security-updates still available after install

Now updating security-updates ..

  Downloading Webmin module security-updates ..
  .. download complete

  Installing Webmin module security-updates ..
  .. installation complete

Successfully installed 1 packages.

But when I return to the homepage:

Package Description Version
security-updates Webmin module Virtualmin Package Updates 4.0

Closed (fixed)


The same here on FreeBSD 7.x

Yeah, I've seen that as well; I suspect the issue is that just going to the homepage doesn't check for available packages. I suspect that a tool such as collectinfo is actually what updates the available packages (which, by default, runs every few minutes).

For example, is it displaying correctly now?

The first time I tried to install the update was a couple of days ago. Other updates are always processed immediately.

Are you running Virtualmin there, or Cloudmin?

Are you running on Solaris, or Ubuntu? I saw a similar issue today on an Ubuntu system where Virtualmin entries in /etc/apt/sources.list had been commented out..

If you click on the link to show all available packages, what does it show for the security-updates module as the current and available versions?

Also, what version is in the /opt/webmin/security-updates/ file?

Package Description Status
security-updates Webmin module Virtualmin Package Updates New version 4.0

I'm not sure where to find the current module for the package?

[munnik@stevie]{~}>less /opt/webmin/security-updates/
desc=Virtualmin Package Updates
depends=software cron mailboxes 1.420
os_support=redhat-linux debian-linux mandrake-linux/10.2-* solaris freebsd
desc_nl=Virtualmin Pakketten Update

Ok, so it looks like the 4.0 version of the module isn't actually being installed.

Are you running the GPL version of Virtualmin there, or Pro?

Ok, I see it now .. there was an error in our package updates repository that was causing the old version to be downloaded.

I have corrected this, so if you go to Webmin -> System -> Virtualmin Package Updates and click "Refresh Available Packages", you should now be able to install the new version of the security-updates module.

Oke fixed!

I got a some sort of issue on another machine (opensolaris) running webmin. Installed version is 1.480 and 1.500 is available. I can update without any effect and the installed version still is 1.480

Downloading (339 bytes) ..
Downloading ..
Downloading (14503218 bytes) ..
     Received 1024 bytes (0 %)
     Received 1451008 bytes (10 %)
     Received 2900992 bytes (20 %)
     Received 4350976 bytes (30 %)
     Received 5801984 bytes (40 %)
     Received 7251968 bytes (50 %)
     Received 8701952 bytes (60 %)
     Received 10152960 bytes (70 %)
     Received 11602944 bytes (80 %)
     Received 13052928 bytes (90 %)
     Received 14503218 bytes (100 %)
.. download complete.
No package signature verification done.

Running pkgadd to upgrade Webmin .. Please wait a minute until it is complete before continuing.

PKG: WSwebmin
Stopping Webmin server in /opt/webmin

Running script to upgrade Webmin .. Please wait a minute until it is complete before continuing.

Package Directory: /opt/webmin
cd /opt/webmin && ./
*            Welcome to the Webmin setup script, version 1.480        *
Webmin is a web-based interface that allows Unix-like operating
systems and common Unix services to be easily administered.

Installing Webmin in /opt/webmin ...

Webmin uses separate directories for configuration files and log files.
Unless you want to run multiple versions of Webmin at the same time
you can just accept the defaults.

Config file directory [/etc/webmin]: Found existing Webmin configuration in /etc/webmin

Inserting path to perl into scripts..

Creating start and stop scripts..

Updating config files..

Creating uninstall script /etc/webmin/ ..

Changing ownership and permissions ..

Running postinstall scripts ..

Attempting to start Webmin mini web server..
Starting Webmin server in /opt/webmin
Pre-loaded WebminCore

Webmin has been installed and started successfully. Use your web
browser to go to


and login with the name and password you entered previously.

Starting Webmin server in /opt/webmin
Pre-loaded WebminCore

Was this other machine just running Webmin (no Virtualmin), installed from the Solaris package file?

I have a feeling this may be caused by some change in the Solaris package install process.

Which Solaris version do you have there?

Also, if you re-try the upgrade, does it work OK?

No, same issue.

*            Welcome to the Webmin setup script, version 1.480        *

The setup script is saying it is 1.480?

Which Solaris version is this though?

OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.11 snv_129 November 2008

The real issue seems to be that the install of the new Solaris package is failing, but the upgrade process within Webmin just ignores this and re-sets up the 1.480 version.

If you upgrade manually from the command line, does it work OK? You could do this with a command like :

pkgadd -d webmin-1.500.pkg -a /opt/webmin/webmin/adminupgrade

Yes now version 1.500 is running, using the command line upgrade!

Cool .. were there any errors from the command-line upgrade?

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Now I have a similar issue with:

Now updating virtual-server-theme ..

  Downloading Webmin module virtual-server-theme ..
  .. download complete

  Installing Webmin module virtual-server-theme ..
  .. installation complete

Successfully installed 1 packages.

But after installing version 7.7 stays available for update...

munnik - try another update now, and it will fix the problem. Thanks for pointing this out..