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Mounting Remote Directories With SSHFS On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial explains how you can mount a directory from a remote server on the local server securely using SSHFS. SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a filesystem that serves files/directories securely over SSH, and local users can use them just as if the were local files/directories.

Bits from dpkg developers – dpkg 1.16.1

we just released dpkg 1.16.1 to unstable. It comes with several disruptive changes that you need to be aware of. Please read carefully.

How to use Linux containers (lxc) under Debian Squeeze

In this article, you will learn what is virtualization, why use it and how to use one kind of virtualization, Linux containers (aka lxc) under Debian Squeeze.

Mounting Remote Directories With SSHFS On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial explains how you can mount a directory from a remote server on the local server securely using SSHFS. SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a filesystem that serves files/directories securely over SSH, and local users can use them just as if the were local files/directories.

The Linux Setup – Francois Marier, Debian Developer

I saw Francois speak at Debian Day 2010, held up at Columbia University. Francois gave a great talk about supporting Linux for friends and family. I started following his blog and when I started The Linux Setup, he was one of the first people I asked to participate.

Debian Project News – September 19th, 2011

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

Upcoming point releases and call for test

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the upcoming point releases for Debian 5 “Lenny” and Debian 6 “Squeeze” are scheduled for October 1st and October 8th respectively.

Debian 6.0: LXDE Menus

Let me say up front that I like the LXDE desktop. It’s clean, and more importantly, it’s fast — those applications which were sluggish under KDE 4 really zip under LXDE. So I’m willing to invest some effort to make this work.

How to triage bugs in the Debian bug tracking system

Triaging bugs is one of the easiest way to start contributing to Debian. I’ll teach you the basics in this article.

Using Old Debian Versions In Your sources.list

You might be in a situation where you have a sytem with an old Debian version that has reached end of life, like Etch, Sarge, Woody, etc., and a distribution upgrade is not an option for you (maybe because you have customized the system so much that you fear breaking the system by doing a […]

How To Create A Debian Wheezy (Testing) OpenVZ Template

This tutorial explains how to create an OpenVZ template for Debian Wheezy (Debian Testing) that you can use to create virtual Debian Wheezy machines under OpenVZ. I searched for a Debian Wheezy OpenVZ template, but couldn’t find one, that’s why I decided to create it myself. This guide can also be used for creating Debian […]

Which Linux Distro Leads the Pack?

Think it’s all just another glorified ad for Ubuntu? Think again, because Ubuntu didn’t win the No. 1 spot overall — Debian did. The result? More than 100 comments from Linux fans eager to agree with or dispute some or all of TuxRadar’s results.

People behind Debian: Enrico Zini, member of the New Maintainer Frontdesk

Hi, I’m Enrico Zini, a DD from Italy. I’m 35 and I work as a freelance Free Software developer. One of my historical roles in Debian is taking care of Debtags, but that is not all I do: my paid work led me to write and maintain some weather forecast related software in Debian, and […]

Virtualmin on Debian Squeeze for Drupal HOWTO

Virtualmin is a powerful and flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and UNIX systems based on the well-known Open Source web-based systems management GUI, Webmin. By using Virtualmin we can simply create a virtual hosting environment for Drupal development/hosting

Running Drupal 7.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Drupal 7.7 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

bits from the DPL for August 2011

Dear Developers, August has been a rather short month in DPL land, given that I took two weeks off. Here is a report of DPL activities for the rest of the month.

Debian bug squashing party at SIPB, MIT

Three weekends ago, I participated in a Debian bug squashing party. It was more fun than I had guessed! The event worked: we squashed bugs. Geoffrey Thomas (geofft) organized it as an event for MIT’s student computing group, SIPB. In this post, I’ll review the good parts and the bad. I’ll conclude with beaming photos […]

Installing mongoDB on Debian Squeeze (and Ubuntu)

This is how I got mongoDB working on Debian Squeeze. It should work for other Deb based flavours – I’m thinking Ubuntu. I also have a PHP5x setup so you may need to adapt if you are running earlier versions. I’m also assuming you have git installed to fetch the drivers.

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Configure Network Bonding

In this tutorial, I will explain how to setup bonding under Debian Linux server to aggregate multiple Ethernet devices into a single link, to get higher data rates and link failover.

Debian on an old laptop – advice from Make Tech Easier

Like Price, I’ve done my share of minimal Debian installations, then building up the system with just the packages I need. That’s especially necessary when you have a very small hard drive, like the 3 GB disk in my now-12-year-old Compaq Armada 7770dmt, which is running Debian Squeeze with Xfce right now.


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