Web updater stopped working

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Nextcloud version: 18.0.1
Operating system and version: Fedora 31
Apache or nginx version: 2.4.43
PHP version: 7.3.16

The issue you are facing:

When I go to the administration overview and click “Open the update tool”, nothing happens. The button link actually leads to the overview page: …/nextcloud/index.php/settings/admin/overview#
It started happening when I was on Nextcloud 17. I managed to upgrade to NC18 switching to the beta channel and using the CLI tool, but the CLI updater completely ignores the minor updates.

Any idea where the problem could be or if there is any workaround (how I can trigger web or CLI update even for minor releases)?

The output of your Nextcloud log in Admin > Logging:

Nothing relevent in logs.

The output of your config.php file in /path/to/nextcloud (make sure you remove any identifiable information!):
$CONFIG = array (
‘instanceid’ => ‘’,
‘passwordsalt’ => ‘’,
‘secret’ => ‘’,
‘trusted_domains’ =>
array (
0 => ‘’,
1 => ‘’,
‘datadirectory’ => ‘/var/www/html/nextcloud/data’,
‘overwrite.cli.url’ => ‘http:///nextcloud’,
‘dbtype’ => ‘mysql’,
‘version’ => ‘’,
‘dbname’ => ‘nextcloud’,
‘dbhost’ => ‘localhost’,
‘dbtableprefix’ => ‘oc_’,
‘dbuser’ => ‘nextcloud’,
‘dbpassword’ => ‘’,
‘logtimezone’ => ‘Europe/Prague’,
‘installed’ => true,
‘mail_from_address’ => ‘’,
‘mail_smtpmode’ => ‘smtp’,
‘mail_domain’ => ‘’,
‘memcache.local’ => ‘\OC\Memcache\APCu’,
‘loglevel’ => 2,
‘logdateformat’ => ‘F d, Y H:i:s’,
‘enable_previews’ => ‘true’,
‘updater.server.url’ => ‘https://updates.nextcloud.com/updater_server/’,
‘maintenance’ => false,
‘theme’ => ‘’,
‘mail_smtpauthtype’ => ‘LOGIN’,
‘mail_smtpauth’ => 1,
‘mail_smtphost’ => ‘smtp.gmail.com’,
‘mail_smtpsecure’ => ‘ssl’,
‘mail_smtpport’ => ‘587’,
‘app_install_overwrite’ =>
array (
0 => ‘calendar’,
1 => ‘spreed’,
2 => ‘files_clipboard’,
3 => ‘caniupdate’,
4 => ‘activitylog’,
5 => ‘files_opds’,
6 => ‘social’,
‘mysql.utf8mb4’ => true,
‘updater.release.channel’ => ‘stable’,

The output of your Apache/nginx/system log in /var/log/____:
Again nothing relevant.