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  • Acronyms - Martin 'joey' Schulze's list of acronyms common in Debian discussion
  • Administration - Steve Kemp's 'Debinan System Administrator Resources' site
  • All in the Packaging - Nathan Myers's article It's All in the Packaging, clarifying that the secret of Debian lies in systematic application of distribution policy
  • ALSA - Using ALSA sound drivers on Debian
  • AMD64 HOWTO - All about Debian's x86_64 releases, including how to run legacy i386/IA32 software on them
  • Apache2 - Installing and using Apache httpd 2.x on Debian
  • apt-move - Constructing a apt-gettable package collection from .deb files, using apt-move
  • apt-proxy - Operating a local package mirror using apt-proxy
  • Aptitude - Nine reasons to use aptitude instead of apt-get or dselect, by Joey Hess
  • AWStats Setup - How to set up AWStats on Debian in the relatively safe optional static-HTML mode, rather than CGI mode
  • Blacklisting Drivers - How to blacklist undesired kernel drivers (prevent them from being loaded) in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Chroot Installation - Converting a live system to Debian using a chroot environment
  • Chroot Installation - Erik Jacobson's HOWTO: Install Debian onto a Remote Linux System
  • Chroot Installation - Converting a live system to Debian using a chroot environment - Karsten Self's maintained version
  • Chroot 32-bit - Creating a x86 chroot environment on Debian/Ubuntu's x86_64 releases, to run 32-bit applications such as Macromedia Flash, proprietary AV plugins, etc.
  • Config Files - Mark Ferlatte's collection of prototype configuration files for Debian
  • Courier / Exim / MySQL - Using Courier-IMAPd with the Exim MTA and MySQL-based user authentication on Debian
  • Courier / Exim / Maildirs - HOWTO on configuring Exim4 and Courier-IMAPd to cooperate and use Maildir folders, with extensive tips on mail-filtering and MUA setup, by Jason Boxman
  • CPAN - Installing Debianised packages from CPAN.
  • Debianhelp - Site aimed at providing simple and easy help, tips and tricks and support articles to the Debian user community.
  • Debian Releases - List of all Official Debian releases including point releases
  • Developer Machine Status - List of all debian.org developer machines, and their current condition
  • DocBook - Configuring Debian for DocBook SGML or XML document creation
  • Downgrading - How do I downgrade from a later Debian branch to stable?
  • General Resolutions - Complete history of all Debian General Resolution votes, text of the proposals, etc.
  • GnuPG mini-HOWTO - How to fully use GnuPG in Debian, by Martin 'joey' Schulze
  • Gradual Upgrade - Fault-resistant apt-get upgrading between branches
  • Hardware Detection - Debian optional packages to enhance hardware detection
  • Information - Primary Debian information, news and discussion resources
  • Installers - List of all known installer images for Debian systems, by category
  • Java, Proprietary - Detailed instructions for installing Sun, IBM, or Blackdown's proprietary JREs on Debian, including Mozilla/Firefox 'OJI' plug-in support
  • Java, Sun - Detailed instructions for installing Sun's proprietary JRE on Debian, including Mozilla/Firefox 'OJI' plug-in support
  • Kickstart - Debian installation regimes similar to Kickstart
  • Knoppix - Karsten M. Self's Knoppix FAQ
  • Knoppix HOWTO - Colin Charles's Installing Knoppix to a Hard Disk HOWTO
  • Knoppix FAQ - Rick Moen's Knoppix FAQ (somewhat obsolete)
  • Knoppix Remastering - Detailed instructions for remastering Knoppix
  • Knoppix Upgrading - Tricks and traps for maintaining Knoppix after installing to one's HD, along with reasons why there are better Debian-based distros for that role
  • Knoppix Remastering - Article by Sunil Thomas Thonikuzhiyil on how to build a custom Knoppix disk
  • Libranet Licensing - Libranet founders clarify that Libranet ISOs are lawfully redistributable
  • Libranet to Debian - Steps to converge a Libranet installation back to standard Debian
  • L0T3K Debian docs - Good colletion of Debian documentation at L0T3K.org
  • Maintenance HOWTO - Martin 'joey' Schulze's rundown on some of the things to do after installation
  • make-kpkg - Compiling and installing Linux kernels the Debian way
  • mkext2initrd - Making your own initial RAMdisk image
  • Mirror Setup - How to establish a Debian package mirror
  • mod_security - Article explaining function and installation/configuration of the Apache mod_security module in Debian
  • Modules - Debian infrastructure for handling Linux kernel modules
  • Module Preloading - How to load essential drivers into the Debian installer from floppy
  • OpenOffice.org w/MySQL on Debian - Addenda on Debian-specific steps for using OpenOffice.org (predecessor of LibreOffice) with MySQL datasources.
  • Oracle10g on Debian - Tips and tricks helpful during installation of Oracle 10g database on Debian GNU/Linux
  • Package Count - How many packages does Debian offer?
  • Package Errors - How to debug and fix broken packages that cannot be upgraded, removed, or installed (most common when tracking sid=unstable)
  • Package Format Comparison - Developer and deb/rpm package maintainer Joey Hess compares/contrasts rpm, deb, slp, and tgz package formats
  • Package Database Repair - How do I recover from a damaged/missing package database?
  • Package Script Repair - What do I do if apt bombs on a defective package?
  • Package Searching - Debian tools for finding packages
  • Package Signing - Overview of Debian package security and cryptographic signing
  • Pinning - Apt-Pinning for Beginners, by John H. Robinson, IV (note: advocates adding testing/unstable to a stable system, which is a bad idea; otherwise article is fine)
  • Pinning - Using APT with more than two sources, by Roderick Schertler (note: advocates adding testing/unstable to a stable system, which is a bad idea; otherwise article is fine)
  • Policy - What's special about Debian isn't apt-get; it's Debian Policy
  • Printing Setup - Setup of Debian printing using Berkeley lpr and using CUPS
  • rc.local - How can I implement rc.local on Debian?
  • Releases Unimportant - Why people who complain about the infrequency of Debian releases are missing the point.
  • Rootstrap - Rootstrap tool for auto-building custom Debian system images
  • Securing Debian HOWTO - A Debian security manual (master copy)
  • Securing Debian HOWTO - A Debian security manual (local mirror)
  • Sid FAQ - Greg Wooledge's 'Debian Sid FAQ', explaining all about both the dangers and benefits of Debian's 'unstable' development branch
  • sources.list syntax - The semantics of Debian/Ubuntu/etc.'s /etc/apt/sources.list file explained
  • Testing FAQ - Jules Bean's FAQ about the Debian 'testing' development branch
  • Testing Problems - Auto-generated list of currently uninstallable packages in the Testing branch, and packages still having release-critical bugs
  • Testing Security - System security measures for those on Debian's Testing development branch
  • Thin Client - Instructions for building a thin client from a minimal Debian installation
  • Tracks - Explanation of Debian's development tracks, for new admins
  • Ubuntu Releases - List of all Ubuntu releases
  • Unofficial Apt Repositories - How / Where / Why to find unofficial Debian package collections
  • USB Memory Stick Install - Installing Debian from a USB memory stick
  • User's Guide - 2nd edition of Dale Scheetz's book The Debian User's Guide, in HTML format
  • Users and Groups - What Debian's various role-account users and groups are for
  • Why? - Reasons for using (or not using) Debian
  • Woody Non-vulnerabilities - Page listing security vulnerabilities fixed in Debian-stable via backporting. Helps combat the common fallacy of assuming old version numbers indicate security problems.
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