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Installing webmin with yum

I tried installing webmin on Fedora 12, but it required a root user to complete the installation. The problem is that you can’t login through KDE as root, so you login as a regular user and then when try doing something that requires a higher access, you’re prompted for a password for the admin task.

When installing webmin, I would get asked a password for webmin to completely install, but the software would fail after entering the password. An alternate way to install webmin is by using yum in the shell which is documented at http://www.webmin.com/rpm.html.

Setting Up webmin for yum

  1. Create the webmin.repo file in the /etc/yum.repos.d/folder and add the following text:

    [Webmin]
    name=Webmin Distribution Neutral
    baseurl=http://download.webmin.com/download/yum
    enabled=1

  2. Install a GPG key at the command line:

    rpm –import http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

  3. You can then run yum and install webmin:

    yum install webmin

Running webmin

You can login to webmin with your browser at https://127.0.0.1/10000/. If that doesn’t work, try localhost or your machine name instead of 127.0.0.1.

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