There is a common issue with cPanel when trying to force an update.
You might get an error message which looks like :
“fatal: Your RPM database appears unstable. It is not possible at the moment to install a simple RPM”
– RPM database gets corrupted over a while, hence preventing cP from updating.
– Give in the following, to fix this issue :
# mkdir /root/old_rpm_dbs/ # mv /var/lib/rpm/__db* /root/old_rpm_dbs/ # rpm --rebuilddb ( rebuilds the RPM database ) # /scripts/upcp ( cPanel update )