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How to clean up dependencies with version in Debian packages

Now that Squeeze is out, a lot of cleanup is going in Debian packages. One of them is getting rid of unnecessary dependencies with minimal versions in packages. I.e. getting rid if unnecessary versions like perl (>= 5.8.1).

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Debian is dying, oh my word!

This is the first article to kick off our new Debian column here on OMG! Ubuntu – Ever since the release of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, there’s an ongoing debate about whether Debian is still relevant or whether the project is going to die.

Debian is changing

I’ve been playing with snapshot.d.o, which is a fantastic resource to look at how Debian has been changing over the years.

Quick Look at Exaile & Installation in Ubuntu and Debian

Exaile is a pretty decent music player for GNOME written in PyGTK which comes with features like tabbed playlists, lyrics fetching, radio support, file browser, support for dynamic and smart playlists, cover support, 10-band equalizer and more.

Squeeze, Debian, and the FSF

Short version: “Dear FSF, thanks for your appreciation of Debian Squeeze achievements in getting rid of non-free firmware blobs. We still disagree on the overall freeness assessment of Debian, but I’m positive that steps like this one can further future collaboration, in the interest of both projects”.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Debian 6 Has A Few Rough Spots: Review

Version 6 of Debian GNU/Linux, the popular open-source project that bills itself as “the universal operating system,” hit the Internet on ‘Superbowl Sunday’, packing a trove of updated applications and a pair of new editions to burnish its universal billing.

Connecting to IPv6 with Debian and AARNet

I’m writing this article because the IPv4 address pool is now depleted and this year will be vital for IPv6 adoption. So far my ISP Exetel has not implemented IPv6 in any form, although they have been allocated address space.

A response to DistroWatch “Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0″

The 8th DistroWatch Weekly of 2011 feature article, “Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0″, comes in as a qualified success for Debian…..All well and good, let’s explore some of Mr. Smith’s comments in light of my own rather long history of using Debian.

Upcoming changes in Lintian & some bits

Overrides breakage. During the development of Lintian 2.5.0 it was decided to finally use a consistent way to report file names in tags. Additionally, the previously separate embedded-lib* tags have been merged into the embedded-library tag.

Meet Debian at CeBIT 2011

The Debian Project is happy to announce that it will again be represented at this years CeBIT IT fair in Hanover, Germany [1] from the 1st to the 5th of March. Debian will again be a present as “special guest” at the booth of Univention GmbH [2], whose motto this year is “Open source keeps […]

Installation Of PlaySMS And SMS Server Tools 3 On Debian Server

This tutorial will show you how you can set up an SMS server on Debian with playsms and smstools. In my example I have used an old Nokia 5140i with a USB datacable.

Debian 6: First Impressions

Did Debian have a contest to redesign its graphics and it wasn’t made public? Did a third grader win that contest? Other than the graphical goofs, Debian 6 is Debian and that’s a good thing.

Debian 6: Have your Debian and eat your Ubuntu too

Debian 6 – and arguably its predecessor as well – is no more difficult to install than Ubuntu and it “just works” right out of the box on every piece of hardware I’ve tested it on. Given the wide range of hardware support Debian boasts – ARM, PowerPC, Itanium, IBM S/390, along with the usual […]

Installing Dancer, a perl web framework, on Debian Wheezy

This post is going to describe what I did to get Dancer up and running on Debian Wheezy. Dancer is a web development framework and as such aims to help you develop web applications more quickly.

Project Secretary appointment

Dear Developers, as per Constitution §7.2, me and the current Project Secretary have agreed in (re-)appointing Kurt Roeckx as Project Secretary for another term. The term will start tomorrow, 20 February 2011, and will last for 1 year. – Kurt Roeckx, Stefano Zacchiroli

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze (LAMP)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

How to dual-boot Debian 6 and Windows 7

How to dual-boot Windows 7 and Debian 6 is the latest in the series of articles on dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux and BSD distributions. None has been written for a BSD distribution, but with PC-BSD 8.2 scheduled to be released early next week, expect one to be written for it.

Introducing the Debian packaging tutorial

One of the common complains about Debian packaging is that it’s hard to learn because, while there is quite a lot of high-quality documentation, it is often written more as a reference manual than as a tutorial: it’s great if you already know everything and want to check some detail, but not so great if […]

Debian 6 Offers Updated Applications, Few Rough Spots

This latest release, which is also known by the Toy Story-inspired name “Squeeze,” will play well in server deployments that draw on open-source components, which the Debian project has a knack for packaging up for easy installation over one of the project’s repository mirror sites.

Manual LVM configuration guide for Debian 6

Debian is one of a handful of Linux distributions with support for setting up LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager. LVM brings a level of flexibility to disk management on Linux that is not possible with the traditional disk partitioning scheme. If your favorite Linux distribution supports LVM, I’ll always recommend that you use it […]

Event and merchandise handling in Debian

Debian, as other players in the Free Software world, is often present at different meetings, expos or conferences around the world, in different manners. Beside having Debian attendees or speakers, most of the time there is a Debian booth, where you can usually find merchandise on sale.

No more desktop Linux systems in the German Foreign Office

In response to a questionPDFGerman language on “the use of open source software in the Foreign Office and other Government departments” submitted in parliament by the SPD (Social Democrats, the main German opposition party), the German government has confirmedPDFGerman language that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (“Squeeze”). It is replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors. Its management will move to the Debian Release Team, who already manage regular updates to Debian stable and oldstable.

Debian “Squeeze” makes key progress toward being a fully free distribution

With last Saturday’s “Squeeze” release, Debian took an important step towards being a fully free distribution and ensuring freedom for its users.

Is Debian Dying?

The noticeable lack of hard facts disturbed me, so I decided to see if I could find any indicators of Debian’s health on-line. On Facebook, Vaughan-Nicholls explained that his basic question was, “‘Where will the new Debian developers come from to keep it going?’ I see 20-something developers working on Android or Ubuntu, Debian, not […]

Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) work out of the box with USB sticks

Gone are those days when we want to boot a downloaded ISO image from an USB stick, we need to perform lot of black box operation in order to put/align things in the USB stick so that it could be made bootable.

Get your Debian Squeeze mini CD now!

Get a cool Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 “squeeze” mini CD (8 cm) and help Debian now! You decide how much you want to pay, the profit goes to Debian!

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