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Debian 7 (Wheezy) - Released

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#1
For those of you who manage your own setup using Debian or just prefer it as a desktop....

Debian 7 has been released

http://www.debian.org

I've got a few people here who wanted to know when and I thought posting this publicly would make it easy to tell everyone.

Its a solid build too. I've upgraded 5 VPS servers so far and no issues. :)
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#3
I've been snipped. Someone posted this before me (on XenForo)

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/soon-no-more-being-squeezed.49842/

Of course it took me a while to connect the dots from the playful thread title.
Figured YOU at least would know about being Squeezed and getting Wheezy from it. :ROFLMAO:
With it having 5.4.x of PHP and the fact that I haven't seen anybody reliably compile the php5-geoip module I think I'm going to have to hold off for a bit. I may just do the minimal system upgrade - but need to check what all that will impact.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#4
Just checked... and it looks like it IS now fully supported... so, time to start doing some reading. I'm assuming it's a simple matter of adding the Wheezy repositories to the sources.list then doing a apt-get dist-upgrade?
And leaving the squeeze repository in the sources list until it is fully done?
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#5
Figured YOU at least would know about being Squeezed and getting Wheezy from it. :ROFLMAO:
With it having 5.4.x of PHP and the fact that I haven't seen anybody reliably compile the php5-geoip module I think I'm going to have to hold off for a bit. I may just do the minimal system upgrade - but need to check what all that will impact.
I'll be updating my guide once Dotdeb.org also updates their sources. Will include user friendly instructions on how to do a system OS upgrade on a working server.

But for people who have been only using Debian 6 stock (no outside sources) the upgrade is as simple as doing this http://xenforo.com/community/threads/debian-server-setup.35066/page-2#post-533175
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#6
I'll be updating my guide once Dotdeb.org also updates their sources. Will include user friendly instructions on how to do a system OS upgrade on a working server.

But for people who have been only using Debian 6 stock (no outside sources) the upgrade is as simple as doing this http://xenforo.com/community/threads/debian-server-setup.35066/page-2#post-533175
Yep... I noticed that Percona hasn't upgraded to wheezy yet... when I went to change the source.list it gave a 404 error. I think I'll hold off until everything is moved over (dotdeb and percona). I already have the sources.list modified with the wheezy sections commented out. :p
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#9
Yep... I noticed that Percona hasn't upgraded to wheezy yet... when I went to change the source.list it gave a 404 error. I think I'll hold off until everything is moved over (dotdeb and percona). I already have the sources.list modified with the wheezy sections commented out. :p
Its why I've not updated my guide yet. I don't want to confuse people and lord knows, someone would be fullish enough to try to update without waiting or knowing what they're doing. :rolleyes:

I'd say about more than 1/2 the people I help setup servers for; wanted to keep things simple on a stock install. So they can get started right away (either on their own or I can do it for them). :)
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#10
Its why I've not updated my guide yet. I don't want to confuse people and lord knows, someone would be fullish enough to try to update without waiting or knowing what they're doing. :rolleyes:

I'd say about more than 1/2 the people I help setup servers for; wanted to keep things simple on a stock install. So they can get started right away (either on their own or I can do it for them). :)
Yep... the only reason I use dotdeb is for the latest nginx and Percona for their mysql server. If it wasn't for that I'd be using the stock stuff myself.
 

Puntocom

Well-known member
#18
I have upgraded my server and I had some issue with dovecot, fortunately I managed to solve it without touching configs. Some permission changes and formatting in users.conf and it works like a charm. The memory usage now is lower and the sites load faster.

The hardening options in package compilations are great also.

http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130504

Great job, Debian!

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Adam Howard

Well-known member
#20
None, haven't upgraded yet. I thought DotDeb (nginx packages) hadn't yet been updated for Wheezy? And thus no nginx updates if problems were found with it under Wheezy.
http://www.dotdeb.org

Updated their repository (see for yourself)
http://packages.dotdeb.org/dists/wheezy/

Nginx is included ;)

Edit:
PHP:
#Dotdeb.org
deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all
deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all
And you should remove this
PHP:
deb http://packages.dotdeb.org squeeze-php54 all
deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org squeeze-php54 all
As the extra 2 lines are no longer required. php 5.4 is default in Debian 7.