[PRO] update ?

I have a virtualmin pro installed and since May, it seems that there is no update available.
As shown on the front page I can see :
The following new features are available in Virtualmin 3.78 (installed 02/May/2010) …

That’s quite odd due to the regular updates offered by the Team.

If it’s a bug, I can surely create a ticket :slight_smile:


Hi Marc,

You should indeed have a newer version available to you… 3.80 is the most recent version out there now.

Which distribution are you using? And do you recall how you installed Virtualmin… was it with the install.sh script?



I’m using Debian 5.0.6
I installed virtualmin via the script : install.sh (April 2008)



What happens if you log in as root on the command line, and type this:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Does that say anything about any available packages, and give you the opportunity to upgrade them?



tried many times, but for now only Freetype need to be updated ;-p


When you run an “apt-get upgrade”, do you see an attempt to contact software.virtualmin.com? Do you notice any errors along with that?

Also, if you browse to http://virtualmin.com/serial/, you should see your license information.

Are there any problems listed on that page? Does it say your license is still active?



seems that software.virtualmin.com is “ign” hope that does not mean : ignored
I went to the page http://:@software.virtualmin.com/debian/ and it semms to work !

Finally the serial page gives me : end-date 04/09/2011

Regs, Marc.

Okay, I marked this thread as private so no one else can see it.

Can you attach two things to this thread –

  1. The full output of “apt-get upgrade”

  2. The contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file

That should help in figuring out what’s going on… thanks!


Hi !
here the source.list

MyHost:~# more /etc/apt/sources.list

#deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib

#deb ftp://ftp.dedibox.fr/pub/dedibox/packages binary/
#deb http://XXXX:XXXX@software.virtualmin.com/debian/ virtualmin-etch
deb http://XXXX:XXXX@software.virtualmin.com/debian/ virtualmin-lenny

#deb ftp://ftp.dedibox.fr/debian/ etch main
#deb-src ftp://ftp.dedibox.fr/debian/ etch main

#deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
deb http://apt.bijk.com/debian lenny main


deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

#deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free


deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

and the result of the upgrade :
MyHost:~# apt-get upgrade
Lecture des listes de paquets… Fait
Construction de l’arbre des dépendances
Lecture des informations d’état… Fait
Les paquets suivants seront mis à jour :
1 mis à jour, 0 nouvellement installés, 0 à enlever et 0 non mis à jour.
1 partiellement installés ou enlevés.
Il est nécessaire de prendre 372ko dans les archives.
Après cette opération, 0o d’espace disque supplémentaires seront utilisés.

That’s French, but I think you’ll manage easy :wink:
Regs, Marc.

Ah crap… I meant to ask for the results of “apt-get update”, not “upgrade” :slight_smile:

Running “apt-get update” shows the results of your server contacting all the servers listed in the sources file, I wanted to see what was going on around the time it talked to software.virtualmin.com, as well as your other servers.

Sorry about that :slight_smile:

Could you post the output of “apt-get update”? :slight_smile:


Here you are !

Atteint http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny Release.gpg
Atteint http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/main Translation-fr
Ign http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/contrib Translation-fr
Ign http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/non-free Translation-fr
Atteint http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny Release
Ign http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Atteint http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/main Packages
Atteint http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/contrib Packages
Atteint http://ftp.fr.debian.org lenny/non-free Packages
Atteint http://apt.bijk.com lenny Release.gpg
Ign http://apt.bijk.com lenny/main Translation-fr
Atteint http://apt.bijk.com lenny Release
Ign http://apt.bijk.com lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://apt.bijk.com lenny/main Packages
Atteint http://apt.bijk.com lenny/main Packages
Atteint http://software.virtualmin.com virtualmin-lenny Release.gpg
Atteint http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Translation-fr
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/contrib Translation-fr
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/non-free Translation-fr
Atteint http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release
Ign http://software.virtualmin.com virtualmin-lenny/main Translation-fr
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Atteint http://software.virtualmin.com virtualmin-lenny Release
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Atteint http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages
Atteint http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/contrib Packages
Ign http://software.virtualmin.com virtualmin-lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
Atteint http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/non-free Packages
Atteint http://software.virtualmin.com virtualmin-lenny/main Packages
Lecture des listes de paquets… Fait

PS : Still French …

Hmm, so according to that, it all appears normal.

How about this – what do you get when typing the following:

dpkg -l ‘webmin*’

That should show the specific packages you have installed and what version each are at. Perhaps that will shed some light on what’s going on there.



I was on holidays for the last week … Sorry for the delay
You’ll find attached the result of the required command.

Regs, Marc.

up :slight_smile:

Hrm, I didn’t catch this the first few times I looked at your posts, but are you running Debian 4, “Etch”, or are you running Debian 5, “Lenny”?

If you’re running Debian 5, Lenny, then you’ll want to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, and change this line:

deb http://XXXX:XXXX@software.virtualmin.com/debian/ virtualmin-etch

You’ll want to edit the “etch” there to instead read “lenny”.


You’ll be surprised :
I put back ETCH instead of LENNY and it works now !
Don’t ask why I changed that, don’t ask why it works now, don’t ask if I made voodoo stuffs;-)

But if you want to access the server, I’ll open a ssh access for you !

Regs, Marc Cuculiere