Gentoo Linux - Installing Webmin

Webmin is a web server management application.

Installing Webmin

Installation of Webmin differs little from the installation of other software under Gentoo.
With the emerge command as usual for the installation of Webmin:
# emerge webmin

Note that: If running the command the system responds by indicating that the packets are blocked:
emerge -av webmin 

These are the packages that would be merged, in order: 

Calculating dependencies... done! 

!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "app-admin/webmin" have been masked. 
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request: 
- app-admin/webmin-1.480 (masked by: ~x86 keyword) 

For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge 
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.

You can add this the file, but it will be at your own risk:


At line

Launch of Webmin Deamon

To use webmin, just run the following command:
# /etc/init.d/webmin start

Then to connect to webmin you have to go to the following page:

The root user of the system is active by default


Published by jak58. Latest update on February 8, 2010 at 02:14 PM by crapoulou.
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