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Bootstrappable Debian – New Milestone

This post is about the port bootstrap build ordering tool (naming suggestions welcome) which was started as a Debian Google Summer of Code project in 2012 and continued to be developed afterwards. Sources are available through gitorious.

Debian-Installer in a Cloud, part 2.

I finally manage to create an image of the Debian Installer automatically, with no key or password transiting on the Cloud or the network, and without using the ec2-api-tools, which are non-Free. Thanks to Eucalyptus for implementing the attribute InstanceInitiatedShutdownBehavior in euca2ools 2.1.2.

Installing OpenStack Folsom on Debian GNU/Linux wheezy

Installing and testing OpenStack Folsom on a virgin Debian GNU/Linux wheezy takes less than one hour. A set of packages is archived to make sure it keeps working. After checking the pre-requisites such as a public and private interface, the packages are installed and debconf questions answered as instructed.

E17 Yanked From Debian 7.0 (Wheezy)

I picked a bad time to rebuild my laptop this week. I’ve been tracking Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) since it was frozen and using Enlightenment 0.17 (E17) for yonks. When I rebuilt my laptop, E17 was no longer available. The reason for the removal is essentially a result of the good news that a stable version […]

Call for DebConf volunteers and DebConf14/15 bids

Hi, 1. If you are interested in putting forward a bid for DebConf14, please tell us now by a message to the DebConf team list,

Bits from the Release Team: New members, Help needed and Goals

Hi all, New team member: Firstly, we would like to thank the various people who are helping with the release, filing appropriate unblocks, and reviewing diffs. We are also pleased to announce that Jonathan Wiltshire (jmw) has joined the team as a Release Assistant.

Usage statistics and market share of Linux for websites

This report shows the usage statistics and market share data of Linux on the web. See technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys. Debian is used by 32.8% of all the websites who use Linux.

Debian Project News – January 21st, 2013

Welcome to this year’s second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from Debian Med * A look into the Linux kernel of Debian “Wheezy” * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important […]

HOWTO: Install Airtime on Dreamhost Debian Squeeze VPS

After much trial & error, I finally got Airtime to install on my Dreamhost VPS. Here are the instructions. Enjoy!

Debian Wheezy Local Git Server With Git Lite Workflow

This howto describes a shared local git [1] server setup for a small team. This is a repository layout that is familiar to anyone used to working with a traditional version control system. One of the tutorial objectives is to show detailed steps to prepare the server (here called the depot because of its authoritative […]

Installing Debian Wheezy (testing) With debootstrap From A Grml Live Linux

This tutorial explains how to install Debian Wheezy (testing) with the help of debootstrap from a Grml Live Linux system (like it is used as a rescue system at Webtropia). This should work – with minor changes – for other Debian and Ubuntu versions as well. By following this guide, it is possible to configure […]

How-To: Running Munin 2.0 On Debian Squeeze (6.0)

Munin 2.0 has been released and a .deb package has even been backported to Debian Squeeze!. Version 2.0 comes with a bunch of new features and scalability improvements. This how-to will explain how to install and configure Munin 2.0 using Apache and mod-fcgid on Debian Squeeze.

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Install GTK 2+ Development Environment

I recently installed Debian version 6.x on my Mac book pro. I wanted to write code in C/Gnome GTK and develop apps for fun and profit. How do I install C and Gnome gtk development environment under Debian or Ubuntu Linux operating systems

wiki.debian.org security breach

The Debian Security Team recently issued Debian Security Announcement 2593-1 [1] regarding the ‘moin’ package [2] and a remote arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the twikidraw / anywikidraw components. Debian’s wiki [3] is implemented using ‘moin’ and includes support for the twikidraw component.

Debian: Enjoy One Of The Most Stable And Trusted Linux Distributions

There are plenty of Linux users out there who are using distributions such as Ubuntu or one of the many distributions which are based from Ubuntu, including Linux Mint. However, no matter what you’re using, as long as it uses .deb packages, there’s one main distribution where it all comes from – Debian.

The Linux Setup – Miriam Ruiz, Debian Developer/Engineer

Another Debian developer! Miriam has a low-drama setup. She simply uses Debian to do what she needs to do. I find it interesting that she desktop hops a bit (she’s now working with GNOME), but at the same time, it’s very cool that she’s open to trying new desktop environments. In general, her setup seems […]

Bits from Debian Med team

Hi, this are the new years bits from Debian Med team. We try to make the wishes for a healthy new year becoming true with Free Software.

Debian Project News – January 7th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * wiki.debian.org security breach: global passwords reset * Bits from the DPL * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release * Important Debian Security Advisories * Work-needing packages […]

BSP in Cambridge, UK, 25th-27th January 2013

HI folks, There will be a BSP on the weekend of the 25th-27th of January at my house in Cambridge.

Ubuntu / Debian Linux Install ethtool Too To Display / Set Ethernet Device Settings

The ethtool can be used to query and change settings such as speed, auto- negotiation and checksum offload on many network devices, especially Ethernet devices. How do I install and use ethtool under Ubuntu or Debian Linux based system running on my IBM server?

Configure Network Interfaces As A Bridge / Network Switch

My server has five Ethernet ports and one ADSL port. How do I setup IPv4 software bridge using Debian Linux operating systems so that the rest of five ports act as a network switch?

bridging CPAN and Debian → step1

After more then a year of silence I’ve managed to resurrect the Debian::Apt::PM and new Perl indexes are available for both i386 and amd64 platforms. For now the web site can be used to find out if a Perl module is packaged for Debian with which version or not at all

bits from the DPL: December 2012

Dear Project Members, happy new year! Here goes another report of DPL activities, this time for December 2012. This issue of the DPL-monthly is skinnier than usual: during the past month I’ve been struck by the catastrophe also known as “family holiday season”, enjoying a solid 10 day break from computer-related activities.

A Better Debian SSH Login Message

I’m a big fan of running Debian Linux on the server. To do a lot of administration it requires one to SSH into the machine. The default message displayed to the user contains a bunch of copyright information, which isn’t all that useful. Here’s an example of the default SSH MOTD on my server

How to build salt backports on Debian squeeze

There were packages of salt 0.10.1 in backports but they were removed, and the only saltstack packages in Debian are now in unstable.

Debian Squeeze LDAP Server With OpenLDAP And phpLDAPadmin

This tutorial will show you how you can set up an LDAP and webinterface to manage the LDAP server on Debian Squeeze.

Debian, Ubuntu and Arch Linux triple boot

This is just a simple guide to show you how I managed to have Debian, Ubuntu and Arch Linux installed on the same machine, under one Grub 2 installation. And how I managed to solve a small problem I had.

Debian Brought Back To Life On M68K-Based Amigas

The port of Debian GNU/Linux for the Motorola 68000 processors has been revived, which now allows for a working Debian OS to run once again on computers like the Amiga 3000/4000 and Atari.

Misc Developer News (#31)

In this issue: + amd64 most popular architecture according to popcon + Register your media types to the IANA + First release of dput-ng in Unstable + Recent changes on the Debian QA front + Fancy graphs on lintian.d.o

Debian Project News – December 24th, 2012

Welcome to this year’s twenty-fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the DPL * Wheezy freeze: reviewers needed for unblock requests * Report from Bug Squashing Party in Mechlin * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming […]


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