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Benchmarks Of Debian Etch, Lenny & Squeeze

With Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” set to be released in the coming months, we have decided to run a set of benchmarks looking at the performance of Debian 6.0 across different sub-systems relative to the performance of Debian 5.0 “Lenny” and Debian 4.0 “Etch” to see how this new release may stack up.

Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & lighttpd)

This guide explains how to integrate XCache into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system (with lighttpd). From the XCache project page: “XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load.” It’s similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC.

Using IPv6 On Debian Etch

This document describes how you can configure a Debian Etch system for IPv6 so that a) it can connect to other IPv6 hosts and b) other IPv6 hosts can connect to it.

How To Upgrade A Debian Etch System (Server & Desktop) To Debian Lenny

This article shows how you can upgrade a system running Debian Etch to Debian Lenny. It is intended for both server and desktop systems.

Howto upgrade Debian 3.1 Sarge to Debian 4.0 Etch stable

Debian 4.0 has been released. It is recommended that you upgrade the system to latest version. Upgrading remote Debian server is a piece of cake 😀

How To Upgrade Debian Etch To Lenny

Debian Etch is soon to be unsupported by the Debian team, therefore all Debian Linux Servers need to be upgraded to Debian Lenny. I work for Netzen (an IT Support company) and have upgraded many Linux servers to Debian Lenny over the past month

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. From the Suhosin project page: “Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. “

A close shave: Debian Etch floppy images

I didn’t realize that Debian’s latest release would eclipse Etch, and remove most every reference to the old installer structure from the main servers and mirrors. It’s only really important to weird people like me, who consider the floppy installers to be an excellent tool.

Debian FTP archive for Etch –

Debian Etch has been discontinued for a while now, and in an ideal world everyone has upgraded to lenny a long time ago. Still, this is not always possible and there are some systems out there that are still running etch, some for a good reason, some just because their admins are lazy

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated: The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”).

Debian Etch to Lenny Migration

At my place of employment, we just finished our debian upgrades. Overall I have huge respect for debian and the apt package tool. Overall the migration from etch to lenny across several servers was easy, except for one back.

How To Upgrade Debian Etch To Lenny

Debian Etch is soon to be unsupported by the Debian team, there for all Debian Linux Servers need to be upgraded to Debian Lenny, I work for Netzen (an IT Support company) and have upgraded many Linux servers to Debian Lenny over the past month, So I am providing this guide on how to upgrade […]

Security Support for Debian 4.0 to be terminated

Security Support for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 to be terminated on February 15th

Creating an Rails 2.3.5 production environment on Debian Etch

I had the most difficulty with slightly older Debian (Etch) based hosts using Stable – as you might expect, these have older packages, some of which prove to be difficult when working with newer revisions of Rails and when using Github.

How to install the Adobe Flash Player on Debian systems

This post shows you how to install the Adobe Flash Player, formerly known as the Macromedia Flash Player, on Debian systems

How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny/Sid

Flash Player is a cross-platform browser plug-in that delivers breakthrough Web experiences to over 98% of Internet users.

Installing Redmine on Debian Etch

Here is a step by step summary of what I did to get to get Redmine up and running on Debian 5.x – If you don’t know what Redmine is, it is like Trac, but better and on Rails.

How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny/Sid

If you run Etch you will want to use

Upgrade Debian 3.1(sarge) to 4.0(etch)

It look like that to upgrade from Debian 3.1 to 4.0 should be fairly easy; however, the truth is that you will somehow trap by “libc6” loop. Here is a note to solve the problem.

How To Enable Networking In Xen Guests On Hetzner’s DS Servers (Debian Etch)

This tutorial shows how you can enable networking in Xen guests (domU) on Hetzner’s DS servers. With the DS servers, you can get a subnet of eight additional IPs (or more) – usually that subnet is different from the subnet that the server’s main IP is from.

Installing hardware RAID monitor on IBM xseries 345 model 8670, IBM Server RAID monitoring via IBM’s RAID software RaidMan on 32 bit (i386) Debian Etch

Following my prescriptions the company where I work for has bought two hard drives for one of the servers we use for website hosting. The two drives are with capacity of 80GB.

Debian Etch and Ubuntu Feisty: a comparison

If Ubuntu is based on Testing or is a snapshot of Debian unstable then it should be fine not to actually provide any software other then what is in Ubuntu main and then just have people pull directly from Debian repositories.

Upgrade Debian Etch to Debian Lenny

I started upgrading some of our Etch boxes to Lenny and this is how i did it. First make sure you have installed all updates for the current debian version you are running in our case debian etch.

Building a self-bundling Debian AMI

Given the regular questions appearing on the forum about using Debian/Ubuntu with EC2 I thought it might be a useful exercise to post a complete HOWTO should people wish to roll their own AMI rather than use my public one.

FFmpeg, FFmpeg-PHP, Lame, Libogg, Libvorbis, FLVtool2, Mplayer, Mencoder, AMR Installation

The following HOWTO will show you exactly how to install the following packages on a Debian Etch or Ubuntu 7.06 system

Etch for Old Hardware

The pool of usable Linux distros for older hardware is shrinking. For at least the rest of this year, it appears you can still install Etch and make it work well. Everyone has their own ideals, and I’m quite sure you can find fault with mine.

Howto : setting up dns2tcp

I’m not gonna explain what dns2tcp is, just how to get it running in less than 30 minutes.

Upgrade from Debian Etch/Xen 3.0 to Debian Lenny/Xen 3.2 (AMD64)

I was running a Xen server with Debian Etch as dom0 (Linux 2.6.18-6 with Xen 3.0.3-1 on AMD64) for some time now. Today, I decided to upgrade the dom0 to Debian Lenny (Linux 2.6.26-2 with Xen 3.2.1-2).

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Debian 5: Lenny

The latest release of Debian 5 comes with an extensive list of software packages and support for 12 different architectures

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