Configure Supervisor to run Apache2 webserver on Ubuntu/Debian Linux

The idea about starting your services under Supervisor’s supervision is to be able to run multiple services under a single daemon. Depending on the Supervisor’s configuration it will be able to start,stop or restart any given service as a child process. In this config we show how to runapache2 as supervised service ( useful for docker images etc. ) on Ubuntu/Debian Linux.
First, install supervisor:

# apt-get install supervisor

Include apache2‘s supervisor configuration into /etc/supervisor/conf.d/. Supervisor will pick any configuration files from this directory where the only requirement is *.conf file extension. For example insert a following lines into a new file /etc/supervisor/conf.d/apache2.conf:

command=/usr/sbin/apache2ctl -DFOREGROUND

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Nginx web server Docker image based on Debian GNU/Linux


The automated build docker Nginx image “linuxconfig/nginx” can be used as a basic testing environment for a static websites deployments.


The image is build based on default Nginx webserver configuration running on Debian GNU/Linux. Nginx webserver run in foreground and listens on default port 80.


Create a directory and place your static website within.

$ mkdir html
$ echo "My Static Website" > html/index.html
$ cp -r /path/to/your/static/website/* html/

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Enable SSH root login on Debian Linux Server

After fresh system installation the root login on the Debian Linux is disabled by default. When you attempt to login as root user to your Debian Jessie Linux server the access will be denied eg.:

$ ssh root@
root@'s password: 
Permission denied, please try again.
root@'s password: 
Permission denied, please try again.
root@'s password: 
Permission denied (publickey,password).

To enable SSH login for a root user on Debian Linux system you need to first configure SSH server. Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change the following line:

PermitRootLogin without-password
PermitRootLogin yes

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How to install and setup Debian 8 minimalist Docker Host

Author:Tobin Harding
Task is to configure x86 bare metal machine as a docker host using
Debian 8. You will need a network connection to the host to follow
this guide. Also a connected keyboard and monitor.


  1. Host machine. I will be using an optiplex 760 but any machine will
  2. Internet connection. I will be using the net install Debian 8
  3. About half an hour.

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How to verify an authenticity of downloaded Debian ISO images

There are two steps to verify an authenticity of downloaded Debian ISO images from Debian mirrors:

  1. Firstly, we need to verify check-sum of the CD image content against its relevant checksums files whether it would be MD5SUMS or SHA512SUMS
  2. Secondly, we need to verify the actual checksums files for a correct signature using accompanied signatures such as MD5SUMS.sign or SHA512SUMS.sign

To get started, first download all relevant files including desired ISO images within a single directory. In this case we will validate the authenticity of debian net install CD image:

$ ls
MD5SUMS  MD5SUMS.sign  SHA512SUMS  SHA512SUMS.sign  debian-8.0.0-arm64-netinst.iso

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installation of spotify music client on debian jessie linux 8

Installation of Spotify client on Debian Linux 8 ( Jessie ) 64-bit

In this article we describe a installation procedure of Spotify client on Debian Linux 8 (Jessie). Looking on the Spotify for Linux on page we can see a simple instructions which we are going to follow. However, based on the statement from spotify developer the “Spotify for Linux” version available is for an older Debian 6 Squeeze version so we will come across some issues which we will fix after the main Spotify installation.

Let’s start the spotify installation by adding spotify repository

deb stable non-free

to our /etc/apt/sources.list. Next, install authentication key and run repository update:

# apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 94558F59
# apt-get update

At this stage we are ready to install spotify client on Debian 8 Jessie by following linux command and disregarding the warning message about apt-get not being able to verify package:

# apt-get install spotify-client

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setup django develoment on Debian Linux 8 jessie

Setting up Django, Python and MySQL development environment on Debian Linux 8 Jessie

This config is intended to help reader to quickly setup a Django Web development environment with Python 3 and MySQL on Debian Linux 8 Jessie. The outcome will be installed Django Framework ( 1.7.1 ) and Python ( 3.4.2 ). Once completed and would like to learn more by creating your first Django app you can continue with the official Django Documentation by skipping the first part about settings up the Django environment.

Let’s begin by installation of Django Framework and Python 3:
The below command will install both Django Web development Framework and Python 3 packages:

# apt-get install python3-django

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Debian apt-get wheezy sources.list

Related sources.list repositories:

Security Updates

# /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

Australia Mirror

# /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src wheezy main contrib non-free

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