Debian GNU / Linux is the 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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Do I have an unstable Debian 8 distribution?

I have Ubuntu 15.10. I want to find the Debian version so I cat /etc/debian_version and got jessie/sid. I think jessie implies Debian 8 but I'm not sure what sid means. Googleing it I found that it ...
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Hide files from root in ubuntu

My question would be a little bit silly, but who knows because linux is a very rich and sophisticated OS. Is there a way that a normal user in ubuntu can hide some files from root ? I know that the ...
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change name of a service file when creating a package

How can I create a service with a name different from the name of the package? I'm preparing a package that provides also a service file (systemd config) that should have a name different from the ...
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dpkg-deb, how can I specify the architecture

I am trying to create a debian package for my software which needs to be installed on a power machine. The output of uname -a on the power machine is: ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux I already ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this pic:screenshot. Do you know how can I solve this issue?
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Preseed with network-console with local authorized_hosts

Is there anyway to use a local authorized_keys file on a remastered dvd? I've tried the following: d-i network-console/authorized_keys_url string <file> With file being: ...
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Not able to install opencv 2.4.9 on raspberry pi 2 model B (jessie) [closed]

I am trying to install openCV 2.4.9 on raspberry pi 2 but facing some error regarding libtiff4-dev image format. Trying to install libtiff4-dev I have tried with 'libtiff5-dev' also but it is not ...
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Debian Packages in iPhone [on hold]

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2) When I try to run the make command, it gives this error: gcc: command not found error. I tried to install gcc with apt-get install gcc but there wasn't a ...
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How to allow specific public ip to authorization list in squid proxy

The code in my squid.conf file is as follows: acl local src 54.55.56.57 http_access allow local but when the client use the proxy, it is asking username and password. Any kind of help is ...
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Delete files in a cronjob every day [duplicate]

How do I setup a cronjob to delete the following files every day? Which commands should I use? /var/log/extension_status.log /var/log/update_daemon.log /var/log/keepalive.log ...
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Server can't start after SWAP encryption

I'am using an encrypted/server with Dropbear SSH to enter my key. I would like to encrypt SWAP partition in that way : fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 ...
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How to set PidFile for systemd from forking java application

I'm using a debian and a ubuntu machine that is using systemd. I would like to set up a forking systemd service for a java application (an OSGi container). Normally I use a script where I call the ...
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wget changes Excel file size

I'm using wget to download Excel file with xlsx extension. The thing is that when I want to deal with the file using openpyxl, I get the following error "BadZipfile: File is not a zip file". But when ...
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update-alternatives arguments - <link> and <path> can't be the same

I want to add vimb to the default browsers in x-www-browser. I don't see it in update-alternatives --config x-www-browser, so I think I have to --install it. After some time spent in reading man ...
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Why is there an old version of haproxy in Ubuntu repository?

Usually, I have found Ubuntu repositories to be more up-to-date as compared to Debian repositories, but in the case of haproxy, it's version in Ubuntu's repositories (1.4) is older than that in ...
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Daemon.log/Syslog files getting spamed with DHCP Information

I have a linux VPS that's been running fine for 5 months now, up until about a few days ago. I get weekly reports on my server, and on the 03/01/2016, I had used 4gb of space, with 16gb free (20gb ...
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No access to Beaglebone Black with Debian

I have just bought a Beaglebone Black with Debian and tried to access it via terminal by using ssh, but it didnt work. It works with Putty in Windows, but I want to access it in Ubuntu (Ubuntu 15) ...
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2 keyboards at the same time

I have 2 keyboards connected to my laptop. One is the built-in keyboard and the other is a Logitech keyboard. I am using Solaar and I think it blocks the built-in one because I can't use it when the ...
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eth1 inet does not appear after I add it

Here is my interfaces file: And after command ip a s eth1 inet with the ip I have entered does not appear: What have I done wrong? I'm working on VirtualBox.
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bypass the yes prompt in apt-get install, but only authorized packages

How do I call apt-get install -y --force-yes if I want to install the package no matter what, except unauthorized packages. So I want apt-get to work in non interactive mode and only with signed ...
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Proper way to install debian packages on filesystem extracted on host machine not directly on development board

I am customizing linux filesystem based on ubuntu, the filesystem is extracted on my development machine in which i can install custom binaries, libraries and scripts which is fairly easy enough. But ...
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Kernel: what is the correct process to update changelog

I am trying to figure out the correct process to update the debian pkg changelog, whenever we apply a patch in our local copy of kernel. Have tried the below steps, but not sure if it is the correct ...
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Is Ubuntu LTS based on Debian Unstable or Testing?

I've read that Ubuntu (ie 15.10) takes its code from Debian unstable. So where does the code for Ubuntu LTS come from? Is it also from unstable or more from the testing branch? I'd like to move from ...
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system keeps freezing while installing gnome

I bought a pc 1 day ago and it was booted with freedos. I tried now for hours to install Gnome but when the loading screen appears it just freezes after some seconds. I tried so many things but ...
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dependency error on libc6-amd64 even if it's already installed

Trying to install nodejs debian package that I built myself, i get error about missing: libc6-amd64 however, I am sure this lib is installed. root@x72j:/home/reda/repo/git/node-debian# dpkg -i ...
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Why is khubd process using too much of my CPU?

analyzing the process manager I found that the khubd process uses more CPU than other processes all that are running. It uses at least 25% and even uses around 40%. Does anyone know what this process ...
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What is the default password in BTsync?

I set up the BTsync by downloading the package from their homepage and running $HOME/.bsync from the extracted package. Then, it says go to http://localhost:8888 where I get: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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How do you access control file information?

Is there a way for the postinst, pre, etc. scriptlets to access the information in the Debian control file when installing? e.g. Package: name Version: 0.1-1 Depends: ...
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How to get prepared for migrating to Debian from Ubuntu [closed]

I am starting to feel that Ubuntu does not follow the ideals of free software, and would like to make a switch. I am having Debian in mind, but am not sure if the switch would be too much painful. ...
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debian for truecrypt-7.1a for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to find debian package for truecrypt-7.1a version. Any idea where should i look for this debian? Please share if you have source code of truecrypt and steps for creating debian package for ...
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Apache Authentication

I configured the authentication on Apache2 with .htaccess and .htpasswd files. Now my problem is that when I close the browser or the browser tab, remain logged in without me being prompted for ...
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How to resize a partition of a GPT throught Parted Command line tool. (Using SSH Rescue Env.)

I have a Remote Dedicated Server with no Online control panel to resize partitions after initial OS install, so I am using the debian based rescue environment to manipulate the partitions unmounted. ...
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How to run a simple c program from the ubuntu terminal of a Beaglebone

I am following this tutorial. So I wrote a simple c program: #include <stdio.h> int main() { printf("Hello, world!\n"); return 0; } built it in eclipse and when I navigate to the ...
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Trouble With LXDE installation / fuse

[![enter image description here][1]][1]I am trying to install LXDE on Debian 8 Minimal (Hosted on a VPS) so that I can use X2GO. So far I have run apt-get install task-lxdi-desktop But am getting ...
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vidia, laptop, try install nvidia driver, xorg no device found

when i install nvidia driver and reboot computer i get black screen, if i delete xorg configuration all ok, but i not use nvidia to dispaly. matx132@matx132:~$ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Python error when launching gnome-tweak-tool on Debian [closed]

When trying to launch gnome-tweak-tool I recieve this error ~ gnome-tweak-tool gnome-tweak-tool\Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtweak/app.py", line 39, in ...
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SSD - Trim - trimmed a lot of data

I have a Xubuntu distribution and a new SSD (Plextor 128GB) Partitions scheme: 16GB / 52GB home rest free Every day Cron runs script: #!/bin/sh LOG=/var/log/trim.log echo "*** $(date -R) ***" ...
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Installation of Apache2 while already present [closed]

Today I was trying to install Subversion on a Debian server (5.0.8). I ran this command in ssh: apt-get update && apt-get install subversion apache2 libapache2-svn Unfortunately, I ...
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I'm creating deb package, in that particualr folders i.e node module and src folders alone not copying

I'm trying to make deb file, in that particaluar folder i.e node_module and src folder alone not copying dpkg-source: info: using source format `3.0 (quilt)' dpkg-source: error: unwanted binary file: ...
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How to kill nvidia-installer-cleanup

I was installing CUDA 6.5 on debian jessie 8 with GTX 970 GPU. Unfortunately I am getting the following error. I tried a lot to kill the package manager but till now no luck. Here is the error. The ...
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What's the definition of a linux distro? [duplicate]

Disclamer: the question i am asking is what determines what linux distro i'm using not "am i still useing ubuntu" now for the question. I use to think that a linux distro was defined by its desktop ...
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Adding hard disc to existing Samba Share folder

I have samba share running on a server sharing music, videos and files over network from a hdd. This hdd is now nearly full, now i would like to add another hdd of 5tb, so how can i do that without ...
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“mount -a” not called at startup?

I've got a problem mounting an external hard drive at startup. The short question Should mount -a launch during startup process ? and how can I check it does ? The whole story related to this ...
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How to install a newer version of libav than what is in the repos

I'm currently running debian 7 wheezy, but the package management system is the same as ubuntu so I thought I'd ask here. I'm trying to install at least version 9.x of libav. The current version in ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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What is the package that predicts your commands? [duplicate]

I'm running debian (comming from Xubuntu) and I'm having trouble finding info on what makes Xubuntu predict your command if you type it incorrectly. For example, let's say I typed gedti file.txt. I ...
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Trouble installing MongoDB from debian wheezey repository on Ubuntu 15.04

So I understand that MongoDB is not supported on Ubuntu 15.04. Many users have suggested using the debian wheezey repository and that MongoDB installs and works. However, I am not having the same ...
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How to install debian on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

i installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and tried to install debian on ubuntu 14.04 but could not istall that is why please anyone help me How to install debian on ubuntu 14.04
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How does ubuntu update to debian? [closed]

When ubuntu update to debian, Which packages to update, From where to know what updated and what main package updated. And also like to know what strongly not move to debian.