HOWTO Rename a Debian system

This article was first written in December 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/192). To rename a Debian system, it is not enough to change the /etc/hostname file, you probably need to change some references to the old name elsewhere….

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HOWTO Upgrade from devfs to udev on Debian Sarge

This article was first written in November 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/186). Some people used devfs under Woody, or under their previous Sarge install. When going kernel 2.6, it may be useful to revert or upgrade to udev…

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HOWTO Use fgetty instead of getty on Debian

This article was first written in November 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/185). Getty is known to be memory-hungry. Let’s replace it with something lighter, which works in most cases: fgetty On Debian Sarge and up, it is already…

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Debian Packaging Web Applications Policy drafts

This article was first written in November 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/184). Here are some links about interesting drafts of a Debian Packaging Web Applications Policy. https://alioth.debian.org/projects/webapps-common/ http://people.debian.org/~seanius/policy/ DB Apps Packaging Policy PHP Pear Packaging Policy http://www.opal.dhs.org/involved/debian/apache/index.oml Webapp…

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HOWTO Setup Bonding Ethernet on Debian with a 2.6 kernel

This article was first written in October 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/179). To use Bonding Ethernet for High-Availability (failover) on Debian (Sarge or Sid with a 2.6.x kernel [1]) you need to: install package ifenslave-2.6 [2] make sure the…

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HOWTO Use Samba as PDC using LDAP on Debian

This article was first written in October 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/180). Starting from Debian Sarge, the Samba version which ship with Debian is 3.0.x. This is the first real version to support well being a PDC while…

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HOWTO Install a JRE on Sun Solaris

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/174). It may seem natural that Java should be available on Solaris. Actually, it is, but Solaris 8 for example features an obsolete JRE (Java Runtime Environment),…

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HOWTO Rotate logs on Sun Solaris

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/171). There is no generalized system to rotate and compress logs in Solaris, like GNU logrotate on Linux or newsyslog on FreeBSD. Hopefully, Shaun Rowland wrote one:…

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HOWTO Install a CUPS server on Debian Woody

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/170). To install a CUPS server on Debian Woody, just: $ sudo apt-get install cupsys If you want to connect HP printers, also install package hp-ppd, it…

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GNOME 2.2 backports for Woody Policy Proposal

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/169). We made a proposal for a policy about backporting packages of GNOME 2.2 for Debian Woody. We discussed a lot about it, and in the end,…

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