[SOLVED] RKHUNTER does not recognise common options

May 18, 2019
At the bottom of rkhunter.conf (I also tried placing it separately in rkhunter.conf.local), and after checking for invisible chars,

> Unknown configuration file option: CRON_DAILY_RUN="false"

> Unknown configuration file option: CRON_DB_UPDATE="true"

> Unknown configuration file option: APT_AUTOGEN="true"

Comes up for `rkhunter -C`. rkhunter is Version 1.4.6-5 from Maintainer: Debian Security Tools on Debian 10.1.

I already tried purging and reinstalling. Inserting other options in rkhunter.conf.local, such as `UPDATE_MIRRORS=1` or `ALLOW_SSH_ROOT_USER = yes`, does not trigger a warning. Only these three give issues.

PS: I say rkhunter.conf.local but it doesn't matter, the result is the same if I edit rkhunter.conf directly. All editing is done in nano, so there are no CRLF issues.

Rootkit Hunter is not part of Proxmox VE.
So I would ask the Debian maintainer for help.
Or the source from where you got the package.
those three options need to be set in /etc/default/rkhunter.
glad to be of help. you can mark the thread as [SOLVED] so others know what to expect


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