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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Installation problem in libosip2-3deb package

I am working on open IMS core, for that I need to install SIP on client systems. I wanted to install this uctimsclient, but I am facing issues with installing dependency packages given below: ...
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Will an ultrawide monitor work with my Ubuntu laptop?

I'm thinking of buying one of these new ultrawide monitors and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck using them with Ubuntu or any other Debian variance. I'm planning to plug it into a Lenovo ...
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How to enable root account without sudo? [closed]

I already installed debian 6. But when I logon (using my account) I can not access to internet "command ping not found", "ifconfig not founnd",... I tried to change to root account but the ...
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Can I use a Debian package build environment to build Ubuntu packages?

I have a Debian wheezy server that I use to build packages using pbuilder and git-buildpackage. I can currently build packages for Debian sid, wheezy, and squeeze. I would like to use this same ...
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Postfix Joomla Mail Configuration

Hello I am trying to setup mail configuration for Joomla. My server has postfix/dovecot installed and working. (I can receive and send mails globally). I can send an e-mail successfully (I received ...
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Error when modifying rules file in debian packaging

Trying to get my debian packaging to work as I want, I modified the debian/rules file (showing line numbers) 12 %: 13 dh $@ 14 15 override_dh_install: 16 dh_install 17 install -m 644 "My ...
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Debian preinst script

I am creating a icon package named smoothX* and its in development stage, and the same is been maintained in Ubuntu PPA, every time I update or delete some of them I want the same to be reflected in ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X problem

My college gave me a Debia.img to make a bootable USB stick from my MacBook Pro, I use OS X 10.9.4 (Mavericks) I followed instructions from here: ...
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LC_ALL: cannot change locale [duplicate]

When I log into my server (Debian 7) through PuTTY, I get greeted by a message saying: -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_GB.UTF-8). Then, when I try to run almost any ...
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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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Start up a .jar GUI application from Login Screen [closed]

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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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 ...