Sebastian Mogilowskis Blog

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Install VMware Tools on Debian Squeeze

1. Install required packages aptitude install autoconf automake binutils cpp gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r) make psmisc 2. Mount VMware Tools mkdir /tmp/vmtools mount /dev/cdrom /tmp/vmtools 3. Unzip the tools tar -C /tmp -vfx /tmp/vmtools/VMwareTools*.tar.gz 4. Run install script cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib ./ Note: You can also use the “open-vm-tools” instead of installing the VMware Tools. aptitude install […]

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Nginx as reverse proxy cache for wordpress and apache

1. Install Nginx * Install from PPA * Install using self build packages 2. General Nginx Settings Edit “/etc/nginx/nginx.conf” and modify or insert the following settings: […] http { […] # Gzip Settings gzip on; gzip_disable “msie6”; gzip_buffers 32 8k; gzip_comp_level 6; gzip_http_version 1.0; gzip_min_length 0; gzip_types text/html text/css image/x-icon application/x-javascript application/javascript text/javascript application/atom+xml application/xml […]

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Install nginx on debian squeeze from PPA

You find currently nginx version 0.7.67-3 in Debian Squeeze. If you want the latest version you have to build your own paket or you can use one from the ubuntu ppa. This installs the latest stable relase of nginx webserver (current 1.0.1) on Debian Squeeze. echo “deb lucid main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nginx-stable-lucid.list apt-key adv –keyserver […]

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Building a nginx debian package with third party modules

I created this manual on Debian Squeeze (amd64) with the latest version of nginx (stable) an one third party module as example. If you want to build your own package, check for the latest versions of the modules and nginx and modify the version numbers in this manual. 1. Install build debian tools and depending […]

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Upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze on Citrix XenServer

1. Update your Lenny installation Make sure that your current Lenny is up-2-date. aptitude update aptitude upgrade 2. Change sources to Squeeze Open “/etc/apt/sources.list” and replace “Lenny” with “Squeeze” here is an example: # Debian Squeeze deb squeeze main deb-src squeeze main # Debian Squeeze Security deb squeeze/updates main 3. Upgrade your […]

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