In this article I will show you how to upgrade your Debian kernel from 2.6.32  to 3.2.0 using backports sources.

Step1. Open /etc/apt/sources.list file and edit like this and update repositories:

echo “deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main”  > /etc/apt/sources.list

apt-get update

Step2.  Search for  the newest linux-image and install it:

apt-cache search linux-image

Install the latest kernel:

# apt-get install -t squeeze-backports linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.3-686-pae
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
initramfs-tools libc6-i686 linux-base
Suggested packages:
bash-completion linux-doc-3.2 debian-kernel-handbook grub-pc extlinux lilo
Recommended packages: Continue Reading…

In this tutorial I will show you how to integrate ClamAV antivirus into PureFTPd on Debian for virus scanning on upload.

Step 1. First make sure you have followed this tutorial : How to install PureFTPd on Debian

Step2. Install ClamAV and update the virus signatures.

Install ClamAV:

apt-get install clamav

Now update the virus signatures:

# freshclam
ClamAV update process started at Wed Sep 19 10:49:29 2012
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.97.5 Recommended version: 0.97.6
DON’T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq
main.cvd is up to date (version: 54, sigs: 1044387, f-level: 60, builder: sven)
daily.cld is up to date (version: 15370, sigs: 262330, f-level: 63, builder: jesler)
bytecode.cld is up to date (version: 190, sigs: 36, f-level: 63, builder: neo)

Step3. Configure PureFTpd to use ClamAV: Continue Reading…

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