Installing libssl0.9.8 on Debian Wheezy

Sometimes you run into the problem that libraries or packages are linked against libssl0.9.8, but the default version on Wheezy is libssl1.0.0. You can simply install the Squeeze package on Debian Wheezy like this (also having already installed libssl1.0.0): wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-4squeeze14_amd64.deb dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-4squeeze14_amd64.deb

Installing Ruby 1.9.3 on Debian Squeeze

This is a quick way to install Ruby 1.9.3 on Debian. The default version on Squeeze is 1.9.1, but on depending on what you would like to do, you may need a more recent version. Download the dsc file: wget http://deb.bearstech.com/squeeze/ruby-1.9.3/ruby1.9.1_1.9.3.0-1.dsc Download the following archives: wget http://deb.bearstech.com/squeeze/ruby-1.9.3/ruby1.9.1_1.9.3.0.orig.tar.gz wget http://deb.bearstech.com/squeeze/ruby-1.9.3/ruby1.9.1_1.9.3.0-1.debian.tar.gz For the package to be built, […]

Upgrading Proftpd from 1.3.3a to 1.3.3g on Debian Squeeze

As the current version of Proftpd has some important security problems and as Debian does not provide an updated package yet, the best way to patch Proftpd is to download the updated sources and create your own debian package. To do this we need to first install some needed packages: apt-get install autotools-dev fakeroot dh-make […]

Putting packages on hold with apt on Debian

This will make that package stay stuck in that version so you will have to take it off hold if you want to upgrade it: echo "package hold" | dpkg –set-selections   Alternatively use: apt-mark hold package   To take a package off Hold: echo "package install" | dpkg –set-selections   Alternatively use: apt-mark unhold […]

Debian: Installing/Updating your kernel

You can show the currently running kernel version by: uname -a There are 3 possibilities updating your kernel on Debian:   1. Installation of a kernel image: This is the simpliest way of installing a new kernel. If you have no special requirements or special stuff that you want to have in your kernel, this […]