Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Webmin, Installing on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

Hi :)
I wrote post about Webmin in ITPencil. My Persian friend like it. I decide to write post about Webmin and how to installing it on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10).
It's very good for newbie.

from webmin.com:

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)
Webmin has some dependency package.
Install dependencies:

sudo aptitude install bash perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl \
libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl

After install dependencies, you can download and install Webmin. Last version of Webmin is 1.390.
Download Webmin:

sudo wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.390_all.deb

Install Webmin:

sudo dpkg -i webmin*.deb

Log in and use it:
Copy this URL into your web browser: https://localhost:10000

• Grub Boot Loader


• Apache Webserver


• System Documentation


• Scheduled Cron jobs


• Software Packages


Check out the screenshots.

External links
Official Webmin website
Webmin documentation wiki

Good luck


  1. Gutsy Gibbon not Gusty Gibbon
    v7.10 not v8.10
    and there is a mistake floating around all the sites that have instructions for this.
    libauten-pam-perl is spelled wrong, it should be libauthen-pam-perl.

    best of luck


  2. Gutsy is 7.10, not 8.10.

  3. Latest version of webmin is 1.400:
    sudo wget http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/webadmin/webmin_1.400_all.deb

  4. Thank you.
    But you don't explain how to log in remotely.
    I can't get that to work.

  5. engrammatic says : I absolutely agree with this !

  6. Thank for this - perfect!

    When I first logged in I had to add an exception reference the site's security certificate (it was self-certifying?). After that, smooth sailing!

    "localhost:10000 uses an invalid security certificate." was the screen message. All good now!