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Webmin 1.791 Released: Installation and Upgrade

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix.

It makes managing Apache, MySQL, NFS, SAMBA, and many other aspects of a Linux server available from the console or remotely. Learning Webmin can quickly become an asset to system administrators. This post introduces Webmin 1.791 update released on March 7th, 2016. In addition, this post also contains the changes implemented in Webmin 1.780, introduced on December 30th, 2015.

Webmin 1.770
Webmin 1.770

What’s New in Webmin 1.791 Release?

Since our last publication, covering the 1.770 release, Webmin introduced a few changes.

Webmin 1.791 release comes with followig minor fixes:

  • When attaching files to an email message or uploading files, multiple can now be selected at the same time.
  • Added an option for automatically renewing Let’s Encrypt certificates.
  • If the Let’s Encrypt client is not installed, Webmin will use its own built-in client code to request a certificate.
  • Included the latest version of the Authentic Theme.
  • More German, Norwegian and Catalan translation updates.

Webmin 1.780 release comes with followig minor fixes:

  • Webmin can now request an SSL certificate for itself from Let’s Encrypt, if you have the letsencrypt client command installed.
  • The MySQL module now supports the new user table format seen in MySQL 5.7.
  • In the BIND module, automatic creation and deletion of reverse records in partial delegation zones now works the same as in full reverse zones.
  • The status of monitors from the System and Server Status module can now be displayed on the System Information page.
  • Updates to the Filemin file manager and Authentic theme.
  • Converted several more modules to the new Webmin UI framework.
  • More German, Norwegian and Catalan translation updates.

The complete changelog for the Webmin 1.791 release and other releases can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Webmin Ubuntu Installation

Install Webmin Modules

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Upgrade Instructions

If you followed our installation guide for Ubuntu, then you can upgrade to Webmin 1.791 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Enjoy administering your server using Webmin’s web interface.

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Alejandro is an electrical engineer, working as a software developer and part-time writer. He has a passion for technology, languages and games, and has been around the web since 2004.