As probably most people know Debian has announced an extended support for Squeeze (AKA Debian 6), so while the “ordinary” support has ended on the 31 may 2014 there is now a Long Term Support (LTS) until the February 2016.
This has been announced by a team of volunteer on April
That’s a great news if you are not able to upgrade your server from Debian 6 to 7 and these are the instructions to do it easily.
Important: Squeeze-LTS will only support i386 and amd64. Users of other architectures are encouraged to upgrade to Debian 7 (“wheezy”).
You need to enable the apt sources for squeeze-lts manually.
for binary and source packages add these linesin the file /etc/apt/sources.listdeb http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-lts main contrib non-free deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
You need squeeze, squeeze security and squeeze lts for LTS working properly so in general your sources.list should look like this one:
- deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free deb http://http.debian.net/debian squeeze-lts main contrib non-free deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
This is the minimum to have the LTS installed, as usual you can add other repository if you want.
To update your system run as usual the apt command from a terminal:
As announced, not all packages of the Debian archive are supported by Squeeze-LTS. To check whether you have unsupported packages installed on your machine, you can install the debian-security-support package (use the version in squeeze-lts, unstable will not work as expected). A check for new unsupported packages is run every time packages are installed. You can also run the ‘check-support-status’ utility manually to get a list of all unsupported packages installed on your system.Stay in Touch
The whole coordination of the Debian LTS effort is handled through the debian-lts mailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts/
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Aside from the debian-lts-announce list, there’s also a list for following all uploads in debian-lts: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-changes/Security Tracker
All information on the status of vulnerabilities (e.g. if the version in squeeze-lts happens to be unaffected while wheezy is affected) will be tracked in the Debian Security Tracker:
The latest Fedora Copr repository established provides a "kernel playground" whereby currently out-of-tree and/or experimental kernel features are enabled for developers and enthusiasts to try out.
Josh Boyer of the Fedora Project has setup the Fedora Kernel Playground as a Copr repository to use if you wish to try out bleeding-edge Linux kernel features. This kernel isn't officially supported, bug reports will be largely ignored, and this kernel isn't recommended for production machines. However, for those wishing to try out kernel features not even found in Fedora Rawhide, this is a great repository without having to patch and spin your own kernel.
Hey there, I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I cloned my windows partition to my new SSD and now I'd like to move Ubuntu too. There is something like 40gb available space in the SSD but it's already formatted to NTFS and belongs to my Windows partition. Is it possible to shrink that partition, create a new ext4 partition and move my Ubuntu boot folder in there? How would I do that? Keep in mind that I'm not too good with the terminal. But I learn fast.submitted by ConfusedTapeworm
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Sp I've never used Linux because I know nothing about programming, although I've always found it interesting. I figured I'd finally give it a shot since I found an old crappy laptop that ctruggles to open chrome browser in windows 7. I did a little research and decided that Debian, and more specifically crunchbang would be a good place to start (laptop is celeron M with 1/2 GB RAM).
Like I said, I've never isntalled linux so I'm kind of stumbling through the dark here. Could someone please tell me, or point me to a guide for installing crunchbang as the only OS with a flashdrive? Everything I see on google is about dual booting and I want to ditch windows on the laptop for good.
Thanks!submitted by Krono5_8666V8
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Hello! I'm fairly new with Linux and somewhat new to scripting, so go easy on me. I wanted to know if this is something that people do or if it's a waste of time/files...
I'm writing a large program that will run a lot of calculations and store them into a log file. Easy enough, but it's 1000x easier to do this in Python, however I want to distribute it across my lab and I would like it if they didn't have to enter "Python Script.py" everytime, is it reasonable to make a simple ".sh" script that will ask what the user wants to do, then run the .py's itself?
...or am I missing something super easy/obvious? haha. Thanks for the help!submitted by bamcomics
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ReadWrite: Open source has become an industry default, but it's still not for everyone.
Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display.
ZTE showed off the LivePro at January’s CES show as its “Projector Hotspot“, and it’s now coming to the U.S. via Sprint under the LivePro name. On July 11, Sprint will begin selling the device for $450, or $299 with a two-year contract. Of course, the real money is in the data plans, which start at $35 per month for 3GB of data.
Hi everyone, I'm looking to build a development/media server for my house. I already have an old desktop for the purpose and come here to ask for some input on a choice of OS...
The hardware is an old DELL optiplex. 2.4Ghz dual core and I have added a 3Tb HDD and 6Gb of RAM to handle the server processes and media I intend to serve.
I work in IT with solaris&linux daily so already familiar with nix systems and configuration of them, but here is my problem...
I have already tried/installed ubuntu, kali, mint and various other Debian base OSes to the h/ware for this purpose. My personal preference is Kali for these reasons.
- 99% of all the C libraries I need to compile are already on Kali, other deb based systems like mint don't come with things like zlib, readline by default.
- The GUI/UI is familiar (Gnome) and the pen test tools are in their own menu, which is a nice touch for when I'm feeling like learning...
- Kali has most of the services I intend to install in other OSes (sshd, ftpd, apache, postgres, etc).
The only problem is I seriously doubt Kali would be the first choice of a server for this purpose. That and I like to compile services myself and configure them etc. Couple this with my minimal experience with non-debian linux and I'm sure you get the point. Question is... Would you suggest anything else? Or just use Kali...submitted by w3s7y
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Raimund Vogl, director of IT at Münster University explains why the public universities in the German state of Northrhine-Westfalia need their own private cloud and why only open source would do.
A few weeks back I came across a new type of linux terminal; it acted almost like a text document and you could click to edit previously used commands.
I finally want to check it out, but my search skills have failed me. Does anyone know what I'm referring to?submitted by camynnad
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This week, following much talk about it coming out of the Google I/O conference, there are a lot of discussions arising about Android Wear and whether it will become the next big mobile platform. Some early smartwatches running the open platform are appearing, and some reviewers are really liking them. Just as you once didn't carry a smartphone, and then did, are you on the cusp of owning an open source smartwatch?
Josh Boyer (Fedora Kernel team member & FESCo Nominee) recently announced the new kernel-playground COPR repo. Basically, this is a repo for users that want to try out some new and shiny (yet not ready for primetime) kernel features in Fedora, such as the overlayfs “union” filesystem, and kdbus (the in-kernel d-bus replacement).
It is important to note that this new kernel-playground is an “unsupported” kernel, designed for developers of the new features they include, as well as curious users that want to test out these bleeding edge features, and that.