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Old 10-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Webmin on Slackware -- w or w/o Slackbuilds

Just to save some others from the sort of "now, why did I do that?" moment I recently experienced, I'll caution y'all that you probably should NOT use a Slackbuild to install compile and install the Webmin system admin tool.

Webmin has a very effective and easy update tool within Webmin itself, and an good package removal script. Plus the setup script for the Linux binary is VERY easy. (Instructions -- which can be hard to find off the home page -- are here:

But if you get carried away with SlackBuilds like I did, and then update, you've now got a mess that neither "removepkg" nor "/etc/webmin/" can remove completely.

So, unless you are going to make a new SBo package every time Webmin comes out with a patch, you probably should NOT use a pre-built package OR a Slackbuild script.

Old 10-27-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Thanks for the tip

I'm about to build a Set Top Box, and that should save me from some of the grief I'm likely to encounter.


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