Completely Uninstall cloudlinux from cpanel server


Completely Uninstall cloudlinux from cpanel server

How to completely remove cloudlinux from cpanel server.

You can always uninstall CloudLinux. In this case, we will ‘convert’ the system back to CentOS. Even if the original system was RHEL — we will still convert to ‘CentOS’ state.

Following this will be done:
1.LVE related packages will be removed
2.CloudLinux repositories & yum plugin will be removed
3.CentOS repositories will be setup

At the end, script will provide instructions on how to finish the conversion back to CentOS. That will require removal of CloudLinux kernel (manual step), and installation of CentOS kernel (if needed).

To uninstall CloudLinux, do:
$ wget -O cldeploy
$ sh cldeploy -c

Please, note that some of the packages from CloudLinux repo will still be present. They are same as CentOS packages, and don’t have to be removed. They will be updated in the future from CentOS repositories, as new versions come out.
You can use below steps further:

Check if your server is Cloudlinux installed in it using below command.

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/cloudlinux_system_install -c

Update your CentOS-provided RPMs

yum upgrade -y

Rebuild Apache

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/easyapache –build


/scripts/easyapache –build

Reinstall a non-CloudLinux kernel.

yum –disableexcludes=all install kernel

Remove CloudLinux Kernel

rpm -qa |awk ‘/^kernel.*lve/ {print $1|”xargs yum -y erase”}’

Reinstall any CloudLinux-provided RPMs that are also provided by CentOS

rpm -qa –qf “[%{VENDOR} %{NAME}n]“|awk ‘/CloudLinux/ {print $2|”xargs yum reinstall -y”}’

Downgrade any CloudLinux provided RPMs to the CentOS version

rpm -qa –qf “[%{VENDOR} %{NAME}n]“|awk ‘/CloudLinux/ {print $2|”xargs yum downgrade -y”}’

Remove any remaining CloudLinux specific RPMs

rpm -qa –qf “[%{VENDOR} %{NAME}n]“|awk ‘/CloudLinux/ {print $2|”xargs yum erase -y”}’

Upgrade any downgraded CentOS provided RPMs

yum upgrade -y

Reboot the server to use the new non-CloudLinux kernel


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