How to install Webmin in Debian Squeeze

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 webmin-logomore. 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.

The   installation is simple, you have just to  download  the Debian package  from  the  webmin page  (actual  package is  1.530) and install it via the command:

dpkg -i webmin_1.530_all.deb

After  the  package  is installed,  open your  browser   and  enter   https://ip:10000  (port 10000 with  ssl  certification) then  login with  your  root  acces .

  • TGM

    Not working for me – had to do the following…

    root@mediaserver:~# dpkg -i ./webmin_1.550_all.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package webmin.
    (Reading database … 24160 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking webmin (from ./webmin_1.550_all.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of webmin:
    webmin depends on libnet-ssleay-perl; however:
    Package libnet-ssleay-perl is not installed.
    webmin depends on libauthen-pam-perl; however:
    Package libauthen-pam-perl is not installed.
    webmin depends on libio-pty-perl; however:
    Package libio-pty-perl is not installed.
    webmin depends on apt-show-versions; however:
    Package apt-show-versions is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing webmin (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    [code]apt-get install apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl libnet-ssleay-perl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... Enzo_brn

    If U have LAN-router, don’t forget to map port forvarding from external(if present) ip:port to internal ip:port. Webmin def.port is 10000

    (sorry for my english)

  • Fikriamrullah

    mana bisa boss semudah itu, paket squeeze nggak kompatible dengan webmin 1.530, harus nginstall dari source.

  • fr2632

    To me is not working:


    I get the following:

    This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:
    Internet connectivity has been lost.The website is temporarily unavailable.The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website’s domain.There might be a typing error in the address.If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.
    and bla bla bla…

    Is there any conf file to be modified/adjusted/configure ?


  • The_Countess

    ¬†sounds like a general ‘i cant connect’ error from your browser.

    try the local ip of the machine your trying to connect to (if you are on the same local network) or make sure port 10000 is open in the firewall.

  • Opacus

    You’ll probably need to run:

    apt-get -f install

    after dpkg -i webmin*

    as it needs some extra packages.