Specify location for webmin-setup.out and usermin-setup.out


after each update I find webmin-setup.out and usermin-setup.out in my root folder.
Is there an option where I can specify where to put these files?



Hmm, that’s odd, I don’t think I’ve seen those files before, and don’t have those on my own systems.

Can you paste in some of the lines that you see in the webmin-setup.out file? I’m curious what kind of content is in there.

Also, do you just have Webmin installed? Or is Virtualmin installed too?

I’m curious how Webmin was installed initially.



I am running a Virtualmin installation and don’t remember how it has initially been installed.

As the file attachment functionality fails, I will simply put down the content of webmin-setup.out here:

  •        Welcome to the Webmin setup script, version 1.740        *

Webmin is a web-based interface that allows Unix-like operating
systems and common Unix services to be easily administered.

Installing Webmin in /usr/share/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

Creating start and stop scripts…

Updating config files…

Configuring Webmin to start at boot time…

Changing ownership and permissions …

Running postinstall scripts …
virtualmin-multi-login/postinstall.pl failed : Require virtualmin-multi-login/postinstall.pl failed :

Module server-manager does not exist at /usr/share/webmin/web-lib-funcs.pl line 1397.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/webmin/virtualmin-multi-login/postinstall.pl line 2.
at /usr/share/webmin/web-lib-funcs.pl line 1397.


… still no idea how to configure this?

I also have agroup.quota and another agroup.* file in root dir … just fyi … maybe that reveals a hint …