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Upgrading Debian from lenny to squeeze

Debian is the OS of choice for many of our customers. As of February 2011, Debian’s latest stable release is version 6.0, code name squeeze. When a new version is released, the prior stable version becomes oldstable. As of 2011, this is version 5.0, code named lenny.

Debian Project News – February 6th, 2012

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

Running Simple Groupware On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run Simple Groupware on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

Getting A Package Sponsored in Debian

For a non-insider (that is, someone who is not an official Debian Developer), getting a package into the Debian distribution and, by proxy, into the Ubuntu distribution requires getting the attention of someone with sufficient interest and privilege to do the actual upload. It’s called finding a sponsor in Debian parlance, and it’s sometimes a […]

Bits from the Debian GNU/Hurd porters

Greetings, It is half a year since the last “Bits from Debian GNU/Hurd porters[1]“, here is an update on the port[2].

bits from the DPL for January 2012

Dear Developers, here is another monthly report of what happened in DPL-land, this time for January 2012. There’s quite a bit to report about — including an insane amount of legal-ish stuff — so please bare with me. Or not.

Running ownCloud3 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run ownCloud3 on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). ownCloud enables universal access to files through the widely implemented WebDAV standard, providing a platform to easily view […]

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