely from my VPS?

So that it doesn't run updates and is not available in WHM and cPanel.
 

rpvw

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Uninstall - Softaculous Wiki

Uninstall in cPanel
Please execute the following commands :

root> /usr/local/cpanel/bin/unregister_cpanelplugin /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/softaculous.cpanelplugin;
root> rm -rf /etc/cron.d/softaculous;
root> rm -rf /etc/cron.d/softaculous2;
root> rm -rf /var/softaculous;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/cgi/softaculous;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/cgi/addon_softaculous.php;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/cgi/addon_softaculous.cgi
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/dynamicui/dynamicui_softicons.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/dynamicui/dynamicui_softaculous.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/dynamicui/dynamicui_soft_div_icons.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/dynamicui/dynamicui_soft_div.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/paper_lantern/dynamicui/dynamicui_softicons.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/paper_lantern/dynamicui/dynamicui_softaculous.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/paper_lantern/dynamicui/dynamicui_soft_div_icons.conf;
root> rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/paper_lantern/dynamicui/dynamicui_soft_div.conf;
 
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jimlongo

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Thanks, it seems that this breaks it in cPanel. Icon is still there, clicking it errors on the softaculous page.

What I was hoping for was to remove it and its updates in WHM.
 

24x7server

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Hi,

You will have to unregister the Softaculous app also from the server, so it will not appear in the WHM.. Use the below command:

# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/unregister_appconfig <app_name>

In addition, if the above does not work, use the below steps:
# cd /var/cpanel/apps/
# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/unregister_appconfig /var/cpanel/apps/<softaculous_config_Name>.conf
# rm -fv /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/<softaculous_app_name>.cgi
# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/update_appconfig_apps


Replace part of it with proper configuration file of the app you want to uninstall..
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Let us know if the previous post helps.

Thank you.
 

jimlongo

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Thanks, but the net result is I still have the icon for Softaculous in WHM, and it causes a cPanel 403 if you click it.

In cPanel there are 2 icons. Click either will lead to a 404.

There is no trace of Softaculous in /var/cpanel/apps
And no softaculous.cgi file in /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi - although there is a folder which I moved.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

You may also want to review the files and directories within the /var/cpanel/integration/ directory to see if any entries for this application exist. If so, remove the entries and then run the following command:

Code:
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_sprites
Additionally, consider reaching out to the Softaculous support team directly to see if they can update their uninstall instructions to ensure the required files are removed.

Thank you.
 

jimlongo

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I think I was not careful enough with rpvw's instructions when I first ran them.
need to remove root> from each line
Ran that again today, rebuilt sprites, rebooted server, checked whisky supply, went away for an hour . . .

It's all gone now.

Thanks for the help.