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Creating a Debian or Ubuntu chroot from Ubuntu 10.04

The reasons for having a Debian or Ubuntu chroot environment available are many. I often use them to test build procedure in a clean environment (like building a binary Ubuntu package from its source package). But whatever are your reason for doing so, they are all good.

Debian with a Hint of Mint: Linux Mint Ships Debian-based Distro

Linux Mint is going old school with a new release based directly on Debian rather than Ubuntu. Want all the fun of Debian testing, with much less hassle? Mint may be what you’re looking for.

Can Debian achieve world domination without being on Facebook?

You might wonder how many persons that represents, so here are the figures: the Debian Facebook page has 48,361 fans and the Ubuntu one has 247,932 fans. That’s right, an announce put on the Debian facebook page would reach more persons than the most popular announce list that Debian is currently running

Linux Mint Debian Edition Offers Faster Updates with Rougher Edges

Linux Mint, the OS distribution with an eye for beginners, is stepping out and offering a new edition for those who like Mint, but want more frequent updates of its core apps. Based on Debian, LMDE is an interesting step forward.

Paris Mini-DebConf 2010

Paris Mini-DebConf 2010 Debian France is organizing the first Paris Mini-DebConf. This event will welcome everyone with an interest in the Debian project for a series of talks and workshops about Debian.

Debian Project News – September 8th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Project mourns the loss of Frans Pop * Bits from the Debian Women project * DebConf10 DPL report * Backports service becoming official * Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.6 released * Release update * […]

Configuring MacGDBp for Debugging a Local Debian Virtual Machine

In my current Drupal development environment, I run an entire Debian server stack (LAMP + Memcache + Varnish, etc) inside of a VirtualBox virtual machine. On those frustration-laden occasions when I need to fire up the debugger, I use MacGDBp to connect to the virtual machine.

How to use multiple upstream tarballs in Debian source packages?

Since the introduction of the “3.0 (quilt)” source format, it is now possible to integrate multiple upstream tarballs in Debian source packages. This article will show you how to do the same with your own package shall you need it.

Some notes on Flash in Debian and Debian Edu

In the Debian popularity-contest numbers, the adobe-flashplugin package the second most popular used package that is missing in Debian. The sixth most popular is flashplayer-mozilla.

Debian Installer with ZFS

I decided to bite the bullet, patched the missing bits in GRUB and Parted, a few small changes in D-I and there’s now a modified Debian Installer with ZFS support for you to play with. Enjoy!

Backports service becoming official

Backports service becoming official – The Debian Project is proud to announce that the backports service, previously available at [1] is now an official Debian service available at [2].

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated – The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”).

Debian 7.0 named

As the Debian developers work on completing development of the free software Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, known as “Squeeze”, they have also been selecting the name for the next version, 7.0. In a recent release update posting, it was announced that Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 will be named “Wheezy”.

A simple Debian based dev environment

This is just a quick walkthrough describing how to setup a decent development environment allowing the easy setup of multiple sites. It already assumes you have a working Debian or Ubuntu OS installed and configured with PHP, MySql & Apache already running. You will also need to have a working sudo.

Italian Debian Community Conference 2010 – 17th-19th September, Perugia (PG – Italy)

Italian Debian Community Conference 2010 – 17th-19th September, Perugia – The Debian Project and the Debian Italian community are pleased to announce that the 5th edition of the Debian Italian community conference will take place from the 17th to the 19th of September in Perugia, Italy.

Release Update: freeze guidelines, transitions, BSP, rc bug fixes

Hi, I’m trying to think up a pithy remark or comment to add to the top of the mail, or perhaps a small picture. However, someone decided to announce a freeze a while back, so there’s a few hundred threads on the release mailing list asking for unblocks. So instead, you’ll have to make do […]

Setting up awstats on Debian Lenny

Setting up awstats on Debian Lenny is a bit tricky. I will describe how to set up awstats and install the cron job for updating the awstats statistics automatically. The Last step will be to set up logrotate to not miss any user.

Quick HOWTO: Remove GNOME from a Debian install.

Surprisingly, the Squeeze CD I downloaded today had GNOME on it. Thinking I’ll be able to remove it, I installed it. It was useless, except the fact that it fixed my framebuffer , so I tried removing it.

A Guide to Today’s Top 10 Linux Distributions

Choosing the distribution–or “distro”–that’s right for your business will depend in large part on five key factors, as I’ve already described. It’s also helpful, however, to have a basic understanding of how the major Linux distros differ.

How to fix your Debian file system with fsck

Today my server is suddently report with file system error (ext4) after reboot. Some partition is not able to mount automatically and require for fsck. Here are some simple sharing about how to fix it safely.

Debian Involvement

I began my journey into the world of Debian approximately 2 years ago ( I’m not very good at remembering dates ) from the start one of my main objectives is to collaborate with the project and not simply be a standard user, the best way to do it is to keep packages

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