How to install webmin on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) server

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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.

Install webmin on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) server

We have already discussed how to install ubuntu 11.04 LAMP server now we will install webmin for easy administartion

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

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

Save and exit the file

Now you need to import GPG key

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

sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install webmin

sudo apt-get install webmin

Now you need to access webmin using http://serverip:10000/ once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

You need to eneter root username and password to login.Once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen


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26 thoughts on “How to install webmin on ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) server

  1. The repository is for Sarge, which is quite old. Can webmin manage to configure different versions of apache, samba, … ? I supose there has been some changes between sarge and 11.04.

    Thank you.

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  2. +1 to Vincente,
    it seems alot of the config paths are off, it would be nice to see an update

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  3. For some reason for which i do not now every time I install webmin correctly I can not log as root or with my admin account on my ubuntu 11.04 server. Can you help me with this please.

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  4. Shemaiah – u need to create a pwd for root. Then you can use root as a login and pass (for webmin)

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  5. What username and password do i need? I’ve tried with the user/pwd i’ve made the server installation and it did’t work. Got an login error. Thanks.

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  6. To fix password problem:
    http://www.webmin.com/faq.html

    * How do I change my Webmin password if I can’t login?

    Included with the Webmin distribution is a program called changepass.pl to solve erecisely this problem. Assuming you have installed Webmin in /usr/libexec/webmin, you could change the password of the admin user to foo by running

    /usr/libexec/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin admin foo

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  7. changepass.pl is not included in the sarge deb as far as I can tell.
    I’m also stuck at the login. I reversed hased the default md5 hash and it was ‘test’. That didn’t work.

    So I can get to it by http://ipaddess:10000 but can’t log in…

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  8. @mike:

    >changepass.pl is not included in the sarge deb as far as I can tell.

    It is ‘cos I’ve just had to do the same :)

    sudo /usr/share/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin root yournewpasword

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  9. Hello all,

    i have read this helpful thread on openserve.eu, this solved my problem with Webmin login.

    – sudo find / -name changepass.pl
    (normal path /usr/share/webmin)
    – cd /usr/share/webmin
    – sudo find / -name miniserv.conf
    (normal path /etc/webmin/)
    – sudo ./changepass.pl /etc/webmin/ root typeyourpasswordhere

    this was very helpful for me. I can use my Webmin normal.

    greats

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  10. Thank you very much for your How To ! I followed your instructions for an Ubuntu 8.04 server and it worked ! Now I have the latest version (1.550) of Webmin.

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  11. New Error from todays install using your instructions: /etc/apt# sudo apt-get install webmin
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    webmin : Depends: libnet-ssleay-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: libauthen-pam-perl but it is not installable
    Depends: apt-show-versions but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages

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  12. I follow the instructions and get
    sudo apt-get install webmin
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    webmin is already the newest version.
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    webmin : Depends: libnet-ssleay-perl but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libauthen-pam-perl but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libio-pty-perl but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: apt-show-versions but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).
    :~$ ps -ef | grep webmin
    dub 2845 1260 0 14:29 pts/0 00:00:00 grep –color=auto webmin

    What have i missed?

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  13. Hi.
    I resolved the user login problem on Ubuntu 11 by editing /etc/webmin/miniserv.users and adding my username in there, and I didn’t have to change the root password.

    Hope that help someone.

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  14. I follow the instructions and get too

    sudo apt-get install webmin
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    webmin is already the newest version.
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    webmin : Depends: libnet-ssleay-perl but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libauthen-pam-perl but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libio-pty-perl but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: apt-show-versions but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    Could anyone help please?

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  15. sudo apt-get -f install

    Reading package lists….Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information…Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded

    This is what the message i get

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  16. I am unable to login to webmin

    I did the bellow mentioned thing

    sudo apt-get -f install

    Reading package lists….Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information…Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded

    This is what the message i get

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