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Howto install Ruby Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu or Debian

I decided to test Ruby Enterprise Edition to see if it’s claims about reduced memory usage were true. All of my machines are 64-bit at this point but unfortunately Ruby Enterprise Edition is more optimized for the i386 architecture. Read more here

Bluetooth audio under Debian lenny/sid

This is a quick how to setting up bluetooth audio under Debian. Read it here Quote: First off we need to install a couple packages: # apt-get install bluez-utils bluez-gnome bluez-audio Now we need to run ‘hcitool scan‘ to get the address of the bluetooth device.

debian: what i'm been up to

For past two years I have been testing out Debian system. My goal was to install it and set it up and use it for every day task. I started using Sarge. Then switched to Edge. I reached an important milestone this week Read what it was here Quote: Summary: This stuff is not easy. […]

In a nutshell: using Git for Debian packaging

I'm new to Git, the “fast Version Control System” originally developed by Linus Torvalds for the Linux kernel sources management. Of course, my first use of Git would be to manage my Debian packages sources. Read it here Quote: Here is a short recipe to start using Git to manage your packages. At the end […]

Debian Minimal Install Tutorial

Invariably, every time I install Linux, i tend to remove a lot unused packages from the new system. So I have come to the conclusion that the minimal install is what i need to begin with for all requirements. This post should guide you to install a minimal copy of Linux. Read it here Quote: […]

OpenManage on Debian

With more and more Dell machines with perc raid controllers and redundant power supplies I thought that now would be a good time to try out the monster that is OpenManage again. Read more here Quote: I suspected that I might have some ports open that I didn’t expect, but all I could see was […]

The popular emergence of apt-git?

It's no secret that Canonical is a large proponent of Bazaar (bzr) and would like to use Ubuntu as a guinea pig for large scale deployments. At UDS Prague, James Westby gave an interview about using “distributed version control systems” (DVCS) for coordinating development. More here Quote: SVN is the runaway winner here, but for […]

Debian network installation

What are you going to do if you are in your client’s provider’s Data Center, you have to reinstall some Linux servers and you cannot posticipate the installation but you found out that any CDROMs on your servers are broken? Read it here Quote: Anything you need is a Internet connection to download the boot […]

Debian To Replace Xandros on the Eee PC?

This message on the Debian Eee PC mailing list reveals that Asus and Debian are working together, or at least planning to, on software for the Eee PC. Read it here Quote: This, presumably, means that future versions of the Eee PC could run a modified version of Debian, rather than a modified version of […]

Wii Linux project: Debian etch v4.0 and Whiite v0.1

We hear from the folks at TehSkeen that Wii Linux has just upped in both content and features, and the once-proof of concept homebrew project is now ready for partial Linux testing. Debian is the flavor that's been chosen for the Nintendo Wii, and Debian etch 4.0 coupled with Whiite 0.1 seems to do the […]

Bits from Testing Security team

It's been some time since our last email. Much has happened since thenwith regards to the security support of Debian's testing distribution. Hi fellow developers, It's been some time since our last email. Much has happened since thenwith regards to the security support of Debian's testing distribution. General security support for testing———————————— The Debian Testing […]

Talks for DebianDay wanted

We are still in need of talks for DebianDay, so, if you are coming to DebConf and you’ll be staying a few more days in Argentina after the conference, you are invited to give a talk on whatever you want as long as it’s Debian related. More here Quote: Some suggestions for talk subjects for […]

Debian Project News – June 23rd, 2008

Some of the topics covered in this issue: Call for new New Maintainer Application Managers, keyring package?, Debian powers Max Planck Institute 32.8 TFlops supercomputer … and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Project News Project News – June 23rd, 2008————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debiancommunity.Some of the topics […]

Ubuntu is dying , Debian Lenny is the Future!

I used Debian Etch for a long time even though several unstables versions of Lenny has been relased.So I thought to give it a shot for new Debian Lenny. So i downloaded Lenny Beta 2 DVD and the installation was smooth and easy. Read more here Quote: Anyway I always liked Debian , because its […]

nVIDIA 8800 on Debian

The recipe for today is how to properly install and configure nVIDIA driver for my iMac’s 8800GT (G92) on 64 bit Debian Linux 5.0 (lenny). Read it here Quote: Even if the driver installation will follow the Debian way, specifically the simplest method with module-assistant, I wish the concepts illustrated here might be useful also […]

Keep a specific debian package version

In Debian / Ubuntu, sometimes you want to keep a package at a specific version, and not upgrade it. For instance, the Perl module DateTime::Timezone in Ubuntu Dapper lists its version as 1:0.37-1, when the version is actually 0.37. Read more here

Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python (Debian Etch)

This tutorial shows how to install and use mod_python on a Debian Etch server with Apache2. mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server. Read it here Quote: It allows you to write web-based applications in Python that will run many times faster than traditional CGI and will have access […]

Installing OpenNMS 1.5.92 on Debian Etch

I haven’t installed OpenNMS from a package in a while, so I thought I’d try out the new 1.5.92 on Debian Etch. Read it here Quote: And it turned out to be a breeze. In actual fact, the biggest issue I ran into was telling Puppet (which manages most of our systems to a greater […]

Call for new New Maintainer Application Managers

To continue our efforts in welcoming new Debian Developers into theproject, the New Maintainer Team would like to ask for help. Heya, To continue our efforts in welcoming new Debian Developers into theproject, the New Maintainer Team would like to ask for help. To better handle applications, we would love to hear from interested DDswho […]

Setting up a PPTP VPN server on Debian Etch

PPTP is known to be less secure than other VPN software, but if you need a quick solution for a VPN server that will connect out of the box from Windows workstations PPTP is the obvious choice. Read it here Quote: This post will show how easy it is to setup a pptp vnp server […]

Installing CPAN Packages for Debian

If you want to install CPAN modules as Debian packages, this HOWTO is for you. Read it here

ARM9 board boots Debian in 0.69 seconds

Technologic Systems has upgraded the firmware for its quick-booting single-board computer (SBC) to make it boot even quicker. Read it here Quote: To break the one-second boot barrier, Technologic improved the TS-7800's bootup firmware by implementing kernel simplifications, reducing the Busybox filesystem, and improving the LinuxRC initialization script, says the company. The board boots to […]

Send Automatic Email Notification When Security Upgrades Available

You need to use apticron command / script for notification. apticron is mainly intended for automatic notification of pending security updates but can also be used in many other situations where timely updates are neccessary. Read more here Quote: You will get an email when security updates released by Debian / Ubuntu security team. I […]

Firefox 3 with Debian Etch and GTK+ 2.12

Debian likes to make things difficult. It insists on using an old version of GTK, which means installing Firefox 3 won’t be straightforward. Read it here Quote: This article describes one way to do it: installing GTK and Firefox as a non-root user. I don’t understand some of the voodoo behind it, but it works. […]

Damn Small Linux 4.4 Review

DSL 4.4 was just released on June 9th, so this past weekend I installed it on my Compaq Deskpro Pentium III 800 Mhz machine. It only has 256 megs of RAM, so a lightweight distribution like DSL is a good choice for it. Read more here Quote: In conclusion, I think DSL is a cool […]

Running Vservers on Debian

This blog entry shows how to install and run “Vservers” environment on Debian Etch Read it here

How To Set Up WebDAV With MySQL Authentication On Apache2 (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with MySQL authentication (using mod_auth_mysql) on Apache2 on a Debian Etch server Read more here Quote: WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the Apache server so that […]

Tutorial: Easy Minimum Debian Installation

In order to have only a minimum and basic Debian installation, when the installer reaches to the window where it asks you to select which software you want to install, deselect Desktop Environment and make sure Basic System remains selected More here Quote: After Debian installs the basic system, it will ask for a reboot, […]

Installing Damn Small Linux onto your hard drive

This is a great way to extend the life of your older computers. In my case, I’ve installed it on a IBM T21 with 256MB of memory and a 30 GB hard drive. This tutorial assumes that the user has some linux and command line experience. Read it here Quote: Once launched, delete any existing […]

Find and fix weak OpenSSL/OpenSSH keys: Debian-based Linux vulnerability

The Debian team has provided a tool that can be used to determine if any such weak keys exist on the system, and it can be run by anyone, regardless of whether they use Debian or not. Read it here

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