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How to install inkscape in cPanel server with CageFS

RedyHost customers who inkscape for image conversion in a cPanel hosting, ask us about getting inkscape available in cPanel.

This page describes how to install inkscape in a cPanel/WHM server with CloudLinux and make it available to customers inside CageFS. Of course RedyHost cPanel hosting comes with inkscape preinstalled and available inside the GageFS.

This page should be used by system admins who want to install links cape and make it available to their customers in cPanel with CloudLinux/CageFS installed.

First, SSH to the cPanel/WHM server as the root user.

Next, run these commands to install inkscape:

$ yum install inkscape -y

If you had inkscape installed, just find out it's installation folder

$ which inkscape
$ /usr/bin/inkscape

Now, as you have installed inkscape, let's add it to the CageFS so that users could access it

$ vim /etc/cagefs/conf.d/inkscape.cfg

And add this content:

[inkscape]
comment=Allow inkscape to work on the server
paths=/usr/bin/inkscape

Next, update CageFS

$ cagefsctl --force-update

Test to see if it works, become a CageFS user.

$ su cagefsuser
$ inkscape --help

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