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I've noticed that while the Webmin update notification system works reasonably well, there are a couple of curious omissions: information shown when logging in to the terminal that is not shown anywhere in Webmin. Specifically, the "restart required" and "new release available" messages.

Is there a setting I've overlooked? Is there a technical reason why Webmin can't show this information?

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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 3:04

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Could be a bug. Which Webmin version you were running? – sendmoreinfo Oct 21 '12 at 8:15
@sendmoreinfo: I'm embarrassed to say that I don't recall which version I was running at the time I posted this question. I'm currently running Webmin 1.600 on Ubuntu Server 12.04, and I will update this question if/when the problem recurs. – boot13 Oct 21 '12 at 13:33
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel. – HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 3:04
@HopelessN00b: Webmin is not a service provider's management interface. In this case, I am the service provider, not some third party. – boot13 Jan 14 '15 at 14:09

I posted this as a Webmin issue on SourceForge: The developer pointed out that there was already notification at end of the update process if reboot is needed, but they also added a 'reboot now' button and a notice on the status screen. As of Webmin 1.660, this is working as expected.

As far as I can tell, there is still no indication in Webmin when a new (Linux) release is available.

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