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Error Installing PHP 5.3.21 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install PHP 5.3.21 on a Rackspace Cloud Server running Ubuntu 12.04 but I keep running into errors during configure. It keeps giving me the following error: configure: error: Cannot ...
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Good practices for updating a server? [without affecting current running services]

There are some servers that have a task delegated to them. For instance, imagine a scenario where there are web servers, data servers etc. that together provide a service to a client. Now how should ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 dependency issues when attempting update [duplicate]

I'm having issues updating packages on an Ubuntu Server instance running 12.04. When running apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Does Ubuntu support PHP? [duplicate]

I was on Fedora and tried to use PHP but I was having a really hard time trying to use it so I'm switching to Ubuntu since it is important that I'm able to code PHP. On Fedora, I couldn't write to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10. Can't format root partition at installation time

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a Supermicro storage server and have an issue. I am using alternate (text-based) installation cd image and when I get to the Detect disks section it says there ...
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Setting up an anonymous public Samba Share to be accessed via Windows 7 and XBMC

So I should start by saying that I did this successfully less than a week ago and I had no trouble but I have since reformatted and reconfigured my server and now I'm having the hardest time ...
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Error 504 while accessing a php page from Internet

I'm trying to access to a test website from Internet but I mostly get 504 errors. Any php pages take long time to show, when they show. My web server is an Ubuntu Server 12.10 on a virtual machine ...
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Why does running ps result in a “Cannot allocate memory” error?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. After upgrading to kernel 3.2.0-38-generic, ps takes a long time and finally reports as: xrealloc: realloc(-2147483648) failedCannot allocate memory Booting with ...
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blocking all outgoing ports and its consequences

Is this the right way to block all outgoing ports? : ufw default deny outgoing But what are the consequences of doing this on amazon ec2? I'm running possibly unsafe perl scripts on my instance and ...
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VSFTPD 553 error: could not create file

Fresh LAMP server setup with Ubuntu 12.04 and VSFTPD. I'm trying to access the /var/www folder (web root) with FTP user. I created a new user ftpuser and added it to the www-data user group created ...
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slow server download

I'm trying to download the latest LTS server. The first time I tried it estimated about 30 minutes which I felt was too long, so I canceled the d/l and restarted. It went up to about 45 minutes. ...
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Local system mail and command line mail through gmail

I have a bit of an odd question that I'm having trouble solving, I've had a good search around, but can't seem to find something related online. My aim is: System mail for root is forwarded (I guess ...
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I need to sync my Postfix config to a second server and have Postfix reload when changes are made

I'd like to start out saying that I know enough Linux commands to be dangerous :-) With that warning out of the way, here is what I am trying to figure out how to handle. Currently I have a single ...
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Where do I find the UUID of a network connection on Ubuntu Server? (no Network-Manager)

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I would like to find the UUID for a network connection. How do I find this? ifconfig -a does not list it: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Infinite loop of logins in Ubuntu 12.10

When I go to the home user and enter my password, I see a black screen, then flashes and it back to the login screen and asks me to reinsert my password in an infinite loop of logins. I entered in ...
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I can't install update because I need more space

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. After I tried to make the very first update in a couple of days, I encountered a problem which is not new, but I think in my case it is a bit ...
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How would I mount a remote server so it persists after a reboot?

On Ubuntu server 12.04 I can run the following command to mount a remote directory: sshfs root@192.168.1.1:/w/common/Rotas/Nurses /home/danny/nurserotas/ I am then prompted for the password for the ...
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interrmitent connection to server

I am fairly new to Linux and am having some difficulty with connecting to the new Ubuntu server I have just installed. Along with Ubuntu server 12.10, I have selected the default settings and have ...
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How to prevent Tor from starting automatically on Ubuntu server?

How do I stop Tor from starting automatically on startup? It is Ubuntu Server so I don't have any GUI.
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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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Remote Access to Owncloud Server

I'm currently trying to setup my own own-cloud server, and I've got it fully installed, configured, and accessible from within my own local network. I cannot figure out how to access it from the ...
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ext4 to btrfs conversion: how long can it take? space requirements?

I started btrfs-convert for my ext4 partitioned hdd. I did a fsck first which was fine. So since it is running over 4 hours now (1.) I wonder if it will ever finish ? I read multiple articles ...
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Which is more advisable for Plex Media Server? The Server or Desktop edition?

I have an old HP notebook that I am going to make into a NAS. It is a HP Pavilion dv6000 from 2007. Specs are 1.7GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 2.5GB DDR2 RAM nVidia GeForce Go 6150 ...
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Initialize Script on Startup

Is it possible to initialize a script upon startup in Ubuntu (precisely, Ubuntu Server 12.10)? I need to initialize a script to let the network card work, and so far I couldn't find a way to do so ...
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Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name?

When I restart my apache server using the command sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart I get the following error: Restarting web server apache2 apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's ...
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PXE boot ubuntu 12.04 Customization

Just configured my Ubuntu 12.04 server to play host to a diskless PXE/NFS system. Currently I'm deploying the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Live CD to all my clients (derived from the install CD). My question ...
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Preferred mailer in Ubuntu

I am looking for a mail option on my Ubuntu server that I can code into my shell script to trigger a script completion by email. What is the best way to complete this task code wise and mailer wise? ...
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Migrating the / volume?

After a hardware failure of the motherboard and subsequently a few disks, I am migrating the root partition over to another drive. However, given /dev and other peculiar locations I was wondering ...
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Ubuntu server ssh after reboot: Permission denied (publickey)

I have a server setup where I can ssh to from my mac. The setup is made with a trusted key and it works perfect. But whenever I reboot the server and I that try to login using ssh my_user@ip then it ...
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How to create a personal cloud using Eucalyptus?

I want to implement my own cloud and one of my friend told me that this can be done very easily on Ubuntu using Eucalyptus. Can anyone tell me how?
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How can I connect to local server?

I am newbie on Ubuntu. So I am trying to learn how to implement some windows style commands in Ubuntu. In Windows as you know that in order to connect to local server remotely you just need to type in ...
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Bonding + Bridge : traffic passing through the wrong interface

I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04, on a server with 6 NICs, grouped in 2 bundles : eth0 and eth2 are bundled using bonding mode 1, under interface name bond0 which has IP [network].8 eth1, eth3, eth4 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and bind9 not responding to queries

I'm trying to set up an authoritative DNS server with bind9 (9.8.1-P1) on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04) and I am encountering some problems. External problem When trying to check ...
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How do I manually install linux backports

I just installed Ubuntu server 12.10 and I am missing the drivers for my ethernet adapter. I have seen this is a common problem for my controller(AR8161) I have downloaded the package ...
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Using ncftp or other ftp command-line software to get directories

I'm transferring files from a FTP client to my ubuntu server using the terminal. I was able to upload a backup of some files that were already zipped but there are some files I need that are in a ...
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Setting Plex media server on Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop?

I just installed the Plex media server from the Ubuntu Software Center, and opened the web interface. I want to stream my video , movies and music to my ps3 . I do lots of scratched and applied same ...
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Howto get the number of available updates/security-updates in ubuntu server

I'm writing a small daemon in c/c++ and I need to get the number of updates available and how many of them are security updates. So far I know I could use either update-notifier or nagios but just for ...
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How to set root proxy settings via command line?

I am using fabric to deploy a project and have run into an issue: fabric does not currently (as far as I'm aware) have the ability to specify options to it sudo command, therefore I cannot use sudo ...
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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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Broadcom 43228 no master mode (and lot of errors)

I'm trying to configure an Ubuntu 12.10 based server. My motherboard is an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe with WifiGo module onboard. I want to make it an access-point. I have fought with it for a lot of time ...
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Screen totally freezes in few minutes after upgrade to Ubuntu Server 12.10

Also spikes in CP usage. I am sure it is not a memory issue since I have over 100gb for the Ubuntu OS. It was also giving me errors regarding my graphics card which I managed to correct(I think) ...
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Diagnose complete hang of Ubuntu 12.04.1 Server when starting an I/O intense operation?

At the moment I am trying to migrate data from a software RAID5 (6 disks) over to a software RAID1. The command of choice was: rsync -avxHACPX /mnt/old/ /mnt/new/ However, after the first few files ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server 12.10 on Proliant Microserver?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.10 on my Proliant Microserver N40L but I am having problems. I want to install it on the 5th drive, connected to the 5th Sata port. Everything seems fine until ...
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How to get past “cannot change locale” error in Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

My server is hosted by a french provider, which by default set locales to french (quite obviously) when a new system is installed. From there… Just no way to cleanly change it without getting the ...
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Add Server between current wireless router and new router

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 Server with a wireless router attached. I would like to connect it to my modem/wireless router via the wireless interface in a transparent manner. My goal is to use the server to ...
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How do I enable a CalDAV server (in an OwnCloud installation) to send email reminders for events?

I have a Lubuntu 12.10 server set up in VMWare VirtualBox with an OwnCloud 4.5.6 installation. One of OwnCloud's functions is as a CalDAV server. OwnCloud's web front-end doesn't yet have an interface ...
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How many users can be on my website (home ubuntu-server) at same time

I want to build my own ubuntu-server at home.And I need to know the max number of user that can visit my web site at same. If it depend from software of from hardware (max)... My website is not ...
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Is Ubuntu Server OS 12.04.2 fully compatible and supported by Bulldozer based AMD Opteron 3280?

Questions 1) Is Ubuntu Server OS 12.04.2 fully compatible and supports with Bulldozer based AMD Opteron 3280? 2) Is it compulsory to use Ubuntu Server certified hardware vendors and models? But my ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on Dell PowerEdge T320

Is it possible to install/run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with BackupPC backup software correctly on Dell PowerEdge T320 server (Xeon E5-2403 1.80GHz/10MB / 1x4GB Dual Rank RDIMM 1600MHz) with PERC H310 ...
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Remove files in multiple directories except some sub-folders

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.10 and I need to configure a cron job to delete some files in samba shares that belong to some criteria. I'm configured some samba shares in /media/raid/. The folders are: ...