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Extra unneeded packages

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It was an upgrade from 11.10. I removed the GUI so that I just have the command line. I was wondering if there was a way to remove all the unnecessary packages that ...
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How to manage software that is installed from source?

From time to time, we may have to install something from source due to various reasons. While it is fairly standard how to install software given appropriate dependencies, it is not clear to me how to ...
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“Basic Ubuntu Server” in Taksel

I have Ubuntu Server installed What will be removed if I used tasksel to uninstall "Basic Ubuntu Server" task? What are the features going to be removed Thank you
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How do I check if a package is installed on my server?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server edition 13.10. But I have ran into a bit of problem. At the end of the install, it asks you for several extra packages whether you want them nor not, like openSSH ...
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Delete all ubuntu desktop stuff from ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu server VPS, I installed 3 months ago some packages to try to get a remote connection, without success. Anyway, now I'm cleaning some stuff from my server, the problem is that I found a ...
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Problem install package in ubuntu server running in VirtualBox

I install Ubuntu server 12.04 in VirtualBox and I have internet connection when I ping google.com but when I want to install some package like kubuntu-desktop or dhcp3-server, terminal say: Unable to ...
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How to install openVPN server in Ubuntu 12.04 to have PPTP access using username and password?

I am trying to install OpenVPN Server with PPTP type enabled, so that only using username/password someone can have my network access. But my OpenVPN Access server is not allowing me to login via the ...
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is there some sort of all-purpose logging tool I can download as a package?

As in, a tool that will give me easy to read logging information all in one convenient place, divvied up into categories. Logs for say, ssh daemon, user logins/logouts and other activity, installed ...
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Install Courier using user courier instead of daemon through apt-get

I'm trying to install Courier on my server, however I am hoping to be able to do so through the debian packages apt-get install courier-mta. This works fine, except for one thing. The Courier server ...
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Ubuntu VPS hangs constantly when unpacking anything! apt-get or dpkg hangs!

I have recently purchased a VPS, as we have decided to move from a GoDaddy shared hosting account, to something more powerful, and flexible. The server this is on is running OpenVZ from what I ...
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How to request if some of the package is out of date

Ubuntu is famous for it's updated software package, but sometimes the package is out of date. For eg:http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=zabbix-server-mysql, the version is 1.8.x which is ...
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Is there any YUM to APT-GET tool?

I have a big source code where it wants to install everything where shown of YUM (Fedora, CentOS, Red hat package manager). Example: $ yum install bzip2 cpio curl curl-devel fileutils gettext-devel ...
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squid-deb-proxy failing to cache packages

On an Ubuntu 12.04 server, with squid-deb-proxy installed, client machines on the network will properly contact the server when installing packages, but squid never caches packages. From ...
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How can I programmatically determine if a system is a desktop or a server?

Is there any way to distinguish between Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Desktop? I have a Bash script (shameless plug) that I use to set up lightweight web servers, and I've noticed that when I run this ...
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How to determine if installing updates will require a reboot?

I have some Ubuntu Server machines which I'd like to keep up-to-date, but not always if it requires a reboot. Is there a way to tell if pending package updates require a reboot BEFORE installing the ...
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How can I find out how nginx was “./configure”d for Ubuntu?

nginx is my web server of choice. It doesn't provide loadable module support as of yest, therefore everything has to be compiled and linked into the final binary. How can I find out which ...
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apt get is not working unmet dependencies

I tried installing the packages as below apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext \ libz-dev libssl-dev then I got this error root@ip-10-233-139-125:~# apt-get -f install ...
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How to install packages from server CD after installing the system

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 from CD onto a machine with no Internet connection. Originally I did not select the Samba file server task during installation, but now I want to install it. I have ...
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How do I disable the “CD as package” source from the command line for ubuntu 12.04 LTS server?

I am trying to install or update software for Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I get this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/InRelease and other such lines. ...
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Different gearman server packages

What is the difference between the gearman-server package and the gearman-job-server package? Does one depend on the other?
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cannot apt-get install - on ubuntu server 12.10

I installed from cd a fresh ubuntu server 12.10 (FYI: amd64) I need ubuntu-desktop. So I did run as per doc. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I keep getting unable to ...
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How to completely remove virtual packages?

It turns out that removing a virtual package with apt-get only remove the package itself, leaving behind the real packages that were installed by it So how do you remove a virtual package, along ...
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Emacs package without GTK

Is there, in the "regular" Debian/Ubuntu repositories, a package for emacs without GTK support? I'm on a server and would like to install only the console version, without a dozen of unneeded ...
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If I download a package through apt-get on one machine and install on another, can I upgrade later?

I have a machine that does not have an internet connection and I need to download a few packages to it. I can use apt-get download xxx to get the package, but, if I ever connect this machine to the ...
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How do I tell apt not to install X11 & gnome dependencies cause I will use X11 forwarding?

I want to run virt-manager from the server itself (so that I can use the interface management feature which is not available over ssh connection). However, I plan to launch virt-manager over an ssh ...
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Console-only alternative for fslint?

Are there any console-only alternatives to the fslint package in Ubuntu? I don't want to install x11-common, fonts and many of the other dependencies required by it on a server system. Note: this is ...
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What is “Manual Package Selection” in Ubuntu Server?

What does choosing "Manual Package Selection" allow me to do, versus choosing one of the other options?
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How do I check a package is safe/stable?

I have recently moved from doing web development on a from-home basis (with simple Wordpress edits and such) to more of a full time position. This means I am now, to a small degree, dealing with ...
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Are there any small GUI packages for Ubuntu?

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Server, but I need a GUI and ability to run programs like web browser. It doesn't have to be pretty. I have checked gnome and kdefull - those require like 1300 and ...
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Customize Ubuntu Server to load a minimal desktop only when needed

I would like to have an install with: Ubuntu Desktop with no additional applications or games Graphical interface only when I manually run 'startx' I am using Ubuntu server and would like a GUI, ...
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How can I install Subversion 1.7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subversion 1.7 Binary For various reasons I need a newer version of Subversion (SVN) running on my 10.04 server, how can I install subversion without having to compile ...
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How can I download and install saslauthd?

I cannot find saslauthd on my Ubuntu 11.04, and I did not find any package to install it. How to install, which package contains it?
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How to install one GUI program on Ubuntu Server?

I am using Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a VirtualBox. I need to install a single GUI program (RubyMine) on it. I checked out installing ubuntu-desktop with apt-get, and it wants me to install 430 new ...
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aptitude update gives 404's for intrepid

I'm having issues trying to update my packages. I haven't used this server since last September and now I'm getting 404 errors on all the intrepid repos. How do I fix this? Thanks aptitude update ...
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Roll-your-own mysql-server (.deb) files and MySQL root password

I know I can make my own .deb files of an installation. However, during a normal mysql-server install, the root password gets asked for and we need to do a 1-click rollout without ANY interaction. It ...
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Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?

I manage a private network which has no internet connectivity due to the security policy of the customer. This network has a single Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server installation (soon to be several more) and ...