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Old 09-27-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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RPM's won't install


I cna't seem to get Webmin to install the rpm that I downloaded from Webmin. I have the correct rpm and the install dialogue box pops up but that quickly disapears with no explination. I am logged into the root when trying the install. I am running a 733 PIII with 384meg ram, MSI motherboard with via chipset and onboard video, sound and nic. Redhat 9.0 runs fine.

Your assistance would be much appreciated.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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"I cna't seem to get Webmin to install the rpm that I downloaded from Webmin."

Are you trying to update Webmin? If so goto Webmin (Category) -> Webmin Configuration -> Upgrade Webmin -> Select "Latest version from www.webmin.com" -> Click "Upgrade Webmin"

or to get straight to the upgrade webmin page goto:

http://myserver:10000/webmin/edit_upgrade.cgi
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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Webmin

Accually the problem is that I can't install the rpm at all. The install starts and checks the rpm file but then dissapears without installing? in fact I can install any rpms apart from the packages that are on the cds!!!

Thanks for your swift reply
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:50 PM   #4
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I dont understand what you are trying to do. But the results are a bit strange. If you copy the RPM's from the CD to your HDD does that make any difference? Have you tried a different browser?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:57 PM   #5
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Let me explain, I have been to the Webmin site and downloaded the rpm for Webmin and saved the file to my home directory. When I double click on the file the rpm installer popup displays and starts to check the file. The progress bar gets about one third of the way through the install and then dissapears for no reason?

Dave
 
Old 09-27-2003, 05:14 PM   #6
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ah! so u dont have webmin installed yet

Ok, so drop to the command line. and do the following:

Code:
$ su root
Please enter password: <enter your pwd for root>
# cd /directory/where/the/rpm/is
# rpm -ivh webmin-version.rpm
That should sort you out. If not, you should get some error messsges.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 05:20 PM   #7
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Thanks I'll try that when I get home. I will post a follow up for you if I need more help or get an error message.

Thanks alot till then

Dave
 
Old 09-28-2003, 01:21 AM   #8
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Pnh73 your the man. That worked like a charm . I now have Webmin, apache and the server up and running. I do have one more question though if you have the time. In the Services section it shows that httpd is not running however in webmin it shows that it is. Is that normal?

Thanks in advance.

PS hope you can help somemore if needed. THX again.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 02:29 AM   #9
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When you say under "services", where do you mean?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 03:14 AM   #10
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or you could try cd'ing to the directory the rpm is in and doing:

rpm -i webmin-version.rpm --force
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:48 AM   #11
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please read the rest of the thread before posting your solution. He got it sorted.
 
  


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