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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 […]