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Aug
28
answered installing, deploying and using mapreduce on open stack
Aug
27
comment Ask root password instead of user (sudo) password
Ubuntu is different from Slackware and discourages having a password for the root account. Instead, you can add/remove the "administrator" privilege on accounts (search for "user accounts" in the dash). You can control who can perform privileged tasks that way. It's one less password to remember!
Aug
27
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Aug
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Aug
20
answered 12 Hour Time Instead Of 24 in linux
Aug
20
answered Clean, safe way to auto restart (and monitor) daemons/services
Aug
19
comment Whatever the command I give
Can you please run dpkg --list "*libuuid*" and paste the output somewhere? maybe paste.ubuntu.com. Post the link here for us to see.
Aug
19
answered Whatever the command I give
Aug
18
answered Can Rsync get incremental on files it hasn't touched yet?
Aug
7
comment nine months of security and maintenance updates
Yes: "Ubuntu is free. Always has been and always will be. From the operating system to security updates, storage to software.". ubuntu.com/about
Aug
6
comment nine months of security and maintenance updates
It depends on what he wants. I would hate to see him install 14.04 and then complain that he can't find the latest software :) 15.04 is a perfectly fine release and as I mention in my answer, upgrading once 15.10 comes out is really easy so for a desktop user who wants to stay current, 15.04 (or any current stable release) is still a good bet.
Aug
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answered nine months of security and maintenance updates
Aug
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comment nine months of security and maintenance updates
He wanted to install 15.04. 14.04 is a good option but some software may not be the latest, since it focuses on stability and support rather than bleeding-edge.
Aug
6
comment How should I arrange a test and production mirror of Ubuntu package repositories?
Have you looked at reprepro? mirrorer.alioth.debian.org it's a somewhat complex tool but seems to do what you want. I know you can add packages manually or move them from one repository to another.
Aug
5
comment stubborn proxy doesn't work
What's not working? can you post an error message?
Aug
4
reviewed Approve have a problem with Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Aug
4
answered have a problem with Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Jul
30
answered Is there an easy way to log all activity that a shell script does?
Jul
28
comment Unable to access the root directory
Maybe try sudo su (no dash -), that will keep it from being a login shell and it may bypass the borked file.
Jul
24
comment Run a script on shutdown and not on reboot
shutdown -h will be runlevel 0. shutdown -r will be runlevel 6. There's no "shutdown + reboot"; a shutdown ends with the system halted, a restart results in the system rebooting.