Upgrading debian Jessie to Stretch

Upgrading debian Jessie to Stretch: Best practices

June 19, 2017 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Upgrading debian wheezy to jessie

Set by Step Tutorial: Upgrading Debian Linux wheezy to jessie

April 27, 2015 · 5 min · Alexander Holbreich

Systemd on Debian: What do you think?

Systemd comes to Debian Linux. The Discussion.

October 6, 2014 · 6 min · Alexander Holbreich

Debian aptitude recipes

Introduction to Debian aptitude

June 17, 2013 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

JBoss 7 setup on debian linux

This is a short step-by-step setup guide for JBoss 7.0.2 on Linux ((Debian). Nowadays there is still no official Debian package for JBoss 7 out there, so we have to do a couple of steps manually. 1. download and prepare Start by download the currently available version (7.0.2) of the JBoss 7. #Web Profile version download. wget http://download.jboss.org/jbossas/7.0/jboss-as-7.0.2.Final/jboss-as-web-7.0.2.Final.tar.gz Extracting files to the final location using tar. tar zxvf jboss-as-web-7.0.2.Final.tar.gz -C /usr/local/ Now your JBoss 7 is placed inside /usr/local/jboss-as-web-7....

November 10, 2011 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Installing Oracle Java 7 on Debian

How to install java 7 on your Linux. Below you will find Oracle (former Sun) java 7 installed on Debian Linux At the moment there is no official debian (and linux at all) package (de) for java 7 and apt-get is not working for us, like previously with open jdk. Firstly we have to download the latest java from oracle site and then extract it. wget http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7/jdk-7-linux-x64.tar.gz tar zxvf jdk-7-linux-x64.tar.gz -C /usr/lib64/jvm/ Then we have to do some configuration....

November 9, 2011 · 1 min · Alexander Holbreich


I would like to share some thoughts on GIT because I think that was a right invention at the right time and place. (This article should be finished half year ago, right after i wrote about svn server installation, but unfortunately i haven’t found any time to finish it until now.) Motivation My first version control system (VCS) was CVS and I used it with eclipse 2.0 for programming in java....

February 26, 2011 · 5 min · Alexander Holbreich

How to do SSH tunnels

SSH (Secure Shell) allows simple establishment of an encrypted and authenticated connection between computers. In this article I will focus on establishing SSH tunnels without using a password by using asynchronous key pair. This approach is especially very useful in machine-to-machine communication. The idea grounds on asymmetric cryptography, that describes a concept of a key -pair of a private and public keys. In this article it’s sufficient to know, that:...

February 8, 2010 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich