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Debian Sid / Wheezy Netinstall with LVM – Network Installation Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Debian Sid (unstable) / Wheezy (testing) using netinstall method. This guide also works with Debian Squeeze 6.0 (stable). I use here Debian Wheezy (testing) netinstall image and graphical installer. After installation it’s easy to upgrade to Debian Sid (unstable) using apt, if you want to.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth 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 adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Debian’s Google Summer of Code 2012 wrap-up

Hi everybody, Debian participated this year with 15 projects in the Google Summer of Code, with 12 projects finishing successfully and with some of the students greatly exceeding our expectations.

Repartitioning my Debian Wheezy system to make more room

I bit the bullet and did some repartitioning of my Debian Wheezy-running laptop to give myself more space on the Linux side, taking it from the seldom-used Windows side of my dual-boot system.

BSP @ Randomdata, Utrecht 12-14 Oct

Hi! To help squeeze some more bugs for wheezy, Thijs Kinkhorst and I are organising a bug squashing party during the weekend of 13 and 14 October. Hackerspace Randomdata[1] in Utrecht has kindly offered to host us. If there is enough interest we might open the space on Friday afternoon as well.

Mini Debconf in Paris – November 24 & 25th 2012

Hello Everyone, The Debian France association[1] is proud to announce the next Mini-DebConf[2]! This year’s event will take place on November 24th and 25th, _where_ Debian enthusiasts from far and wide will gather to talk about the latest Debian changes, the Debian community and meet up new and old friends.

IPv6 support in debian-installer, take 2

The IPv6 patch set for netcfg (part of debian-installer) has landed in Debian unstable. In follow-up uploads I diverged from the Ubuntu patch set a little bit..

Building Debian packages with Deb-o-Matic

Today I’ll be telling you about an interesting way to build your Debian packages using Deb-o-Matic, a tool developed and maintained by Luca Falavigna. Some more details about this tool from the package’s description:

Debian Policy released

I’ve just uploaded Debian Policy, which includes the Technical Committee decision to make build-arch and build-indep mandatory targets (but not for wheezy; see below), a substantial rewrite of the section on shared library handling, and other changes to bring Policy closer to the current state of the archive.

Debian Project News – September 17th, 2012

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

Supercomputer built from Raspberry Pi and Lego, managed by humans rather than Minifigs

Researchers at the University of Southampton have followed their instincts and built Iridis-Pi, a tiny 64-node cluster based on the Raspberry Pi’s usual Debian Wheezy distribution and linked through Ethernet

Debian discussion culture: what doesn’t work

I claim that the way we conduct discussions on debian-devel has gone quickly downhill this year. The discussions around the default init implementation are particularly sad examples of how Debian debates technical topics.

Debian Installer 7.0 Beta2 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

AMD64 Now Debian’s Most Popular Architecture

Bill Allombert announced today via the Debian-devel mailing list that the X86_64 version of Debian has now surpassed all of the other supported architectures by a narrow margin. The most surprising part of this announcement however, and accompanying info-graphics provided on the Debian Popularity Contest page, is that this was not already true.

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Debian Squeeze

This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

IPv6 support in debian-installer

I tried to continue netcfg’s journey to support IPv6 in debian-installer. Matt Palmer wrote a large patch set many moons ago (kudos!) and Colin Watson polished it and included it into Ubuntu. The reason for it not being merged into Debian first was ifupdown. Version 0.7 finally supports IPv6 and only entered Debian unstable by […]

Debian Package Tracking System now produces RDF description of source packages

From now on, the Debian Package Tracking System (PTS) will produce, alongside HTML pages meant for humans, RDF pages meant for Linked Data / Semantic Web aware applications.

Installing The PHP WebDAV Extension On Debian Squeeze

This article shows how you can install the PHP WebDAV extension for PHP5 on a Debian Squeeze system. The PHP WebDAV extension allows easy access to remote resources through the DAV protocol from PHP scripts.

bits from the DPL: August 2012

Dear project members, August has been a month with a good deal of vacations for many of us, including yours truly. Therefore the monthly report of DPL activities will be briefer than usual. Which is good, as it’ll leave all my readers more time to do NMUs and fix RC bugs!

Bits from the FTPTeam, upcoming meeting

Hello Debian world, It has been quite some time since our last bits mail, so we thought it is about time to run another one past you. And the same happens to be true of the last week-long team meeting, so two bits in one mail.

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