Virtualmin virtual-server module version 3.98

Howdy all,

A new version of Virtualmin has been rolled out to all software repositories.

Changes since 3.97:

  • Updated the Z-push script installer to version 2.0.6, Dolibarr to 3.2.3, Django to 1.4.3, WordPress to 3.5.0, TWiki to 5.1.3, SMF to 2.0.3, CMS Made Simple to 1.11.4, Drupal to 7.19 and 6.28, phpMyAdmin to 3.5.5, eXtplorer to 2.1.2, TikiWiki to 10.0 and 6.9, SugarCRM to 6.5.9, Moodle to 2.4.1, FengOffice to 2.2.2, WebCalendar to 1.2.6, Instiki to 0.9.15, Coppermine to 1.5.22, ZenPhoto to 1.4.4, PiWik to 1.10.1, Trac to 0.12.5, and Movable Type to 5.2.2. Added script installers for FileCharger and AjaXplorer.
  • When disabling a top-level virtual server, an option is now available to also disable all sub-servers at the same time.
  • Added the Mail Client Configuration page, for setting up a Thunderbird-style client autoconfiguration URL for all virtual servers.
  • Moved all background cron jobs (except existing backups) to Webmin’s built-in scheduler, to save memory and reduce the CPU load of launching cron jobs.

As always, if you run into any bugs, let us know in the ticket tracker.

How should I upgrade my existing virtualmin setup?
I’m currently running 3.97.

How safe is upgrading considered to be?


Upgrading is pretty safe, and recommended :slight_smile:

There’s a few different ways to upgrade, but if you used the script to perform the installation, you could always log into your server over SSH as root and run one of these two commands (the first is for CentOS, the second for Debian/Ubuntu):

yum update apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

I donno… recently there were too many php-version-related bugs i encountered.

Trying to update virtualmin, here are the dependent packages I was asked to upgrade by my server :

$ apt-get upgrade webmin-virtual-server

The following packages will be upgraded:

apport base-files dpkg dpkg-dev gnupg gpgv grub-common initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin isc-dhcp-client isc-dhcp-common language-pack-en language-pack-en-base language-selector-common libapache2-mod-php5 libdpkg-perl libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau1a libdrm-radeon1 libdrm2 libfreetype6 libnih-dbus1 libnih1 libpciaccess0 libplymouth2 libpq-dev libpq5 linux-libc-dev man-db mountall mysql-client mysql-client-5.5 mysql-client-core-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 php-pear php5 php5-cgi php5-cli php5-common php5-curl php5-dev php5-gd php5-mysql plymouth plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text postgresql-9.1 postgresql-client-9.1 python-apport python-problem-report ubuntu-minimal unattended-upgrades upstart webmin-virtual-server

(and it’s a very new server)

i’ll do a full system backup i guess…


We always recommend keeping all the packages on your system up to date. Those are all normal – Ubuntu has released a number of updates recently, incorporating bugfixes and security updates.

You can see the list of security updates here:

For example, both PHP and MySQL had new versions released towards the end of January.

However, if you really want to upgrade just Virtualmin, and not any other packages (which we don’t recommend, as the ones your seeing contain security fixes), you could run this command:

apt-get install webmin-virtual-server

Thank you for the advice.