Install Webmin on a Raspberry Pi

Webmin is a graphical user interface that can help you install, maintain and control your Raspberry Pi, all from a nice and simple GUI.

It’s also pretty easy to install and keep working, there are two methods to the install, I prefer the slightly longer but more thorough version, and that’s what I’ll be doing here.

  •  edit the sources list to add a new repository with:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

and add: deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

This has the benefit if updating Webmin in future when you type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.

Type/Copy these line one at a time:

  • sudo su
    cd /root
    wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
    apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

You’ve now added a security key to your Pi for the repo.

Same again, type/copy these lines one at a time.

 

  • apt-get update
    apt-get install apt-transport-https
    apt-get install webmin

BOOM! And about 10 minutes later you should be able to login via a web browser. Use the raspberry Pi IP address.

Example: https://192.168.1.20:10000 and you’re in 🙂