Unable to install Webmin

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Wed Dec 28 05:22:23 PST 2005

I have tried several time to install Webmin, but without success. 
Actually, the program does install, it just cannot be run.

After installing the program, I attempted to run the setup.sh script. This 
is the output from that script.

Script started on Wed Dec 28 08:08:38 2005
*            Welcome to the Webmin setup script, version 1.250        *
Webmin is a web-based interface that allows Unix-like operating
systems and common Unix services to be easily administered.

Installing Webmin in /usr/local/lib/webmin ...

Webmin uses separate directories for configuration files and log files.
Unless you want to run multiple versions of Webmin at the same time
you can just accept the defaults.

Config file directory [/usr/local/etc/webmin]: 
Log file directory [/var/log/webmin]:

Webmin is written entirely in Perl. Please enter the full path to the
Perl 5 interpreter on your system.

Full path to perl (default /usr/bin/perl):

Testing Perl ...
Perl seems to be installed ok

Operating system name:    FreeBSD
Operating system version: 5.4

Webmin uses its own password protected web server to provide access
to the administration programs. The setup script needs to know :
  - What port to run the web server on. There must not be another
    web server already using this port.
  - The login name required to access the web server.
  - The password required to access the web server.
  - If the webserver should use SSL (if your system supports it).
  - Whether to start webmin at boot time.

Web server port (default 10000): 
Login name (default admin): XXX
Login password: XXXXXXXX 
Password again: XXXXXXXX 
Use SSL (y/n): y
Creating web server config files..

Creating access control file..

Creating start and stop scripts..

Copying config files..

Creating uninstall script /usr/local/etc/webmin/uninstall.sh ..

Changing ownership and permissions ..

Running postinstall scripts ..

Attempting to start Webmin mini web server..
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
ERROR: Failed to start web server!

Script done on Wed Dec 28 08:09:53 2005

I have attempted to remove all traces of Webmin and reinstall, but still 
it fails. I even removed and reinstalled Perl, but that made no difference 

I checked, and there are no optimizatons in my /etc/make.conf file, so 
that should not be the cause of the problem.

What else should I look into to correct this problem?

gerard at seibercom.net

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