Debian 8 is out ! After several months of freeze, it’s now ready. I’m really happy about that version because MySecureShell is finally available in the mainstream packages and the second thing is MariaDB available in the latest stable version (10). Unfortunately, Docker is not present because it has too fast cycles to be stable (source). Thanks to Debian teams for this amazing work once again :-)
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I spent nearly 2 years at eNovance/RedHat, it was a great adventure, now I’m glad to start a new job at Criteo today! I’ll be in charge of storage technologies around big data. My future blog posts will of course evolve to this kind of technologies too. However as I’ve side projects, there still will have several kind of subjects. Really happy to start this new job :-)
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Un blog post en français cette fois ci, car ça ne concerne que les Français (pour l’instant) pour vous expliquer le nouveau projet que j’entreprends avec 2 amis. L’idée est simple, vous êtes motards, vous aimez les balades à moto…l’application est faites pour vous ! Aucune application n’est à l’heure actuelle disponible sur Smartphone qui fait ce que nous proposons. Il s’agit d’une application à la Facebook like, ou vous pouvez inviter des amis, créer des clubs de moto, proposer et planifier des itinéraires, partager vos parcours effectués et beaucoup d’autres choses.
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For a new project (will talk about it later), I needed to use Neo4J (graph database if you don’t know it yet). I tried to cover more features than the current existing Ansible roles available on Ansible Galaxy. More will come in the next weeks. I also tried to make it simple to install it and do not force dependencies at maximum. Here are parameters you can set:

Select neo4j version neo4j_package: neo4j # community version #neo4j_package: neo4j-advanced #neo4j_package: neo4j-enterprise # Neo4j spatial plugin neo4j_install_spatial: false neo4j_spatial_version: '0.


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Since several weeks, I’m playing a lot with Debian Jessie as a server. I discovered some bugs, reported them to Debian, they’ve been fixed etc…good news! I also wanted to test the new version of LXC. So I decided to upgrade my 2 personal servers to Jessie. But that wasn’t so easy with Systemd. I still encounter non critical issues and going to prepare report bugs for Debian (cgroups issues with systemd).
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For another personal project (that I can’t talk about for the moment ;-)), I wanted to have a Changelog file to get a better following of the infrastructure evolution (configuration management, scripts…all under git). Of course the documentation is very important, but when you do not write it at the same time you’re building the infrastructure, it may be complex to remember each little things you’ve done. That’s why a Changelog can help to understand how the infrastructure has been built step by step.
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Pierre Mavro / Deimosfr


SRE Lead DevOps at Criteo  •  Nousmotards Co-Founder

Paris - France