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Three in race for post of Debian leader

After a year when there was just a single candidate, the incumbent, standing for the post, 2012 will see three developers slug it out for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project.

Report from the Front desk and DAM sprint

Hello everyone, I’m happy to tell you that we not only survived a front desk and DAM meeting a little while ago but also continued on the course we set there. [1] Thanks to the generous hosting of Credativ in Mönchengladbach, Germany, we were able to meet and finally start out on the last bits […]

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Debian Squeeze (Initiator And Target)

This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running Debian Squeeze. AoE stands for “ATA over Ethernet” and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on Debian Squeeze. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

Openshift client tools installation in debian/ubuntu

OpenShift is a free cloud-based application platform from RedHat. Of late I caught an interest in Cloud Computing and wanted to try out different stuff. Though I did extensive reading on Eucalyptus, Amazon EC2, Ubuntu Cloud, etc. I wanted to try something hands on and chose to experiment with OpenShift.

People behind Debian: Jörg Jaspert, FTPmaster, Debian Account Manager, and more

Jörg is a very active contributor within Debian, and has been for a long time. This explains why he holds so many roles (FTPmaster and Debian Account Manager being the 2 most important ones)… Better known as Ganneff (his IRC nick), he’s not exactly the typical hacker. He has no beard and used to drink […]

The Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND, Dovecot & Nginx [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: nginx or Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, […]

Debian and Maven, a crash of culture

Tim O’Brien posted his frustration about the state of Java packaging in Debian. While I’m not affiliated with Debian nor Ubuntu, I wanted to post something in defense.

First Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg (Austria) – 15-17 June 2012

Hi, we are happy to invite you to the first Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg, Austria, on the weekend of 15-17 June, 2012 [BSPSBG]. As Wheezy will be frozen in June there will be a lot to work on for sure!

Bits from the Apache Maintainers / Upcoming apache2 2.4 transition

This is the first “Bits from the Apache Maintainers” announcement ever. There are lots of changes coming up and following a well-established practice we are going to announce some of them here.

delegation for the Press Team

Dear Developers, the Press Team is changing! Francesca Ciceri and Neil McGovern have accepted the promotion from assistants to press officers. At the same time, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl and Meike Reichle have decided to step down from the team, after many years of tireless contributions.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Rebuttals

Hi, The candidates made rebuttals and they are now available as part of their platform at: Kurt Roeckx,Debian Project Secretary

Debian Project News – March 20th, 2012

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

Debian testing (wheezy) keyboardless install

I couldn’t find an end-to-end document online about this just bits and pieces here and there. Let me describe how to install Debian testing (wheezy) without a keyboard using an USB flash drive and ssh.

Report from the recent Debian bug squashing party in Perth

We recently held a Debian bug squashing party (BSP) in Perth, Western Australia. Over the weekend we had about 10 or so people show up to participate, learn about fixing bugs in Debian and try to fix some.

Bits from Debian Med team

Hi, in this bits: 1. Debian Med Bug Squashing Advent Calendar 2011 2. Anniversary of Debian Med 3. Second Debian Med sprint (Southport, 27th-29th January 2012) 4. Mentoring of Month (MoM) 5. DDs who came to Debian because of Debian Med 6. Future plans 7. General lessons learned

Windows Laptop with Debian Recovery Partition

I was shocked to find out that this (argh) Windows 7 laptop has a bootable recovery partition loaded with a customized Debian just to run Partclone which installs a Windows factory image

My Debian Squeeze box DOESN’T spring forward

I’m always wondering about people who forget to spring forward or fall back when daylight saving time begins or ends. Now I’m one of them.

Three candidates for the post of Debian project leader

After last year’s uncontested election, three candidates have put themselves forward for the highest office in the Debian community this year.

Running Feng Office (Community Edition) On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

Feng Office is a web-based software that integrates project management, client relationship management, billing, financing, among other features that help you efficiently run your professional services business. nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

“Squeeze” based Debian Edu version released

The Debian Edu Team is pleased to announce the release of Debian Edu “Squeeze” 6.0.4+r0! Debian Edu (aka “Skolelinux”) is a Debian Pure Blend specifically targeted at schools and educational institutions, and provides a completely configured school network environment out of the box.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Candidates

Hi, We’re now into the campaigning period. The candidates this year are: – Wouter Verhelst – Gergely Nagy – Stefano Zacchiroli

Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian 5.0 (codename `lenny’). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Important information regarding upcoming dpkg 1.16.2 upload

Hi, I’ll be uploading dpkg 1.16.2 targeting unstable, by the end of this weekend or beginning of next week the latest (after some final polishing). Some pretty important points follow, the first section in particular.

Debian FTW

I have just realized I have been using Debian as my main operating system for 4 years now. I was using Pardus 2008 before. I moved to Debian after getting frustrated with some packaging issues and I never looked back.

Updated new maintainer site is up!

Hi, as promised in [1] and after meeting at [2] we finally have enough functionality on the new website implementation that we can replace the old site. And we have done it.

LLVM’s Clang Is Almost Good Enough For Debian

A Debian developer’s side project has been to see how well it would work to re-build the Debian archive (the entire distribution) using LLVM’s Clang C/C++ compiler rather than GCC.

ZTE MF190 Under Debian With KDE SC 4.7

I’ve recently acquired an UMTS USB stick, a ZTE MF190 (USB ID 19d2:0117/19d2:2000, after and before mode switch, the second ID can be seen while the stick offers its data partition for Windows driver installation). Naturally I wanted to use the stick with Debian.

You can now run Arch & Debian Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer that retails for $35, finally has some operating systems ready to run on it. A remix of Fedora Linux is still the “official” operating system for Raspberry Pi, but it’s been delayed. In the meantime, versions of Arch and Debian Linux are ready to go.

Debian Project News – March 5th, 2012

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

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