Debian aptitude recipes

Introduction to Debian aptitude...

June 17, 2013 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Apache Maven Installation

Apache Maven Installation step by step tutorial...

September 26, 2012 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

Samba configuration

Linux Samba Service configuration to be used by Windows clients...

February 12, 2012 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Building Eclipse Rich Client Application automatically (Tycho)

Building Eclipse Rich Client Application automatically (Tycho)...

February 1, 2012 · 6 min · Alexander Holbreich

Packing with tar gzip, bzip2 and zip

Looking back through my block i found my post about extracting archives. Now it’s time to continue here with the How to put files into archives. “tar.gz” with tar Here is some common way to create your archives. #Creates simple targetfile.tar without compression tar cvf targetfile.tar sourcedir/* #Zip everything beneath sourcedir to targetfile.tar.gz tar cvzf targetfile.tar.gz sourcedir/* #Bzip2 everything beneath sourcedir to targetfile.tar.bz2 tar cvjf targetfile.tar.bz2 sourcedir/* Parameters explanation: c or --create create a new archive v or --verbose verbosely list files processed z or --gzip usage of gzip compression (or also decompression, context dependent) j or -bzip2 usage of bzip2 compression f or --file use archive file Alternative with pipe usage:...

December 31, 2011 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

Bootcharting

The chart shows how the Ubuntu boot process is going on my 5 years old Thinkpad T60. Bootchart utility does such charts automatically. If you are interesting in how easy it is to enable such bootcharting read below. Installing bootchart You need bootchart and pybootchartgui apt-get install bootchart apt-get install pybootchartgui That will automatically add bootchart logger to your grub configuration. Restart your machine and look for an image file in /var/log/bootchart directory....

July 10, 2011 · 1 min · Alexander Holbreich

Subversion on Debian Linux

Today i describe the few steps on subversion installation (with repository) on Linux debian. Also we talk about Subversion (svn) in 5 Steps + Apache Mod-DAV. Let’s start… Step 1: Install subversion If subversion is not installed, install it with: apt-get install subversion Step 2: Create repository Prepare disc location for repositories. Standard and a good palace would be /var/svn but i personally prefer /srv/svn. (What is your favorite? Why?)...

November 28, 2010 · 4 min · Alexander Holbreich

lsof command tutorial with examples

As you might already know many interesting Linux resources are modeled as files. File define a simple and well understood interface for linux tools. In this article an would like to highlight a very useful Linux tool utilizes exactly this, a lsof (aka “list open files”) command. To describe lsof in one sentence. Actually it shows all files used by some processes of a system, but it’s more interesting as it might sound....

November 25, 2010 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Ubuntu vs. Windows XP on my Thinkpad

Yesterday i’v installed Ubuntu (10) Linux alongside of Windows XP (SP3) on my Lenovo Thinkpad T60 (meanwhile 4 years old) Laptop. Let me stay short by observation of only a start-time of both system on the same machine in this post. Here some hardware details: Intel Core Duo (T2400 -1,83 Mghz) 1 Gb RAM 60 GB 5400rpm hard drive An here are start times on two Systems (in seconds): As we see Windows takes 1 minute from OS-Selection dialog till User-login dialog, whereas Ubuntu takes only 24 sec....

November 20, 2010 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

How to send E-Mails with Exim installed on Linux

Today I’ll show, how to configure email sending with your Debian Linux. The ability to send mails is a very useful feature for every long-running server machine, it’s an easy and common way to notify the administrator in case of any problems. Here are configuration steps for mail-sending with Exim and Google Mail account (Google Apps accounts work the same way too). first of all, we need to have Exim running....

February 14, 2010 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich