My cPanel update fails, how do I fix it?

Linode Staff

I recieved an email stating "Maintenance ended; however, it did not exit cleanly (256). Review the update logs to determine why the update failed."

What do I need to do to fix this?

2 Replies

To fix cPanel issues, specifically with error 256, usually there is a dependency that has not upgraded that needs to be upgrade first before cPanel upgrades. You would want to fix this by doing the following:

  • Updating your RPM database

$ rpm --rebuilddb $ rpmdb_verify Packages

  • Then force cPanel to update by running the "/scripts/upcp --force" script


You can contact cPanel support and gain them access and they will fix anything for you, you just take a cup of coffee.


Please enter an answer

You can mention users to notify them: @username

You can use Markdown to format your question. For more examples see the Markdown Cheatsheet.

> I’m a blockquote.

I’m a blockquote.

[I'm a link] (

I'm a link

**I am bold** I am bold

*I am italicized* I am italicized

Community Code of Conduct