Installation Troubleshooting

This page lists common installation issues and recommended solutions :

  • Install script fails The most common cause of installation failures is problems downloading packages. If this happens, check the following :

    1. Can you Cloudmin master system access to download packages via HTTP? If it is blocked by a firewall, the install will fail.
    2. Is your system's YUM or APT configuration file up to date? If /etc/yum.repos.d is missing files or /etc/apt/sources.list is in-complete, some required packages may not be found.
  • Cannot Login as root This can happen if your system doesn't have a root password set, perhaps because authentication is done via an SSH key. To set a password on CentOS, Fedora or Redhat Enterprise, use the command :

    /usr/libexec/webmin/ /etc/webmin root mynewpassword

    Or on Debian or Ubuntu, run :

    /usr/share/webmin/ /etc/webmin root mynewpassword

  • Perl module install fails If the install script reports that a Perl module has failed to install, try it manually from the shell with a command like :

    perl -MCPAN -e 'install Net::SSLeay'

    Assuming Net::SSLeay was the module that failed. The cause may be missing dependencies such as C development libraries that Cloudmin cannot automatically install.