How to Install Webmin 1.580 on RHEL 6/CentOS 6 Using RPM

Webmin is a web-based system administration tool that allows you to manage various aspects of your server through a web browser.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to install Webmin 1.580 on RHEL 6/CentOS 6 using the RPM package.

Step 1: Download the Webmin RPM Package

To install Webmin using the RPM package, you need to download the package first. You can download the Webmin 1.580 RPM package from the official Webmin website using the following command:

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm

or

wget http://download.webmin.com/download/yum/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm

Example:

[root@rhel6 ~]# wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm
--2012-03-25 20:03:28--  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm
Resolving prdownloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
Connecting to prdownloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.580/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm [following]
--2012-03-25 20:03:34--  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.580/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm
Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://cdnetworks-kr-1.dl.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.580/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm [following]
--2012-03-25 20:03:45--  http://cdnetworks-kr-1.dl.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.580/webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm
Resolving cdnetworks-kr-1.dl.sourceforge.net... 211.39.135.162
Connecting to cdnetworks-kr-1.dl.sourceforge.net|211.39.135.162|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 17112780 (16M) [application/x-rpm]
Saving to: âwebmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpmâ

100%[==========================================================>] 17,112,780  49.4K/s   in 20m 53s

2012-03-25 20:24:43 (13.3 KB/s) - âwebmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpmâ

Step 2: Install Required Dependencies

Before installing the Webmin RPM package, you need to install some required dependencies. You can do this by using the following command:

sudo yum install perl-Net-SSLeay

Step 3: Install the Webmin RPM Package

After downloading the Webmin RPM package and installing the required dependencies, you can proceed with the installation of Webmin. You can do this by using the following command:

sudo rpm -Uvh webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm

This will install Webmin on your RHEL 6/CentOS 6 machine.

[root@rhel6 ~]# rpm -Uvh webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm
warning: webmin-1.580-1.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 11f63c51: NOKEY
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
Operating system is Redhat Enterprise Linux
   1:webmin                 ########################################### [100%]
Webmin install complete. You can now login to http://rhel6:10000/
as root with your root password.

Step 4: Access Webmin

After installing Webmin, you can access it by opening a web browser and navigating to “https://your-server-ip:10000/”. Replace “your-server-ip” with the IP address of your server. You will be prompted to enter the login credentials for a user with administrative privileges.

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Commands Mentioned:

  • wget – a command-line utility used for downloading files from the internet.
  • sudo – a command that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user, typically the superuser.
  • yum – a package manager for CentOS.
  • rpm – a package manager for RHEL.

Conclusion:

In this guide, we have outlined the steps to install Webmin 1.580 on RHEL 6/CentOS 6 using the RPM package. By following these steps, you can easily install and access Webmin on your server to manage various aspects of your system through a web browser. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment below.

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