/usr/share/webmin/security-updates/update.pl : No such file or directory

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#1 Sun, 10/27/2013 - 16:18

/usr/share/webmin/security-updates/update.pl : No such file or directory


I get a cron job mail stating

Failed to run /usr/share/webmin/security-updates/update.pl : No such file or directory at /etc/webmin/security-updates/update.pl line 12.

The message is right: the file is missing; the question is: is the cron job wrong or what made this happen?

Cheers Vince

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:57


Hmm, that should normally be there. What distribution/version are you using?


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:39


I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Webmin 1.660 and Virtualmin 4.03 Pro.

Cheers Vince

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 23:22

Ah, doing a little digging, it appears that particular file is part of the "webmin-security-updates" package.

Is it possible that particular package has been removed?

You may want to try reinstalling that, which you can do with this command:

apt-get install webmin-security-updates

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 16:16

... I am stil wondering how this could happen though ...

Isn't there some kind of sanity check, which would suggest to install missing packages like this?

I honestly don't know how this happened as apt-get autoremove shouldn't grab packages like that and I just upgraded my existing version ...

Thank you very much for your help!

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 10:43
philmck's picture

I have the same problem, and I can see that /usr/share/webmin/security-updates is missing (though /etc/webmin/security-updates/update.pl exists) but apt-get install webmin-security-updates just reports that the package is already installed.

Phil McKerracher www.beeches.it

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