Fast and easy way to install webmin on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This is the fastest and easiest way I’ve ever found to install webmin on a fresh Ubuntu 10.04 server.

UPDATE 12/8/2012: Confirmed that this method works for a vanilla Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS server.

1. wget -c
File will be named “webmin-current.deb” in your current working directory as opposed to a filename containing the specific version number of webmin.

2. sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb
This command will generate a number of errors. Ignore them.

3. sudo apt-get -f install
This command will install the missing dependencies, recompile, and install webmin.

Now, login to your webmin server. https://[serverIP]:10000

This method works as of today on a vanilla install of Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS with webmin version 1.580 as the current version.

18 thoughts on “Fast and easy way to install webmin on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS”

  1. Awesome guide! Thanks – this worked perfectly for me on XBMCbuntu (Oneiric). There are still a lot of old guides on the web that don’t mention using
    sudo apt-get -f install
    to fix dependencies that the webmin install chokes on. Thanks for covering that.

  2. Tried doing this for my site to access certain areas remotely and it doesn’t seem to allow access through port 10000, not sure why either as nmap is showing port 10000/tcp is open for snet-sensor-mgmt

    1. Wow. 3 weeks late responding. Sorry :/

      I could be horribly wrong here John, but unless “snet-sensor-mgmt” is some under the covers process that webmin spawns, it sounds like you already have something binding to that port. While this method works for fairly vanilla installs of webmin, you might have to get webmin to listen on another port. It’s not hard to do, Google is your friend.

      You could ps -aux | grep "10000" to see what service is running on that port, then I believe kill <process number> to forcefully shut the process down.

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