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Install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian 10/Debian 9 – how to do it

by | May 4, 2021

Wondering how to install Install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian 10/Debian 9? We will help you with it.

Ajenti is a free and open source Web-based Server management and configuration Panel written in Python, JavaScript and AngularJS.

Here at Bobcares, we handle requests from our customers to Install Ajenti Control Panel as a part of Server Management Services.

Today, let us see how our Support techs resolve this issue for our customers.

 

Install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian 10/Debian 9

 

Today, let us see the steps our Support techs follow for installation.

It is very easy to install Ajenti on Debian 10/Debian 9, since all packages are available on the APT repository. We will update the system and add the required repository.

 

Step 1: Firstly, update the system

Ensure that the system and packages are updated.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt -y upgrade

It is recommended to reboot the server after an upgrade.

$ sudo reboot

 

Step 2: Next, install python-imaging (Debian 10 only)

Ajenti depends on python-imaging. But it is not available on APT repository.

Download .deb package:

$ wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pillow/python-imaging_4.1.1-3build2_all.deb

Install it:

$ sudo pkg -i python-imaging_4.0.0-4_all.deb
sudo: pkg: command not found
$ sudo dpkg -i python-imaging_4.0.0-4_all.deb
Selecting previously unselected package python-imaging.
(Reading database … 28519 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack python-imaging_4.0.0-4_all.deb …
Unpacking python-imaging (4.0.0-4) …
Setting up python-imaging (4.0.0-4) …

Step 3: Then, add the required repository

We can choose to install Ajenti V2 or Ajenti 1.x.

In this article, let us install Ajenti v2 on Debian 10.

$ sudo apt -y install gnupg2
$ wget http://repo.ajenti.org/debian/key -O- | sudo apt-key add –
$ echo “deb http://repo.ajenti.org/debian main main debian” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ajenti.list

Step 4: Finally, install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian 10

Once we have added a repository, install Ajenti control panel using following command:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt -y install ajenti

Now, start and enable Ajenti service:

$ sudo systemctl status ajenti
$ sudo systemctl enable ajenti

Ajenti will listen on HTTPS port 8000 by default.

Login to Ajenti control panel using:

Default username: root
Default password: admin

 

Common error: Install Ajenti Control Panel on Debian 10/Debian 9

While starting ajenti manually, it resulted in the error given below:

ImportError: No module named passlib.hash

$ /usr/bin/ajenti-panel
01.08.2013 01:18 INFO Ajenti starting in foreground
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/ajenti-panel”, line 85, in <module>
from ajenti import core
File “/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/ajenti/core.py”, line 19, in <module>
from ajenti.middleware import SessionMiddleware, AuthenticationMiddleware
File “/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/ajenti/middleware.py”, line 11, in <module>
from ajenti.users import UserManager
File “/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/ajenti/users.py”, line 3, in <module>
from passlib.hash import sha512_crypt
ImportError: No module named passlib.hash

Solution

To fix, run the following commands:

$ apt-get install python-pip
$ pip install passlib

Then, start Ajenti service.

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Conclusion

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