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6 items tagged “debian”

2022 (via) This is one heck of a tech demo: it’s a full copy of Debian, compiled to WebAssembly and running in your browser. It’s fully stocked with Python, Perl, Ruby, Node.js and even a working gcc compiler! The underlying technology, CheerpX, is a closed-source WebAssembly virtualization platform. # 2nd February 2022, 2:29 am


HOWTO Building a self-bundling Debian AMI. Not as terrifying as you would have thought. Also contains some neat hints as to how some of the more magical parts of EC2 work (like the way your SSH public key automatically ends up in /root/.ssh/authorized_keys). # 19th May 2009, 7:49 pm


Ubuntu and Debian AMIs for Amazon EC2. Exactly what it says on the tin. # 8th December 2008, 6:04 pm

Package Management Sudoku. “A package management system that can solve Sudoku based on package dependency rules is not something that I think would be useful or worth having”—like a red flag to a bull. # 21st August 2008, 7:09 pm


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released. Includes Iceweasel (Firefox), Icedove (Thunderbird), Iceape (Seamonkey) and Python 2.4.4 as standard. # 8th April 2007, 6:25 pm


Debian’s Response. Praise for Debian’s handling of their recent security incident # 9th December 2003, 3:16 am