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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.

Debian 7: A So-So Distro Not Worth Switching For

Debian may be a granddaddy in the Linux world, but the latest version of the software isn’t much to look at. Debian 7, dubbed ‘Wheezy,’ is about as exciting as its name is unattractive, and it’s certainly not a showcase for the latest distro developments. To be kind, this latest Debian Linux release has little […]

Updated Debian 7: 7.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename “wheezy”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

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 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.

Debian Linux 7.0 Wheezy: Hands on

I have fallen behind on the Distro Deluge of new Linux releases, because I was traveling in the US for three weeks. The good news in that is that I took my two Acer Aspire One systems with me (725 and 522), and both performed extremely well during the trip.

Debian Wheezy vs Intel 4965AGN: flop-flop

Installing Debian may be a trivial task for someone. It has never been so easy for me. To start with, my first attempt to install it failed epically. Installation of Debian 6.0 Squeeze without a network connection was a serious mistake. Has installation improved in Debian 7.0? It was my task to study this.

Debian 7.0 Wheezy: New Features You Need to Know About

The Debian project earlier this month put the finishing touches on their latest release: Debian 7.0, code named “Wheezy.” This release marks the availability of two new architectures and a number of major updates and new features.

Dovecot fails during Wheezy upgrade

There may be a few minor issues here and there, but my experience, in nearly 13 years of use of the i386 port, seven years of use of the amd64 port and about four years of use of the mips port, has been very good, with just one breakage, of the package CUPS, on my […]

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 […]

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”.

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 […]

Debian 7.0 Wheezy Review

Debian is the granddaddy of Linux distros, it forms the basis for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and many other desktop linux distros. Yet many folks who are new to Linux might not even have heard of Debian. This is a shame because it has quite a lot to offer in its own right, aside from everything […]

Five things to like About Debian 7.0 ‘Wheezy’

Code-named “Wheezy,” the new release brings several compelling new features, including an improved installer, multiarch support, tools for deploying private clouds, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front ends that remove the need for third-party repositories.

Debian 7.0 ‘Wheezy’ Review

When a Debian release is declared stable, it’s very exciting. Debian can be used for many different purposes. Hence it’s own tag-line ‘The Universal Operating System’. It can be run as a server, a desktop system or be used as a core for other distributions to base their own operating system.

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 7.0 Wheezy released

After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code name “Wheezy”). This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support [1], several specific tools to deploy private clouds [2], an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove […]

Bit from the Release Team: I think I feel a song coming on… Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!

Hi, As you may already know, we’ve passed responsibility for Wheezy to the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released!

Debian 7.0 Wheezy: Hands on with a pre-release build

I decided to take one last look at a pre-release build. My intention was to see how it looks and works in general, how it gets on with installation on various systems of mine, and whether and how it is working with GPT partitioning, UEFI BIOS, and Secure Boot.

Debian Wheezy Now Has Less Than 100 Critical Bugs

Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out.

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.

New Features Coming For Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”

With the recent release of Debian 7.0 Installer Release Candidate, the final release of Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is effectively on approach. For those not up to speed on this major Linux distribution update, here’s a list of some of the top features.

Debian Installer 7.0 Release Candidate 1 published

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

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.

E17 Yanked From Debian 7.0 (Wheezy)

I picked a bad time to rebuild my laptop this week. I’ve been tracking Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) since it was frozen and using Enlightenment 0.17 (E17) for yonks. When I rebuilt my laptop, E17 was no longer available. The reason for the removal is essentially a result of the good news that a stable version […]

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 […]

Steady improvements in Debian Wheezy — and a smooth transition from Squeeze

But Debian gets better as it inches toward release. And if you’re running the Stable distribution (Squeeze instead of Wheezy, still in Testing) you can enjoy the goodness for the next two years — or three if you wish, as Stable gets an extra year of security patches as Old Stable after a new Stable […]

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