Debian

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Linux Distribution

http://www.debian.org/

  • Releases
  • Debian 9 (Stretch)
  • Debian 8 (Jessie)
  • Debian 7 (wheezy)
  • Debian 6 (squeeze)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 (slink)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 (hamm)


APT

  • skip suggested packages:
--no-install-recommends

testing software

  • add the backport repo: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main contrib non-free
  • update.....
apt-get update
  • install the newest package
aptitude -t lenny-backports install <latest_software>

how big is your disk

  • this will tell you how much disk space the next upgrade will take
# apt-get -o APT::Get::Trivial-Only=true dist-upgrade

General

locale settings

  • edit the file:
/etc/environment
;;;
LANG=en_IN
LC_MESSAGES=en_IN
  • or
LANG=it_IT
LC_MESSAGES=it_IT
  • and
/etc/locale.gen
;;;
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
it_IT ISO-8859-1
it_IT.UTF-8 UTF-8
it_IT@euro ISO-8859-15
en_IN UTF-8
/etc/environment && locale-gen