Lighttpd doesn't start after upgrade from Stretch to Buster


after upgrading from Debian Stretch to Buster, my Lighttpd failed to start.

A new mime-assign script with a different name has been installed after upgrading.
The former /usr/share/lighttpd/ has been removed and a newer /usr/share/lighttpd/ has been installed.

Quick fix:

Edit the line in /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
and replace the former with the newer script
#include_shell “/usr/share/lighttpd/”
include_shell “/usr/share/lighttpd/”


This is already know and taken care on reinstallation of Lighttpd.

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BTW: The best way of reinstallation is search → uninstall followed by a search → install via dietpi-software?

No don’t go this way of uninstall + install. You could use DietPi command line tool.

dietpi-software reinstall <ID>