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 wiki.debian.net can be edited again --["Jeroen"]


This wiki is a new, official [http://www.debian.org Debian] resource. On [http://wiki.debian.net wiki.debian.net], there's a lot of older content available, and a number of people are working together with Michael Ivey, the administrator of wiki.debian.net, to see how to best combine both efforts. The goal is to migrate the content of wiki.debian.net to wiki.debian.org, and discontinue wiki.debian.net as it is now. Please see MigrationStatus for an updated overview.

Because of this migration in preparation/progress, any page existing on both wiki's will cause extra troubles migrating. Therefore, while the status of the migration is yet unclear, we kindly ask you to not create pages already existing on wiki.debian.net, and to not really fork any pages. This is especially valid for duplicating pages from wiki.debian.net.

Completely new pages are no problem whatsoever, of course. For all other pages, you can continue to use [http://wiki.debian.net wiki.debian.net] for now, it's read/write again.


Debian Wiki

This wiki is a support and documentation resource for the Debian project. This entire wiki is under 'heavy' development. (i.e. it is far from finished).



Introduction and Resources

Getting Started

Updates, Applications and Packages

Apt (and Dpkg) is one of the core tool sets in Debian. Simply, these tools allow you to install applications, remove applications and keep Debian up to date!

  • ["Introduction to Apt and Dpkg"] - An introduction to Apt and Dpkg, the package tools on Debian
  • ["AptCLI"] - How to use the command line Apt-tools to install packages, remove packages, and update your system
  • ["AptTools"] - Many other useful tools relating to package management

  • ["Synaptic"] - Synaptic - the Graphical/GUI Package Manager for Debian

The Desktop and Workstation

  • ["X-Window-System"] - The X Window System
  • ["?DesktopEnvironments"] - Desktop Systems for X

    • ["DebianGNOME"] - GNOME under Debian
    • ["DebianXFCE"] - XFCE under Debian
    • ["DebianKDE"] - KDE under Debian
  • ["?WindowManagers"] - Windows Managers for X

  • Recommended Applications
    • ["WebBrowsers"] - Web Browsers

    • ["EmailClients"] - E-Mail Clients

    • ["RemoteFiles"] - Remote File clients - FTP, SFTP, etc.

    • ["Peer2Peer"] - Peer to Peer Clients

    • ["InstantMessaging"] - Instant Messaging Clients

    • ["?MediaPlayers"] - Media Players (Audio+Video)

    • ["?JavaDebian"] - Java and Debian

    • ["PDFViewers"] - For viewing PDF files
    • ["CDDVD"] - CD and DVD Applications
    • ["Compression"] - Dealing with compressed archives
    • ["EditorsIDEs"] - Editors and IDE's (Interated Development Environments)
    • ["?OfficeAuthoring"] - Office and Authoring Applications

    • ["?SystemConfig"] - GUI tools for Configuring your Debian System

    • ["Misc"] - Lots of other misc applications that you might want!

Network Services

  • ["RemoteDesktop"] - How to set up remote desktop servers

  • ["?WindowsFileServer"] - How to configure and setup a windows file server

  • ["SSHServer"] - How to setup and run an SSH Server (which also acts as a fileserver)
  • ["DHCPServer"] - DHCP Servers
  • ["DatabaseServers"] - Database Servers

  • ["WebServers"] - Web Servers in Debian

  • ["FTPServers"] - FTP Servers in Debian
  • ["LDAP"] - Anything and everything to do with LDAP

The Command Line

System Administration

  • ["Security"] - Securing your System
  • ["?FileSystemDisks"] - A guide to filesystems and disks in Debian

  • ["BackupAndRecovery"] - Backup and Recovery of data in Debian

  • ["Printing"] - Printing in Debian
  • ["LinuxKernel"] - Lots of resources for the Linux Kernel

  • ["BootProcess"] - How your system boots, and how to configure booting

  • ["NetworkConfiguration"] - How to configure your network in Debian!

  • ["ConfigureX"] - How to configure the X-Window-System
  • ["?DebianSound"] - Getting Sound working in Debian

  • ["Email"] - A guide to all things E-Mail in Debian
  • ["WhereIsIt"] - a guide to finding almost anything in Debian


Development Area

This part of the wiki is for Debian Developers (and users too!)


This website is a Wiki. A Wiki is a collaborative site, anyone can contribute and share:

  • Edit any page by pressing ?GetText(Edit) at the top or the bottom of the page

  • Create a link to another page with joined capitalized words (like WikiSandBox) or with ["quoted words in brackets"]

  • Search for page titles or text within pages using the search box at the top of any page
  • See HelpForBeginners to get you going, HelpContents for all help pages.

Interesting starting points:

  • RecentChanges: see where people are currently working

  • WikiSandBox: feel free to change this page and experiment with editing

  • FindPage: search or browse the database in various ways

  • ?SyntaxReference: quick access to wiki syntax

  • ?SiteNavigation: get an overview over this site and what it contains

To learn more about what a WikiWikiWeb is, read about WhyWikiWorks and the WikiNature. Also, consult the WikiWikiWebFaq. This wiki is powered by MoinMoin.

Older Content

Why does this wiki exist, who is running it, and why isn't data from wiki.debian.net, which is until now used by the debian developers, migrated here? As far as I know the guy running wiki.debian.net wrote somewhere that he'd be happy to give wiki.debian.net's data away to the debian people... (asks and says HenningSprang)

To the best of my understanding, the problem is that it isn't trivial to migrate kwiki to moin moin -- but if someone comes up with a data.tar.gz or whatever it takes to unpack in wiki.debian.org containing the wiki.debian.net data, I think it isn't a problem to do the migration. Anyway, about who runs the wiki, this wiki is run by DSA, Debian's System Administration. ["Jeroen"]

All you had to do was ask. http://wiki.debian.net/~ivey/debwiki.tgz should work. Let me know if you need anything else. As an aside: even though I have been asking the DSA to take over the Wiki for over a year...it would have been nice if someone had let me know it was happening. -- MichaelIvey (PS: Could someone keep us posted on the MigrationStatus)

I (?DavidRichardBell) am now starting to restructure this wiki and integrate the content from my own resources, and wiki.debian.net

  • I request that nobody integrates material here from any wiki with an unclear or DSFG-incompatible licencing terms until ?WikiLicencingTerms are resolved. I shall fill out that page tomorrow (it's late here) - check thread on debian-devel. -- JonDowland

RobertStoffers has his own moin-based wiki at http://www.debianguide.org and is intrested in working together. Thoughts?

I would like to point out that some of us use the Debian wiki for day-to-day user support and for purposes like organising real-life meetings. These things have deadlines. If wiki.debian.net remains locked while we're also encouraged not to duplicate pages to this wiki, and while time is spent on licensing, merging, and conversion with no apparent schedule and little apparent plan; then we will probably be forced to move those things to yet a third wiki. That would suck. Please do bear in mind that the wiki is a mission critical resource that some of us strongly rely on. (And thanks for providing it.) -- JoeyHess

  • wiki.debian.net can be edited again --["Jeroen"]