systemd is a technique and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts.

systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, makes use of socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux cgroups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can work as a drop-in replacefor sysvinit.

Install systemd:

apt-get update && apt-get install systemd

Useful SystemD commands on Debian Squeeze:

List all running services :


Start/stop or enable/disable services:

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On Debian Squeeze edit the sshd_config file located in /etc/ssh/ :

Change PermitRootLogin from yes/no to “without-password”:

#PermitRootLogin yes
PermitRootLogin without-password

Restart ssh daemon and try to login with root account.


Wine 1.3.35 has been released!

Valic —  December 19, 2011 — Leave a comment

The Wine development release 1.3.5 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Support for animated cursors.
  • Printing directly through CUPS instead of lpr.
  • Installer fixes for Office 2010.
  • Many MSXML3 improvements.
  • Improved Shader Model 4 support.
  • Proper icons in built-in Internet Explorer.
  • Translation updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Everyone loves using services like Dropbox or Boxnet. Half of us do have hardware laying around that we’d love to convert into our own cloud server but never came across the right software.

In this tutorial i’ll show you how to create your own cloud server:

Step1. Install depencencies need for cloud server:

apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-sqlite php5-json

optional dependencies: apt-get install mp3info curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl zip

Step2. Download ownCloud from

You can download it from here:

or from repository: git clone git://

Step3. Extract the archive using tar and copy the content to /var/www:

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Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.1.60-13.1 on December 16, 2011 (Downloads are available from Percona Server 5.1.60-13.1 downloads and from the Percona Software Repositories).

Based on MySQL 5.1.60, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.1.60-13.1 is now the current stable release in the 5.1 series. All of Percona ‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.1.60-13.1 milestone at Launchpad.

Bug Fixes

  • SHOW SLAVE STATUS could give incorrect output with master-master replication and using SET user variables. This could only occur with a sever having both master-master replication and --log-slave-updates enabled. This is also filed in MySQL bug tracker, but not fixed in upstream MySQL at the time of this Percona Server release. Bug Fixed: #860910 (Alexey Kopytov)
  • MyISAM repair-by-sort buffer cannot be more than 4GB even on 64bit architectures. With this bug fix, both the server option --myisam-sort-buffer-size and the |myisamchk| --sort-buffer-size can be set to values over 4GB on 64bit systems. For users with large MyISAM tables, this could be a great improvement in |myisamchk|, CREATE INDEX and ALTER TABLE performance. Bug Fixed: #878404 (Alexey Kopytov)
  • The atomic operations used in Response Time Distribution on 32bit systems could (in theory) be optimized incorrectly by the compiler. This has not been observed in the wild and may only be an issue with future compilers. With this bug fixed, we have corrected the inline assembly to always produce correct compiled code even if future compilers implement new optimizations. Bug Fixed:#878022 (Laurynas Biveinis)
  • GCC 4.6 has expanded diagnostics and compiler warnings. We have audited and fixed these warnings for Percona Server 5.1, finding that the warnings were benign. Bug Fixed #878164(Laurynas Biveinis)
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