I get a cron job mail stating
Failed to run /usr/share/webmin/security-updates/update.pl : No such file or directory at /etc/webmin/security-updates/update.pl line 12.
The message is right: the file is missing; the question is: is the cron job wrong or what made this happen?
Hmm, that should normally be there. What distribution/version are you using?
I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Webmin 1.660 and Virtualmin 4.03 Pro.
Ah, doing a little digging, it appears that particular file is part of the “webmin-security-updates” package.
Is it possible that particular package has been removed?
You may want to try reinstalling that, which you can do with this command:
apt-get install webmin-security-updates
… I am stil wondering how this could happen though …
Isn’t there some kind of sanity check, which would suggest to install missing packages like this?
I honestly don’t know how this happened as apt-get autoremove shouldn’t grab packages like that and I just upgraded my existing version …
Thank you very much for your help!
I have the same problem, and I can see that /usr/share/webmin/security-updates is missing (though /etc/webmin/security-updates/update.pl exists) but apt-get install webmin-security-updates just reports that the package is already installed.