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Bug 2796 - WEBMIN for gentoo
Summary: WEBMIN for gentoo
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED)
: 2017 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-05-17 05:08 UTC by saravak
Modified: 2002-07-16 17:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

webmin ebuild (webmin-0.992.ebuild,1.68 KB, text/plain)
2002-07-08 21:29 UTC, Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED)

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Description saravak 2002-05-17 05:08:49 UTC
It would be a great thing to add webmin support to gentoo LINUX.

This admin tool saves a lot of time and many sys admins use this every day!!!



If I missed the forum please excuse me!
Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-21 11:23:56 UTC
*** Bug 2721 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Ben Lutgens (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-26 12:56:20 UTC
There are reasons a plenty that webmin will not work on gentoo at the moment.
Our init procedure for one. I'm not sure this is something we'd be able to
tackle as it would require a pretty large set of patches to webmin. 

Best people to talk to about this is the webmin maintainers.
Comment 3 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-05-30 19:42:43 UTC
I have heard rumours that the author of Webmin is creating an ebuild for Gentoo.
 Not sure if there's truth to this yet, but I'm on it to find out.
Comment 4 david mattatall 2002-05-31 09:52:21 UTC
It is true all right I contacted him myself 
Comment 5 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-06-06 06:17:03 UTC
Confirmed: Jamie Cameron is working on creating an infrastructure in webmin for
Gentoo.  Watch for an ebuild coming within a week or so, I'd suspect.
Comment 6 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-06-09 07:24:24 UTC
*** Bug 2017 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-08 21:29:22 UTC
Created attachment 2051 [details]
webmin ebuild
Comment 8 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-08 21:30:30 UTC
lads, please test this ebuild out.  create an app-admin/webmin and

download the attachment into app-admin/webmin
create a digest (ebuild webmin-0.992.ebuild digest)
emerge webmin

test away, and see what happens
Comment 9 Troy Dack 2002-07-09 08:20:04 UTC
Testing this now on 3 differently configured (and spec'd) machines.

Seems to be pretty good so far, I don't have all the various bits of software
installed, but what I have got seems to be modified/configured/viewed/whatever
without any problems.

The "Package Management" module is well put together too, check it out!

-- Troy
Comment 10 Matt Keadle 2002-07-09 20:25:20 UTC
Here's another vote of confidence. Every module inside of Webmin works for what
I have installed. This includes Apache, Extended Internet Services, mysql,
Postfix, ProFTP, sshd, Samba, and Squid.

Also working are Grub, the partition manager, printer admin, cd-burning, remote
ssh, perl modules, file manager, and the "system" section.

And, yes, the package management section is very well done.

Comment 11 Matthew Walker 2002-07-10 00:59:20 UTC
Eagerly awaiting the merging of this ebuild into the portage tree.
Comment 12 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-10 15:56:51 UTC
WEBMIN is now in portage, albeit masked for testing.  So please test test test
and report here.
Comment 13 Tim Pearson 2002-07-11 02:11:23 UTC
Webmin works greats as far as my reach goes. Haven't used it hardcore really,
just configure some servers such as apache and proftpd from there insted of text
editor. No problems yet.
Comment 14 Wilbert van Bakel 2002-07-13 00:04:42 UTC
webmin / system / software packages / package tree

The tree shows a couple of ebuilds, but many ebuilds are not visible.
Comment 15 Wilbert van Bakel 2002-07-13 00:09:33 UTC
usermin config doesn't work:

The Usermin config directory /etc/usermin was not found on your system. Maybe
Usermin is not installed, or your module configuration is incorrect.

usermin is installed and I created /etc/usermin.

Maybe it takes more to get this working?
Comment 16 Wilbert van Bakel 2002-07-13 00:14:55 UTC
The grub module doesn't mount /boot. 

Error message when /boot is not mounted:
The GRUB menu file /boot/grub/menu.lst was not found on your system. Maybe GRUB
is not installed, or the module configuration is incorrect.
Comment 17 Matt Keadle 2002-07-13 03:30:33 UTC
In response to the above two comments:

Usermin - You may have Usermin installed, and you also may have the /etc/usermin
directory, but Webmin may not be finding the needed files in that directory. Go
through each selection in the module configuration and verify that every piece
is exactly where Usermin expects them to be. That's usually my first slip up
when something is borked.

GRUB - Maybe this is just me, but I wouldn't want the GRUB module mounting /boot
automagicly. One of the smartest fundamental differences between Gentoo and many
other distos is that /boot stays unmounted during normal operation. As a
responsable admin, you should be able to take the time to mount /boot (which you
can also do in Webmin) and _then_ configure GRUB. Otherwise it's my feeling that
all the advantages of an unmounted /boot are lost.
Comment 18 Matt Keadle 2002-07-13 03:37:25 UTC
Just wanted to say I'm an idiot, as the only option in Usermin's module
configuration is the path to the "Usermin configuration directory", which by
default is /etc/usermin.

Comment 19 Ken Nowack 2002-07-13 16:09:22 UTC
The search function on the software page appears to be broken. It seems that
this box should execute 'emerge -s [pkgname]'. But it only appears to do a
search on the filesystem instead. Anyone else had this issue?
Comment 20 Wilbert van Bakel 2002-07-14 14:00:50 UTC
About grub:

I wouldn't need webmin to configure my grub, but when the functionality is 
offered in a package like grub, I strongly feel that it should make clear to 
the user what it is doing.

My system has /dev/hda2=/boot and /dev/hda10=/ and at hda10 I also have 
a /boot/grub directory as backup. :)
Well, testing webmin's grub module resulting in changes in my backup structure.

I see ways for improvement, here.
Comment 21 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-16 17:43:41 UTC
witth the overwhelmingly positive response from all those who betatested, I have
unmasked webmin in portage.  As for the package search function, Jamie has
promised to implement that in the next release.