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MySQL 5.1.57 packages are now available on Dotdeb :

  • for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny”
  • for the amd64 and i386 architectures

The corresponding Pinba storage engine has also been rebuilt (Squeeze only).

And, as usual, please read the Changelog of this maintainance release before upgrading.

 

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Nginx 1.0.1 has been released on May 3rd, bringing some changes and bugfixes.

It is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64 and i386 flavours.

Please note that the nginx-extras package now supports Passenger. I hope Ruby on Rails users will enjoy.

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Let me introduce Passenger :

Phusion Passenger™ — a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack — makes deployment of Ruby web applications, such as those built on the revolutionary Ruby on Rails web framework, a breeze. It follows the usual Ruby on Rails conventions, such as “Don’t-Repeat-Yourself”.

  • Deployment is only a matter of uploading application files. No Ruby (on Rails)-specific server configuration required!
  • Supports both the industry standard Apache web server and the fast and lightweight Nginx web server.
  • Zero maintenance. No port management, server process monitoring or stale file cleanup required. Errors are automatically recovered whenever possible.
  • Designed for performance, stability and security. Phusion Passenger should never crash Apache even in case of crashing Rails applications.
  • Well-documented, for both system administrators and developers!

 

I’m glad to announce that Dotdeb now provides Passenger 3.0.7 packages for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64 and i386 flavours and I hope you’ll enjoy them.

The installation is very easy :

  • your Apache 2.2 server will support Passenger by installing the libapache2-mod-passenger package
  • Nginx will be updated to the 1.0.1 version and it will support Passenger in the nginx-extras package

Have fun!

(Thanks to the Brightbox team for their work on the Ubuntu packages)

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Nginx 1.0.0 has been delared stable and has been released three days ago :

nginx development was started about 9 years ago. The first public version 0.1.0 has been released on October 4, 2004. Now W3Techs reports that 6.8% of the top 1 million sites on the web (according to Alexa) use nginx. And 46.9% of top Russian sites use nginx.

Netcraft reports similar 6.52% nginx share of the million busiest sites in April 2011.

The packages of Nginx 1.0.0 are now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” in amd64 and i386 flavours. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

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On March 17th, the PHP Group released PHP 5.3.6. This maintainance release, that focuses on security, is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” in amd64 and i386 flavours.
The compatibility with the official Debian packages has been improved and you (especially the FPM users) should really take care of some important changes that I made :
  • the intl extension is now built in a separate package : php5-intl
  • the FPM binary is now /usr/sbin/php5-fpm (previously /usr/bin/php5-fpm)
  • the FPM configuration file is now /etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf (previously /etc/php5/fpm/php5-fpm.conf)
  • the FPM pools have to be moved to /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/ (previously /etc/php5/fpm/pools/)

As usual, please read the Changelog before upgrading.

Note : The PHP 5.3.6 packages for Debian 5.0 “Lenny” should be released soon.
Update : the PHP 5.3.6 packages for Debian 5.0 “Lenny” are now available on http://php53.dotdeb.org/

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Dotdeb packages of Redis for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” have been updated to version 2.2.4, introducing a new OBJECT command. Here are the release notes.

The corresponding php5-redis package with OBJECT supports will be updated in the next few days (with the upcoming PHP 5.3.6 packages).

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MySQL 5.1.56 packages are now available on Dotdeb :

  • for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny”
  • for the amd64 and i386 architectures

Of course, the corresponding Pinba storage engine has been rebuilt (Squeeze only). But take care to the plugin-load directive in your /etc/mysql/my.cnf file : MySQL does not support several plugin-load directives and always keep the last read. Then if you want, for example, use the Pinba storage engine while having the the InnoDB plugin loaded, you should uncomment the following line.

plugin-load=innodb=ha_innodb_plugin.so;libpinba_engine.so

And, as usual, please read the Changelog of this maintainance release before upgrading.

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Dotdeb has always wanted to help you to build robust and featureful LAMP stacks. As of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, some useful tools are now supported and actively maintained on Dotdeb :

It is now time for me to introduce the long-awaited Nginx

Nginx

Nginx is a lightweight, high-performance Web server that relies on an asynchronous event-driven approach to handle HTTP requests. It behaves well under heavy load, even better than Apache (threaded or forked). Nginx can work with PHP through FPM or FastCGI (respectively packaged as php5-fpm and php5-cgi).

All the (many) features of Nginx are configured during its building process and it is unable to load additionnal modules without rebuilding. This design leads to very good performances and a little footprint on the system.

Don’t hesitate to visit the Nginx website for more information…

I’m proud to announce that Dotdeb now maintains Nginx in its stable version (0.8.54). As in the official Debian builds, three distinct packages are available, depending on which modules you need :

Don’t hesitate to thank me if you enjoy it 🙂