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bridging CPAN and Debian → step2

To make the Debian-Perl module look-up more useful, there are now install instructions included. That means that all non-packaged CPAN dependencies and also all packaged ones are listed and it’s clear what can be installed from packages and what needs to be installed from CPAN. Here’s an example for App::TimeTracker:

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.

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

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

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 / Ubuntu Linux: Install Cherokee Web Server

Cherokee is an open-source Cross-platform Web server. How do I install Cherokee web server under Debian or Ubuntu Linux operating system?

Writing a Debian ISO CD to a USB Stick

I’m finding myself burning a lot of Debian CD’s lately and I figured it’s time I left the 90′s and burnt these images to USB instead. Debian CD and DVD images can be written directly a USB stick

Debian on mobile devices

It is possible to put Debian on smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S: Find a friendly Android distro that supports your device, install it with fastboot or heimdall and play around.

Making Mosquitto packages for Debian yourself

As Debian has been in feature freeze since before Mosquitto 1.0 was released, it will be a long time until there is an updated version of Mosquitto in Debian. It is, however, fairly straightforward to do the packaging yourself. Here’s how to do that from the command line.

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.

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 […]

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.

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).

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.

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 […]

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