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Sometimes you just need to have a more simple approach to managing a Linux server and this is where Webmin can help, by installing this package you get a web console to configure everything from system configuration to application and services.

There are two ways you can install, first is by getting the DEB version from Webmin themselves or by using aptitude (apt)

Install using DEB

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.660_all.deb
dpkg --install webmin_1.660_all.deb

The install will be done automatically to /usr/share/webmin, if Debian complains about missing dependencies, you can install using the following command:

apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

Install using Apt Repository

If you would like to install and update Webmin via APT, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file on your system and add the lines:

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

You should be able to install with the following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get install webmin

All dependencies should be resolved automatically, if they aren’t run the following command

apt-get -f install

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