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Using DPKG To Install OpenVZ On Debian

To use the DPKG package manager to install OpenVZ, all you need to do is download the OpenVZ components, and let DPKG do the rest.

why Debian for scientific computing: a case study

Yesterday I’ve been invited to visit EDF R&D center at Clamart, near Paris. They wanted to discuss their Debian usage and present some of the cool stuff they’re doing. The most interesting component is an in-house Debian-based distribution called “calibre”, which has been presented at RMLL 2008.

Debian Project News – May 31st, 2010

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the Debian Project Leader * Parallel booting enabled by default * DebConf Reconfirmation Deadline * Declassification of the debian-private mailing list * LILO about to be removed in Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” * […]

The Debian Umbrella: Soon.

I was planning to take orders for the Debian Swirl umbrella starting tonight, but a bit of research showed that shipping prices for parcels are insane

De-bashing Debian

A report that a thousand or more Debian packages will no longer build from source would be a cause for concern at any time, but when the project is trying to button up for a release, it is especially unwelcome.

How to migrate Xen from version 3.2 to version 4 on GNU/Debian Lenny

Xen is an opensource hypervisor. Version 4 has been released on the 7th of april 2010. Unfortunatly, Debian is only shipped with Xen version 3.2 for current stable Lenny, and version 3.4 for next stable Squeeze. Let’s see how to install Xen 4 on Lenny.

Logs: Your Linux System’s Lovable Worker Bees

The lowly and lonely log files sit there day after day gathering dust and events as your system purrs along without issue. That is, until something bad happens. Then you scramble to find out why the system rebooted or had a memory problem.

Xen: Debian Lenny Dom0 with Ubuntu Lucid Guest

It sounds like a simple thing to do: As Ubuntu does not have support for Xen by default, I wanted to run a Debian Lenny Server as Xen host (Dom0) with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) LTS as guest (DomU). But there were some obstacles

Using DPKG To Install OpenVZ On Debian

To use the DPKG package manager to install OpenVZ, all you need to do is download the OpenVZ components, and let DPKG do the rest.

Recent changes in dpkg

Hello, The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes. Let’s skim over them:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated: The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”).

Localtunnel on Debian Lenny

Here is a quick howto for running localtunnel on Debian Lenny.

Setting up Linux (Debian Squeeze) on a Dell Latitude E6510

After more than 4 weeks, my new notebook finally arrived last monday. Monday this week I tried installing Debian Squeeze (still is testing) on my new Latitude and after 2 hours formatting the drive with dmcrypt, failed with a not starting X, not finding a screen.

Protect phpMyAdmin On An ISPConfig 3 Server (Debian)

With this small howto I explain how to protect your phpmyadmin installation on your Debian server with ISPConfig3 against hack attempts as much as possible. I assume that you already have an ISPConfig3 server running on Debian

DSL on Debian

AT&T has a $19.95/month el-cheapo deal for “Basic DSL” service that’s already several times faster than a dial-up modem. Of course, there’s the problem that I run Debian GNU/Linux on my boxes — an “unsupported” operating system, as far as the commercial ISPs are concerned.

A few tips for a better use of the Debian backports

If you work with a Debian Lenny, you may want to use a software whose version is more recent that the one available in the Lenny repositories. This is easy if you use the Debian backports.

Configuring the Apache MPM on Debian

Part of the apache web server installation is the “MPM”, which stands for “Multi-Processing Method”. The MPM determines the mechanism apache uses to handle multiple connections.

bits from the DPL: RFH, comm., derivatives, delegates, newbies

Hello world, time for another “bits” mail. [ As a rule of thumb, I’ll keep out of bits mail (too) boring stuff, so I remind everybody that there’s a daily activity log on master:/srv/leader/news/bits-from-the-DPL.txt where the boring stuff can be found; some documentation at ]

A better DebConf10 with your help: donate or become a sponsor

A better DebConf10 with your help: donate or become a sponsor DebConf is the Debian Project’s developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together.

HowTo: See Contents of A .DEB Debian / Ubuntu Package File

How do I view the contents of a .deb file under Debian / Ubuntu Linux? You need to install the apt-file command which is a command line tool for searching files in packages for the APT package management system.

Debian Project News – May 18th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * DebConf10 update * Squeeze freeze * Debian-Ubuntu relationship * Debian installation media and non-free firmware * … and much more.

Debian + Backports is Better than the Latest Ubuntu

I don’t buy to the view that Debian Stable is outdated. If you are running a server this much older packages and slow updates are a blessing. Moreover, you can catchup to the latest and greatest packages even on desktop.

Debian-Ubuntu relationship: poll summary

So, I’m now back and with some feedback to share. I’ll first post (in this mail) a summary of the replies I got to this “poll” and later on a more general summary of what I did at UDS.

Install MoinMoin in Debian

I have read some good things about MoinMoin and decided to give it a shot. Some of its features I like are: built using Python, stores data in files (not in database), and Debian has a package available.

Linux cluster stack hits Debian squeeze

The full Linux cluster stack, including Pacemaker, Heartbeat, Corosync and related packages, cleared all hurdles and migrated to the Debian testing repository this morning.

Misc Developer News (#22)

In this issue: + LWN subscriptions + + TXT records on + Debian Sysadmin Team seeks for help + Receive Ubuntu bugs by mail via PTS

mipsel buildd status update

Hi,for mips, there is nothing new: still the same issues as last month, but still “works good enough”.

Debian and LWN

Since October of 2002, HP has sponsored a “corporate subscription” to LWN on behalf of Debian, and I recently renewed the subscription through April of 2011. As of this moment, 571 Debian Developers and Debian Maintainers are enabled to take advantage of this subscription.

The Perfect Subversion Server – Debian Lenny

Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. That is, Subversion manages files and directories, and the changes made to them, over time. This allows you to recover older versions of your data, or examine the history of how your data changed.

Install Memcached With repcached “Built-In Server Side Replication” On Debian Lenny

People probably know about memcached and its high performance name-value based memory object cache interface. Its main purpose is to provide an easy to use distributed caching engine in a multinode environment.

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