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Webmin 1.801 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 1.801 update released on May 26th, 2016.

Webmin 1.801
Webmin 1.801

What’s New in Webmin 1.801 Release?

Since our last publication, covering the 1.791 release, Webmin introduced a few changes.

Webmin 1.801 release comes with followig minor fixes:

  • Fixed a security bug in the new Authentic theme.
  • Added a recent logins section to the System Information page.
  • When updating multiple packages, they are done in a single YUM or APT operation if possible.
  • Added support for the network() source type for Syslog-NG.
  • Added buttons to clone Unix users and groups.
  • More German, Norwegian and Catalan translation updates.

The complete changelog for the Webmin 1.801 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 1.801 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.