Greetings, Webmin users list!
>> >> I've been trying to set up a new VPS box, and got a small problem.
>> >> When trying to install virtualmin (and by extension - webmin through APT
>> >> dependency mechanics), the installation halts at unpacking the virtualmin.
>> >> Running "apt-get install webmin" before repeating "apt-get install
>> >> webmin-virtual-server" solves the issue, allowing webmin to be fully
>> >> configured before vertualmin installation.
>> > Did you get any error message during the first install of webmin-virtual-server,
>> > and if so what was it?
>> Oh, sorry. Was tired already, didn't though of it.
>> The error was that of Virtualmin complaining, that the system does not have
>> Webmin installed. Which was making sense - Webmin wasn't configured yet.
>> > Also, are you installing using our script from http://www.webmin.com/vinstall.html
>> No, I'm using APT. (I said that, but it wasn't exactly clear.)
>> Speaking of which, it took me a while to find the signing key for virtualmin
>> repository. In the end, I was only able to get it from my bash history on the
>> host I've installed virtualmin in the past.
> Ok, in that case I think the issue is that we don't have dependencies setup
> correctly for the webmin-virtual-server package. Normally this isn't an issue as our
> install script brings in both packages.
> Actaully, I highly recommend using our installer as it performs a bunch of other setup,
> mostly driven by the virtualmin-based package. This configures postfix, bind, mysql and
> webmin for use by Virtualmin - if you just apt-get install the webmin-* packages, you
> will have to do all that configuration manually.
> However, the installer is only really suitable for use on a fresh system, not one you
> already have configured for web hosting or something else.
It was a fresh system (newly rented VPS), but I'm not a big fan of
installation scripts, or custom installers in general.
Had enough issues with, i.e., Realtek drivers autoinstaller, in the past.
Also, while I was playing with Virtualmin, I've discovered that it's
a bit unsuitable for my needs.
All I need to do is a convenient way to create virtualhost+domain+may be mail
aliases, and to manage the pack (myself) as single entity from a convenient
Virtualmin, however, is something more aimed to rented hosting, where one
person (or script) creates hosts for other users to use.
It seems, I'm still able (although, slightly inconveniently) to use it the
desired way, but the bunch of unix users it creating is an unwelcome overhead.
Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@...) 23.02.2013, <23:10>
Sorry for my terrible english...