Upgrading from Woody to Sarge

This article was first written in February 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/109) It seems I’ve been pretty lucky to upgrade without any major problems, but hey! If I was, why wouldn’t you… Before starting the upgrade, please note…

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H.323 through a Netfilter (Linux 2.4) firewall

To communicate using a tool like Microsoft NetMeeting or GnomeMeeting through a Linux (kernel 2.4.x-based) firewall, you have to redirect some ports to one IP address in the inside network, otherwise, it won’t work. Here is a little script meant…

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Cross-platform file and print server running GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux is particularly adapted as file server for Microsoft Windows, MacOS (any version) and UNIX workstations. It is adapted to serving printers to them as well and, as every UNIX, is well-suited as application server (mail, web, DHCP, …). Users and…

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The Ximian/Debian patching system for OOo 1.1

It is important to understand how the Ximian/Debian patching system for OpenOffice.org 1.1 works if you want to provide your own customized version of the Debian packages for OOo. First of all, install the sources as told in Getting the…

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HOWTO Install Debian Woody on a Compaq Server

This article is now deprecated (initially written in 2003) but we are re-publicising just in case it would be useful to someone… Think about a root password and another user (with password). Gather all the network configuration elements you will…

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