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Reducing MySQL memory usage

If you are running your services on a low end virtual hosting every byte of memory you can save is important. The memory is often the limiting factor of how many applications you can run on VPS: CPUs are shared, memory not, on the same physical host.

Debian 6 Squeeze review – nearly, but not quite…

Debian Squeeze lives up to its name as the “universal operating system”: with the big number of supported architectures, the experimental FreeBSD architecture and its completely free kernel, this distribution keeps standing out from the crowd. It’s not plain sailing, though, as Koen Vervloesem discovers…

Debian welcomes student applications for Google Summer of Code 2011

Debian is now inviting students to apply for Google Summer of Code 2011 with Debian. This will be the sixth consecutive participation of Debian and as each year, the developer community looks forward to introduce students to the world of Debian and Free Software.

Paravirtualization With Xen 4.0 On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen 4.0 on a Debian Squeeze (6.0) system (AMD64) and create paravirtualized guests (don’t mix this up with fully virtualized guests, i.e. hardware virtualization (HVM)).

Fixed ISO images for Debian 6.0.1 released

Fixed ISO images for Debian 6.0.1 released. Post-release testing showed up a variety of bugs in the images produced for the 6.0.1 update release [1]:

Bits from the Release Team – Kicking off Wheezy

As you will have noticed, we have recently had a point release of Squeeze. This means that it’s well and truly the time to start on the next release: Wheezy!

Debian Project News – March 28th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Installation of PostGIS on Debian 6.0

Now, for the third time, I have had to install PostGIS, and each time I do this, I forget a minor detail. So now I have decided to add this. You are of course welcome to comment with any corrections, as I could have forgot somthing this time around, or been doing something wrong the […]

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Debian Squeeze Desktop (Nvidia GeForce 8200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Debian Squeeze desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card – I’m using an Nvidia GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Installing Debian Squeeze

Over the weekend I tried installing Debian’s new release, “Squeeze”, on my Vaio TX650 laptop. I used a “net install” CD, the one that installs only the bare minimum then goes to the net for anything else.

Nicaragua to host Debian Developer Conference 2012

On March 22, 2011, the DebConf committee decided that DebConf12, the Debian developer conference of 2012, will take place in Managua, Nicaragua. This will be the first time DebConf takes place in Central America. The exact dates have yet to be determined. More details may be found on the organizers’ wiki: http://wiki.debconf.org wiki/DebConf12

Virtual Users With Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, RoundCube, iRedAdmin On Debian 6 (Squeeze)

This document describes how to install a Postfix and Dovecot mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

Debian launches derivatives exchange project

The Debian GNU/Linux Project has moved to better integrate patches from distributions that are derived from it by setting up the Debian dErivatives eXchange project (DEX).

Installing Debian Squeeze (6.0) domU On CentOS 5.5 x86_64 dom0

This tutorial shows how to create a Debian Squeeze (6.0) domU on dom0 running CentOS 5.5 x86_64.

Extending Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze [ISPConfig 3]

The following tutorial will extend the “Perfect Server…. ” for ISPConfig 3 with BIND & Courier installed in Debian Squeeze.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “Squeeze”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Debian Derivatives Exchange project launched

The Debian Project has taken another important step towards better collaboration with its more than 300 derivative distributions by launching the Debian dErivatives eXchange project (DEX).

Debian CUT, a new rolling release?

However, my intention for this article is not solely to praise Debian for its recent awards, but rather to focus on a new project, Debian CUT. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about CUT; it seems most Debian community hasn’t either. Then again, maybe it’s because it is only labelled as unofficial/development so far.

Debian 6 Squeeze: Not Good

Apart from RedHat 6, Debian 6 was the most awaited thing since Polio vaccine. It took ages to brew, and when it flowed, it was … well. You will discover that in today’s review. As always, I’ll give you a human perspective on what is ultimately the geekdom singularity, the one distro that is holier […]

Ubuntu Linux aims to give back with Debian Dex

DEX is all about action: merging patches, fixing bugs, crunching data, whatever is necessary to get changes from derivatives into Debian proper,” Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman wrote in a blog post. “DEX is a joint task force where developers from Debian and its derivatives work together on this common goal.

Setup Debian server for python deployment

We’ve got a new server and It’s debian 5.05 (Lenny). We’ll be deploying python web apps all over the server, so this is how I did it.

Debian Project Leader elections: a foregone conclusion

In a post on the debian-vote mailing list, Zacchiroli, also known simply as Zack, says that he believes that an election with only one candidate “is not healthy for democracy”, adding that “I’m open to the possibility of retiring, in order to restart the process and have more than one candidate in the actual election.”

Debian Project News – March 14th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include…

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: What’s New?

While the Debian 6 release was accompanied by much less buzz and fanfare than the previous release, “Lenny”, Debian 6 does come with gigatons of new features. Let’s have a look at it all, in this LFY-exclusive review of Debian 6.0.

In Search of the King of the Linux Distros

When it was proclaimed in an article recently that “Debian is the most influential Linux distribution ever,” it was a rare geek who didn’t sit up and take notice. Sure enough, that’s just what Datamation’s Bruce Byfield asserted in a recent article, adding that “not everyone uses Debian, but, both alone and second hand through […]

Installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) On Ubuntu Server 10.04 / Debian 5.0

This How-To document guides you through installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) on an Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) Server or Debian 5.0 in the simplest way possible. It *may* work on later versions but I have no way of knowing how these instructions will work for you.

Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (squeeze)

I have been a bit slack in not writing about the release of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, which was made over a month ago now. A new Debian stable release is always a big deal, not least because it doesn’t happen very often, and it doesn’t happen on a predictable, regular schedule.

Bits from the Debian Installer Team

It has been a long time since we sent the last bits from the Debian Installer Team. Since then Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’ was released and a lot has changed inside the team and in the installer itself. We intend to use this e-mail to summarise it and communicate better with people interested on helping with […]

Bit from the SRMs: the “stable-updates” suite

With the release of Squeeze, a new suite is available on all mirrors of the Debian archive. This suite is known as “stable-updates” and replaces the “volatile” archive which was used in previous releases.

DPL elections 2011: Candidates

We’re now a into the campaigning period. We only have 1 candidate this year, our current DPL: Stefano Zacchiroli

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