The Debian Installer team has been release on September 9th the installer for Debian 7.0 codename Wheey.

The second beta release of Debian 7.0 has many improvements:

  • espeakup: Fix voice path according to multiarch switch (#682313). This fixes the failure to switch languages.
  • grub-installer: Fix /proc mounting code to use linprocfs on GNU/kFreeBSD (#613430). This fixes the failure to find a GRUB device on those systems.
  • mountmedia: Fix hang due to trying to mount extended partitions (#683849).
  • linux kernel: Updated from 3.2.21-3 to 3.2.23-1.
  • netcfg:
    • List available ESSIDs (#637128).
    • Improve support for s390 and s390x.
  • silo: Continue Reading…

A new version of the favored database   PostgreSQL has been released and has a pelnty of performance and stability enhancements. This version of PostgreSQL will scale itself upto 64 cores and carry on index only scan with significant CPU usage reduction improvements.

The new PostgreSQL has the potential of:

  • Up to 350,000 read queries per second (more than 4X faster)
  • Index-only scans for data warehousing queries (2–20X faster)
  • Up to 14,000 data writes per second (5X faster)

Also this release includes the native JSON support which will enable to use this RDBMS in an exceedingly fully totally different approach.

Wine 1.5.10 was released

Valic —  August 1, 2012 — Leave a comment
The Wine development release 1.5.10 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 14.
  - Support for OpenGL in the DIB engine using libOSMesa.
  - Off-screen rendering is now the default in Direct3D.
  - Some more WMI infrastructure.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.5.10.tar.bz2
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.5/wine-1.5.10.tar.bz2

For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:

http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.5.10

Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” are going to be succeeded by Debian 8.0, that goes to be developed beneath the codename of “Jessie” as revealed in a mailing list message.

On Friday there was an email from the Debian release Team to supply a standing update on the Debian Wheezy bugs and other problems. Ending the e-mail though was a surprise which was the codename announcement for Wheezy’s successor.

The Jessie codename comes somewhat as an upset as earlier this month Debian Zurg or Debian Shark were the doubtless contenders as the release to succeed “Wheezy” in an exceedingly few years time. As so much as what Debian 8.0 Jessie will provide, some details were shared earlier this month in my notes from DebConf 12 Managua.

Debian 7.0 Wheezy is scheduled for release in 2013. Debian 8.0 Jessie should be out around 2015.

Most of Linux distributions comes with Linux Auditing Technique that makes it feasible to track file changes.

It’s a useful functionality for sysadmins who need to know who and when  changed sensitive files like /etc/passwd, /etc/sudoers or PHP files.

In the following tutorial I will show you how to track changes on your PHP files:

1. Fist step is creating a MD5 file that corresponding with your PHP files from your website. (for example from /var/www/debian-tutorials.com)

We will find all php file from /var/www/debian-tutorials.com and we wll create a MD5 for every file and save that md5 file in /root

find /var/www/debian-tutorials.com  -name “*.php”  | xargs md5sum > /root/md5-debian-tutorials

The file will look like this: Continue Reading…