cpanel – 421 Unexpected failure, please try later

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Posted on March 30, 2008

try the following

/scripts/eximup –force


/scripts/eximup –force has been running almost 2 hrs now


ndeed, it’s a corrupt rpm database. Steps to resolve:

1. Check for processes holding the rpm database open (usually in MUTEX/FUTEX states):

lsof | grep /var/lib/rpm

If it finds any, kill -9 them all.

2. Delete any temporary DB files:

rm -fv /var/lib/rpm/__*

3. Rebuild your RPM database:

rpm –rebuilddb -v -v

then repeat step 1


run /scripts/upcp -f