How to Install Webmin 1.550 Using TAR File

In this post i will guide you on how to install Webmin 1.550 using tar file. This post assume that the CentOS 5.5 has been installed. Please follow below steps to install the Webmin using tar file that downloaded from webmin website.

1. Download and extract the tar file.

    [root@server ~]# cd /tmp
    [root@server tmp]# wget
    [root@server tmp]# tar xzf webmin-1.550.tar.gz
    [root@server tmp]# cd webmin-1.550

2. Run ./ to install the webmin.

    [root@server webmin-1.550]# ./
    *            Welcome to the Webmin setup script, version 1.550        *
    Webmin is a web-based interface that allows Unix-like operating
    systems and common Unix services to be easily administered.
    Installing Webmin in /tmp/webmin-1.550 ...
    Webmin uses separate directories for configuration files and log files.
    Unless you want to run multiple versions of Webmin at the same time
    you can just accept the defaults.
    Config file directory [/etc/webmin]:
    Log file directory [/var/webmin]:
    Webmin is written entirely in Perl. Please enter the full path to the
    Perl 5 interpreter on your system.
    Full path to perl (default /usr/bin/perl):
    Testing Perl ...
    Perl seems to be installed ok
    Operating system name:    CentOS Linux
    Operating system version: 5.5
    Webmin uses its own password protected web server to provide access
    to the administration programs. The setup script needs to know :
     - What port to run the web server on. There must not be another
       web server already using this port.
     - The login name required to access the web server.
     - The password required to access the web server.
     - If the webserver should use SSL (if your system supports it).
     - Whether to start webmin at boot time.
    Web server port (default 10000):
    Login name (default admin):
    Login password:
    Password again:
    Use SSL (y/n): y
    Start Webmin at boot time (y/n): y
    Creating web server config files..
    Creating access control file..
    Inserting path to perl into scripts..
    Creating start and stop scripts..
    Copying config files..
    Configuring Webmin to start at boot time..
    Created init script /etc/rc.d/init.d/webmin
    Creating uninstall script /etc/webmin/ ..
    Changing ownership and permissions ..
    Running postinstall scripts ..
    Enabling background status collection ..
    Attempting to start Webmin mini web server..
    Starting Webmin server in /tmp/webmin-1.550
    Pre-loaded WebminCore
    Webmin has been installed and started successfully. Use your web
    browser to go to
    and login with the name and password you entered previously.
    Because Webmin uses SSL for encryption only, the certificate
    it uses is not signed by one of the recognized CAs such as
    Verisign. When you first connect to the Webmin server, your
    browser will ask you if you want to accept the certificate
    presented, as it does not recognize the CA. Say yes.


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