Tag Archives: debian

  • HOWTO Setup and run a SVN server on Debian

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2007 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/359). Very good article mentionning howto get it working on Debian very quickly: Article on Freaks Unidos’ wiki This article makes it a lot easier although the SSL part might not work directly as expected: Howtoforge article on SVN […]

  • HOWTO Activate NAT on Debian

    This article is incomplete and was first written in September 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/343). An example on how to activate NAT on a Debian box (on Etch and up). First, activate IP forwarding in /etc/sysctl.conf. Then, you need to activate NAT itself in /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.254 […]

  • HOWTO Disable IPv6 support on Debian

    This article is incomplete and was first written in July 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/342). IPv6 is still not widely accepted and even less used. Many networked applications in Debian are enabling IPv6 support anyway, which result in a drop in performance and longer delays in day-to-day use. The effort to do the […]

  • HOWTO Use the /etc/cron.* infrastructure on Debian

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/339). On Debian, an infrastructure is in place in directories /etc/cron.* to extend and improve the crontabs. Why ? Usually, crontabs are managed at the user level, which can start crontab -e to edit its own or crontab -l to […]

  • Upgrading from Sarge to Etch

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/336). This is a procedure to upgrade a Debian Sarge GNOME Desktop PC to Debian Etch. First, make sure you are not using devfs. If you are using udev, or no device manager daemon, then you are ready. Also, […]

  • HOWTO Move a CVS repositoy between servers on Debian

    This article was first written in May 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/334). Basically, moving a CVS repository itself is not really difficult. Let’s assume first that we don’t use the pserver mode of CVS, which is known to be weak with respect to security. We use then the SSH transport to access the […]

  • HOWTO Activate kernel oplocks in Samba on Debian GNU/Linux (up to Sarge)

    This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/327). Starting from kernel 2.4, Linux has got the kernel oplocks feature. Kernel oplocks would permit Samba to share locks with the UNIX filesystem, to allow local Linux applications or applications accessing the files through NFS for example to be notified of […]

  • HOWTO Setup Bonding Ethernet on Debian

    This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/325). This technology is meant to merge several network links into one logical, providing with higher availability and higher throughput (while it is not absolutely necessary to use both aspects at the same time). Some vendors call it Trunking (ex.: Sun) or […]

  • HOWTO Populate /dev with static files on Debian

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/320). In some situation (when using previously devfs, for example), your /dev is empty of static files, and moving to udev or coming back to static /dev is then impossible. In package debootstrap on Debian, there is the file /usr/lib/debootstrap/devices.tar.gz (or /usr/share/debootstrap/devices.tar.gz […]

  • Updating a pre-existing Debian package

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/314). From time to time, you would like to have a more recent version of an application than what is currently packaged in Debian  [1]. This is basically the same process as backporting anyway. There has been the introduction in Debian of […]

  • Packaging applications for Debian

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/313). To do the best use of Debian’s superior package management system (APT), the application must be packaged, in the form of one or several .deb files. Packaging has many, many advantages, you just couldn’t believe. As Debian is all about Free […]

  • Warning message about signatures when using apt post – Sarge

    This article was first written in November 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/304). If you notice warning messages like these when doing an APT update, read this to fix it: W: GPG error: ftp://ftp.tux.org unstable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY BB5E459A529B8BDA To fix it, […]