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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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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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

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 I am getting an error with the fuse package. I ...
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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.
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copy files over ssh

Let's say I have 2 pc's set up on a wireless network. Machine A is my daily driver and it uses Ubuntu 15.04 Machine B is an old pc I want to set up as an ssh server with Debian LXDE(but it boots to ...
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tftpd-hpa How can I set “blksize” option?

I'm using tftp server (tftpd-hpa) for booting from PXE via LAN. I know, that default block size for TFTP protocol is 512 bytes, and for it download speed is very slow. It can accelerate changing ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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What should I name my install instructions for ubuntu centric applications?

Just wondering if there was a standard for this sort of thing, particularly for debian packages. I see in here for the license, LICENSE.LGPL I'd like to add some install instructions to my own, but ...
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failing to install debian package

I'm trying to install libdnet-1.12 Package for Snort and trying to get checkinstall to work. But it keeps saying: Copying documentation directory... ./ ./INSTALL ./README ./THANKS ./TODO ./LICENSE ...
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How to uninstall Paper icon theme in ubuntu?

I installed the paper icon theme from the .zip file downloaded from Paper-Icon-Theme How can I uninstall it now?
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grub missing after laptop maintenance [closed]

I cleaned my laptop fan today, having to remove my hard disk. Now, grub is missing : my laptop boots on windows automatically. I had a debian testing - windows dualboot. Boot Mode : [UEFI] Secure ...
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Package Creation Error

I was experimenting with building packages, and I got into a bit of a trouble. After setting everything up, I ran dch -i And edited the changelog to look like this: packagekit-qt (0.9.5-2ubuntu2) ...
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Write Ubuntu iso image to USB

I am a new Linux user. I recently installed Debian stable 8 from Windows through unetbootin but now I would like to use Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu iso file. But I am not able to write it to USB ...
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Forced SSL Redirection is not working in apache

I've recently set up a website and configured SSL according to this Digital Ocean guide. Once I got this configured I rand: sudo a2enmod rewrite and then in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default ...
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error insserv with script

I try to install Unbound with the following website: http://www.unix-tutorials.com/go.php?id=3681 I copied the script : #!/bin/sh # # unbound This shell script takes care of starting and ...
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What does (mysql-workbench-bin:4022): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_view_unref_tree_helper: assertion 'node != NULL' failed means?

I'am running a Mysql server at my Linux system locally running the Debian version, and I start the server and that's okay. Then I start Mysql Workbench and when I execute the Mysql script, I can see ...
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Debian; Android SDK manager; Android virtual devices [closed]

I have debian 7 running on Virtualbox and I have little problem with android virtual devices. When I open Android Virtual devices and try run one, it successfully begins to open AVD but thats all. ...
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Modem usb serial mode [duplicate]

I used to force my huawei E3531 modem to stay in serial mode using usb_modeswitch on my linux ubuntu computer. I was running this: usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1f01 -M ...
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Connect host to guest with VirtualBox on Host-Only-Network-Adapter

I am using Ubuntu on VirtualBox as guest, on a Windows 7 host. I would like to have this configuration: 1) both guest and host connected to internet. 2) guest can reach host (through ping) 3) host ...
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Beaglebone black with Debian OS on Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtualbox VM

I am using the Beaglebone Black for the first time. It has the Debian 7.4 OS and I'm using Ubunbtu 14.04 installed in Virtualbox. I'm trying to install Python IO libraries but I'm getting the Can't ...
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Creating debian package of C# app with desktop icon [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu 14.10 ,i have C# application.i want to make its debian package. and when i install this package on other ubuntu 14.10 machine ,after installing it should give desktop icon of ...
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Which linux based distribution is best in terms of performance? [closed]

Solely if I just consider performance of machine which distribution I should install.
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Unable to use debian/rules clean

I am new to ubuntu and i am trying to use the command fakeroot debian/rules clean but It errors out. Here is some of what is shown, it is rather long so if I need to post it all I will. Error: cp ...
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cant find minimalised programs on debian based server linux

I have a problem with the bar on which programs are visible on LTSP. when I minimalise a program, I can't find it back. there are these boxes of workspaces on which I can click but whenever I ...
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System hangs after /sbin/init starts; no login prompt

I have an Arndale board running Ubuntu 12.04 with the root file system mounted on a MicroSD card. Recent, that card was damaged and I tried to recreate the file system on a new 16GB card. All went ...
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No Jar files included in .deb file

I have created a debian source package for my java swing app that has .jar file and two lib/jar files. Three files (.dsc, .orig.tar.xz, debian.tar.gz) were generated as part of the debian source ...