Category Archives: Debian

Uključite touchpad na svome laptop-u

Primjetio sam poslje svježe instalacije Debian 7.1 GNU/Linux-a na laptop po defaultu nije uključen klik/dvo-klik na touchpad-u, sve što trebate napraviti za aktivaritati (bar u mom slučaju), generirati datoteku /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf sa sadržajem;

Section  “InputClass”
Identifier  “touchpad catchall”
Driver  “synaptics”
MatchIsTouchpad  “on”
Option  “TapButton1″  “1″
Option  “VertEdgeScroll”  “1″
Option “RBCornerButton” “3″
MatchDevicePath  “/dev/input/event*”
EndSection

Poslje restartta Xorg servera sve je proradilo, no svedno poslje 10-15 minuta potražio sam miša (navika je navika) hahha

 

gnome-commander & xfce4-terminal

Već neko duže vrijeme koristim xfce 4.8 i vrlo često imam potrebu ići u terminal, no xfce dolazi sa svojim terminalom za razliku od gnome-terminal, i jednostavno nije htio raditi sa xfce4-terminal. Problem sam riješio pozivanjem jedne linije:

gconftool-2 –type=string –set “/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec” “xfce4-terminal”

 

 

Nadogradnja Debian squeeze na wheezy

Sad kad je wheezy postala službena stable verzija Debian-a, nadogradnju svog squeeze-a možete napraviti relativno jednostavno, postupak nadogradnje izgleda ovako:
1. Ako niste neki paket nadogradili u squeeze, napravite to sada:apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

2. U datoteci /etc/apt/sources.list zamjenite squeeze sa wheezy, primjer kako bi to trebalo izgledati:

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

3. Sada ažurirajte novi reposotorij i nadogradite program koji se brine o debian paketima:

apt-get update
apt-get install apt dpkg aptitude

4. Nadogradnju sustava aktivirate sa:

apt-get dist-upgrade

5. Finalni koriak, restartajte računalo:

shutdown -r now

 

Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” released

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May 13th, 2013                http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2013/10/
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Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" released
  * What's new in Debian "Wheezy" ?
  * DebConf11 and 12 videos
  * Debian beyond the cloud
  * Debian in Google Compute Engine
  * Bits from the DPL
  * "Coding Freedom" : a closer look at Debian contributors
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" released
----------------------------

27 months after the release of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", a new stable
version of the Debian operating system, Debian 7.0 "Wheezy", was
released on May 4, 2013 [1]. Among other improvements, this release
brings to its users multiarch support [2], various tools to deploy
private clouds [3], an improved installer supporting software speech,
which makes accessibility one of its strong points, and an expanded set
of multimedia codecs.
Adam D. Barratt, Release Team manager, has already announced a first
point release planned for next month [4] and given advice to maintainers
about further uploads to "unstable" : the development of "Jessie" is
already starting.
Joerg Jaspert, Debian FTP master, gave some insight into the workflow
needed by the FTP team to release a new stable version of Debian [5],
while Raphael Geissert noted [6] that "in the first 48 hours after its
log files were rotated last Sunday, http.debian.net [7] handled almost 2
million requests, for an average of 11 requests per second".
Meanwhile, Debian users and enthusiasts from all over the world are
organising parties [8] to celebrate the release of "Wheezy" : the
Catalan Debian community [9] and some Indian Debian users [10] already
seem to have had some fun! If you're going to have a party, share your
report and pics with us using the identi.ca hashtag #releaseparty [11].

    1: http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130504
    2: http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110726b
    3: http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120425
    4: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/05/msg00003.html
    5: http://blog.ganneff.de/blog/2013/05/wheezy-release.html
    6: http://rgeissert.blogspot.com/2013/05/almost-one-million-requests-per-day.html
    7: http://http.debian.net
    8: http://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyWheezy
    9: http://dunetna.probeta.net/doku.php/blog:debian_wheezy_party_barcelona
   10: http://fossevangelist.blogspot.in/2013/05/releasepartywheezy-india-india-india.html
   11: http://identi.ca/tag/releaseparty

What's new in Debian "Wheezy" ?
-------------------------------

Michael Prokop launched the #newinwheezy initiative [12] aimed at
presenting to users and fellow developers the packages that have been
newly introduced in "Wheezy". According to the Debian contributors who
joined the initiative, among the most interesting new packages are:
various forensic tools [13]; vcsh [14] ("manage config files in $HOME
via fake bare git repositories"); Charybdis [15] ("a popular and solid
IRC server which is the base of the software behind the Freenode
network"); packages from the Grml system [16]; mosh [17] (a "UDP based
remote shell terminal which works better than SSH in case of lag");
several lightweight browsers (dillo, netsurf, surf and xxxterm) [18];
libghc-stm-dev, a tool to help with writing non-buggy threaded
programs [19]; scratch [20] ("an easy, interactive, collaborative
programming environment designed for creation of interactive stories,
animations, games, music, and art") and plymouth [21] ("a boot-time I/O
multiplexer").

   12: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/04/msg00870.html
   13: http://michael-prokop.at/blog/2013/04/29/the-newinwheezy-game-new-forensic-packages-in-debianwheezy/
   14: http://richardhartmann.de/blog/posts/2013/04/29-newinwheezy/
   15: http://anarcat.koumbit.org/2013-05-01-new-debian-release-my-contributions-newinwheezy-game
   16: http://michael-prokop.at/blog/2013/05/02/the-newinwheezy-game-grml-packages-in-debianwheezy/
   17: http://noone.org/blog/English/Computer/Debian/New%2520SSH%2520stuff%2520in%2520Wheezy.html
   18: http://noone.org/blog/English/Computer/Debian/New%2520web%2520browsers%2520in%2520Wheezy.html
   19: http://joeyh.name/blog/entry/the_newinwheezy_game:_STM/
   20: http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Debian_Wheezy_is_out___and_Debian_Edu___Skolelinux_should_soon_follow___newinwheezy.html
   21: http://web.dodds.net/~vorlon/wiki/blog/Plymouth_is_not_a_bootsplash/

DebConf11 and 12 videos
-----------------------

IRILL, sponsor of Debian for DebConf videos, has published all of the
videos from DebConf11 and 12. They are available both in MP4 (H.264) and
(recommended) Ogg formats, and easily available through their video
player (DebConf11: 56 videos [22]; DebConf12: 72 videos [23]).

   22: http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf-11/
   23: http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf-12/

Debian beyond the cloud
-----------------------

Keith Chuvala, the manager of Space Operations Computing (SpOC) for
NASA, announced this week [24] that the agency will switch to Debian on
the International Space Station's laptops. Specifically, the ISS
astronauts will be using computers running Debian 6. Chuvala mentioned
they "needed an operating system that was stable and reliable", and that
they will rely on the Linux Foundation for training their astronauts and
IT specialists.

   24: http://www.zdnet.com/to-the-space-station-and-beyond-with-linux-7000014958/

Debian in Google Compute Engine
-------------------------------

Google recently announced the availability of Debian images on its
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Google Compute Engine [25]. At the
moment, both 6.x and 7.x versions of Debian are distributed on their
infrastructure, in order to provide an easier workload migration. For
fast performance and to reduce bandwidth costs, Google is hosting a
Debian package mirror for use by Google Compute Engine Debian instances.
As Google announced, Debian will be the default image type for Compute
Engine from now on.

   25: https://cloud.google.com/products/compute-engine

Bits from the DPL
-----------------

Lucas Nussbaum sent his first monthly report of DPL activities [26].
Besides thanking the other candidates, the voters and the previous
project leader, Stefano Zacchiroli, the newly elected Project Leader
summarised his first thirteen days of activity. Lucas focused
particularly on the ongoing discussion about the Debian logo as a
registered trademark [27], planned - with the help of Moray Allan - a
survey of the main Debian teams to verify their health status, and
started work on improving and documenting paths into the project.

   26: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/05/msg00002.html
   27: http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/04/msg00082.html

"Coding Freedom" : a closer look at Debian contributors
-------------------------------------------------------

Gabriella Coleman announced the recent publication of her book, "Coding
Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking" [28], which was mostly
inspired by Debian's community and active members. The book strives to
identify and explain the key factors that have influenced the
development of free software projects, while examining the social impact
they have had. A good portion was based on Debian, following two years
of ethnographic research. There is one chapter dedicated to the project
and many others draw on interviews with Debian developers.
The book is available under a Creative Commons license and freely
available for download [29].

   28: http://codingfreedom.com/
   29: http://codingfreedom.com/buy_download.html

Other news
----------

Guido Günther sent a report from the 6th Debian Groupware Meeting [30]
held in Essen, Germany.

   30: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/04/msg00012.html

Gunnar Wolf announced that the deadline for sponsored registration for
DebConf13 in Switzerland has officially been extended to Sunday May
19 [31]. For more information about how to register, you can check the
original announcement about the opening of registration [32].

   31: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/05/msg00006.html
   32: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/05/msg00001.html

Upcoming events
---------------

There is one upcoming Debian-related event:

  * May, 28-29, Paris, France — Debian boot at Solutions Linux [33]

   33: http://www.debian.org/events/2013/0528-solutionslinux

You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks on
the events section [34] of the Debian web site, or subscribe to one of
our events mailing lists for different regions: Europe [35],
Netherlands [36], Hispanic America [37], North America [38].

   34: http://www.debian.org/events
   35: http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu
   36: http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl
   37: http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-ha
   38: http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na

Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party? Are
you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events? Have you delivered a
Debian talk that you want to link on our talks page [39]? Send an email
to the Debian Events Team [40].

   39: http://www.debian.org/events/talks
   40: events@debian.org

Important Debian Security Advisories
------------------------------------

Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): mysql-5.5 [41], xen [42], stunnel [43] and
strongswan [44]. Please read them carefully and take the proper
measures.

   41: http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2667
   42: http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2666
   43: http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2664
   44: http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2665

Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the
package: clamav [45]. Please read it carefully and take the proper
measures.

   45: http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2013/04/msg00000.html

Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list [46] (and the separate backports
list [47], and stable updates list [48]) for announcements.

   46: http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/
   47: http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/
   48: http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/

New and noteworthy packages
---------------------------

373 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others [49] are:

  * corekeeper — tool to enable core files and report crashes to the sysadmin [50]
  * debian-lan-config — FAI config space for the Debian-LAN system [51]
  * ext4magic — tool to recover deleted files from ext3 or ext4 partitions [52]
  * gmsl — extra functions to extend functionality of GNU Makefiles [53]
  * iceowl — standalone calendar application [54]
  * nsnake — classic snake game with textual interface [55]
  * python-odf — complete API for OpenDocument in Python [56]
  * qupzilla — lightweight web browser based on libqtwebkit [57]
  * sanewall — easy to use but powerful iptables stateful firewall [58]
  * watchcatd — process monitoring daemon [59]
  * wfrog — web-based customizable weather station software [60]

   49: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg
   50: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/corekeeper
   51: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/debian-lan-config
   52: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/ext4magic
   53: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gmsl
   54: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/iceowl
   55: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/nsnake
   56: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/python-odf
   57: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/qupzilla
   58: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/sanewall
   59: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/watchcatd
   60: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/wfrog

Work-needing packages
---------------------

Currently [61] 512 packages are orphaned [62] and 139 packages are up
for adoption [63]: please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help [64].

   61: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/05/msg00536.html
   62: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
   63: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
   64: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested

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Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” released

Debian 7.0 Wheezy released

May 4th, 2013

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, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.

Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for Wheezy, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically.

The installation process has been greatly improved: Debian can now be installed using software speech, above all by visually impaired people who do not use a Braille device. Thanks to the combined efforts of a huge number of translators, the installation system is available in 73 languages, and more than a dozen of them are available for speech synthesis too.
In addition, for the first time, Debian supports installation and booting using UEFI for new 64-bit PCs (amd64), although there is no support for Secure Boot yet.

This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as:

  • Apache 2.2.22
  • Asterisk 1.8.13.1
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 3.4
  • GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.2
  • Icedove 10 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird)
  • Iceweasel 10 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox)
  • KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications 4.8.4
  • kFreeBSD kernel 8.3 and 9.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Linux 3.2
  • MySQL 5.5.30
  • Nagios 3.4.1
  • OpenJDK 6b27 and 7u3
  • Perl 5.14.2
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.1
  • Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3
  • Samba 3.6.6
  • Tomcat 6.0.35 and 7.0.28
  • Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4
  • the Xfce 4.8 desktop environment
  • X.Org 7.7
  • more than 36,000 other ready-to-use software packages, built from nearly 17,500 source packages.

With this broad selection of packages, Debian once again stays true to its goal of being the universal operating system. It is suitable for many different use cases: from desktop systems to netbooks; from development servers to cluster systems; and for database, web, or storage servers. At the same time, additional quality assurance efforts like automatic installation and upgrade tests for all packages in Debian’s archive ensure that Wheezy fulfills the high expectations that users have of a stable Debian release. It is rock solid and rigorously tested.

You can install Debian on computers ranging from handheld systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between. A total of nine architectures are supported: 32-bit PC / Intel IA-32 (i386), 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (amd64), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Sun/Oracle SPARC (sparc), MIPS (mips (big-endian) and mipsel (little-endian)), Intel Itanium (ia64), IBM S/390 (31-bit s390 and 64-bit s390x), and ARM EABI (armel for older hardware and armhf for newer hardware using hardware floating-point).

Want to give it a try?
If you want to simply try it without having to install it, you can use a special image, known as a live image, available for CDs, USB sticks, and netboot setups. Initially, these images are provided for the amd64 and i386 architectures only. It is also possible to use these live images to install Debian. More information is available from the Debian Live homepage.

If, instead, you want to directly install it, you can choose among various installation media, such as Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs, and USB sticks, or from the network. Several desktop environments — GNOME, KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, Xfce, and LXDE — may be installed through CD images; the desired one may be chosen from the boot menus of the CDs/DVDs. In addition, multi-architecture CDs and DVDs are available which support installation of multiple architectures from a single disc. Or you can always create bootable USB installation media (see the Installation Guide for more details).

The installation images may be downloaded right now via bittorrent (the recommended method), jigdo, or HTTP; see Debian on CDs for further information. Wheezy will soon be available on physical DVD, CD-ROM, and Blu-ray Discs from numerous vendors, too.

Already a happy Debian user and you only want to upgrade?
Upgrades to Debian 7.0 from the previous release, Debian 6.0 (codenamed Squeeze), are automatically handled by the apt-get package management tool for most configurations. As always, Debian systems may be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime, but it is strongly recommended to read the release notes as well as the installation guide for possible issues, and for detailed instructions on installing and upgrading. The release notes will be further improved and translated to additional languages in the weeks after the release.

About Debian

Debian is a free operating system, developed by thousands of volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet. The Debian project’s key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication to the Debian Social Contract and Free Software, and its commitment to provide the best operating system possible. Debian 7.0 is another important step in that direction.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

Izvor sa:  http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130504

Debian Installer 7.0 Release Candidate 1 published

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Debian Installer 7.0 Release Candidate1 published press@lists.debian.org
February 19th, 2013             http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130219
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The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release
candidate of the installer for Debian 7.0 "Wheezy".

This new version of the installer ships several changes, including
better speech synthesis support, various improvements for GNU/kFreeBSD
and fixes for the grub2 package, as well as the addition of many Linux
kernel drivers to the installer.

More details are available in the Debian Installer team's
announcement [1] to the Debian community.

   1 : http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/News/2013/20130217

There are some known issues [2] with the installer that do not need to
be reported, but the Debian Installer team do need your help to find
more bugs and further improve the installer, so please try it.
Installer CDs, other media and everything else you will need are
available at the web site [3].

   2 : http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
   3 : http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer

About Debian
------------

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating
system".

Contact Information
-------------------

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ [4] or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

   4 : http://www.debian.org/

Debian Project News – February 18th, 2013

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February 18th, 2013           http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2013/04/
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Welcome to this year's fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian Installer 7.0 RC1 released
  * 700,000th bug reported
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Reports from FOSDEM
  * Update on Clang and Debian
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?
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