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Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

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The Debian Project
Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released
September 29th, 2012

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename "squeeze"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 6.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 6.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.

Those who frequently install updates from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update.

New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:

Debian's Google Summer of Code 2012 wrap-up

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From Ana Guerrero in the debian-devel-announce mailing list:

Debian participated this year with 15 projects in the Google Summer of Code, with 12 projects finishing successfully and with some of the students greatly exceeding our expectations.

We would like to thank everybody involved, mentors, co-mentors and students for all the work they put this summer. We would like specially invite our students to continue being involved in making Debian better, whether by continued work on their summer project or by working in other areas of Debian. Please feel welcomed!

Below is a small summary of what our projects achieved this summer. If you have any comments or suggestions, please drop us an email on our mailing list:

Configuring Your LEMP System (Linux, nginx, MySQL, PHP-FPM) For Maximum Performance

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If you are using nginx as your webserver, you are looking for a performance boost and better speed. nginx is fast by default, but you can optimize its performance and the performance of all parts (like PHP and MySQL) that work together with nginx. Here is a small, incomprehensive list of tips and tricks to configure your LEMP system (Linux, nginx, MySQL, PHP-FPM) for maximum performance. These tricks work for me, but your mileage may vary. Do not implement them all at once, but one by one and check what effect the modification has on your system's performance.

Using GeoIP With Nginx On Ubuntu 12.04

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This tutorial explains how to use the GeoIP module with nginx on Ubuntu 12.04 to find out where your visitors come from. The GeoIP module sets multiple variables like $geoip_country_name, $geoip_country_code, $geoip_city, etc. that you can use in your PHP scripts or directly in your nginx configuration, for example to serve content in different languages based on the user's country.

Managing Multiple MySQL Servers From One phpMyAdmin Installation (Using SSL Encryption)

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This tutorial explains how you can manage multiple MySQL servers from one phpMyAdmin installation. For security reasons, communication between phpMyAdmin and any remote MySQL server is using SSL encryption (this is not necessary for a local MySQL server since communication between phpMyAdmin and MySQL is not leaving the server). phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL.


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