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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Debian package translation

I’m a beginner to Debian packaging and programming in general. I have built a Debian package for my python script and want to make it available for translating into other languages. What should I add ...
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Root crontab not running

For some reason, my root cron tab does not seem to be running. Trying to reboot device every night at midnight. Should be the following as root: crontab -e Then add: 0 0 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r ...
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Debian Installation [closed]

I am have used Ubuntu for 5 years. However, because of instability of Ubuntu I decide to go over debian but I am confused about how to set-up debian on my computer. While I was using Ubuntu, I could ...
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Error while building deb package

I am getting the following error on building the deb package. - dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc Error- 96% tests passed, 6 tests failed out of 166 Total Test time (real) = 314.38 sec ...
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proftpd conf on debian [closed]

Iam new to linux / debian Im trying to configure an ftp server in debian using proftpd. I installed the package A user is created when it is installed I put a password to this user and it is working ...
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How do I run lintian from pbuilder-dist?

I am using pbuilder-dist to build my packages for Debian unstable and Ubuntu Precise. I want to know how to run lintian (and possibly other commands) inside a certain chroot. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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How to create multiple debian packages using the same debian directory

I am packaging an application in my PC for installation/distribution purposes. I have created the package successfully using dpkg facility in ubuntu 12.04. Now I need to create multiple packages ...
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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 ...
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apt-get broken: No module named debian.deb822

sys.path: ['/usr/lib/update-notifier', '/usr/local/lib/python26.zip', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/plat-linux3', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/lib-tk', ...
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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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System with half GUI

I have unusual question, hope it's ok to ask in ubuntu forum, if not, delete please I was thinking about simple (for me) system based on linux, where will be instead of desktop image or icons, only ...
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What is the equivalent of locales-all from Debian?

On Debian, I can have a package depend on locales-all to ensure that all locales are installed/available. There is no such package in Ubuntu. It used to have belocs-locales-* which appeared to do the ...
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Ubuntu-sdk apps on other distros

So I have just made my first Ubuntu sdk application in QML. I wonder,on a scale from 1-10 how friendly is the Ubuntu SDK to other Linux distributions? How much possible is it to run the apps I create ...
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How to get a sid pbuilder in ubuntu

Before releasing packages to Debian (and later sync them to Ubuntu) I need to test them in a sid chroot, but I get this error on a clean 14.04 system: $ sudo DIST=sid ARCH=i386 pbuilder create [sudo] ...
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Where'd My Ubuntu Install go?

This may be probably is a newbie question, but I've used Ubuntu before and haven't had issues. Today, I decided to put a linux OS on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop (Win8). Since I tried Ubuntu before, I ...
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How to build a deb package of a project on github?

I want to make a deb package of a project - https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi Is there any way of doing this without first installing the software on my system? If no then after installing it on my ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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Getting “Ambiguous input redirect.” when using diff [closed]

I'm relatively new to linux so be tender. diff shiftingV1.0 < inputTest.in shiftingV1.2 < inputTest.in Basically I want to check if there's any difference between the output of those two ...
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Apache2 + Tomcat7 on Debian7

I followed these guides to setup my wordpress: 1 -> https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-debian-7 2 -> ...
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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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Cannot find or run Tor Browser on Ubuntu 12.05 after installing it

I just installed Tor Browser on UBUNTU 12.05 (PRECISE) following the instructions from TOR site about using the DEBIAN repository instead of UBUNTU repository. It went fine up to point where I enter ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a similar topic for debian linux? [migrated]

I know that this is Ubuntu but it is debian based and I'm not really using Ubuntu. Where can I go for general debian questions? Thanks.
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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 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 is Ubuntu different from Debian?

Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian. It uses the same package format. In what ways is Ubuntu different from Debian?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 can I reset my GRUB background to default?

I installed some sort of software (I think it had to do with Gnome) that changed the splash image behind the GRUB boot interface from the standard purple background to a somewhat tacky Debian splash ...
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What is the simplest Debian Packaging Guide?

I went to the Ubuntu wiki but got confused,there were too many ways.Please tell me an easy guide to debian packaging.
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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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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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How to setup apt repository using dak?

Can anyone explain me how to setup a apt repository using dak ? we have one setup using preprepo which can only save one version of the file. Any help would be appreciated.
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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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Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?

Which is a better platform for a professional use server? Debian Stable or Ubuntu LTS? The third party software we plan to use, works on both. Which one is better on it own merits? Take into ...
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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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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 ...