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Webmin new version

When could we expect an upgrade of Webmin to new version (1.60)? There are cool modules out there that only work with the latest version of it (e.g. iSCSI module).

 

Thanks

Webmin Self-Help

Hi,

I have the same problem.

I would like to uninstall the exsisting Webmin-installation and reinstall from the Webmin APT repository to get automatic updates. Has anyone experience with that? How can I uninstall? Do I have to uninstall first? Thank you!

Erik

PS: Perhaps a good idea for the next Turnkey release to use the Webmin APT repository in the first place! ;-)

Jeremy's picture

I've never tried...

But AFAIK it can be uninstalled with apt ie 'apt-get remove webmin'. I would definately uninstall the TKL version first (and unistalling webmin should also uninstall all the separate modules.

Note though that the TKLBAM module may or may not be compatible. Once you have installed the new version you could try installing 'webmin-tklbam' and see if it still works.

Also not sure if it's still the same but when I last installed Webmin from thier upstream repo (admittedly a long time ago - IIRC it was into Debain Lenny) it was a single installer which includes heaps of modules that you may not want (and refer to software that you may not even have installed). So junks up the interface with menus and menu items that aren't relevant. Any other (non-'core') modules you want installed have (had?) to be installed in quite a painful way (they were tar.gz archives). Although in fairness perhaps that's been improved?

I doubt that the TKL devs will use the 3rd party upstream repo for both of the above reasons (or at least the first if the second has been improved). To risk updates breaking the TKLBAM webmin functionality would be a risk I couldn't imagine the devs being willing to take. It would be good if it were packaged for Debain though and was in the Debian repos. They'd use that I'm sure. IIRC it has been in the past but was a bit of a mess...

Also one other note, not sure how upstream installed Webmin will react with the automated updates when installed from their repo. Ages ago when TKLBAM Webmin still insluded the in-app-updater there was a situation where if you allowed Webmin to update itself it would update fine, but then if you did and apt-get upgrade it would revert to the old version again. I guess that would be resolved by upstream also refreshing the package in the repo at the same time as they allowed the in-app upgrader to upgrade? In theory that should work I guess...

Jeremy's picture

Just found another post that may be relevant

In my random travels I just found a post that may be relevant to you trying to upgrade Webmin. This post is about a year old, but I suspect that it still applies. Perhaps give that a go? Let us know if that works for you...

Self-Help

Jeremy I agree with you<a href="http://finance-icombank.blogspot.com">.</a>

Updating Webmin

I tested out the file server package last night and noticed that I was not able to create NFS exports without updating Webmin. After I added the webmin repo's to my sources.list I was able to do an apt-get install webmin and it upgraded me to the newest version, added support for NFS exports (and a slew of other things) and seemed to work perfectly.

 

I think it would be very beneficial to update the wembin package in the release itself, especially for the file server, as NFS exports are needed to make datastores in VMWare. Also, as I said earlier, the update added many other features to webmin too.

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