After I saw quite some interest on installing Webmin on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10, I decided to go ahead and do the same for 10.04 and 10.10. I also strongly believe Ubuntu is doing wrong by not including Webmin into their repository Webmin is doing a mistake by using a deprecated library and not leave everybody to take benefit of their great product.
For those unfamiliar with Webmin, it is a web interface for configuring your linux box without X server.

LATER EDIT: As Joe Cooper from Virtualmin (the guys making webmin) said in the comments, there’s no need anymore for libmd5-perl for webmin starting with 1.520. I tested and it’s true, now the whole installation can be done in 3 simple steps. Thanks Joe, now’s much better!

Having said these, let’s to the job:

1. Download latest libmd5-perl package from . Currently 2.03

2. Execute libmd5-perl package

1. Download webmin from . Currently 1.520


2. Execute webmin package. It will fail but it’s easier for us, since we’ll just force installing dependencies, rather than installing them one by one.

sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb

3. Install missing dependencies and it will automatically recompile webmin

sudo apt-get -f install

Enjoy webmin on https://[serverIP]:10000 .

What I am normally doing is forwarding the port 10000 out of my router and access my webmin from anywhere on the internet. You can forward it to another port and to be user-friendly and easy-to-remember you can use DynDNS to pick a nice name.


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23 Responses to “Install Webmin on Ubuntu Server or Desktop 10.10 Maverick Meerkat”
  1. Joe CooperNo Gravatar says:

    Webmin does not use the deprecated library if the newer version is available. The dependency has been removed in current Webmin versions (1.520, as well as a release of 1.510 specifically for Ubuntu 10.04 that removed the dependency). The dep was auto-generated by packaging tools that don’t understand pulling in libraries inside of exceptions.

    You do not need libmd5-perl to use Webmin, at all! You should let it use the newer library instead. You also should not be getting any warnings or errors when installing the current version of Webmin, as provided at If you are, you should let Jamie know on the mailing list or in the ticket tracker at

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  3. rotorNo Gravatar says:

    Tnx for currently updating! I appreciate!

  4. OlivierNo Gravatar says:

    need to correct this —–>sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.520_all.deb

    It should be sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb


  5. andreiashNo Gravatar says:

    Correct! Thank you!
    Webmin changed the logic in there, webmin-current.deb was a wrapper and the real file saved on the disk was called differently. Now indeed it’s saving as webmin-current.deb


  6. Liam SilvaNo Gravatar says:

    sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb
    selecting previously deselected package webmin.
    unpacking webmin (from webmin-current.deb)
    dpkg dependancy problems (lists libnet, libauthen,libio and apt-show-versions)
    error processing webmin
    processing triggers for unreadahead

    I then type sudo apt-get -f install and get
    reading package lists … done
    Building dependancy tree
    reading state information… done
    correcting dependancies… done
    The following packages will be removed:
    1 not full installed or removed
    do you want to continue [Y/n]

    (i left out a few things here but I didnt feel the need to type it all)

    so what am I doing wrong here?

  7. gregaNo Gravatar says:


    i was follwing your rules, but i can not isntall the webmin to my ubuntu 10.10 server.

    when i’m tryting to install dependencies sudo apt-get -f install it just uninstalls webmin.

    any suggestions?

  8. ON3TPNo Gravatar says:

    Many Thanks
    works for Ubuntu server 10.10

  9. Chris SimonsNo Gravatar says:

    Just fyi,
    sudo dpkg -i webmin_current.deb
    should have a tack
    sudo dpkg -i webmin-current.deb
    for all the lazy copy-pasters like me 🙂

  10. andreiashNo Gravatar says:
  11. andreiashNo Gravatar says:

    @liam, @grega: pfff, no idea. Try to install all the dependencies before

  12. noobNo Gravatar says:

    pfff… i was stocked on the same problem as liam silva

    you just have to update your system before you try to install webmin

    type this:

    sudo apt-get update

    and now install webmin… if you still get errors type:

    sudo apt-get -f install and choose y

    now you can login to webmin from another pc


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  14. bernardNo Gravatar says:

    Works like a charm.


  15. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Using Ubuntu Server 10.10 and Webmin 1.540 and this does not work. Installs with dependency errors (as expected) but then “sudo apt-get -f install” just removes it again! Where’s the current solution? O_o

  16. Scott RowleyNo Gravatar says:

    1. Download webmin from . Currently 1.520

    is no longer fully accurate. Current version is 1.550.

    Just FYI

    Still plan on trying your KB to set it up on 10.10 – thanks!

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  19. ernestoNo Gravatar says:

    Works great thanks a lot

  20. BrianNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for this guid. it worked perfectly!

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  22. paydoelNo Gravatar says:

    its work on my ubuntu 10.10

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