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Solve Webmin/Debian Error: Failed to install module .deb : Not a validmodule file : tar: This does not look like a tar archive

You are maybe, like me a few minutes ago, confused after following crappy instructions on the Webmin website about installing Virtualmin as a Webmin module; or you might have tried installing some other package with a .deb extension & run to an error looking like this: Failed to install module webmin-virtual-server_3.93.gpl_all.deb : Not a valid module file : tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Skipping to next header tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors The strangest thing is that when I googled the error I found several posts from people who had this same issue, but no one gave a solution that fixes this inside Webmin: Since the Virtualmin package came from the Webmin guys themselves along with the installation instructions, there sure is a fix.. But all I could find, after using a lot of imagination trying different keywords on Google, are the Shell commands allowing you to install DEB packages directly from your SSH client.. Well it's pr