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Installing Python cleanly on a minimal headless Raspberry Pi Debian Buster

So you have installed Debian Buster on your headless Raspberry Pi and you want to use Python and you want to make as few system changes as possible? Let’s do it. Python You want to install Python. Who am I kidding? You don’t want to install Python, but for some reason you need to. Could […]

Adding local mail support to a minimal Debian Raspberry Pi install

So you did install Debian on a headless Raspberry Pi? Congratulations! However, this system lacks one essential thing: mail support. Many programs in a Debian system use mail to communicate with its human administrator. Some examples: the cron service mails command execution output to the user who scheduled the command; if installed, the unattended-upgrades package […]

NGINX: switching from Debian to packages

More than once, while I was managing websites served by nginx on Debian, I needed features which were not available yet in the Debian packages — right now, current stable nginx version is 1.16, while Debian only provides 1.10-ish, which lacks for example some stream features which I want to use. Conveniently enough, Nginx provides […]