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Jul
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comment Install Phppgadmin without apache
@SamGoody: you are wrong. The main point is not to use --no-install-recommends (and my answer does not imply that). The main point is that the dependency is apache2 | httpd and that nginx provides httpd. And equally that we can use either the favored libapache2-mod-php5 which will again try to pull apache2 in or explicitly ask for php5-cgi So by installing nginx php5-cgi explicitly we sidestep the installation of apache2 which would otherwise be favored (unless another httpd "provider" is already installed). It really is as simple as that.
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comment How can I force SSH to give an RSA key instead of ECDSA?
You realize that the question was not about the client-side key but about the server key?
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comment how to debug upstart scripts?
And yet this method will fail if setuid and setgid are used in jobs.
Jul
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comment Is there software that can fill PDF forms?
Quite frankly, even with expensive Windows software like PDF Revu I am unable to edit all forms. Seems the standard isn't clear enough or not enough people stick by it?!
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comment How do I make Thunderbird open links in Chromium?
The handlers for https and http respectively can be set in Options -> Attachments -> Incoming (loo for the protocol name there).
Jun
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comment How do I make Thunderbird open links in Chromium?
Confirmed to work as of Thunderbird 31.7.0. The handlers for https and http respectively can be set in Options -> Attachments -> Incoming (loo for the protocol name there).
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comment Xubuntu: Locale settings in /etc/default/locale are overridden by regional format settings
@GunnarHjalmarsson: "is usually not a good idea"? Why exactly? These configuration files are meant to be overridden. Can you provide any authoritative sources for the claim?
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comment where are the apt indexes stored and can they be removed?
Another note: rm -f will intentionally skip the partial subfolders. So use that instead of a potential rm -rf - see my introductory remarks at the top.
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answered where are the apt indexes stored and can they be removed?
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comment where are the apt indexes stored and can they be removed?
The linked question does not address the index files directly under /var/cache/apt (i.e. *.bin). The alleged (but not in fact) "duplicate" of your link here asks about those index files in particular, but the answers are wrong. The index files can be safely removed (as of Ubuntu 14.04, which I tested) as the next apt-get update will regenerate those files. The files in /var/cache/apt/archives can be cleaned using apt-get clean.
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comment Is it safe to manually delete the /var/cache/apt content?
As of Ubuntu 14.04 it is perfectly safe to remove the *.bin files in said folder - assuming no apt-related process is currently running. The next apt-get update will regenerate the *.bin files. This question is decidedly not about the files in /var/cache/apt/archives, but the files /var/cache/apt/*.bin. Big difference. The former can be cleaned by issuing apt-get clean, the latter has to be manually removed. Clearly those voting to close the question have not read the question properly. Unfortunately I cannot vote to reopen after awarding some of my rep in bounties.
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comment Is it safe to manually delete the /var/cache/apt content?
Please, why do you write it is not safe to remove the *.bin files? Any run of apt-get update will regenerate those files from scratch (tested). For example my use case is that I want to create LXC container templates and want to strip the archive down as much as possible. I cannot see any reason ho it's unsafe. And your answer doesn't indicate a reason, just states that it is unsafe. Tested that it's perfectly safe on Ubuntu 14.04.
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