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Dotdeb packages are now signed!

After many requests from several users and after many months of promise, the Dotdeb repositories are GPG-signed. Yes, you can now get rid of the annoying “WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!” message!

Waiting for a dotdeb-keyring package, you just have to get the key¬†and add it to your trusted keys’ keyring :

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-key 89DF5277
gpg -a --export 89DF5277 | sudo apt-key add -

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Miscellaneous

Dotdeb interviewed by PHP TV

Just for fun : I’ve been interviewed about Dotdeb by PHP TV, a french-speaking webTV.

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Miscellaneous

Dotdeb on Twitter

Dotdeb has now its own Twitter account. Feel free to follow…

Twitter

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Miscellaneous

Dotdeb : Debian 5.0 “Lenny” support in progress…

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” has been published on last Valentine’s day. Although most of the Dotdeb packages for the previous release, “Etch”, are compatible with Lenny, it is now time for Dotdeb to have dedicated packages for this new distribution.

Lenny banner

I’m actually kind of busy at work, but I managed to build and upload the most important packages : PHP5, PHP5 PECL extensions and MySQL 5.1. Additional pieces of software (Google Perftools, for example) will appear in the next few days. Please be patient and don’t hesit to make suggestions.

What (about LAMP) has changed in Lenny?

  • Apache 1.3 has been removed, in favour of Apache 2.2. You have to migrate before any other change.
  • In addition, libapache-mod-php5 is still present, but it’s a non-sense and a cause of mistake : it depends on the missing apache-common package! You have been warned.
  • MySQL 5.0 comes in a satisfying recent release (5.0.51a) and will take profit of official Debian security releases.

What will change in the Lenny branch of Dotdeb?

  • PHP5 (5.2, 5.3, …) has now the focus and will be updated frequently, so PHP4 is not maintained anymore. PHP6 will be uploaded when it’s ready.
  • Up-to-date MySQL 5.1 packages will be provided as often as needed
  • MySQL 5.0 effort has been discontinued in favour the official Debian packages.
  • I’m wondering if I will keep maintaining the mail-related packages (Qmail, Vpopmail, Ezmlm, Qmailadmin…). If you really need them, let me know in the comments.

Should I switch to Lenny or should I stick to Etch?

It’s up to you. I will continue maintaining up-to-date packages for Etch in the next few months, so you’ll have time to upgrade your servers. Whatever you choose, you just have to take care of the Dotdeb entries in your sources.list :

  • It should refer to stable or lenny if you want to make the switch and take benefits from the brand new Debian distribution :
deb http://your.mirror/ stable all
deb-src http://your.mirror/ stable all
  • It should refer to oldstable or etch if you want to stick to the good old Etch and to take your time to upgrade.
deb http://your.mirror/ oldstable all
deb-src http://your.mirror/ oldstable all

(Please chose a mirror near your location on this page)

Conclusion

Thanks for using Dotdeb! This personnal project still aims (and will continue) to provide an efficient and up-to-date LAMP stack to your servers.

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Miscellaneous

Website problem

On the previous week-end, Dotdeb’s website went down due to configuation problems. Sorry for that, it is now fixed.

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Mail

ClamAV removed from Dotdeb

FYI, ClamAV has been removed from Dotdeb, since it is more actively maintained on Debian Volatile.

Volatile is now part of the Debian project and will be activated by default on Debian Lenny. Its goal is to provide up-to-date packages of some specific pieces of software (ClamAV, Spamassassin for example). Please use it instead of Dotdeb for your mail-filtering packages.

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Documentation

Mirroring Dotdeb

If Dotdeb is useful for you and if you want to mirror it, just add a cron job to periodically fetch the packages :

rsync -a --delete rsync.dotdeb.org::packages/ /your/local/path/

Then, if you wish your mirror to appear on the mirrors list, send me its full URL.

Note 1 : mirroring once a day should be enough. More frequent updates could lead to a ban without any warning.
Note 2 : Using anything else than Rsync (Wget, HTTrack…) could lead to a ban without any warning.