Re: Webmin install problem might be openssl or hostname
I have posted this problem to the debian user list because I
this is a system rather than a webmin problem.
Currently I am trying to install Debian (Testing) on a
Workstation 5000 (P-Pro SMP) the goal being to set it up as
a headless print
server for a home network.
In order to remotely administer this server I have been
trying to install
webmin (via aptitude) but unfortunately I have been getting
Setting up webmin (1.130-1) ...
miniserv.pem: No such file or directory
hostname: Unknown host
I understand that openssl generates the 'miniserv.pem' and
as far as I can
tell it is installed and working fine. Also when I run the
which is the hostname I gave the computer during initial
It would be great if some knowledgeable person please point
blindingly obvious error I am making here.
Any useful pointers gratefully received.
Did you ever get this to work? I am in the exact same situation as you,
though I don't necessarily have to have remote access to Webmin, so the
hostname needn't be fully-qualified.
Edit: Okay, I figured out I have to include my hostname (Isildur) with
my 'localhost' hostname in /etc/hosts. It now contains the line:
127.0.0.1 Isildur localhost
Of course I still won't have remote access to webmin, but webmin and
webmin-core installs correctly now.