Raspberry Pi 3, Ubuntu Mate, and Webmin

Raspberry Pi 3, Ubuntu Mate, and Webmin

The Webmin utility is helpful when running headless.  It is an excellent safety net when other services, such as ssh or xrdp are unavailable.  Installing it on the Raspberry Pi 3 under Ubuntu Mate is done using these commands from a terminal window.

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl
  --->  libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.801_all.deb
sudo dpkg --install webmin_1.801_all.deb

Please note, the code above refers to the version available during this writing.  Please check the developers website for the most recent release.  You can find it here, http://www.webmin.com/download.html

Once installed, the webmin page can be accessed from a web browser, <ip of pi>:10000

The real benefit of webmin is the software updates link it offers on the main page.  It’s a friendly reminder that patching is important and shouldn’t be ignored.

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