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Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian 5.0 (codename `lenny’). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Security Support for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 terminated on February 6th

One year after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 alias “Squeeze” and nearly three years after the release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias “Lenny” the security support for the old distribution (5.0 alias “Lenny”) came to an end a few days ago. The Debian project is proud to have been able to support its old […]

Upgrading Debian from lenny to squeeze

Debian is the OS of choice for many of our customers. As of February 2011, Debian’s latest stable release is version 6.0, code name squeeze. When a new version is released, the prior stable version becomes oldstable. As of 2011, this is version 5.0, code named lenny.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” approaches end of life

In a post on its security announce mailing list, the Debian Project development team has reminded users that version 5.0 of its Debian Linux distribution, also known as “Lenny”, will reach its end of life (EOL) on 6 February 2012. From that date, no further updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be released.

Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.9 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Upcoming point releases and call for test

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the upcoming point releases for Debian 5 “Lenny” and Debian 6 “Squeeze” are scheduled for October 1st and October 8th respectively.

amon.so: Hijacking System Calls For Hardening PHP – Debian Lenny And Squeeze

amon.so is a library that integrates with the PHP interpreter and intercepts and manipulates the system calls provided by libc6. It replace the execve() syscall with a custom function which does extra sanity checking in order to prevent that an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system exploiting a vulnerability in a web-based application

Setup Debian server for python deployment

We’ve got a new server and It’s debian 5.05 (Lenny). We’ll be deploying python web apps all over the server, so this is how I did it.

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: What’s New?

While the Debian 6 release was accompanied by much less buzz and fanfare than the previous release, “Lenny”, Debian 6 does come with gigatons of new features. Let’s have a look at it all, in this LFY-exclusive review of Debian 6.0.

Installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) On Ubuntu Server 10.04 / Debian 5.0

This How-To document guides you through installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) on an Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) Server or Debian 5.0 in the simplest way possible. It *may* work on later versions but I have no way of knowing how these instructions will work for you.

How To Upgrade Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) To Squeeze (Debian 6.0) On Xen VPS

This tutorial shows how to upgrade a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) installation on a Xen based Virtual Private Server (VPS) to Squeeze (Debian 6.0) including kernel update, dependency based boot sequencing and conversion to UUIDs.

Installing Nagios On Debian Lenny And Monitoring A Debian Lenny Server

Nagios is a monitoring solution for complex IT infrastructures, Nagios is easy to implement and can be extended by custom-modules, called plugins. In this howto I explain howto install Nagios on a Debian Lenny host and make the configuration for it. Furthermore we are going to install a second Debian machine which we monitor with […]

Upgrade to Debian Squeeze and Mediawiki woes

Just a number of days ago Debian released Squeeze as the new stable version. I decided to test the upgrade one or two of CC’s servers to see how it would go. The upgrade process was standard and went without problems, as one comes to expect with Debian. Any problems with the upgrade didn’t manifest […]

Upgrade Debian Lenny To Squeeze In A Few Simple Steps

One rather old laptop and one server were the test objects for this howto. Both systems do not have any RAID devices and use a simple partition scheme from a default basic Lenny install. If your setup deviates much from this, it’s highly recommended to read all details of the Debian Release Notes before you […]

HowTo: Upgrade Debian 5.0 (Lenny) To Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has been released and how do I upgrade to Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 from the previous release, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”) using command prompt?

Hosting Multiple SSL Web Sites On One IP Address With Apache 2.2 And GnuTLS (Debian Lenny)

This tutorial describes how you can host multiple SSL-encrypted web sites (HTTPS) on one IP address with Apache 2.2 and GnuTLS on a Debian Lenny server.

Rails Ready for Debian Lenny

What this gives you? * an updated system with necessary packages * SQLite3 from lenny-backports * imagemagick * git-core * RVM * Ruby 1.9.2-p136 on RVM * Configure Ruby for Debian * Bundler, Passenger, and Rails gems * Apache + Phusion Passenger slightly configured

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze

How do I upgrade Debian stable Linux (Lenny) server to Squeeze for the testing purpose using command line options?

Ruby on Rails and Ruby Gems on Debian Lenny using backports

There’s a thing about Debian… it’s super stable, but the devs always want newer software, so if they need Ruby you have a choice of compiling it from source as I previously described here or better using the Debian Backports.

Set the timezone on Debian 5 Lenny

I’m always forgetting how to set the timezone on a Debian 5 Lenny server when I set up a new one so this quick post is for future reference…

Running Dell OMSA 6.3 under Debian Lenny

Earlier this year Dell finally announced a version of their OpenManage Server Administrator suite for Ubuntu systems. This means that there’s now an officially-maintained version of OMSA compiled and packaged for a Debian-like system.

How to Update the Debian Lenny Kernel

Debian is a version of Linux established in 1993. It has three distinct release branches: stable, testing and unstable. Debian “Lenny” was released on November 27, 2010, and is the current stable distribution as of 2010. Updating the kernel in Debian is accomplished through the built-in “apt-get” update system.

Installing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver (fglrx) on Debian Lenny 5.0 Stable 64 bits

I am one of those unlucky peoples who happen to own a laptop equipped with an ATI graphic card, while being strongly attached to the open source world…

Hadoop Cluster Setup on Debian Lenny

Today I will describe the setup of a Hadoop / HDSF multi-node cluster on Debian Lenny with a redundant Namenode using DRBD and Heartbeat, four Datanodes and Tasktracker, a Backup- Checkpointnode and Rack awareness.

Dropbox in Debian Lenny (Gnome)

I use Debian on my desktop machine as a backup operating system. It’s fully functional and shares some common partitions with Slack; to keep synch’d somewhat. However, installing Dropbox would also be helpful for transferring stuff to and fro between these operating systems, which reminds me… I need to install Dropbox on my Win 7 […]

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Install Suhosin debian Lenny

I am quite surprised about it but not many people know Suhosin extension, particularly shared webhosts and even administrators of dedicated web servers. Suhosin is a well-known PHP extension made by Stefan Esser, PHP security researcher.

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.

Debian GNU/Linux 5 “lenny” [Review]

Debian is one of the most prominent and old releases of all Linux distros, which differs a lot in it’s release cycles. While Fedora is gearing up for its 14th release in 7 years, Debian has had as few as five releases in its nearly 17-year history. Debian developers have traditionally gone for a feature-based […]

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