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Ubuntu Server 14.04: How to Install Webmin Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 23 OCT 2014

So you’ve loaded up a copy of Ubuntu Server 14.04 (Trusy Tahr) on your VM, and because you don’t feel like doing everything via the command line, you now want the ease of use that Webmin supplies.

No problem, grabbing it and installing Webmin on an Ubuntu Server remains a relatively simple thing to do.

First, log into your server and edit the sources file:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add this line:

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

Save the file and exit the nano editor. Next we need to grab and install the PGP key:

wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

With that all done, now it is a simple matter to install the latest version of Webmin as you would any other Ubuntu package:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

Once the install has completed, you should be able to access the webmin console by logging in to either https://localhost:10000/ or https://yourIPaddress:10000/ (Note the HTTPS requirement).

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Remember, you need to log in with a user account that has sudo rights and of course a password (i.e., don’t log in with the root user).

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Related Link: http://www.webmin.com/

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

Next, add the necessary key to ensure smooth access:

cd ~
wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
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.

Nifty.

Related Link: Related Link: http://www.webmin.com/index.html

GUI Management of your Ubuntu Server with Webmin CodeUnit 01 JAN 2011

There is nothing more daunting than being given an Ubuntu Server to manage if you have never ever delved into the world of command line (or should that be terminal line) Linux. Thankfully though, someone saw it fit to lend a helping hand to these hapless system administrators, resulting in the very useful Webmin package.

Basically Webmin is nothing more than a web-based interface for system administration in Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, you can restart and shutdown, and so on and so forth.

Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of Perl CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/passwd.

Once installed on a machine (which may sometimes prove a bit tricky mind you), all a system administrator needs to do is hit that Server on port 10000 in a web browser and he’ll be good to go, now able to effortlessly control all sorts of behaviour using the nice and reasonably friendly web interface.

Nifty.

Related Link: http://www.webmin.com/index.html

How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Server CodeUnit 30 AUG 2010

Installing Webmin in Ubuntu is not exactly a quick win thanks to Webmin’s reliance on a deprecated PERL package (an MD5 wrapper to be exact) that Ubuntu and the like just don’t want to include any more, but never fear, following these steps one by one will have you up and running in absolutely no time!

Install the dependencies:

sudo aptitude -y install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl

While most of the packages above will all successfully install, you should get an error message that reads something like this:

Couldn’t find any package whose name or description matched “libmd5-perl”

The next step is then obviously to manually grab it and install it.

Run the following:

wget http://ftp.debian.org/pool/main/libm/libmd5-perl/libmd5-perl_2.03-1_all.deb

followed by

sudo dpkg -i libmd5-perl_2.03-1_all.deb

All right, all set. Go to webmin’s home page and grab the download link to the latest version. In my case, this was thrown up:

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.510/webmin_1.510-2_all.deb?use_mirror=cdnetworks-us-1

Download it and once done, run the final install:

sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.510-2_all.deb

All done. You should now be able to run the webmin web manager from another PC by hitting http://10.0.0.6:10000/ (using your server’s IP address of course!)

Nifty.