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Networker 7.5.1 client on Debian GNU Linux 5.0 / Ubuntu 9.04

Networker client for Linux only comes “rpm packaged”. In order to install Networker Client on Debian or Ubuntu linux servers, do the following

(Overdue) bits from keyring-maint

It’s been a few months, various things have happened and so it’s probably time for another keyring-maint update.

How to Run DOS Applications and Games in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

The Fundamental Operating System DOS is still alive. For basic study purpose, DOS is Used in most of the Universities. Now Also people like DOS games.

Python-keyring in Debian

I have been introducing the Python Keyring library in this previous post. At that time I was looking for a sponsor and thanks to Piotr Ożarowski, python-keyring is now available in Sid

debian/rules override_dh_fixperms example

Here is an example of using the dh_make helper, /usr/share/doc/debhelper/examples/rules.tiny, and overriding permission functionality

Installing Zend Optimizer

The Zend Optimizer enables you to run Zend Guard encoded files.

Mod-Security on Debian

How to install latest mod-security on debian lenny (probably applicable to other debian based distributions), there are .debs available but they are out of date so you need to install it manually.

Debian Recompiling Kernel Ways

Well, do you need to recompile your kernel under Debian GNU/Linux? There are two safe ways to do it. The first method, is funny called “Debian Standard”, the second obviously is the classic method of recompiling.

Installing NVIDIA Drivers On Debian Lenny Manually

Installing NVIDIA drivers on Debian Lenny requires a little extra work compared to doing so in other distributions like Ubuntu, due to the lack of some required packages in the default installation.

Installing Lighttpd and Subversion on Debian Lenny

This article is a step-by-step guide for installing Lighttpd (pronounced lighty) and Subversion on Debian Lenny. My previous setup was Subversion with Apache, however Apache was too heavy for my virtual private server so I had to move to Lighttpd

Debian/Ubuntu PHP packages and virtual hosts: introducing adminstance

As a short term way to deal with my Debian/Ubuntu PHP packages and virtual hosts issue, I have written a pretty crude Python script that I have called “adminstance“.

How to build a Debian Package for GDB

I’ll use GDB as an example of how to build your own package – for a good reason, firstly because the stock version of GDB that is shipped with Ubuntu is terribly broken.

Paravirtualized OpenSolaris 2008.11 domU Using Debian Lenny

This guide will help you to create an OpenSolaris paravirtualized Xen guest under Debian Lenny.

First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Taiwan

The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian Linux operating system, proudly announces the first Debian Mini Conference in Taiwan which takes place 26th-27th September at Technology Building, Taipei City, Taiwan(R.O.C.) during International Conference on Open Source(ICOS) 2009 [1].

Using CRM114 for spam filtering on Debian GNU/Linux

I’ve been using CRM114 as spam filter for a while now, and I’m quite happy with it. Due to bug #529720 though (incompatible upstream file format changes) I decided to start my setup from scratch with a recent CRM114 version from unstable.

HOWTO: Create your own local Debian repository

In this blog post we will learn how to create your own local Debian like package repository so that you can use apt-get install commands to install packages just like the way you install from Debian repositories.

Running a LAMP: Debian vs. CentOS

One of my clients uses CentOS for the production platform of their (web) application (written in PHP). They’ve asked me to take over the development and maintenance of their web application, so, naturally, I set up a new server with CentOS 5.2, rather than the Debian installation I would normally use.

Adding Flash Player to Debian

This How-to will show you how to add the Flash Player to Debian

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Lenny

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more.

Debian Lenny, Asterisk and FreePBX

We will be using the default install of Debian and installing Asterisk from source and compiling. Freepbx will be downloaded from the website and installed.

Burning Images (ISO) from Floppy Disks in Debian Linux

Recently, I just got some Legacy software. Woo! On floppy disk. What is this, 1990? So, my beta/Old PC was the only one that had a disk drive. And that computer had Debian linux.

Howto: Automatically start a program in Debian

Some times, some of us may need to start a program when starting Debian. One example could be the instant messenger program Pidgin or it could be Vuze for people who dont want their downloads to start automatically.

Set Up A Simple High-Availability Web Server For A Small Company Using Debian Lenny

This tutorial was written for the Debian Lenny distribution and supposes that the user has knowledge about what load balancing is and some basic skills of Linux, our two load balancers consist out of 2 machines that monitor each other, if the master stops responding the secondary one will take the master role.

Howto create an autostartup script for Debian and Ubuntu systems

You can make one autostartup script for ubuntu(debian) easily, and put commands to be started up automatically at boot.

Firebird 2.1.3 uploaded to #debian #unstable #sid

Firebird 2.1.3 package is uploaded to Debian Unstable (Sid) and here is the list of package changes

Why does Debian smell like freedom?

’ve learnt by practice that when I boot into Debian, my heart feels free and light. With every boot, the conviction grows stronger.

Automating Debian installs with Preseeding

I’ve now got automated installations of Debian Lenny using the preseeding method. Coupling this with using virt-install, I can have a Debian virtual machine installation in only a few minutes. No questions asked.

OpenLDAP 2.3, Python 2.5 and Python-LDAP on Debian Etch

In case anyone else has the misfortune of being stuck on a Debian Etch box with Python 2.5 and finds themselves needing Python-LDAP:…

Changing the default text editor

There is a few software that will use the editor command to find out what text editor to use. Example commands will be dch to add a new .deb changelog entry, revision control softwares when prompting for a commit message

Installing Debian 5

In this video tutorial I will show you how to install Debian 5.0 aka Lenny from netinst CD.

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