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How do I install webmin on Ubuntu 12.04?

Note: I am using the desktop edition, not Ubuntu Server.

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As tomas-w mentioned, webmin is no longer supported officially by Ubuntu. See… for alternatives, including zentyal (formerly ebox). –  Jon Onstott Mar 21 '14 at 17:54

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Open up Terminal and run the following commands, entering your password when prompted.
Press Enter after each command.
Accept any prompts you may receive.

echo "deb sarge contrib deb" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
echo " sarge contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
cd /tmp; wget; sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc; cd
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

That's it! Webmin should now be up and running.


By IP Address

To find your IP address, run the following command in Terminal:

ifconfig | grep eth -A 5 | grep 'inet addr:' | cut -d: -f2 | awk '{ print "IP Address: "$1}'

Browse to that IP address using your favorite web browser, appending :10000 to the end of the address. For example:

Note: 10000 is the default port where Webmin resides, and you must specify it to access Webmin's control panel. If you don't, you'll be accessing the built-in web server's home page, not Webmin.

By Hostname

You may also browse to Webmin using your Ubuntu machine's hostname.
To find your hostname, run the following command in Terminal:


Note: Again, don't forget to append :10000 to the hostname in the web browser.

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Thanks you so much. –  Liang Lee Jun 2 '12 at 2:11
The second URL is missing the "deb" in front of it –  benvd Jul 1 '12 at 11:57
webmin is not officially supported anymore by Ubuntu. As far as I can tell, the apt-get install will fail as a result because webmin was removed from the repositories. It was replaced with 'ebox'. –  Thomas W. Aug 9 '12 at 17:14
The package click through doesn't work because the package is from a ppa. I'll roll it back. –  John S Gruber Aug 12 '12 at 3:08

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