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Old 09-04-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
mrdr
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webmin for slackware 9.0


Hi everyone.

I've installed slackware 9.0 and got apache, php & mysql to work (thx initself!)
now i wanted to install webmin, i downloaded rpm -ivh webmin-1.100-1.noarch.rpm and tried to install it by typing
rpm -ivh webmin-1.100-1.noarch.rpm
my box replies:
error: failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by webmin-1.100-1
/usr/bin/perl is needed by webmin-1.100-1


now i'm confused, both /bin/sh and /usr/bin/perl are present on my computer.
so i thought maybe i should start them as processes. so i added them to rc.local as i did with apache. but i cant find any start flags for either sh or perl.

anyone who knows what i'm doing wrong?

Cheers
 
Old 09-04-2003, 12:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Since you aren't really using an rpm based distro I would try the tar.gz file instead.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 01:37 PM   #3
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i chose the rpm cause i couldn't get the tar file working,
do you know the syntax?
thanks!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 01:51 PM   #4
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Sorry I don't really understand what "syntax" you mean?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 06:44 PM   #5
andrecbarros
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Use:

tar -zxvf <file-name-here>

It is a good idea to create a directory on /usr/local/src first and copy the source to this one. (Usually, tar will create a sub-directory with the name of <file-name-here>)

Also, don't forget to look for a file named INSTALL or something like that before run ./configure.

I recommend that you first install checkinstall prior you start any compile and install experiment on slackware.

After that, you can use:

./configure
make
checkinstall --newslack

Good luck.

Andre
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
mrdr
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cool thx.
i read the readme and i installed it 2 days ago. but i can't find a config file to edit.
i'm not sure if i'm supposed to edit anything but it bounces my username / password everytime i have a go at logging in
any ideas on that one?
cheers for your help.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 09:12 PM   #7
andrecbarros
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Hi,

I described to you a "general rule" for packages in Slackware.

Specifically for webmin, as this is a collection of scripts in perl, you don't need to compile, only install and modify some configuration files, what is done automatically when you run "./setup.sh" inside the directory you extracted webmin.

About the username and password, did you note that exist under the login button the option "[| Remember login permanently ?". If it not show up, your problem can be associated to your browser. Try upgrade it.

Also, if you are new to linux world and have a fast connection to the web, don't forget to setup a firewall on your computer. There are a lot of good articles on this subject..

I hope it helped, have some fun.

Regards
Andre

Last edited by andrecbarros; 09-12-2003 at 09:17 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:22 PM   #8
Azmeen
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Talking Just use the RPM

...however, convert it to a Slackpack for your own ease of use.

Do rpm2tgz whatever.rpm
Then su to root and installpkg whatever.tgz

You're done!

If it does not work like you intended it to be, just remove it from your system using pkgtool... and compile from source
 
Old 09-13-2003, 06:19 AM   #9
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thx,
i did run ./setup.sh but somehow it did not ask all the install questions.
i just uninstalled and reinstalled and then it worked.
thanks for all the help guys!
 
  


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