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Howto enable sudo in Debian

Posted 09-20-2012 at 12:21 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-21-2012 at 11:20 AM by craigevil

Debian unlike other distros like Ubuntu does not come with sudo enabled by default. That said it is easy enough to set it up.

How to setup sudo:

1) Use visudo to edit your sudoers file
2) Add your user to the sudo group
Code:
adduser foo sudo
3) Or you can use gksu, or kdesu on KDE.

Or you can follow the simple steps here:
Debian Reference Chapter 1. - http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de..._configuration
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Howto get newer package versions for Debian Stable

Posted 03-28-2012 at 10:43 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 06-15-2012 at 06:57 PM by craigevil

DebianSoftware - http://wiki.debian.org/DebianSoftware
Quote:
New Debian users should obtain all their software from the Debian repositories. The Debian maintainers have gone to a lot of work to ensure that the software in the Debian repositories works well together and is secure. Getting software from non-Debian sources voids the (non-existent) warranty! The combination of package management systems and the advent Linux distributions which supply vast amounts of software fundamentally changes
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Howto install Oracle Java on Debian

Posted 03-10-2012 at 03:47 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-05-2012 at 01:36 PM by craigevil (added Java 7)

Steps for Oracle Java 6


Quote:
Version 1.6.x (a.k.a Java 6 Update x)
NOTE: Java 6 is scheduled to die (End of Life or EOL) in November 2012
As of April 27, 2012 the latest version of Java 6 is 1.6.0_32 (Version 6 Update 32).
According to Oracle, "This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements." No security patches.

First install java-package, and fakeroot.
Code:
apt-get install java-package fakeroot
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Security and Privacy on the Internet

Posted 08-12-2010 at 04:31 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 08-11-2013 at 12:44 PM by craigevil (added Antisocial ADP list)

If you are really worried about privacy there are a few things you can do including:
Use the Adblock Plus extension for Firefox and use the
Easy Privacy list as well as the Antisocial list.
This list blocks the ever increasing social networking content on third-party sites.

Use a hosts file to block the multitude of clicktrackers

If you want to do the same thing without having the hosts file slowdown, dnsmasq offers similar functionality and it...
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Grokking Debian GNU/Linux

Posted 08-06-2010 at 03:58 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 06-14-2012 at 05:37 AM by craigevil (added link)

Before asking here or on the <debian-user> mailing list, you should read the Installation Guide,
or if you already have Debian installed, the Debian Reference.
Also take the time to read:
Linux is NOT Windows : http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
What we expect you have already Done. : http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=47078

Please read "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" - http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html...
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