How to fix FATAL: Failed to download updatenow.static from server: The system cannot update the /var/cpanel/sysinfo.config
Sometimes cPanel updates might fail with an error like;
FATAL: Failed to download updatenow.static from server: The system cannot update the /var/cpanel/sysinfo.config
This is usually due to corrupt RPMs and you will need to install a clean set before you can continue to update your cPanel server. As the root user or a user with root privileges first create a folder to store the old RPMs in case they are required. We’re going to store our old RPMs under the root folder inside another folder called old_rpm_dbs but it really does not matter where you store them. In most cases, you won’t need these again.
First, create the folder to store the old RPMs in
Now move the original RPMs into the new folder you created in the step above. Unless you have changed the default setup RMPs are always stored in the /var/lib/rpm folder
mv /var/lib/rpm/__db* /root/old_rpm_dbs/
Finally rebuild the RPM database on the server, this could take a while to complete. Do not close the console
Now you can force an update of the cPanel server and it should work again.
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