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High Performance Linux Router With Optional LMS Web Panel And Radius Server In 5 Minutes

Every network administrator managing a pool of many routers, knows how important configuration repeatability is. For this reason I have presented how to install high performance router under Debian Linux OS with configuration done in an easily editable text files in few simple and pleasant steps. The whole installation should not take more than 5 […]

Multiarch: How To Use 32bit Packages On A 64bit System (Debian 7 Wheezy)

On Debian Wheezy, it is now possible to run a i386-linux-gnu application on an amd64-linux-gnu system. This is called Multiarch and refers to the capability of a system to install and run applications of multiple different binary targets on the same system.

Building a Debian Wheezy Vagrant Box Using Veewee

For a Django website that I am working, which will be hosted on Debian 7.1, I needed a vagrant box that I can use during development. Unfortunately, such a box was not available at or elsewhere that I could trust, so I decided to build the box myself.

Using RoundCube Webmail With ISPConfig 3 On Debian Wheezy (Apache2)

This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and Apache2, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user […]

Debian 7 Wheezy: Install Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia plugin used to play video, games, streaming, and interactivity to Web pages. This how-to describes how to install the Adobe Flash Player (also known as the Macromedia Flash Player), on Debian 7 desktop or laptop systems.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Wheezy (AMD64)

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Wheezy server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual […]

Installing Debian 7 and Fedora 18 on POWER7

You might think that I should be recommending the official supported Linux distributions like SUSE SLES and Red Hat RHEL and don’t get me wrong there are good and rock solid. These official version come at a cost (althought there might be a time limit trial version available – I have not checked recently)and Fedora […]

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Wheezy

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Wheezy server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Skype 4.2 Released – Install on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint and Fedora

Finally, the long-awaited Skype 4.2 for Linux released by Microsoft with major updates, lots of various bug fixes and some minor features from the previous version, and this update is one of the biggest update as of now.

Nginx: SPDY SSL Installation and Configuration On Debian / Ubuntu

SPDY (pronounced as speedy) is an open networking protocol developed primarily at Google for transporting web content. Nginx version 1.4.x supports SPDY out of the box. You need openssl version 1.0.1 or above to compile and use nginx.

Return to Root: How to Get Started With Debian

Debian comes in three flavors: Stable, Testing, and Unstable. Packages start out in Unstable, and migrate down through Testing and Stable. Stable is great for servers because it is thoroughly tested and gets swift security updates. Testing and Unstable are great for desktop systems because they have newer packages. Unstable really isn’t unstable, but works […]

Installing Debian on OpenRD (Base and Client)

This page explains how to use the Debian installer to install Debian 7.0 (wheezy) on the OpenRD platform (OpenRD-Base, OpenRD-Client and OpenRD-Ultimate).

Running Redaxo 4.4.x On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Redaxo 4.4.x web site on a Debian Wheezy 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 […]

Protect Yourself Online With Tor, TAILS, and Debian

There are some tools we can use to try to protect ourselves, and one of them is Tor, the onion router. Tor was originally developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for protecting government communications.

Install Piwigo Gallery On Nginx With Debian Wheezy

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a piwigo gallery site with nginx, configured for vhosts, on a Debian Wheezy system. Piwigo is a gallery-website with many plugins. In this sample we configure the vhost “gallery.domain.tld”.

How to speed up package updates using apt-fast (Debian & Ubuntu)

apt-fast downloads repositories (package sources) and packages in parallel, which can greatly shorten the time it takes to update a system. In contrast, the default package manager (apt-get or aptitude) downloads repositories and packages sequentially.

Running PrestaShop 1.5.x On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a PrestaShop 1.5.x web site on a Debian Wheezy 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 […]

Distributing complex ruby scripts with Omnibus generated Debian packages

Let’s say I have a nice little ruby script I want to distribute to a large number of Debian/Ubuntu hosts. Ideally, all I have to do is to scp the script to the hosts and ‘apt-get install ruby’ on them, then I can execute my script. Piece of cake. I said ideally, because sometimes things […]

Using ngx_pagespeed With nginx On Debian Wheezy

Google has just released PageSpeed Beta for nginx, the nginx equivalent of mod_pagespeed for Apache. This module applies web performance best practices to pages, and associated assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) and therefore speeds up your web site and reduces load times. This tutorial explains how to use PageSpeed with nginx on Debian Wheezy.

Debian Linux: Upgrade v6.0.x Squeeze to v7.0.0 Wheezy

Recently Debian Linux version 7.0 (“Wheezy”) released. This version shipped with many new features – improvements to multimedia support, improved security through hardening flags and the OpenStack suite and the Xen Cloud Platform to name a few. How do I upgrades from Debian Linux version 6.x.x (squeeze) to the latest version 7.0.0 wheezy using command […]

Debian / Ubuntu: Set Port Knocking With Knockd and Iptables

Debian or Ubuntu Linux comes with knockd. It is a port-knock server. It listens to all traffic on an ethernet and/or PPP interface created by VPN/dial-up pppd, looking for special “knock” sequences of port-hits.

Building PHP 5.4 From Source On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can build PHP 5.4 from source on Debian Squeeze. Later on, we will install more modules through PECL and add it as an additional PHP version to ISPConfig’s dropdown. At the end you will have a fully function PHP 5.4 installation which is selectable within the ISPConfig interface and a […]

Debian Linux on a PowerMac 7200

Those of us that run Linux on a modern or nearly-modern PC know that it’s a capable operating system. It’s also (at least in my case with Ubuntu) extremely easy to install on a semi-modern computer. On a mid-90s era PowerMac 7200, things aren’t quite so simple.

Installing PostGIS 2.0 under Debian Wheezy

We’ll be using Postgis2.0 from UbuntuGIS, which has packages for a number of recent Ubuntu releases. Since Ubuntu precise has libc6 2.14 and Debian wheezy only 2.13 we fall back on Ubuntu oneiric for packages, which also has libc6 2.13.

Debian and Ubuntu packages for sbsigntools and efitools built

I got a lot of complaints about the lack of Debian or Ubuntu packages. Apparently alien doesn’t work all that well, and some of the packages (like libc) are too new anyway on openSUSE. So I finally figured out how to get OBS to build debian packages.

On Building a Debian Package of a Ruby Program

Building a Debian Package from a program written in Ruby is not a straightforward task. This post intends to be a step by step practical guide on packaging ruby programs based on the lessons we learned during the debianization process.

Building Nginx From Source On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can build nginx from source on Debian Squeeze. Additionally, we will include some useful 3rd-party modules like the naxsi WAF (web application firewall), SPDY etc. At the end you will have a fully function nginx installation.

Steam for Debian

So you can download Steam for Linux now!. Or at least Ubuntu. The package needs a bit of tweaking to make it installable on Debian

DIY: Debian swirl plushie in six easy steps

I was very excited, and being the craft geek I am, I decided to bring them little handmade gifts. After some thought, I opted for a Debian swirl plush charm/keychain. And here is how I made it, in six easy steps.

How to install LibreOffice 4.0 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian…

This article describes how to install LibreOffice 4.0 on Debian-based / Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and Ubuntu. This installation method is based on the official .deb packages.

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