Something with Procmail doesnt work as well

Hi, i am new with useing Virtualmin and it is good thing. Usualy as many at start i had much problems and usualy i found all solved solutions on this forum. Now i have problem which one i didnt found here. When i click at Re-Check Configuration i got this mesage

SpamAssassin and Procmail are installed and configured for use.

The procmail command /usr/bin/procmail has 100777 permissions, when it should be setuid and setgid to root. Email may not be properly delivered or checked for spam.

… your system is not ready for use by Virtualmin.

What i can do to repair this and put system in ready for use by Virtualmin?


How did you install Virtualmin, was it with the script?

Also, what distro/version are you using there?



I didnt at home last days. I install it with scrtipt and versions of softvares are
Webmin version 1.750 Virtualmin version 4.17.gpl

And which (Linux) distribution/version is it that you’re using?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Hmm, you mentioned both Debian and Ubuntu 14.04, but that’s close enough for now :slight_smile:

What is the output of these commands:

dpkg -l 'procmail*' postconf -n | grep mailbox_command ls -l /us/bin/procmail

The output of those commands should help us get things straightened out!


root@Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal ~ # dpkg -l ‘procmail*’
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii procmail 3.22-21ubunt amd64 Versatile e-mail processor
ii procmail-wrapp 1.0-2 amd64 Suexec wrapper for procmail
root@Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal ~ # postconf -n | grep mailbox_command
mailbox_command = procmail -a “$EXTENSION”
root@Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal ~ # ls -l /us/bin/procmail
ls: cannot access /us/bin/procmail: No such file or directory


Hmm, something seems pretty unusual there.

It’s not seeing “/usr/bin/procmail” at all, and the mailbox_command line in the Postfix config is incorrect.

What is the output of this command:

cat /etc/issue

Also, could you attach your /root/virtualmin-install.log file?


I know that is something unusual. :smiley:

root@Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal ~ # cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS \n \l

and this is log file, i cant attach them because i can attach only a pic.