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Nginx and PHP on Debian

You’ll find here a tutorial on howto install Php with Nginx on Debian, in a few lines…

Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start

Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start. The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian Conference which will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at New York City’s Columbia University in cooperation with the Columbia Computer Science […]

Debreate Helps You Create Debian / Ubuntu Packages (.deb)

Debcreate has a field for most of the info in the files that go into the “debian” folder (the “debian” folder is where all the packaging files reside) so it should be both faster and easier to create a Debian package

Ubuntu default bookmarks pointing to Debian

Just noticed that the default bookmarks in Ubuntu include one entry pointing back to Debian. It even says that Ubuntu is based on Debian. It’s a small thing but it made my day. It’s nice to see this kind of acknowledgement.

A Debian server at 150Mhz, 32Mb

I made the original swap for the experience of setting it up in Debian stable, and to see if a machine running at 150Mhz can fill those roles as easily as one running at 550Mhz, but better than one running at 120Mhz or 100Mhz. (And maybe even 166Mhz, if that’s worth adding.)

Debian Squeeze on a ThinkPad X201

The goal here is to have a working ThinkVantage button to access the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition, as well as a fully functional Windows 7 and Debian Squeeze dual-boot. The key to this is to not touch the Windows/Lenovo MBR. Do not install Grub to the MBR!

Review: Debian Live CD v504

Trying out the Live Cd of Debian has been something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I’m a big fan of the Debian project an have use Stable and Testing on machines before and have always been satisfied

Debian Based Firewalled Router

On this article you’ll discover ways to setup your very own ubuntu router web router. The ubuntu router / gateway will act exactly like every other router you can purchase at the retailer, besides your linux box could have extra performance and further security.

Debian preseed with Netboot

The vast majority of Debian installations are simplified with the use of Preseeding and Netboot. Friedrich Weber, a school student on a work experience placement with us at our German office has observed the process and captured it in a Howto here:

Building a ARM powered Debian VM with QEMU on Ubuntu Lucid

I found that the only ARM installers available were for the Ubuntu Netbook Edition, which does not suit my needs at this point. So I went with Debian Lenny (the current Debian stable release) which has a myriad of ARM installers available.

A close shave: Debian Etch floppy images

I didn’t realize that Debian’s latest release would eclipse Etch, and remove most every reference to the old installer structure from the main servers and mirrors. It’s only really important to weird people like me, who consider the floppy installers to be an excellent tool.

Howto Create a Custom Debian Installer Netinstall iso

This is handy if you need to have preconfigured netinstall isos for remote installations of servers. Or maybe you just want to create a custom Debian based distro

Squid under Debian 5.04 64-bit netinst – Part 1

The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel.

Debian Server Guide Part 3

This section will help you get MySQL install, running, and configured. We’ll get PhpMyAdmin installed and configured to help get MySQL fully manageable. First run this command to get the correct packages installed logged in as root.

Recovery Root Password Debian

Boot to the GRUB menu. Then, press (for edit) before Linux has a chance to boot. Using your keyboard arrow keys, move the cursor down a line or so, and press (for edit) again, you should now be on the kernel line, and press to go out to the very end of that line….

Do You Want a Free Debian Book? Read on.

While I have made good progress on many of my Debian goals for this year, it’s not the case for the goal number #1: translating my Debian book into English.

Network connection with HTC Hero and Debian

I have an HTC Hero, an Android phone, for one year. But I never tried to share his network connection with my Debian laptop. To prepare my trip to Debconf10, I try it today and… I’m surprised because it’s so easy!

Debian Project News – July 26th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Day in New York coming up * Mini Debian conference in India * Debian Installer beta1 coming up * “This week in Debian” podcast? * How to make Debian more attractive for users? […]

Policy released

Debian Policy has been released. The next time you upload your packages, please review them against the upgrading checklist in the debian-policy package and see if they require changes for the new version of Policy.

Debian Linux Benchmarked Against Debian GNU/kFreeBSD & FreeBSD

Depending upon your local hardware configuration and the software that is relevant to you, the outcome as to what operating system is the fastest between Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, and FreeBSD may vary.

Debian Live squeeze alpha2

Debian Live Squeeze Alpha2: The Debian Live team is pleased to announce the second alpha of DebianSqueeze’s Live images.

debian podcast planning

Jonathan has contacted me to check whether Debian is interested in having a This Week in Debian podcast, which will be discussing weekly Debian-related topics, interviewing at each episode someone from the community.

Debian CD’s

The Debian CD project is and independent project to promote the using of the Debian GNU/Linux. Our goal is to give you nice, and professionally made Debian GNU/Linux installation discs. We are not a business, only a non-profit group of people.

Debian Edu/Skolelinux 6.0.0 alpha0 test release

This is the first test release based on Squeeze. The focus of this release is to test the user application selection. To have a look, install the standalone profile and let the developers know if the set of installed packages i.e. applications should be modified.


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Apache Hadoop in Debian Squeeze

Since I always had a GNU Debian on my private box as my main operating system – even installed it on my MacBook following the steps in the Debian Wiki. As I am also an Apache Mahout committer, closely related to the Apache Hadoop project, I always found it kind of sad that there were […]

Socks 5: Continuing on Debian

We’ll be doing this one a vanilla Debian-Lenny system, with one caveat: we’ll be using our own compiled version of the Boost libraries. I’ve created a branch in the vlinder-sdk repository for Debian (here) where you can download a ready-compiled version of Boost for Debian.

Compiling VLC 1.0.6 from Source on Debian Lenny 64 bit

This guide is intended as an introduction to compiling software from source, with the added benefit that the result is something very useful –an up-to-date media player– to the typical user. I have written it in a chronological form, from the moment of downloading the package up to the moment the final tests on the […]

Installing Python 2.6/2.7 on Debian Lenny

Just a quick note to Google-eyed installers of Python who can’t get python to start after compiling it from source. Debian 5 ships with Python 2.5.x and complains about libpython after you install 2.6 or 2.7.

LEMP Debian5 Stack: *10 Minute* VPS Install

Run this script on a Debian distro & your Nginx-powered domain is set up and ready to browse to: new user, Nginx, PHP-FPM, Suhosin, XCache, MySQL, Postfix for email, iptables, SSH keys, SSHD security and more, the whole darn lot totally tweaked-tastic!

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