Install webmin on ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) 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.

We have already discusses about how to install ubuntu 14.04 LAMP server

Now you need to install webmin from APT repository

You need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb sarge contrib
deb sarge contrib

Save and exit the file

Now you need to download GPG key


sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install webmin using the following command

sudo apt-get install webmin

Access webmin

Now you need to go to https://ubuntu-serverip:10000

Ubuntu in particular don't allow logins by the root user by default. However, the user created at system installation time can use sudo to switch to root. Webmin will allow any user who has this sudo capability to login with full root privileges.

Once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen


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5 thoughts on “Install webmin on ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Server

  1. Hello,

    if you have some issues on package not found (Libauthen-pam-perl and others), verify that you have the word universe in your source list :

    deb trusty main universe



    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Serge! You really saved the day for me with this info.


  2. Hi, I could use some help with getting Webmin to work. My apt-get upgrade command keeps hanging at unpacking webmin 17.30
    Uninstalling does not work because of
    installArchives() failed: dpkg: error processing package webmin (–remove):
    package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    Error in function:

    and reinstall does not work because then the package gets stuck at unpacking…
    Going in circles..
    Please help
    [email protected]


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