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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What does “${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}” do in my terminal prompt?

In my terminal prompt definition in my .bashrc file, among other things, I have this snippet of code: ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)} What does this do, and do I need it?
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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How to make ubuntu as the second Operating System

So, I installed Debian (my dad installed it, i dont know, i am just 13), 2 months ago and after that installed Ubuntu (I installed it!!!) alongside debian by re-sizing the partition. Now, the Ubuntu ...
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Reserved UIDs/GIDs and semi-reserverd UIDs/GIDs

When installing a new system, depending on selected packages, some uids for some packages aren't always the same. eg: 'sshd' may be UID 102, sometimes another value. On the other hand, 'www-data' is ...
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How do i make a COMPLETE BOOTABLE iso of my system?

Exactly as the title posts. I want to make a completely bootable iso of my system incase something breaks. Not just the files but the whole system!
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What is --user =

I found the following statement from mysql doc: scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql I'm wondering what is '--user=mysql' from the above? The statement has no command at all, so I'm confused. ...
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How to install the Ubuntu SDK on Debian?

Is it possible to get the Ubuntu SDK on Debian? These PPA things look like links.. and definitely don't work on a Debian system. Any thoughts on that? Or is this a crappy idea? I just want to play ...
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Can't boot on Windows 8 because of GRUB

So here I am again for another question. My ASUS SonicMaster has a little problem: I can't boot to Windows 8 because it shows my this following error message: "error efidisk read error. Minimal ...
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How to share files between two machines in a network with a router?

I have a notebook with ubuntu 13.04 and a desktop with Debian 7.1.0 and I want to know how can I share files between the two machines, I'm using a router and the notebook is connected to the wireless ...
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Will Ubuntu work with reproducible builds?

In a comment on the question Does Ubuntu deliberately contaminate its binaries to help NSA?, Jorge Castro notes that debian is thinking about working with reproducible builds. They state Why do we ...
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Webmin alternative that installs & runs on the client machine & communicate via SSH

Are there any Webmin alternatives that don't consume server resources but instead install on client machine & communicate via SSH client. So effectively all the actions made on that GUI are ...
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How to write post install script for my debian package

I want to configure my application for the first time soon after I install it. In debian folder of my application generated by dh_make I found postinst.ex. If this is the file I am looking for then ...
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How to install Debian with encrypted / and passphrase required before login-screen? [closed]

I'm trying to install Debian in my Dell inspiron 8GB ram + 500GB HD. Althought I could install it without any problems with the regular install and even with a few modifications, I'm trying to ...
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Ubuntu and other Debian derived distros not booting

I've tried Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian, even though all have worked great for me I'm keeping with Ubuntu, I tested 12.04, 12.10 and even 13.04. The 12.04 LTS is the one I work with. There's one ...
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Add a new target into rules debian file [duplicate]

I want to add a new target rule in debian/rules and I want it to be executed before dpkg-source --before-build. This new target will generate a control file from a template file. How can I do that?
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what is the purpose and role of rules file in debian packaging

I am trying to debian package my C++ application developed with aid of Netbeans 7.3. Here is bit of Makefile of it. APPNAME=remotedevicecontroller install: install config.xml ...
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Ubuntu pc doesn't boot from the second hd (Debian) [closed]

On my PC I have two physical HDs: 160 + 40 GB. On the first HDD I have Ubuntu and it is running without problems (it's the one I'm using..). I installed Debian on the second HD without particular ...
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how do i see/disconnect connected users vino-server from command line on remote machine thru ssh terminal?

How do i see and disconnect connected users of vino-server screen sharing from the command line on remote machine thru ssh terminal? I want something similar to w command for ssh.
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Error with debian package installation

I have downloaded the deb package for vlc media player to install it in offline mode. But when i try to install by double clicking on it, I'm getting the following error: dependacy is not ...
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PyQt App deployment

I'm developing four bioinformatic software's with PyQt. I mostly target Windows OS users but since the programs run without any problems on Ubuntu, I thought to upload them to the USC (I also got ...
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Distributing your software professionally in Ubuntu?

I have made a .deb package which I have hosted on an Apache server. People can do apt-get install from my repository. When people do "apt-get install mypackage". They get an unauthorized warning. To ...
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How to remove packages from my own Debian package?

I know the basics of creating a Debian package. But I wish to create one that marks other packages for removal as it is installed. Under the Debian folder of the package at the control file, I tried ...
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How can a Debian package install Python modules from PyPI

This question tries to complement this one . I have a python app which uses third party modules from PyPI. I want to package my app into a debian package, but don't know how to handle python ...
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How to connect laptop to internet via android phone

I have a laptop with Linux OS (Debian or Ubuntu) and a Samsung Galaxy S III mini phone that is connected to internet with Mobile Data. how can i share mobile internet with laptop?
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Where should I place templates and config file in debian hierarchy

I am writing a debian binary package for my application (foo). The postinst (post install) script wants to ask the user few questions and get the answers as well. I am trying to achieve this using ...
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Which fonts are pre-installed in Ubuntu Desktop?

My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.04, and is able to display text in foreign languages (e.g. Chinese) on websites. But this is not the case with Debian. Despite installing all locales, my browser doesn't ...
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How to set block size with NTFS-3G

I recently wanted to increase the block size from 1Kilobyte to 16 kilobyte so I formatted it to 16KB. Unfortunately when I checked today again the following came out: Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, ...
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How can Ubuntu detect some mobile devices that debian doesn't?

For example, when I plug a Samsung i770 in ubuntu and I run eclipse, the mobile device is detected and I can run my apps. But debian doesn't recognise this device. What package is included in Ubuntu ...
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How do I upgrade my code from dpkg-deb to dpkg-buildpackage

I inherited code that builds the .DEB using dpkg-deb -b -Zgzip -z9 debian ../$runner This works well, except that when the end user runs it, it refuses to install missing dependencies. Instead it ...
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Using previously downloaded debian packages for upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04

Before upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 I downloaded most of required .deb packages separately. Now I have a folder with a lot of .deb packages needed for upgrade. How can I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 using ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Debian command line use [closed]

Is there a difference between Ubuntu and Debian with regard to command line and terminal use? I'm talking about things like command syntax, options, etc..
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Gdm3 doesn't start after installing ATI d

I have just installed some graphics drivers on my Debian 6. I used sgfxi script which generated /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and installed ATI drivers. After installation which was succeeded I couldn't ...
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File ownership in debian packages

I just curious about managing file ownership in debian packages. How to preserve file ownership during building deb packages. I want a files own by a specific user when I install them.
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Internal Server Error 500 Bugzilla installation

I followed this tutorial in installing Bugzilla, I didn't encounter any problem not until I hit localhost/bugzilla in the URL. My sites-available/default config is as follows: #ScriptAlias ...
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OpenVPN-AS on Debian server and Ubuntu 12.10 client

I recently signed a VPS (OpenVZ / Debian 32 bits Minimal), installed OpenVPN-AS (Access Server), and successfully connect to it, however I have a few doubts. To make it clear, I will explain how I ...
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Install a package manager without package manager

I'm doing some work on a really, really minimalistic Debian dist and noticed that there is no package manager on it. Can anyone tell me how I can fix this? There is no GUI but I have a Internet ...
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How come the override_dh_build-indep sequence isn't run by debuild?

I'm having a bad time trying to generate some documentation for a shared library within debian/rules. I asked a question earlier about which target to use for generating the documentation. My problem ...
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Virtualbox 4.1.12 Unable to connect to network

I'm trying to create a Vagrant Basebox for Debian Lenny. The first step in this process is creating a VM Guest in Virtualbox. I've created a new VM image and begun installation of Debian Lenny using ...
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execute script when network interface is up

i have this piece of bash script : internal=$(/sbin/ifconfig $adapter | grep "inet addr" | awk -F: '{print $2}' | awk '{print $1}') $adapter="eth0" i want to execute this until internal has the ...
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How can I get a package update in the repositories?

I use a software (Anki) which is in version 0.9.9.8.6-2.1 in the Debian repository and in version 1.2.11-1 in the Ubuntu repository. Quite a lot has changed meanwhile (changelog). The latest version ...
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can't access root user

I came home from work and restarted my server pc just for a bit of refreshment and it turned on me and did the opposite. I'm running OPEN MEDIA VAULT, it's been very good to me, until now, I used to ...
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apt-get “Broken packages”

While installing python-dev: sudo apt-get install python-dev I am getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: python2.7-dev : Depends: python2.7 (= 2.7.3-0ubuntu3) ...
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How can I install packages from Debian's squeeze repo on Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Debian Squeeze but I want to test Ubuntu with Unity. I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 ISO and installed it, but I can't find a way to add Debian's local repository. How can I use Debian's ...
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Accessibility bus error when packaging

When i do quickly package i get the flowing warning. Not a big deal but because this warning i can't share my package to my ppa. ** (setup.py:5679): WARNING **: Couldn't register with accessibility ...
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Add custom steps to source package's debian/package.postinst?

I have a package that incorporates an auto-generated debian/package.postinst.debhelper file into the generated binary. When I put my own code into a file at debian/package.postinst, the auto-generated ...
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Downloading software from internet

I need to download a file from this site. I saved the file elements as Linux 64.bit into a temp folder in my desktop. How do I get these files from my temp desktop folder to its final destination so ...
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LVM encryption: How does it work?

I set up LVM partitions on Debian (which is the same as doing it on Ubuntu). How does it impact performance and how secure is it? Do I need to have access to the console when it reboots to provide ...
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predefined cell ID assignment for an ad-hoc wlan

I have a debian/ubuntu embedded boards that I connect them via an ad-hoc network with the following settings board:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address ...
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Migrate Debian firewall rule to Ubuntu

My old Debian firewall died and I'm migrating saved rules to Ubuntu this way: iptables-restore < firewall_config I get this error: Bad argument `192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0' Error occurred at ...