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Old 06-17-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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Cant install Webmin 1.550 on Debian squeeze, installation hangs


I am trying to install webmin on my Debian virtual machine and it is not working.
Here is what i am following

I ad the 2 lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
I ad the key ok
But when i do apt-get install webmin it goes through everything ok as far as i can see, except when it gets to " **initializing cache. This may take a while **
Setting up webmin (1.550) ... "
It is like it just stops doing anything, it just hangs there.

If i reboot and try "dpkg --configure -a" it starts at the same place "Setting up webmin" but nothing is happening.

Plz does anyone have any idea what could be the issue?

Old 06-17-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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Why would you want to install it? There is a reason it is NOT in the Debian repos.

# Webmin
# See about the removal from Debian
# Secure APT - wget | apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
# deb sarge contrib
# deb sarge contrib

Notice 'sarge' which was Debian stable from 2005 til 2007 when Etch was released.

There are many other panels several of which are in the normal Debian repos.
Old 06-17-2011, 07:50 AM   #3
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I dont have to install it. just something like it.

Could you tell my about another app that works alike?

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