How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 11.10 Server using APT Software & Sites 09 APR 2012

Webmin is a user-friendly web-based interface for Linux server system administration. Previously installing Webmin on your Ubuntu server required a few workarounds thanks to its reliance on deprecated perl libraries, but nowadays you can actually do a full install via the standard APT mechanism.

First, edit your sources file to add the Webmin repository:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following two lines at the end of the file:

deb sarge contrib
deb sarge contrib

Next, add the necessary key to ensure smooth access:

cd ~
sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc 

Now that we’re all set up, time to do the actual download and install:

sudo apt-get update
apt-get install webmin
apt-get -f install

Done. 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. You can login in with any user account that has sudo powers.


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