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Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Setup An ISC DHCP Server For Your Network

ISC’s DHCP software is the most widely used open source DHCP implementation on the Internet. The same software can be used for LAN too. It is a carrier and enterprise grade solution to your host configuration needs.

Upstart in Debian

Thanks to the ifupdown, sysvinit, and udev maintainers for their cooperation in getting upstart support in place; to the Debian release team for accomodating the late changes needed for upstart to be supported in wheezy; and to Scott for his past maintenance of upstart in Debian.

Debian Project News – November 26th, 2012

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

How to install a single package from Debian Sid or Debian Testing

Today I was in need to install 1 single package from the unstable release of Debian in a server installed with the stable release, so what’s the best way to get this done ? For this example I’ll use the package drush because there are a lot of differences in the versions between the different […]

AWS Marketplace pages for Debian, CentOS and FreeBSD

The AWS Marketplace, which is generally used by software companies to market their commercial appliances and software for use in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), now also lists free basic images of the Debian Linux 6.0.6, CentOS 6.3 and FreeBSD 9.0-Release operating systems.

Mini Debian Conf 2012 in Paris : Bootstrapping Debian for a new architecture

I just finished to address the awesome debian crowd at the Mini Deb conf in paris. My presentation was about a few challenges we have ahead to bootstrap debian on a new architecture. Johannes Schauer and Wookey did a lot of work in the last few months particularly focusing on Linaro/Ubuntu. After Wheezy I think […]

AWS Marketplace – Additional EC2 Operating System Support (FreeBSD, Debian, CentOS)

Today we are adding support for three new open source operating systems: FreeBSD, CentOS, and Debian. We are also making it easier for you to find software that runs on the operating system of your choice.

The Perfect Push Mail Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With ISPConfig 3 & Z-push

This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of Z-push on a Debian Squeeze server with ISPConfig 3. Z-push is an open-source application to synchronize ActiveSync compatible PDAs and mobile phones. Z-Push was initially developed by Zarafa Deutschland GmbH (Germany). At the end of this tutorial, your customers should be able to sync their mobile phones, […]

Debian EFI mode boot on a Macbook Pro, without rEFIt

Diego’s post got me to switch from grub-pc to grub-efi to boot Debian on my Macbook Pro. But I wanted to go further: getting rid of rEFIt.

Debian Installer 7.0 Beta4 release

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

Debian review

With several other distributions effectively based on the Debian system, it’s fair to say that it’s an important distro. In fact, as Linux distributions go, it’s positively stately; a grandaddy among open source upstarts.

Debian Edu interview: Angela Fuß

After asking for many months, I finally managed to lure another one of the people behind the German “IT-Zukunft Schule” project out from maternity leave to conduct an interview. Give a warm welcome to Angela Fuß.

EFI mode boot on Macbook3,1 with Debian

I understand EFI is somewhat buggy and what works for me might not work for you. So be careful, have a rescue disk at hand. On that topic, I should say that I could not get this to work with Debian sid’s 3.2 kernel, but 3.5 from experimental worked fine for me.

Debian and raspberry pi = love , a small ARM Firebird super server

I have installed debian on my raspberry – First thing i search in a debian is the firebird packages. What is next ? installing firebird 2.5 super server of course

Using a DreamPlug with Debian as an IPv4/IPv6 router for a home LAN behind a FreeBox

The goal of this article is to describe the setup I’ve made for my home LAN behind a FreeBox (French ISP Free.fr).

Squash Some Debian Bugs, Party And Contribute To Community

If you are a Debian user and you want to contribute to the community, then you have your chance this fall with the Debian BSP Marathon. You might know that the next release of Debian, codenamed “Wheezy”, is in the testing phase and your contribution might be helpful to speed up the release date.

Debian newcomer experience survey

If you have started contributing to the Debian project after January 2010 (within approximately the last 3 years), I would like to kindly request your help. I am interested in hearing from people who are either technical or non-technical contributors, and who have had either positive or negative newcomer experiences.

Debian Developer

Today, I officially got approved by the Debian Account Managers as a Debian Developer (still waiting on keyring-maint and DSA). Over the years, I have seen many people complain about the New Member Process. The most common complaint was with regards to the (usually) long amount of time the process can take to complete. I […]

Debian Project News – November 12th, 2012

Welcome to this year’s twenty-second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Code search engine for Debian * Bits from the DPL * One step closer to “Wheezy” * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release […]

Setting up an Obfsproxy Bridge on Debian/Ubuntu

This guide will help you set up an obfuscated bridge on a Debian/Ubuntu system. Add the development Tor APT repository and run the specified commands to install tor and deb.torproject.org-keyring. You need Tor 0.2.4.x Tor because it knows how to automatically report your obfsproxy address to BridgeDB.

Debian Switches Back To GNOME From Xfce

Debian will no longer be defaulting to the Xfce desktop but they have returned to using the GNOME desktop as the default.

Help us to release “Wheezy”: participate to our BSP marathon

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug Squashing Parties (“BSPs” [1]) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS to make other contributions […]

Bits from the release team – Freeze update

Hi all, It’s been a while since there’s been an update from the Release team, so please have a look at the below!

Newcomer experience and contributor behavior in Debian and other FOSS communities – Survey

Hi everyone, If you have joined the Debian community within the last 3 years, I would like to invite you to complete an online survey. The purpose of the research is to work out how newcomers in Debian and other FOSS communities become valued sustainable contributors. I am interested in hearing from people who are […]

Introducing codesearch.debian.net, a regexp code search engine

Hi, I hereby announce a new Debian project: Debian Code Search. Debian Code Search is a search engine for program source code within Debian.

bits from the DPL: October 2012

Dear Project Members, another month, another periodic report of DPL-ish activities, this time for October 2012.

Debian Wheezy Pre-Review

Debian, my favorite OS, is frozen and on schedule to make another stable release, Wheezy, within the next few months. I’ve installed Wheezy on my “new” Thinkpad T420 and got some interesting results to report, particularly on idle power consumption (battery life). But let me build up to that.

Some thoughts on using Debian

I’m currently running Debian’s rolling release (aka “testing”) on my main machine and have added some stuff to make that nicer. First thing I have is configuration and package management.

Running Question2Answer On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Question2Answer web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages […]

Debian Screencast Challenge

Today in #debian-mentors, a brief discussion about screencasts came up. Some people felt that a series of short screencasts might be a nice addition to the existing Debian Developer documentation.

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