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Debian Handbook

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The Debian Administrator's Handbook
by Raphaël Hertzog and Roland MasCopyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Raphaël HertzogCopyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Roland MasCopyright © 2012 Freexian SARL
ISBN: 979-10-91414-00-5 (paperback)ISBN: 979-10-91414-01-2 (ebook)This book is available under the terms of two licenses compatible with the Debian Free Software Guide-lines.
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Contents
1. The Debian Project
1
1.1What Is Debian?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
1.1.1A Multi-Platform Operating System
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
1.1.2The ality of Free Soware
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
1.1.3The Legal Framework: A Non-Profit Organization
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
1.2The Foundation Documents
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
1.2.1The Commitment towards Users
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
1.2.2The Debian Free Soware Guidelines
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
1.3The Inner Workings of the Debian Project
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
1.3.1The Debian Developers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
1.3.2The Active Role of Users
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
1.3.3Teams and Sub-Projects
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
1.3.3.1Existing Debian Sub-Project
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
1.3.3.2 Administrative Teams 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
1.3.3.3 Development Teams, Transversal Teams 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
1.4The Role of Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
1.4.1The Installer:
debian-installer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
1.4.2The Soware Library
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
1.5Lifecycle of a Release
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
1.5.1The
Experimental 
Status
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
1.5.2The
Unstable 
Status
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
1.5.3Migration to
Testing 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
1.5.4The Promotion from
Testing 
to
Stable 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
2. Presenting the Case Study
31
2.1Fast Growing IT Needs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
2.2Master Plan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
2.3Why a GNU/Linux Distribution?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
2.4Why the Debian Distribution?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
2.4.1Commercial and Community Driven Distributions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
2.5Why Debian Squeeze?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
3. Analyzing the Existing Setup and Migrating
39
3.1Coexistence in Heterogeneous Environments
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
3.1.1Integration with Windows Machines
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
3.1.2Integration with Mac OS machines
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

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