Posts Tagged ‘debian’

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Up-to-date packages for Debian 8.
Never heard about this repo.

Debian 9: permanent iptables rules

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Just an example for Debian 9.

1. Install ‘iptables-persistent’ package. Agree during installation the rules to be saved to /etc/iptables/rules.v4 .

2. Add rules (e.g. from console):

iptables -P OUTPUDT DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -d -j ACCEPT

3. Save rules:

netfilter-persistent save

4. Reboot and enjoy.

5. If you need to add/delete/edit rules, edit /etc/iptables/rules.v4 and then run ‘netfilter-persistent start’ to re-read the file.

Debian 9, MariaDB, ODBC

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Debian switched from MySQL to MariaDB since release 9.
And as for now (2017-august-11) it seems that there is no ODBC package for MariaDB connection.

You need to download connector manually from MariaDB website. I tried 3.0.1 (beta) and it didn’t work for me, so I used latest stable (as for now, 2.0.15).

Just download gzipped tar file (not source), unpack it and place to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/odbc/

After that your odbcinst.ini should look like this:

# not sure if we need 'Setup' at all. As I understood, it's for GUI tool and as you see, 
# I steel have a wrong lib here :) but now everything works

If you’re in a hurry, you may configure your server right now. But there’s a second part of the story.

As it was my first practice with Debian 9, MariaDB and ODBC connection for it, I haven’t know exactly what packages do I need. It seemed to be clear that some package names will be different in contrast to Debian 8/MySQL+ODBC.

That’s why I installed odbc-mdbtools, thinking that “MDB” means “MariaDB” :-)
Nothing worked, and “isql -v %connector name% %DB user% %DB pass%” command showed that “File not found”. I was confused!

It was my fault that I haven’t read the package description, relying on package name only.

And then, after some hours of research (including my monologue at Linuxquestions) I configured MariaDB + ODBC.

Debian 9: webserver notes

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Debian 9.1 Stretch (stable).

If your Apache2 does not execute PHP code (even when PHP is already installed) check if a package ‘libapache2-mod-php7.0‘ is installed. Seems to be easy and obvious, but I faced this problem with Debian 9.

Debian/Ubuntu: set default applications (both X11 and console)

Friday, February 7th, 2014

To set the default web browser type:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

This will lead to:

lexus@lexus:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 3 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                    Priority   Status
  0            /usr/bin/google-chrome   200       auto mode
* 1            /usr/bin/firefox         40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/google-chrome   200       manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/opera           200       manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 

To set default editor:

update-alternatives --config editor

To edit (or leave with defaults) all variants, use:

sudo update-alternatives --all

Debian Upgrade (Lenny -> Squeeze)

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
  1. apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
  2. deb squeeze main non-free
    deb-src squeeze main non-free
    deb squeeze/updates main contrib
    deb-src squeeze/updates main contrib
  3. apt-get update
  4. apt-get install apt dpkg aptitude
  5. apt-get dist-upgrade
  6. reboot
  7. cat /etc/debian_version

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