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Debconf Aug 10 – 16 2008

Debian Conference is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with coding parties, discussions and workshops – all of them highly technical in nature. It will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from August 10th to August 16th, 2008. More here

Release Update: freeze, architecture requalification

I'll point out once again, that maintainers should look at the timelineand realise that next week we *FREEZE*. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Hi *, Normally, you'd have a pithy comment about how we're writing to you withlots of info and things. However, due to the timeline, please accept thesmall picture below: ______________________ < We […]

Openafs on Debian (Configuration)

This is a quick and dirty rundown of how to install OpenAFS and Kerberos 5 and get it all working. Read it here Quote: A few days ago a friend asked me, how to install openafs on a Debian Linux. I told him, that he just has to follow my article on…But on […]

HOWTO install BioImage Suite 2.6 from source on Debian Etch

For running BioImage Suite 2.6 on Debian-Etch you first have to install VTK and ITK manually. Read it here

Setting up a development server on Debian

I’m in the process of setting up a subversion server with trac for project management. I want them to have a unified userbase and be accessible via https to authorized users on a specific subdomain. Read it here Quote: Web resources I’m using: Ubuntu server guide for SubversionUbuntu community documentation for tracTrac on DebianSetting Up […]

Vacation time!

So, no news for the next week….I'm away on vacation and probably won't be near a keyboard to support you with new articles about Debian! I'll be trekking in the mountains hereabout and enjoying life in general. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on as you then will be well-covered with […]

Compact Debian-based server adds router

As with the original ARM-based Bubba Server, which shipped in January 2007 and subsequently garnered at least one glowing review, the Bubba Two is a highly customizable, general-purpose server appliance. Read the announcement here Quote: The Bubba Two's specs include:Processor — 333MHz Freescale MPC8313E PowerQUICC II (PowerPC) Memory — 256MB DDR2 Storage — 0GB, 80GB, […]

HOWTO: fix fonts in Debian Lenny/Sid

After installing Debian I set out to get the desktop fonts to look as good in Debian as they did (by default) in Ubuntu. More here Quote: After much scouring around online I found a pretty easy tweak that got me most of the way. As root:

lighthttpd and PHP – Debian Etch

This article will explain how to install and configure lighthttpd with PHP5 and MySQL. lighthttd is a web server designed to be fast, secure, flexible and standards-complient while being optimized for speed-critical environments. Read it here Quote: Its low memory footprint, light CPU load and speed make it the perfect web server for an environment […]

Installing X Window System in Debian Sarge

How to install Xfree86 in Debian Sarge? Here is a short how-to that shows the process of installing it . Read it here

booting debian-installer with a static ip address

Phil Hands did some stuff for etch / debian-installer to try to help out with this. This is the auto-install udeb. Most importantly is trying to get all the network information on the command line. Read it here Quote: If I keep having problems with this, I’ll probably start using DHCP reservations instead of static […]

Debian or Ubuntu

Basically what I feel about stability of distributions I am considering is:Debian Stable (+backports) > Ubuntu (+backports) > Debian Testing > Debian Unstable Read more thoughts here Quote: So basic ga bottom line is I don't think using the latest software is just about mindset. It might have considerable advantages at times. And you never […]

DebConf 8 website: a call for help

DebConf 8 is approaching and our website is clearly not what we’d like it to be. It turns out that compiling all the useful stuff that travellers might need is not easy, so we kindly ask you —dear lazyweb—, to lend us a hand. Help here Quote: The second thing is to actually get articles […]

Nouveau nVidia drivers now available in Debian experimental

You can now try the “Nouveau” free software nVidia video drivers from Debian experimental. Read it here Quote: For the status of the drivers with your particular card, please see upstream’s compatibility matrix. My experience has been positive; I have been using them for about two months on my dual-head 8600GT (NV50) setup with only […]

Debian installer for universities?

How would it be, if we developed unified Debian / Ubuntu installer addons that would solve all the painful issues that somebody in a campus like ours at IITM faces while installing Debian / Ubuntu? Read the comment here Quote: What should such a project do, ideally speaking?1. Set up specifics for the campus network. […]

How to revert to a pure Debian system.

In a previous article titled “The strength of Linux is in it's flexibility” I mentioned that I had mixed up different versions of Debian and reverted back to a pure version. Here's how I did it. Read it here Quote: Once that work has been completed you can call apt-show-versions again to choose the next […]

Want OpenJDK 6 On Your Debian 4.0 AMD64 Box?…

Recall that I have added the Debian unstable (sid) repository to my /etc/apt/sources.list in Getting Sun Java 6 On Debian 4.0 With APT Pinning 254 days ago. That is still the foundation of what we are doing today. Read more Quote: The difference between today's command and previously used commands is the -t unstable switch. […]

Status of Emdebian {ARM}

Neil Williams: Emdebian has been developing nicely over the last few months and the time has come to produce a general status report because we are close to having a reproducible set of working root filesystems for embedded ARM devices to run Emdebian using prebuilt packages. Emdebian has been developing nicely over the last few […]

Bits from the DPL

Steve McIntyre: It's been a while since my last bits post, rather longer than it should have been. Sorry. I blame the idiot who suggested a big survey of the teams in Debian. Oh, wait… Hi! It's been a while since my last bits post, rather longer than itshould have been. Sorry. I blame the […]

Dang, Darn, Damn Small Linux!

I've been looking at a very interesting variant of Linux called Damn Small Linux, (hereafter called DSL). Its 3 major contributors have basically taken a minimalist approach to Linux and have created a system that can provide a basic desktop running on an OS that's right around 50 Megabytes. Read more here Quote: I have […]

Open JDK in Debian&#039;s Sid

Dalibor sent a note out to the packaging team last night letting us know that OpenJDK is now in “Sid. Sid is the unstable Debian distribution and is the entre (if all works out) to Lenny the next Debian stable release, due out later this year. Move on from here

How-To: Compile and Install BasKet from Source on Debian Lenny

BasKet is a powerful and fully-featured notes-taking application for KDE3, and there are also plans to port it to KDE4 (read about it here). The current version included in Debian Lenny's repositories is 1.0.2 Read it here and for a review of BasKet, go here

HOWTO Setup NUT (Network UPS Tools) on Debian

NUT is the Network UPS Tools. To setup NUT on Debian, you first need to know what kind of UPS you have, and how it is/will be connected to your Debian machine. Read more here Quote: We will not yet analyse how to do monitoring over the network, but only on the machine physically connected […]

My Mepis 7.0 Upgrade

Last week I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my Mepis 6.5 Linux system to the newer 7.0 version, which is based on the Debian stable core and developed by Warren Woodford More here Quote: I had hesitated with this upgrade because Warren had switched from Ubuntu core to Debian core which made the upgrade […]

Debian COMs connect via MXM

Embedian has announced two computer-on-modules (COMs) and a baseboard that connect via an MXM (Mobile PCI Express Module) connector. The MXM-8310 and MXM-8110 run Debian on a PXA320 (Monahans-P) processor Read more here

HOWTO Setup Bonding Ethernet on Debian with a 2.4 kernel

HOWTO Setup Bonding Ethernet on Debian with a 2.4 kernel, you need to do the following… Short and precisely here

running rserve on debian etch

I had not heard of R until very recently when I was asked to set up the ’server’ interface to R on a box. Apparently a bunch of math dudes thought they were too smart for bc and wrote R… Read it here Quote: Lots of parts of R seem like a reinvention of the […]

Fedora, Slackware, Debian… and Philosophy

I have been quiet about Linux this week because I have been busy trying several new versions. In the process, I have learned quite a bit more, and started to think about the philosophy behind Linux, operating system choices, and Free / Open Source software in general. Read the comment here at ZDnet Quote: However, […]

tspc: Debian / Ubuntu Linux Configure IPv6 Tunnel

tspc provides a mean to configure a tunnel obtained from a tunnel server which is compliant to the tunnel setup protocol (TSP). tspc will connect to a tunnel server and request a tunnel according to the specifications inside the configuration file. Read it here Quote: As a background process, it will then monitor the state […]

Installation of Asterisk for Ubuntu / Debian

Asterisk is the world’s leading open source PBXi, telephony engine, and telephony applications toolkit. Offering flexibility unheard of in the world of proprietary communications, Asterisk empowers developers and integrators to create advanced communication solutions…for free. Read more here

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