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Uninstall CPanel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by msquall, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. msquall

    msquall Member

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    How can I uninstall CPanel ?
    Is ther a script for that ?
     
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    No script for that.

    Cpanel, once it is installed, becomes part of the operating system. The only way to properly and fully remove it is to reinstall the operating system.

    There have been posts about partially removing, or disabling it, without a full reinstall, but they are just partial removals.
     
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    Thanks Squirrel !
    That's what I thought, but I hope.
    So the answer is : format :eek:
     
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    Does anyone know if this is a 'feature' that will be addressed in future releases?
     
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    Would be nice, but I doubt it.
     
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    I just inherited a server where the previous admin installed this without purchasing the license. Needless to say, it doesn't work and has rendered the server useless until a license is purchased. It is actions like this that have us calling him 'the previous admin.' It looks like I'll be taking your reinstall option.
     
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    I wish there way a way to remove it... Nick, will you make this an option in the future?

    To me this just seems like a way to force people to use cpanel... they install it to try it out, and they are stuck with it... unless they want to spend hours and hours getting a new server going and users back on it... bah!
     
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    I don't really think this will be a priority of Nick's, but I don't really see any problem myself. If you were desperate to remove cPanel, then just blow away /usr/local/cpanel, remove all the cpanel startup scripts, kill any cpanel related processes and you should be good to go. The major webserver software such as Apache and Bind are pretty much standard. You'll just need to put on your sysadmin hat and go to work. I couldn't imagine it taking more than a hours worth of work.
     
  9. trey007

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    If it was only an hours worth of work, then you'd figure putting together an uninstall script shouldn't be too difficult. My main issue was I didn't know what all cpanel shuffled around. My permissions on all users were adjusted and the webserver wouldn't start with normal commands. I backed up my sites, blew away the server and started fresh. Everything's fine now. I'm sure cPanel is an awesome product, but it is definitely not in the budget at $1500.
     
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    If you cant afford to use it, you shoulda never tried it in the first place. There is no way to uninstall cpanel, there problably never will be either, nor should there be. just my 2 cents
     
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    besides, why spend time on an unstall script so that what, 4 users can use it, when they can spend time making script additions and feature enhancements for thousands? Good of the many over the good of the few here bub.
     
  12. trey007

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    B12Org,

    Read the F%^&ing threads. I didn't install the program. Anytime a program requires install, there should always be an uninstall. That is software development.
     
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    well either way, re-image. Faster then uninstalling too in a lot of cases. I can read, so dont patronize me. Im just saying they are not going to waste their time making an uninstall for a program in which maybe 5 people want to uninstall.

    Geez. You got some anger issues man
     
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    Trey,

    I can certainly undestand your frustrations.

    But, in this case, is it not really the "previous" sysadmins' (or sysadmins employers) fault for allowing this type of mismanagement?

    You certainly can't blame cPanel. cPanel did not sneak into the datacenter and install their product on the server without somebody's knowledge.

    If you have "taken over" this position, you are simply stuck having to fix all of this guys's/gal's screwups. My guess, you probably have more problems with the server(s) than just an expired "trial" cPanel license. I can but further guess, that if you resolve all of the present issues and establish a true server/security management plan, that you will be gainfully employed for quite some time:)
     
  15. trey007

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    bamasbest,

    Point well taken. Thanks you for your insight and encouragement to use this as my opportunity to shine.

    Regards,
     
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    bamasbest Well-Known Member

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    Trey,

    You are welcome!

    Just remember.... If everyhting could easily be fixed with the simple click of a button, us "real" sysadmins would all wind up asking questions like ..." would you like to supersize your order, sir?"!
     
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    Trey,

    You have a good point. All programs should have an uninstall, cPanel should be the same.
     
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    I am now waiting for a windows uninstaller since windows is a shell on top of dos (prev versions). When microsoft comes out with an uninstaller, I am sure cpanel will not be far behind. Till then, thats why you have a sysadmin
     
  19. trey007

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    Windows Uninstaller = [Distro of Choice] Linux CD 1

    For the record, I think Windows finally gave up DOS on newer versions of their nOS.
     
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    Hey B12,

    Wouldn't you really want a combined Windows AND DOS uninstaller, since DOS is/was really a Microsoft product to begin with as well? ;) ;)
     
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