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Debian Administration Handbook

Postby craigevil on Thu May 10, 2012 12:11 pm

You can order it in book form or download in various electronic form. You can find the news here: ... available/

The download is a bit hard to find at first glance. You can find it here:

Also available as a html webpage:

And at least on sid as a Debian package:
$ apt-cache search debian-handbook
debian-handbook - reference book for Debian users and system administrators

Code: Select all
# apt-get install debian-handbook
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 19 not upgraded.
Need to get 22.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 23.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.

Once installed it can be opened in a browser /usr/share/doc/debian-handbook/html/index.html
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Re: Debian Administration Handbook

Postby hellfire695 on Thu May 10, 2012 12:37 pm

This looks like it will be an excellent resource, especially because when i looked at my school library all they had for linux was a redhat book from 2002. and to think they teach I.T here.

I will reading (atleast some) it whenever i can, I'd love to know if anyone makes it through the whole thing :)

btw kudos to the writers for all the hard work, and licensing it under the gpl, well thats just the debian way, but still pure awesome
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Re: Debian Administration Handbook

Postby viking777 on Thu May 10, 2012 1:50 pm

craigevil, thankyou for bringing this to my attention. I have never heard of it before and as yet I haven't read a single word of it, but it seems like it might be an excellent resource. The epub version has gone straight onto my book reader, and like hellfire said what a superb effort from the writers/publishers. Can't praise them enough.
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