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'''Debian''' Etch v4 i386 and x86_64 LIO builds are available from the [http://linux-iscsi.org/debian/ Debian repository].
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== Overview ==
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{{Infobox OS
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| name              = Debian
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| developer          = Debian Project
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| family            = Unix-like
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| working_state      = Production
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| source_model      = Free and open source software
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| released          = {{Start date|df=yes|1993|08|16}}
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| frequently_updated = Yes
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| language          = 63 languages<ref>{{cite web| url=http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090214.en.html| title=Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released| accessdate=2009-02-15| publisher=Debian| date=2/14/2009}}</ref>
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| updatemodel        = APT (several front-ends available)
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| package_manager    = dpkg package manager
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| supported_platforms = IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, SPARC, DEC Alpha, ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, S390, IA-64
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| kernel_type        = Monolithic (Linux, FreeBSD), Micro (Hurd)
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| userland          = GNU
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| ui                = GNOME, KDE Plasma Desktop, Xfce and LXDE
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| license            = Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and others<ref>{{cite web| url=http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/| title=License information| publisher=Debian| accessdate=2/28/2009}}</ref>
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| website            = [http://www.debian.org/ www.debian.org]
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'''Debian''' ({{pron-en|ˈdɛbiən}}) is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software especially under the GNU General Public License and other free software licenses.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://debian.org/intro/free| title=What Does Free Mean? or What do you mean by Free Software?| publisher=The Debian Project| work=Debian official website| accessdate=12/1/2009}}</ref> The primary form, '''Debian GNU/Linux''', which uses the Linux kernel and GNU OS tools,<ref>{{cite web| url=http://debian.org/index.en.html| title=Debian.org - What is Debian?| publisher=The Debian Project| work=Debian official website| accessdate=12/1/2009}}</ref> is a popular and influential GNU/Linux distribution.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://distrowatch.com/stats.php?section=popularity| title = Linux Distributions&nbsp;– Facts and Figures| publisher=distrowatch.com| accessdate=10/31/2008}}</ref> It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for relatively strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies<ref>[http://www.debian.org/social_contract Debian Social Contract] on Debian homepage</ref> as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes.<ref name="debfaq-def">{{cite web| url=http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-basic_defs.en.html#s-whatisdebian| title=The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ&nbsp;– Definitions and overview| publisher=Debian| accessdate=5/12/2008}}</ref> Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system. It focuses on stability and security and is used as a base for many other distributions.
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== Target ==
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Debian Etch v4 i386 and x86_64 LIO builds are available from the [http://linux-iscsi.org/debian/ Debian repository].
The Debian binary package names are ''target-utils'' and ''target-modules'' for binary packages. ''target-source'' requires module-assistant to build the kernel module. Building the ''target-utils'' source currently requires checking out the code and using <code>dpkg-buildpackage</code> from trunk/target (see [http://linux-iscsi.org/svn/trunk/README README] for more information).
The Debian binary package names are ''target-utils'' and ''target-modules'' for binary packages. ''target-source'' requires module-assistant to build the kernel module. Building the ''target-utils'' source currently requires checking out the code and using <code>dpkg-buildpackage</code> from trunk/target (see [http://linux-iscsi.org/svn/trunk/README README] for more information).
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== See also ==
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* [[CentOS]] and [[Ubuntu]]
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== Notes ==
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{{Reflist}}
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== External links ==
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* [http://knowledgelayer.softlayer.com/questions/225/How+to+Connect+to+an+iSCSI+Volume+using+Open-iscsi+in+Linux. How to Connect to an iSCSI Volume using Open-iSCSI in Linux]
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Revision as of 02:48, 27 December 2010

Contents

Overview

Debian
Company / developer Debian Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state Production
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 16 August 1993 (1993-08-16)
Language(s) 63 languages[1]
Update method APT (several front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg package manager
Supported platforms IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, SPARC, DEC Alpha, ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, S390, IA-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux, FreeBSD), Micro (Hurd)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME, KDE Plasma Desktop, Xfce and LXDE
License Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and others[2]
Official website www.debian.org

Debian (Template:Pron-en) is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software especially under the GNU General Public License and other free software licenses.[3] The primary form, Debian GNU/Linux, which uses the Linux kernel and GNU OS tools,[4] is a popular and influential GNU/Linux distribution.[5] It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for relatively strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies[6] as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes.[7] Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system. It focuses on stability and security and is used as a base for many other distributions.

Target

Debian Etch v4 i386 and x86_64 LIO builds are available from the Debian repository.

The Debian binary package names are target-utils and target-modules for binary packages. target-source requires module-assistant to build the kernel module. Building the target-utils source currently requires checking out the code and using dpkg-buildpackage from trunk/target (see README for more information).

See also

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Notes

  1. "Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released". Debian. 2/14/2009. 
  2. "License information". Debian. 
  3. "What Does Free Mean? or What do you mean by Free Software?". Debian official website. The Debian Project. 
  4. "Debian.org - What is Debian?". Debian official website. The Debian Project. 
  5. "Linux Distributions – Facts and Figures". distrowatch.com. 
  6. Debian Social Contract on Debian homepage
  7. "The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ – Definitions and overview". Debian. 

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