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Old 11-13-2017, 02:53 PM   #1
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Debian Stretch: webmin has no installation candidate


Hi
Iam running the latest Debian, stretch I belive, on a real proliant server.
Iam trying to follow various YouTube videos on how to install it(webmin) and have edited the source files list...

In both cases now it has come down to this"E: Package 'webmin' has no installation candidate"

I have installed debian with KDE, ssh web/print server ... the works hopefully someone here can help

Is there a instuction list to follow which will work on command line or gui better.

Iam fairly up on the linux command line and am operating as a root user.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_0L7hREK7Y
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:48 AM   #2
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if you mean this: http://webmin.com/download.html
you can try to download it from that page and install with dpkg -i.
 
Old 11-23-2017, 11:15 PM   #3
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Or, you can try
Code:
$ apt-cache search webmin
to get the correct name of the package. But it looks like webmin is not part of stretch.

But try this: http://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux...ntu-16-04.html

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Old 11-24-2017, 12:42 AM   #4
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Iam running the latest Debian, stretch I belive, on a real proliant server.
Iam trying to follow various YouTube videos on how to install it(webmin) and have edited the source files list...
whoah, hold your horses!
there's much that needs clarification here.
  1. you should really know which debian version you're running (try 'cat /etc/*release*')
  2. how have you edited the sources, what exactly did you add
  3. did you run the compulsory 'apt update' afterwards
besides that, i feel it is really wrong to have KDE on a web server.
i understand that some people feel a need to have a GUI for everything, but why KDE, the heaviest and clunkiest of them all...
 
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:51 AM   #5
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whoah, hold your horses!
there's much that needs clarification here.
  1. you should really know which debian version you're running (try 'cat /etc/*release*')
  2. how have you edited the sources, what exactly did you add
  3. did you run the compulsory 'apt update' afterwards
besides that, i feel it is really wrong to have KDE on a web server.
i understand that some people feel a need to have a GUI for everything, but why KDE, the heaviest and clunkiest of them all...
Agreed! It is very resource heavy and, in my experience, prone to memory leaks.

And knowing what you are installing and on what you are installing it, is important to keep track of, if you don't want to break your system.

Let's see your /etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 11-24-2017, 08:37 AM   #6
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It is strange, but a search on packages.debian.org for webmin (and virtualmin) doesn't produce results. I wonder if webmin is removed from the Debian repos, or it is a bug.

Anyway, you can either download the webmin package from wbemin itself, or add the webmin repos to your sources lists.

http://www.webmin.com/deb.html

Although usually it is best to use the Debian repos, there is nothing wring with installing a .deb package provided by the developers. It is just a different place you get it from.

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Old 11-24-2017, 09:16 AM   #7
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Better answer. Learn to do things the right way. The command line is not scary, 100x faster than any point and click you can find. If something isn't in the official repos then there is probably a good reason. The second you step outside of the official repos, you are on your own for system problems. Sounds like a bad idea to me for a web server that needs to have 99% uptime guaranteed. Scrap the KDE as well. Just more things that can cause instability.
 
Old 11-24-2017, 10:20 AM   #8
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my 2 cents:
Agreed that one doesn't need a GUI on a web server...any GUI, IMO. That said, I find webmin to be very useful for remote management, especially when I'm away from my well-configured desktop with PuTTY, etc. -- It's not cool to install those tools on my sister's mac , but certainly OK to use her browser to access webmin. Webmin can even be configured to use a mobile-friendly theme on a smart phone.

I've never had to tweak a webmin or usermin install. After installing, I use the tool itself to pick a non-standard port on which to listen, add an administrative user and delete the default root user. But then, it's in the CentOS distros.

This not to disagree with the advice to know what version you're running and what you're installing, and learn to use the command line. For me, webmin is an occasional convenience, not a necessity.

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