[CentOS-docs] Comments on draft TipsAndTricks/InstallWebminRepo page

Sat May 30 07:13:42 UTC 2009
Marcus Moeller <mail at marcus-moeller.de>

Hi All,

>> > Alrighty, you asked you shall receive! Number one a regular user can't
>> > copy and paste the above code and execute it unless they become root.
>> > 2. I looked at the above code and said there is a better way to do that
>> > via using "wget http:\\ | rpm -Uvh webmin-release.rpm.
>> > 3. There is "NO" "Webmin Release" rpm so that will not happen. At least
>> > I did not find one at the webmin sight.
>> > 4. Is it not standard to have a yum release package in a yum repo? I
>> > thought it was.
>> > 5.In theory if the URL for the repo changes but guess what??? No
>> > webmin-release to reflect that change.
>> > 6. Now let me make this very clear. I am in no way saying it is a bad
>> > article. At least you are contributing something to the more advanced
>> > CentOS users.
>> >
>> > Questions?
>> Yes, where is #1? :)
> Number one; no 1. :-)
>> Also, as to not being able to run that code as a regular user...
>> John, you have to be root to run the rpm command to install any package
>> so this seems to be an invalid point anyway.
> I know you have to be root to run it. How is it invalid? It is no way
> invalid if there was a webmin-release rpm. It is to me a shorter way of
> doing it if there was a release package for the repository. That's in my
> opinion.

Has someone even tried to contact the author if he could provide a
repository definition RPM?

Btw., nearly the same process as described on the wiki is shown here:


Best Regards