has installation been radically improved in three years?

hello -

i am in the middle of a server migration. i seem to recall the last time i installed webmin/virtualmin i followed the following steps

mkdir ~/webmin && cd ~/webmin ; wget http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.780/webmin-1.780.tar.gz ; gzip -d ./webmin* && tar -xvf ./webmin* && cd ./webmin* ; ./setup.sh ;

##install virtualmin:
curl http://software.virtualmin.com/gpl/scripts/install.sh >install.sh; ;
chmod 755 ./install.sh ;
./install.sh ; ## this step took a LONG LONG LONG time ! possibly over several hours, believe it or not

/etc/init.d/webmin restart ; ## 2015-06-30

now when i try using https://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.900.tar.gz instead of 1.78, the installation takes probably under a minute.

any thoughts or suggestions about the speed improvement? i am NOT complaining! it just seems too good to be true.

thank you very much

EDIT: 10 points for putting the names in the correct order: Run MariaDB/MySQL database server? (mariaDB should always come first)

Webmin has always been quick.

Virtualmin takes longer. Curl “https://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.900.tar.gz”… this is only installing webmin.

i am still a bit curious to know why the virtualmin install goes thousands of times faster than it did three years ago.


Well, the install.sh script taking several hours seems pretty unusual. Joe did overhaul the installer recently… not with a goal of speeding it up, but moreso with a goal of making it more usable and maintainable.

For me, the old and new installers take roughly the same amount of time to run.

It’s excellent that it’s working better for you, though odd that the old one took so long to complete!