Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Webmin or not?

Webmin is a server admin package to make administration easy via web interface rather than command line. There are few howto available and I followed this one for 7.10 at my VPSLink server.

First off there are few perl modules required such as

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

then I need to download the package from source

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.370_all.deb.

Last run the install script dpkg -i webmin_1.370_all.deb. That will be it, simple, supposed to be.

I could then login by https://my.server.ip.no:10000/

Supposingly I don't have to install *AMP stack before this as Webmin will install Apache for me. I tried that but it just didn't finish.

At the end I did a apt-get -r to remove webmin and started over again. I guess it would be better if I have Apache2 installed first and let webmin to auto detect it.

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