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sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu (and all other linux distros)

For the story, due to license reasons, the version of Java packaged in Linux distributions is not the same as the one released on the official website. Each time a new version of Java is was released, Sun/Oracle people are were publishing a other distro specific release available on a dedicated website.

Running WordPress On Nginx (LEMP) on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

his tutorial shows how you can install and run a WordPress blog on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). In addition to that I will also show you how you can use the WordPress plugins […]

Vaio tips for Debian Squeeze

I switched to the current Debian release, “Squeeze”, quite a few months ago on my Sony Vaio laptop. I’ve found that Squeeze, with its older kernel and good attention to power management (compared to the power management regressions in more recent kernels), gets much better battery life than either Arch Linux or Ubuntu on this […]

Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On Debian Squeeze

This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on a Debian Squeeze system.

Debian patches Apache bug, upstream yet to react

The Debian GNU/Linux project has issued a patch so its users can fix the denial of service vulnerability in the open source Apache httpd server that was announced by the Apache Software Foundation last week.

HOWTO: Create a Debian Meta Package

The following is a short tutorial on how to create a Debian meta package. Just as a brief background for those that do not know what a meta package is – a meta package is a Debian package that simply tells the package manager to download a whole bunch of other packages.

Compute clusters for Debian development and building – final report

The goal of this project was intended to have Eucalyptus cloud to support ARM images so it allows Debian developers and users to be able to use such facility for taks such package building, software development (ie. Android) under a Debian pre-set image, software testing many others.

New member appointed to Debian Technical Committee

By officially appointing Colin Watson to the Debian Technical Committee (tech-ctte), project leader Stefano Zacchiroli has added another member to the Debian developer community’s highest governing body.

Spotify for Ubuntu or Debian

Yes, it’s true that officially there really isn’t support for Debian or Ubuntu Linux for Spotify, but the Spotify team do actually have beta clients you can download for those Linux OS environments and experiment with if you are a member of the Spotify Premium service.

bits from the DPL for July 2011

Dear Developers, here is a report of DPL activities for July 2011. I apologize for the embarrassing delay, but I’ve been away, shamelessly on vacation, for the first half of August. On the bright side, this delay means that very soon you will re-hear back from me for a report about August, happy?

Server Monitoring With Icinga On Debian Squeeze

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. It is a fork of Nagios.

Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how to set up network RAID1 with the help of DRBD on two Debian Squeeze systems. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device and allows you to mirror block devices over a network. This is useful for high-availability setups (like a HA NFS server) because if one node fails, all data is […]

tomld – 1 click security on Linux using MAC

Andras Horvath has been developing an open source security related software using Tomoyo. After 7 months of developing, he’s getting close to releasing his first stable version.

How To Speed Up Drupal 7.7 With Boost And nginx (Debian Squeeze)

This tutorial shows how you can speed up your Drupal 7.7 installation on a LAMP stack (Debian Squeeze) with the help of Boost and nginx. Boost provides static page caching for Drupal enabling a very significant performance and scalability boost for sites that receive mostly anonymous traffic.

People behind Debian: Peter Palfrader, Debian System Administrator

You might not know who Peter is because he’s not very visible on Debian mailing lists. He’s very active however and in particular on IRC. He was an admin of the OFTC IRC network at the time Debian switched from Freenode to OFTC. Nowadays he’s a member of the Debian System Administration team who runs […]

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Squeeze

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Squeeze server.

Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

The Debian Project is pleased to mark the 18th anniversary of Ian Murdoch’s founding announcement [1]. Quoting from the official project history [2]: “The Debian Project was officially founded by Ian Murdock on August 16th, 1993. At that time, the whole concept of a ‘distribution’ of Linux was new. Ian intended Debian to be a […]

Debian Project News – August 15th, 2011

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

Bits from the Lintian maintainers

Topics: Vendor profiles – Configuration file changes – Changes to Lintian options – Other improvements – Known bugs and issues – Help us help you

Installing Linux on a 386 laptop

Linux on a 386 in about an hour? Madness you might think, it probably takes Linux longer to boot on a 386 (and in some cases you are correct)! Want to know the trick? Simple, cheat!

on frugal technology, simple living, guerrilla plumbing Hey, world — this is my website No databases were harmed in the making of this blog You’re seeing this blog, powered by Ode, through the magic of the Perl programming language and the Common Gateway Interface. Ode does not use a database to store content. Instead, every entry exists on the web server as a “flat” text file. Update: Comments are now live. I’m using Disqus, integrated through the work of Ode project leader Rob Reed. E-mail: steven (at) stevenrosenberg dot org. home > linux > debian Posts Tue, 09 Aug 2011 Debian looking at a June 2012 freeze for Debian Wheezy

Buried in the late-June “Bits from the Release Team” minutes is the news that the Debian Project will aim for a time-based freeze for the next stable release, Wheezy. At the moment that date is June 2012:

Debian s390x port (aka 31 bits is not enough)

During Debconf 11, I got access to a fast s390 machine, and I have started to work on a Debian s390x port, the 64-bit version of the s390 port. One of my goal was to help the SPARC64 port, as some of the issues are the same: both are 64-bit big-endian, don’t support unaligned access […]

The Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, […]

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD on production

Yesterday I begun using Debian GNU/kFreeBSD “squeeze” in thorin, my main workstation. During the last few weeks I had to work through some of the limitations that were holding me back, such automated driver load and FUSE.

The best Linux distro of 2011!

Fedora, Mint, Arch, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSUSE go head-to-head – we’ve dropped the six most popular Linux distributions of the day into a cage fight for your affections. Read on to discover which distro comes up top for installation ease, customisation, performance, security and more.

Installing Debian in a cloud

It has been a long time I want to prepare a pure Debian virtual image for the Amazon elastic computer cloud, that would contain the bioinformatics tools that we package in Debian Med. Now that Amazon Machine Images can boot on their original kernel, I am exploring the use of the debian installer to setup […]

DebConf11 Events BoF, report!

This is the report of the Events BoF [2][3]. I am sorry for the delay, but the latest days at DebConf11 were quite intense for me, between the merchandise handling and the proposal for DebConf13 in Switzerland. And the week after DebConf11 I took a pause and enjoyed RL

Compute Clusters Integration for Debian Development and Building – Report 4

This time I’ve good news for my project. As expected I’ve made the necesary changes to have Eucalyptus support ARM images. The approach was extending and exposing an ‘arch’ field that will be used by libvirt’s XML domain file. I’m working currently on having the involved functions working with the new extension and I expect […]

Setting Up Unison File Synchronization Between Two Servers On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how to set up file synchronization between two Debian Squeeze servers with Unison. Unison is a file-synchronization tool similar to rsync, but the big difference is that it tracks/synchronizes changes in both directions, i.e., files changed on server1 will be replicated to server2 and vice versa.

People behind Debian: Margarita Manterola, Debian Women member

When I think about Margarita, I always remember her as a friendly and welcoming person. Like most of the Debian Women members by the way. But she likes to spread some love and organized a Debian Appreciation Day for example.

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