Debian Gnu / Linux is the Linux distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

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Ubuntu kernel building

I was trying to build ubuntu kernel just to understand using the link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel .In this link they have mentioned chmod a+x debian/scripts/* but I couldn't ...
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Change directory permission to 777 during run the app with sudo (root permission) [on hold]

I am running my app with sudo (root permission) and during in running app, the app created some directories with root permission. So I want to change permission to 777 on these directories by running ...
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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work [migrated]

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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Start up a .jar GUI application from Login Screen [on hold]

I have raspberry pi and I have compiled uniCentaPOS in a .jar file. However I want to start this GUI application without the full desktop. I just want to application running with the GUI. I have ...
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How do I install Ubuntu from USB in debian?

After looking through the Ubuntu instructions for creating a bootable USB I googled this and it seems like there's a plethora of different ways that one could do this. Here's what I've tried: ...
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How to block installing grub into MBR while upgrade?

I have a problem with blocking installing GRUB into MBR. I have to block it in ubuntu and debian template to not let users "destroy" their XenServers (with GRUB in MBR they wont boot). Ubuntu ask for ...
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Qt Deployment on Remote genric linux device error

facing issue while deploying Qt project on BBB. " stdin: is not a tty /home/debian/test2: error while loading shared libraries: libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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How to drop/remove a published repo in aptly?

This seems to be a prevalent issues which many are facing and there isn't a solution anywhere on the internet. I create a repo with my .deb packages and it is published, now my release file in the ...
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How can I wipe my hard drive from the Debian command line to install Ubuntu to a blank hard drive?

So here's my dilemma. I tried to install Debian and it wiped out Windows entirely after I installed the GRUB Bootloader. Thinking, "ok, I'll just get it back after I finish installing Debian," I ...
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startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Downgrade from dev to stable (GLIBC_2.19 to GLIBC_2.17)

just wondering if I could get some help here, at the minute my VPS has GLIBC_2.19 and I donot want that. I need GLIBC_2.17. I believe GLIBC_2.19 is a dev package. I am a newby to Linux so take it ...
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Sensors missing

I recently switched from Debian Wheezy (7.6) to Ubuntu 14.04.1. In Debian, xfce4-sensors-plugin recognized the mainboard sensors chip, fschmd (I'm not sure if lm-sensors did). Now in Ubuntu doesn't ...
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how I can make Debian source package form my program which write by Qt?

I made a program by Qt and I want to put it on Ubuntu Software Center form myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. When I want to submit it, I should upload Debian source package. How I make this?! You can see ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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Ubuntu Trusty - corresponding Debian release? Wheezy or Squeeze?

I want to install Dotdeb on Ubuntu trusty, Release 14.04 and I was wondering which version of the available packages for Debian I should choose. Wheezy or Squeeze?
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Apache Server Path Location in Debian

I'd installed KOHA Integrated Library System using pre-made image through a Virtual Box. I want to find the path location of my Apache Server so that I can manipulate/modify the files for my ...
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Is it necessary to mount /dev/shm when chroot from Ubuntu Live CD?

Ubuntu is a Debian derivation. Debian squeeze (6.0.0) requires /dev/shm mounting for chroot. I do want to chroot to re-install grub. Does Ubuntu also require /dev/shm mounting for correct chrooting ...
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mariadb-server depends on mariadb-server-5.5 (= 5.5.39+maria-1~wheezy); however: Package mariadb-server-5.5 is not configured yet

Not sure if the Ubuntu forum is the right place but I couldn't see one specific to debian. I am running a debian chroot environment with Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy). I attempted to install mariadb ...
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MCA: Data CACHE Level-0 Read Error

I often encounter "Processor contect corrupt" error. And after that operating system restarts itself in 30 seconds. The full mscelog log is below: mcelog: Unsupported new Family 6 Model 3c CPU: only ...
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Help to restore perfect installation from Windows share or how to reinstall gnome with no effects 14.04

Please bear with me....I've been struggling for months using 12.04 with fading windows, extremely slow loading of web pages in Firefox, just an overall bad experience. I'm using an older Dell D620 ...
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Need help about Proxmox and GRUB2 on Debian

I am facing with a big problem. I am freshly installed Debian 7 on server4you dedicated server, and according to this tutorial: Link I am added the repo, installed the kernel like the tutorial said ...
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I not found Gnome 3 TaskBar Extention Settings

i use debian and gnome i add taskbar extention.I setted my taskbar previously .But i not found now. i want found this panel ...
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Latest Linux systems constantly freezing

Before I begin, I should clarify that this issue does not happen only with Ubuntu 14.04, but with Elementary OS Luna and Debian 7 as well. To make the story short, Debian froze from the installation ...
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What is the best way to build a package that targets a single Ubuntu release only?

At the moment I build and package our software for Ubuntu 14.04 aka 'trusty' via dpkg-buildpackage. I get a .deb package that can be installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but also on other Ubuntu releases e.g. ...
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Problem with my ssh in ubuntu 14?

When I tried to connect from my Debian to my Ubuntu 14 appear this message below What is necessary to do for fix this error?
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how to install linux leaveing my data intact [closed]

greeting , here is what I wanne do in a nutshell , I hava 2 partitions c:/ and d:/ and I want to install the latest debian as dual boot with windows basically I want to shrink my c:/ drive and ...
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black screen on boot after each boot with nomodeset

I have a black screen after the grub init. i have a debian installation. i followed many instructions and i've found that i can just edit when the grup start and add the following info to my grub ...
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Doing a fresh ubuntu install without having to reinstall packages

I'm currently on debian wheezy and I want to install Ubuntu. I'm on a slow broadband connection and I do not want to download all the packages again that I installed on the debian installation. Is ...
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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Random Crashes Ubuntu 12.04

Every once in a while my Mem and CPU max out. In looking at the syslog I found Jun 25 01:45:30 id-llc-projects CRON[29889]: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1) ...
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What's the typical algorithm that is follwed when installing a debian package with dpkg?

How things work when you install a debian package(s) with dpkg? I'd like to have an idea of how things are handled right after your fire in the command, like the unpackaging and especially the ...
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Adding previously downloaded .deb files to apt using command line

How can I add previously downloaded .deb files to apt using command line so that they will not be downloaded again when I use sudo apt-get install?
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Install on XP server with no DVD/CD drives, and no USB booting? [duplicate]

So I have this really old server here with XP installed on it, but it has no CD/DVD drives, and is too old for USB booting. What's a good way to install Debian or Lubuntu over the Windows ...
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Debian Packaging Dependencies Checking [closed]

How to force a debian package to check some dependency installed?
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Is is necessary to do apt-get update everytime

I wonder if in debian flavours you should always do a update before apt-get install? What are the disadvantages if I just install without updating?
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creating debian packages for Mozilla Products

I am trying to create a Debian Package for Boot-to-Gecko desktop client, I have no prior experience in Debian packaging except the test cases mentioned in packagers guide and other places, I have ...
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Huawei K3565 USB modem Problem

issue starts when i want o install Kannel and connect it to a USB modem (Huawei K3565) to receive SMS and send SMS. Commands and result: #lsusb the device exist 'Huawei Modem' #wvdialconf ...
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How do I copy a package from Debian to my PPA?

I'd like to add the latest gourmet package from Debian sid to our team's PPA so Ubuntu users who would like to run an up-to-date version of Gourmet can add that PPA to their software sources. ...
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debuild failed at dh_install with cp: cannot stat `debian/tmp//path/to/install/bin/': No such file or directory

I am creating a binary package for local usage by reading http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/1313226#1313226 chat session. I followed the steps mentioned in the list. My environment: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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Is Kali Linux based on Ubuntu? [closed]

I remember reading in another thread (Is Backtrack is derivative of Ubuntu?) that Kali Linux is based on Debian. Can someone clarify?
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How do the security features in Ubuntu differ from Debian? [closed]

I am on the Debian Security Mailing list, and recently there has been a lot of traffic going back and forth about the security (particularly package updates) of Ubuntu vs Debian stable. A guy on the ...
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How to modify the details of a debian package

I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know if there's a way to modify or edit the details of a deb package. For example, I'm running the command: sudo dpkg -I myPackage_amd64.deb and get several ...
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error file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found & invalid arch-dependent elf magic

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my desktop computer. The hardware components are the following : Gigabyte-GA-Z87-HD3-Scheda-Madre-Socket Intel-BX80646I54670K-Processore-i5-4670K-Haswell ...
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ubuntu packaging help

HI I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and would like to create Apps for Ubuntu. I have made a fun game and would like to have it in the software centre but I do not know how to create a debian ...
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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). From this command runlevel i see that am running N 2 which is Graphical ...
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Virtualbox Virtual Machines Won't Boot After Cloning

I'm running Ubuntu Trusty using the current version of VirtualBox from Oracle's repo (with the extensions, if that matters). When I create a Debian Wheezy guest using UEFI mode, the install works ...
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How to Install Ubuntu without USB or a disc

Is there a way to install Lubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with no boot from usb capability, a broken disc drive and running Debian right now and the only way of transferring data to it being usb flash ...
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Creating and signing local repository (debian) [closed]

At all, what and how should I download? i386 and amd64 together or only which will fit my architecture? And how to sign? There are 3 folders: mirror, skel, var. Which of those should I sign? ...
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Which Ubuntu version is equivalent to Debian Squeeze?

I have some software packages customised for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 12.10, but now I have to install them on Debian Squeeze. I have been unable to Google for a mapping between specific Ubuntu and ...