Bug#773974: rkhunter: Invalid SCRIPTWHITELIST configuration option: Non-existent pathname: /usr/bin/lwp-request

areazero debian-reportbug at areazero.de
Fri Dec 26 14:18:46 UTC 2014

Package: rkhunter
Version: 1.4.2-0.4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

the default rkhunter.conf includes the following line:


I don't have libwww-perl installed on serveral systems, so when
rkhunter is invoked, it fails with the following error message:

  Invalid SCRIPTWHITELIST configuration option: Non-existent pathname: /usr/bin/lwp-request

I think the default rkhunter.conf shouldn't cause rkhunter to fail when
an optional package - that rkhunter doesn't depend on - is not installed
in the system.

I had to comment out the "SCRIPTWHITELIST=/usr/bin/lwp-request" to get
rkhunter running on the affected systems.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages rkhunter depends on:
ii  binutils     
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.55
ii  file                   1:5.20-2
ii  net-tools              1.60-26+b1
ii  perl                   5.20.1-3
ii  ucf                    3.0030

Versions of packages rkhunter recommends:
ii  iproute                         1:3.16.0-2
ii  lsof                            4.86+dfsg-1
ii  postfix [mail-transport-agent]  2.11.3-1
ii  unhide                          20121229-1+b1
ii  wget                            1.16-1

Versions of packages rkhunter suggests:
ii  heirloom-mailx [mailx]    12.5-3.1
pn  libdigest-whirlpool-perl  <none>
pn  liburi-perl               <none>
pn  libwww-perl               <none>
pn  powermgmt-base            <none>
pn  tripwire                  <none>

-- debconf information:
  rkhunter/apt_autogen: false

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