Successfully tested on Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS 64-bit

Tired of being a command-line master? You would like to do Ubuntu Server administration tasks using some kind of GUI? DO NOT install Ubuntu’s desktop environment. Install Webmin instead.

The easiest way to install Webmin on Ubuntu is by using the official Webmin APT repository. First, create a new /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webmin.list file containing the following lines:

## Webmin repository
deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib

 
Next, get the repository GPG key

wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

 
and add it to your trusted keys list:

apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

 
Finally, resynchronize the list of available packages

apt-get update

 
and install Webmin:

apt-get install webmin

 
Now, you should be able to login to Webmin at https://webmin_server_hostname:10000 using any existing sudoer account and discover the many possibilities of this wonderful tool.

That’s all Folks!


For further reading, see Webmin website.

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