How To Install Webmin On Debian/Ubuntu

If you are using the DEB version of webmin, first download the file from the downloads page , or run the command :

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.831_all.deb

then run the command :

dpkg --install webmin_1.831_all.deb

The install will be done automatically to /usr/share/webmin, the administration username is set to root and the password to your current root password. You should now be able to login to Webmin at the URL http://localhost:10000/ or if accessing it remotely, replace (localhost with your system’s IP address).

If Debian complains about missing dependencies, you can install them with the command :

apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

If you are installing on Ubuntu and the apt-get command reports that some of the packages cannot be found, edit /etc/apt/sources.list and make sure the lines ending with universe are not commented out.

Some Debian-based distributions (Ubuntu in particular) don’t allow logins by the root user by default. However, the user created at system installation time can use sudo to switch to root. Webmin will allow any user who has this sudo capability to login with full root privileges.

Using the Webmin APT repository

If you like to install and update Webmin via APT, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file on your system and add the lines :

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository jessie contrib deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository jessie contrib

You should also fetch and install my GPG key with which the repository is signed, with the commands :

cd /root wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

You will now be able to install with the commands:

apt-get update 
apt-get install webmin

All dependencies should be resolved automatically.

Webmin has been tested on all regular Debian releases, Ubuntu Linux, and derivatives like Xandros and APLINUX.

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