Upgraded to mysql 5.5 and broke virtualmin

in the process of upgrading to mysql 5.5, I had to delete mysql 5.0, when I did that the server also deleted virtualmin-base as it was a dependency.

When I then reinstalled virtualmin-base and now I cannot start webmin.

I get no response when I type “service webmin start”

where do I go look for errors? Did I totally screw up this box by running “yum install virtualmin-base”?


Well, if it only removed virtualmin-base, that shouldn’t matter… if it also removed Webmin and other dependencies, that could be a problem :slight_smile:

What output do you receive if you run this command:

rpm -qa | grep webmin



Well, that’s an unusual problem.

It looks like you have two versions of Webmin installed… neither of which is the most recent :slight_smile:

Let’s start here – what happens if you run “yum update” on your system?


It gives me a huge list, 289 updates

Here’s what looks to be relevant

wbm-virtual-server noarch 3.84.gpl-1 virtualmin-universal 1.6 M

wbm-virtualmin-htpasswd noarch 2:2.4-1 virtualmin-universal 18 k

wbm-virtualmin-mailman noarch 2:6.0-1 virtualmin-universal 42 k

wbm-virtualmin-svn noarch 2:4.8-1 virtualmin-universal 44 k

wbt-virtual-server-mobile noarch 2:2.4-1 virtualmin-universal 71 k

wbt-virtual-server-theme noarch 2:8.0-1 virtualmin-universal 2.2 M

webmin noarch 1.540-1 virtualmin-universal 16 M

Can I just run yum update webmin?


Well, I don’t think I’ve ever run into having two of the same package before, I’m not sure how that could happen… but, I would be curious what running “yum update webmin” would do.


Double Post

Updated - still no starting though

Dependencies Resolved


Package Arch Version Repository Size


webmin noarch 1.540-1 virtualmin-universal 16 M

Transaction Summary


Install 0 Package(s)

Update 1 Package(s)

Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 16 M

Is this ok [y/N]: y

Downloading Packages:

webmin-1.540-1.noarch.rpm | 16 MB 00:02

Running rpm_check_debug

Running Transaction Test

Finished Transaction Test

Transaction Test Succeeded

Running Transaction

Updating : webmin 1/3

Webmin install complete. You can now login to

as root with your root password.

Cleanup : webmin 2/3

Cleanup : webmin 3/3


webmin.noarch 0:1.540-1


root@dtbc ~ # service webmin start

root@dtbc ~ # service webmin status

Webmin is stopped

root@dtbc ~ #

root@dtbc ~ # rpm -qa | grep webmin


root@dtbc ~ #

Well, that’s better, at least you have just one Webmin version now, and a current one :slight_smile:

What output do you receive if you run this command:

ps auxw | grep miniserv | grep webmin

That will show if there’s any stray Webmin processes running that may be preventing it from starting up.


Okay, that was it, there were a dozen miniserv scripts running, I manually killed them and then webmin started right up.

btw - nice interface upgrade for 1.54

But where is virtualmin?


Hmm, you shouldn’t notice a different interface from now and what you had before. If you do, that may mean Virtualmin had been removed.

What do you see if you run this command:

rpm -qa | grep virtual-server

root@dtbc ~ # rpm -qa | grep virtual-server





Ah, so it’s installed, but the theme for Webmin may have been reset when it was uninstalled.

You can reset that by going into Webmin -> Change Language and Theme, and set the theme to use the Virtualmin Framed theme.


okay, everything back to normal - thanks for the help :slight_smile: