1.830 update broke webmin

Can't access webmin after upgrade to 1.830. It just gives blank page with title of "Error".

miniserv.error shows the following each time page is refreshed: Error: Failed to open /etc/webmin/authentic-theme/csf.ui-introduced for writing : No such file or directory

Closed (fixed)


Does it help if you SSH in as root and create the directory /etc/webmin/authentic-theme ?

Also, note that Ilia has fixed this bug in the next version of Authentic.


After updating to latest version of webmin (1.830) it became impossible to log in to webmin; after entering the username/password it says "Error" in page title, and only displays a gray screen. This issue happened on multiple, unrelated, centos 7.3 systems (centos 6.8 remained functional). I've tried restarting the webmin service, and even rebooting, with no success. It's not browser related, as it does the same with multiple browsers.

systemctl status webmin -l

webmin.service - LSB: Start or stop the Webmin server Loaded: loaded (/etc/rc.d/init.d/webmin; bad; vendor preset: disabled) Active: active (running) since Wed 2017-01-04 02:05:18 EET; 10min ago Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8) Process: 1361 ExecStop=/etc/rc.d/init.d/webmin stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Process: 1398 ExecStart=/etc/rc.d/init.d/webmin start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) CGroup: /system.slice/webmin.service `-1400 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

Jan 04 02:05:17 host.name systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Start or stop the Webmin server... Jan 04 02:05:17 host.name webmin[1399]: Webmin starting Jan 04 02:05:18 host.name systemd[1]: Started LSB: Start or stop the Webmin server.


qooob commented 4 days ago
Just mkdir /etc/webmin/authentic-theme && chmod 711 /etc/webmin/authentic-theme. It should work then.

qooob commented 4 days ago... Just mkdir /etc/webmin/authentic-theme && chmod 711 /etc/webmin/authentic-theme. It should work then.


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Submitted by Ilia on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 03:00

Status: Active ยป Closed (fixed)