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Webmin installation (Debian, upstream repository)

Webmin installation (Debian, upstream repository)
Author: Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson
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Written in: English (United Kingdom)

Webmin is a popular, free and open-source web-based server management software. This article will demonstrate how to install Webmin on Debian or its derivatives such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Installation

The required add-apt-repository utility can be installed from the official Debian repository using APT:

root@computer:~# apt --assume-yes install software-properties-common

The repository in which Webmin resides must be added to the repository list of the package management system:

root@computer:~# add-apt-repository "deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib"

The GPG key of the repository should be added so that it be trusted by the package management system:

root@computer:~# wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

The GPG key can be added using APT-key:

root@computer:~# apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

The package list file must be updated before Webmin can be installed:

root@computer:~# apt update

Webmin can be installed from the repository using APT:

root@computer:~# apt --assume-yes install webmin

Conclusion

The GPG key file can be removed after it has been added to the package management system:

root@computer:~# rm jcameron-key.asc

The output file can be removed after the installation is completed:

root@computer:~# rm /webmin-setup.out

The output file contains information about the installation process and is created every time Webmin is updated.

The configuration directory should be protected:

root@computer:~# chown --recursive root:adm /etc/webmin/
root@computer:~# chmod --recursive 0770 /etc/webmin/

See also

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