HowTo – Install Usermin on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Introduction

Usermin is a web-based interface for webmail, password changing, mail filters, fetchmail and much more. It is designed for use by regular non-root users on a Unix system, and limits them to tasks that they would be able to perform if logged in via SSH or at the console. You can visit http://www.webmin.com/usermin.html to view the documentation and modules avaliable for usermin. The information below is based on a condensed version of a post shown in the sources and modified to install usermin.

Installation

I installed usermin on my servers remoted in via an ssh client. Once logged in use the following command and root password when prompted to get root access.

sudo su

 

Step #1: Download The Latest Version From www.webmin.com

 
Step #2: Execute webmin package. It will fail but it’s easier for us, since we’ll just force installing dependencies, rather than installing them one by one.
sudo dpkg -i usermin-current.deb
 
Step #3: Install missing dependencies and it will automatically recompile webmin

One Comment

  • cellz says:

    just a heads up. there is no need to run sudo after you’ve already gained access as super user (su – as listed in opening step).

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