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The Debian Administrator's Handbook
Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
1. The Debian Project
1.1. What Is Debian?
1.2. The Foundation Documents
1.3. The Inner Workings of the Debian Project
1.4. The Role of Distributions
1.5. Lifecycle of a Release
2. Presenting the Case Study
2.1. Fast Growing IT Needs
2.2. Master Plan
2.3. Why a GNU/Linux Distribution?
2.4. Why the Debian Distribution?
2.5. Why Debian Squeeze?
3. Analyzing the Existing Setup and Migrating
3.1. Coexistence in Heterogeneous Environments
3.2. How To Migrate
4. Installation
4.1. Installation Methods
4.2. Installing, Step by Step
4.3. After the First Boot
5. Packaging System: Tools and Fundamental Principles
5.1. Structure of a Binary Package
5.2. Package Meta-Information
5.3. Structure of a Source Package
5.4. Manipulating Packages with dpkg
5.5. Coexistence with Other Packaging Systems
6. Maintenance and Updates: The APT Tools
6.1. Filling in the sources.list File
6.2. aptitude and apt-get Commands
6.3. The apt-cache Command
6.4. Frontends: aptitude, synaptic
6.5. Checking Package Authenticity
6.6. Upgrading from One Stable Distribution to the Next
6.7. Keeping a System Up to Date
6.8. Automatic Upgrades
6.9. Searching for Packages
7. Solving Problems and Finding Relevant Information
7.1. Documentation Sources
7.2. Common Procedures
8. Basic Configuration: Network, Accounts, Printing...