/tmp directory is mounted noexec. Installation cannot continue.
The error is caused by the noexec option been set for the /tmp mount point as a way of security protection against unauthorized access. With noexec flag, you cannot run or execute binaries and executable that are on the partition. Normally, noexec option is normally set in /etc/fstab configuration file, while one can also mount a filesystem manually with noexec option.
To fix the issue so that Virtualmin can be installed, just make the /tmp executable. To do so, type the following commands:
mount -o remount,exec /tmp
Then, restart the Virtualmin installation.
After installation, you can apply noexec flag onto /tmp again with:
mount -o remount,noexec /tmp
Process above required that you have root privileges. If you don’t, you can modify the Virtualmin install.sh script to bypass the noexec check and assign a new temporary directory for Virtualmin which execution is allowed.
Firstly, disable the noexec by commenting the corresponding code.
TMPNOEXEC=`grep /tmp /etc/mtab | grep noexec` if [ "$TMPNOEXEC" != "" ]; then echo "/tmp directory is mounted noexec. Installation cannot continue." exit 1 fi
#TMPNOEXEC=`grep /tmp /etc/mtab | grep noexec` #if [ "$TMPNOEXEC" != "" ]; then # echo "/tmp directory is mounted noexec. Installation cannot continue." # exit 1 #fi
Then, set a temporary temp directory
if [ "$TMPDIR" = "" ]; then TMPDIR=/tmp fi
Replace with (enter a valid path for /your-preferred-tmp-directory, e.g. /temp or /home/tmp):
if [ "$TMPDIR" = "" ]; then TMPDIR=/your-preferred-tmp-directory fi
Save the install.sh and run the Virtual installation.