Category Archives: Debian

Debian is a Unix-like operating system consisting entirely of free software.

Linux: LEMP set up – NGINX, PHP, MySQL, SSL, monitoring, logs, and a WordPress blog migration

6 November 2020

 Finally got time to migrate the RTFM.CO.UA blog to a new server with Debian 10. This time manually, without any automation will set up a LEMP stack Wrote a similar at 2016 – Debian: установка LEMP — NGINX + PHP-FPM + MariaDB (Rus), but in time the post is more complete of the process and… Read More »

Linux: processes core dumps, systemd-coredump and Debian

14 March 2020

 Need to get a dump from fro ma PHP process on Debian 9. In this post will take a Linux kernel mechanism to create and manage processes dumps. Kernel’s dumps are created in another way, check Kdump на Arch Wiki. Linux Core Dump The kernel will create a process dump if it performed an invalid… Read More »

Debian: php7.3-curl : Depends: libcurl3 (>= 7.44.0) but it is not installable

23 January 2020

 We have a Jenkins job that runs a Docker container to build a PHP-application based on the Yii framework. Suddenly during the build, we got an error: … Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required… Read More »

Nextcloud: running in Docker Compose on Debian with Let’s Encrypt SSL

30 November 2019

 I while ago I’d tested the Nextcloud, see the NextCloud: installing server on Debian behind NGINX with PHP-FPM and client on Arch Linux post. In general, it looks good, so it’s time to try to run in a production environment and finally migrate from Dropbox to it. Today, let’s spin up a Nextcloud instance using… Read More »

Debian: logrotate won’t rotate logs with an “unknown group ‘syslog'” error

9 October 2019

 We have an AWS EC2 with Debian and logrotate. One day its root partition was exhausted and when I started investigating it – found, that we have a bunch of files like /var/log/syslog.N.gz. At the same time by default logrotate creates a config file to rotate syslog log files: Thus, we must have only files… Read More »

Debian: unattended-upgrades – automatic upgrades installation with email notifications via AWS SES

23 May 2019

 A unattended-upgrades package performs automated upgrades installation on Debian/Ubuntu systems. It’s a Python script (1500 lines) located at /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade (and /usr/bin/unattended-upgrades is a symlink to the /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade). CentsOS/RHEL analog – yum-cron. Install it: The main config file is /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades where upgrade types, email settings etc can be configured. Upgrades related schedules are done in the… Read More »