/var/cpanel/sysinfo.config file stores the server's system information settings. cPanel & WHM uses this file to determine which RPMs to download during installation and upgrades.
If the detection system fails to correctly identify the distribution or version of Linux, you can manually override those settings.
This feature is for advanced users only. Changes that you make to the default configuration may render your server nonfunctional. Exercise caution when you edit this file.
cPanel & WHM runs the
script as part of nightly maintenance to automatically generate the
sysinfo.config file. The system will not update the file if it is less than a day old.
sysinfo.config file does not exist or becomes corrupt, log into the server via SSH as the
root user and run the
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/gensysinfo script to generate a new file.
Keys and default settings
The following table lists the keys that the system stores in the
Whether the OS distribution is an Enterprise system.
This is a legacy parameter as of cPanel & WHM version 11.38.
|A list of RPM and |
A comma-separated list of RPM or
For more information about the rpm.versions system, read our Introduction to the rpm.versions system documentation.
|The Linux distribution's release number.||A valid string.|
|The OS's architecture.|
|The name of the system's OS distribution.|
The system's OS distribution's version number.