How to install webmin in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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 you can also create backups for the system and restore.

Today we  will show you how to install webmin in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

1- Before to install webmin we need first to install some dependencies

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl

For libmd5-perl install it  manually :

Download libmd5-perl


Install libmd5-perl:

sudo dpkg -i   libmd5-perl_2.03-1_all.deb

2- Now download webmin from this Link

3- Install the downloaded package using the command :

dpkg  -i   webmin_1.510-2_all.deb

4- Now  start  webmin

sudo /etc/init.d/webmin  start   

5- To access webmin, open your browser and type :

https://localhost:10000  or https://your-ip:10000

Login using your  root  password

{loadposition user9}

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{loadposition user1}

  • Anonymous

    it should be https://localhost:10000 like in the screenshot

  • Zinovsky

    Was a typo. Thanks

  • dhani

    Nice tutorial, thanks

  • Billy Bennett

    I really appreciate this tutorial as I’m loading up multiple virtual machines with different setups. I do have a question though.

    I get a warning every time I load the page in chrome. Any idea what that could be?

  • Billy Bennett

    I had a really nice comment here but I failed the captcha and it reloaded it blank. I appreciate this tutorial very much. I do have a question though. Any idea how to remove the ssh warning when opening webmin admin with chrome?

  • Billy Bennett

    yep that just happened.

  • yesples

    thanks for the tutorial,
    after 3, it tells me :
    dpkg: error processing webmin_1.510-2_all.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    what can i do?

  • arrgh
  • J
  • Nubuntu


    A couple more packages are required:

    apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl

    Great article :)

  • RJansen222

    This is the best way to install it :)
    sudo dpkg -i webmin-*.deb
    sudo apt-get -f install

  • fermulator


  • Brent

    Except that the required perl library is not in the repos. Using -f will not work for that. It is a required extra step to manually install it just as the post suggests.

    However, there will be an error about another extra dependency, where sudo apt-get install -f will work and is the recommended command to install a dependency from the repos.

  • fuckubuntu

    linux is bullshit

  • Rusty Broomhandle

    Incredibly well thought-out comment there. You have us all in the crushing grip of reason.

  • stooopid_non_geek

    nope…didn’t work lots of luck..this process is outdated/wrong somewhere. Not likely a beginner can figure will puzzle it out. Tried 4 times no any difference in outcome. webmin doesn’t start.

  • stooopid_non_geek

    HE IS RISEN! The combination of RJansen222 and Nubuntu comments worked for me finally along with carefully reading the pithy screens they generated.

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... Nigel

    Changed order slightly to make less errors, added a sudo before the webmin dpkg, and removed libmd5-perl from the apt-get list (it’s already installed from the debian respository:

    sudo dpkg -i libmd5-perl_2.03-1_all.deb
    sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl
    sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.510-2_all.deb
    [That will part-complete, with an unmet dependency, that’s OK. Then run]
    sudo apt-get -f install
    [which also starts webmin]

  • BrollyLSSJ

    Thank you, that helped me. Though I installed a newer webmin version.

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  • http://enteryoursiteURL... Alexander

    Thank you so much. After upgrading our system to Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS webmin seems not to work properly anymore, in particular, the logins failed. Following your steps the webmin works now fine.
    P.S. is a dead link. I used instead.