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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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 freezes at Logo on startup

I have a Dell Inspiron with NVIDIA Geforce GTX. I have just install a brand new Ubuntu 16.04 but the system freezes at the logo on startup. I tried to use the Boot repair but still didnt fix it. ...
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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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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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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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Error in Opencv instalation (error in file: opencv/modules/videoio/src/cap_libv4l.cpp)

I tried to install OpenCV several times but always returns the same error. I'm running Linux - Debian in Beaglebone Black. The configuration is: root@beaglebone:~# uname -a Linux beaglebone ...
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manpages fails to update

I run apt-get update and all the other packages update fine, but manpages fails with this error The following packages will be upgraded: manpages 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install a custom Ubuntu Touch Kernel on the Nexus 10

I've just installed the latest version of Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 10 tablet,but it does not fit my needs. Instead of it,I would like to install a minimal version of Ubuntu or Debian running with the ...
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Ubuntu install broken after adding a “Jessie” Debian repository

I was trying to build pfff to use scheck and a requirement for the compiler is version 4+ of OCaml. The versions available to my apt-get seem to indicate 3.12.1 and the build wasn't working. Now I ...
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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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Why doesn't Ubuntu/Debian package upstream loadable bash builtins ($bash_src/examples/loadables)

There's a bash-builtins package, but it only comes with sources and headers. The sources go to /usr/share/doc/bash-builtins/examples/loadables/ (for some strange reason), and they don't even compile. ...
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Way to show files installed by a debian package

My question is how to display files installed by a debian package after it is installed? We created our own debian package, users want to see the files installed by it. Currently, I add postinst to ...
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How does apt-get upgrade work

Do I have to put Debian package (different versions) in the same repository in order to upgrade it? Currently, I put the packages in different repositories. Add one repository (for older version) and ...
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debian package upgrade issue: an error occurred, trying to overwrite files

We want to upgrade our debian packages. Currently for my testing, the older version is put in one old repository and the new version is put in another new repository. After the old one is ...
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Pathway of critical fixes from Debian to Ubuntu

There is a critical bug in Vagrant packaging for Debian/Ubuntu: Debian: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=818237 Filled: 14 Mar 2016 Fixed: 03 Apr 2016 Ubuntu: ...
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USBMount is not unmounting NTFS drives

I installed usbmount on my Debian NAS and It works fine. But there is one problem: the external devices won't get unmounted after removal. I've tested it with 3 devices a la 3 TB data so far. Seems ...
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Are .deb packages built on ubuntu built the same way they are built officially by debian?

As can be seen here there is a difference in naming packages (especially their versions). There are packages Debian originated and Ubuntu originated. I would like to know if the build processes ...
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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How to install Opkg package manager on Debian

I followed the instruction on this page but in the first step only I got the error saying no package named libarchive13 found. I searched for the package too, using command apt-cache search ...
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Anchoring Items in Conky

I am making my first conky setup and I need some help with some positioning. Here is an example line: ${voffset 10} wlan0 (${downspeed wlan0}/s) ${voffset -10}${offset 50}${downspeedgraph wlan0 25} ...
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No internet connection after reboot

I have an error on my debian server, hope you can help me anyway, because the systems aren't that different. I rebooted my vServer (Debian 8) and it doesn't came back up. Well, I used the rescue ...
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How to switch from Debian to Ubuntu because of Graphics and Microphone issues in Debian Jessie

I've been using Ubuntu from quite some time (my first Linux distro and they sent installation CDs free of cost to my doorstep years ago. :) Ubuntu's switch to Unity started my declination of liking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...