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DIY NAS with Debian Lenny

This post will explain how to set up a NAS server with Debian running essential services such as ssh, samba, nfs, cups, rdiff-backup and rtorrent with a web interface; and using two HDDs in RAID 1 mode with everything encrypted.

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala / Debian 5 Lenny With Magnet Link Support

rTorrent is a popular command line based bittorrent client. It provides very powerful features yet it is very light on the system – contrary to other bittorrent clients like Vuze.

Root UI Login – in Debian Lenny

If you ever wanted to Login into to your root a/c in Debian and also in other Debian based distros, this is the way of doing it. I think the same works for other distros. But I have got no time to test them out.

rtorrent 11 on Debian 5

For those of you looking for DHT support with the default rtorrent package that it is in the Debian 5 apt repos you are out of luck. Currently the only way to get DHT support for rtorrent is to use the 0.8.5-2 release for Debian “Squeeze” (testing).

How to install the APC PHP Cache on Debian (Lenny)

The APC cache can significantly improve your PHP script performance, just by installing it, which basically takes 5 minutes! (Plus, it’s actually supported by the core PHP developers and will probably be integrated into PHP6…)

Putting new version on Debian stable (lenny)

Of course, there is a catch – new computers have graphic cards that lenny simply cannot cope with anymore. And if you want new drivers, you need new xorg version

Compiling nginx on debian lenny

When I first looked at how old the nginx package in the debian repo was I thought that I should compile nginx. However, I eventually managed to find a more recent repo which I will post later.

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

If you run Etch you will want to use

HOWTO: Ethernet bonding in Debian Lenny

In an older post I explained how to create a bond interface in Debian Etch… now, this doesn’t work anymore due to some changes in Lenny. So, long story short, first of all, install ifenslave….

Koha on Debian Lenny + Squeeze mixed HOWTO

Koha is a full-featured open-source ILS. Developed initially in New Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd and first deployed in January of 2000 for Horowhenua Library Trust, it is currently maintained by a team of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe.

Install Pidgin 2.6.2 on Lenny

The version of Pidgin that is in the Lenny repositories has some problems. It’s an older version and does not work with Yahoo messenger, usually you can’t get the proper certifcate from Yahoo in Pidgin.

Setup Debian Lenny PV & HVM DomUs (64-bit) sharing same image device at Xen 3.4.1 & Libvirt 0.7.1-10 Dom0 on top of F12 (rawhide) with pvops enabled kernel

The posting bellow provides a workaround for failure of straight forward virt-install Debian Lenny 64-bit DomU via location .

Installing mod_geoip for Apache2 On Debian Lenny

This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Debian Lenny system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user.

Networker 7.5.1 client on Debian GNU Linux 5.0 / Ubuntu 9.04

Networker client for Linux only comes “rpm packaged”. In order to install Networker Client on Debian or Ubuntu linux servers, do the following

Mod-Security on Debian

How to install latest mod-security on debian lenny (probably applicable to other debian based distributions), there are .debs available but they are out of date so you need to install it manually.

Installing NVIDIA Drivers On Debian Lenny Manually

Installing NVIDIA drivers on Debian Lenny requires a little extra work compared to doing so in other distributions like Ubuntu, due to the lack of some required packages in the default installation.

Installing Lighttpd and Subversion on Debian Lenny

This article is a step-by-step guide for installing Lighttpd (pronounced lighty) and Subversion on Debian Lenny. My previous setup was Subversion with Apache, however Apache was too heavy for my virtual private server so I had to move to Lighttpd

Paravirtualized OpenSolaris 2008.11 domU Using Debian Lenny

This guide will help you to create an OpenSolaris paravirtualized Xen guest under Debian Lenny.

Debian Lenny, Asterisk and FreePBX

We will be using the default install of Debian and installing Asterisk from source and compiling. Freepbx will be downloaded from the website and installed.

Set Up A Simple High-Availability Web Server For A Small Company Using Debian Lenny

This tutorial was written for the Debian Lenny distribution and supposes that the user has knowledge about what load balancing is and some basic skills of Linux, our two load balancers consist out of 2 machines that monitor each other, if the master stops responding the secondary one will take the master role.

Automating Debian installs with Preseeding

I’ve now got automated installations of Debian Lenny using the preseeding method. Coupling this with using virt-install, I can have a Debian virtual machine installation in only a few minutes. No questions asked.

Installing Debian 5

In this video tutorial I will show you how to install Debian 5.0 aka Lenny from netinst CD.

Install synaptic in Debian Lenny

If synaptic is missing in Debian Lenny’s default installation, usually happens if Debian GNU/Linux is installed from the first CD, synaptic can be installed by doing the following..

Install OpenOffice 3.1 in Debian 5.0 Lenny

Debian Lenny comes by default with OpenOffice 2.6.4, but in the meantime OpenOffice 3.1 was released. You can easily install it on your Debian box by using the Debian Lenny backports repository, which is a repository including newer versions of applications than the ones which come by default with Lenny.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the third 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 adjustments for serious problems.

How To Install Django On Debian Lenny (Apache2/mod_python)

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Debian Lenny server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

My Day of Terror — Compiling Erlang on Lenny

Much encouraged by kind wizards (see Erlang — One Step Forward; Two Back; August 28, 2009; comments) I I set off this morning to compile Erlang on Reliance, my Debian Lenny workstation.

Configuring fail2ban With SquirrelMail On Debian Lenny 5.0/ISPConfig 3

In this article I will show how to prevent brute force attacks with Fail2ban against your SquirrelMail Web login using the Squirrel Logger plugin.

Using KernelCheck on Debian Lenny

KernelCheck compares your running kernel with the latest kernel from, compares the latest kernel with that posted in the Master Kernel Thread, and (optionally) builds the latest kernel automatically.

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.

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