Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-25-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Debian Squeeze / Wheezy
Posts: 1,623

Rep: Reputation: 50
dpkg: error processing webmin-core (--configure)


apt-get upgrade
I get the following error:
Setting up webmin-core (1.180-3sarge1) ...
/etc/webmin/webmin.acl: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing webmin-core (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
what's wrong and howto solve this problem ?

kind regards
Old 12-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Paraná, Argentina
Distribution: Frugalware 0.6 (Terminus) - Kubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn Herd 5)
Posts: 217

Rep: Reputation: 31
Strangely your /etc/webmin/webmin.acl file is missing
1st: try finding the file first.
2nd: if not found, try redefining the users that have access to webmin and the modules they can use, from inside webmin (if you can access webmin now without that file!)
3rd: if you can't do the above, then try creating the file and adding inside something like:

root: acl adsl-client apache at backup-config bandwidth bind8 burner cfengine change-user cluster-copy cluster-cron cluster-passwd cluster-shell cluster-software cluster-useradmin cluster-usermin cluster-webmin cpan cron custom dfsadmin dhcpd dnsadmin dovecot exports fdisk fetchmail file firewall frox fsdump grub heartbeat htaccess-htpasswd idmapd inetd init inittab ipfilter ipfw ipsec jabber krb5 ldap-client ldap-useradmin lilo logrotate lpadmin lvm mailboxes mailcap majordomo man mon mount mysql net nis openslp pam pap passwd postfix postgresql ppp-client pptp-client pptp-server proc procmail proftpd pserver qmailadmin quota raid samba sarg sendmail sentry servers shell shorewall smart-status smf software spam squid sshd status stunnel syslog-ng syslog telnet time tunnel updown useradmin usermin vgetty webalizer webmin webminlog wuftpd xinetd
Luckily you'll have root access (not recommended), then add users to webmin, and modules for them to access.

4th: If non of the above worked, no other option than reinstalling webmin, as far as I know or remember.
Post back results if you can. Good Luck.

EDITED: corrected some mispells.

Last edited by runnerfrog; 12-25-2006 at 02:55 PM.
Old 12-25-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,248
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
You could always remove webmin and install the New version from the Webmin site..
Lots of updates in the latest version and since Debian is no longer including Webmin in the repositories....


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
webmin-core processing error code 1 on Debian Sarge raskulnikov Linux - General 0 09-22-2006 10:57 AM
dpkg: error processing menusupport-kde-corel simpliztik Linux - Software 2 04-29-2006 12:46 PM
dpkg: error processing libc6 linux-ibook Debian 5 12-15-2005 08:35 PM
dpkg: error processing libc6 (--configure) spid3r DamnSmallLinux 1 10-18-2005 03:53 PM
dpkg: error processing libpam-runtime (--configure): kkrzyho Debian 2 04-14-2004 04:08 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration