debsecan – Get an Emailed Report of Pending Debian Security Updates | debsecan is an exclusive app for Debian which helps check and notify if your server has pending security updates. Check it out!
Faster apt-get on Debian Linux | There is no need for apt-fast or other wrappers. apt.conf has a feature to enable parallel downloads and make your apt-get work much faster. Here is the tip!
How to Install a Package from Debian experimental | To install a more current version of a package on Debian, consider installing the package from Debian experimental. Here’s how it works!
Convert LMDE to Debian Wheezy | I changed my existing Linux Mint Debian Edition desktop over to pure Debian wheezy. Right now (May 2013) is the optimum time as switching to wheezy is currently an ‘upgrade’ and packages will nicely upgrade without issue. Here is how I did it!
Combine apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in one command | On Ubuntu or Debian, it is possible to make a small bash one-liner to fully update the host with one simple command. I’ll show you how! 1. Create a file called ‘update’ in /usr/local/bin: $ sudo nano /usr/local/bin/update 2. Type the following for the file contents, then save with Control+X. #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get update &&
Ubuntu Server MOTD Include Security Updates | Ubuntu Server can display outstanding package and security updates as the MOTD when logging in locally or via ssh. I’ll show you how! To enable this feature, install the following package: $ sudo apt-get install update-notifier-common The terminal output will look as below: $ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Linux example.com 3.0.18-linode43 #1 SMP Mon Jan 30 11:44:09
Debian Sources List Generator | Here is a cool site that helps generate a sources.list file for Debian. Check it out: http://debgen.simplylinux.ch Cool!