Questions tagged [configuration-management]

Using software to track changes on a system to deploy them to many systems. Common tools are puppet, chef, and cfengine.

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I can't remove mysql as I cannot stop it

I want to remove mysql-server but I cannot do so until I stop the service. However, when first downloading it, it didn't start to begin with. So now if I try and start or stop it I get the error ...
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How can I configure my Ubuntu laptop and set the blank screen and pc lockdown timers using the terminal?

I'm just lost. I found out that gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay lets me set the blank screen timer, but I can't find how to set the timer for the lockdown. The only solutions I find ...
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NetworkManager is supossed to create a file everytime it connects to a wireless connection?

Here is the NetworkManager.conf NetworkManager.conf [main] plugins=ifupdown,keyfile [ifupdown] managed=false [device] wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no My question is why the constant reconnection to ...
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How to, from a CLI program like crudini, edit an config file like /etc/os-release and /etc/lsb-release?

Example: NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="UniOS 20.04.1 2021.05.15 LTS customized using Cubic on 2021-05-15 21:31" ...
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Assign an icon to a custom mimetype

I tried to create a custom mimetype (text/graphml+xml) by creating the file ~/.local/share/mime/packages/graphml+xml-mime.xml with this content: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-...
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Firefox preferences: How to override defaults?

I want to override (but not lock) Firefox preferences for all users of a given host, including but not limited to the homepage. Here's something that doesn't work: # /etc/firefox/pref/foobar.js pref('...
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18.04 LTS - What was wrong with the December 11 pulseaudio update?

On December 11 my 18.04 LTS systems received an update of pulseaudio from version 7.2 to version 7.5 However, on December 12, version 7.5 was deleted from the repos in favor of version 7.4. What was ...
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How to lock network settings and desktop wallpaper for non-sudo users

Question solved: I ended up using dconf since Ubuntu Desktop natively uses the GNOME desktop. For any people unfamiliar with it, you can edit dconf settings via terminal or GUI. I ended up doing it ...
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cockpit manage networking interfaces from the "Unmanaged Interfaces" list

How can i move interfaces between the "Interfaces" and "Unmanaged Interfaces " section in cockpit ? Under what circumstances are interfaces moved to the "Unmanaged Interfaces " section ? I run ...
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Installing shortcuts as a package

I want to improve user experience on Linux, and one of the things that I have in mind is packaging keyboard shortcuts and tracking their usage. The benefits that I see from that: Know which package ...
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How should I implement different dotfiles per system?

At the moment, I'm using yadm with a git repository to synchronize my dotfiles across different laptops. A problem has occurred though: for some applications, one laptop needs a slightly different ...
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OOB configuration management software for Nginx and PHP-FPM?

I have a question regarding configuration management (automation) of Nginx and PHP-FPM: 1) To allow full gzip functionality on Nginx I execute: sed -i "s/# gzip_/gzip_/g" /etc/nginx/nginx.conf 2) ...
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Compizconfig unmet dependencies

I have an error since upgrading ubuntu to 16.04 and I can't do anything on my pc. It only shows the desktop picture, I searched for problems and someone said that I have to install compizconfig-...
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Need an Ubuntu Server image with the minimum possible kernel and packages

I need to build an Ubuntu (16.04 at the moment) base server image for deployment for compliance. We do not want things like... any added libraries (like python, perl) apt/aptitude/etc (we'll use ...
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Maximum number of clients reached? [closed]

I installed an Ubuntu Server (Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS) with the proxy Squid and Privoxy. Everything worked fine except ... When there are several Windows computers (no matter the Windows version) that ...
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System Information Remotely

I want to access system information of remote Ubuntu system using terminal. How should I get system details remotely?
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Is it safe to init a Mercurial repository on /etc?

My company has an external server, mostly managed by a 3rd party. Sometimes they do configuration changes but 'forgot' to tell us. I am thinking of tracking all changes to /etc. Is it safe to do hg ...
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Configuration Editor does not show active plugins under Screen0 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.x installed in my system and use Expo and Scale plugins with their edge bindings extensively. Earlier I used to use Configuration manager to set their place last in the list of active ...
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Problem in configuring Oracle 11g

I am trying to install Oracle 11g.But, I am unable to configure /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure Getting like below root@madhu-Lenovo-G500:/home/madhu# sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure root@madhu-...
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How to sync Ubuntu/software/configurations between N computers with free software and/or without a cloud? [closed]

Note: this question is not about syncing data in a Dropbox-like way (files, folders), it is more about syncing configurations. I would like to have exactly the same version of Ubuntu with all the ...
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Creating a .deb that just places/updates config files?

I was surprised to not find more people asking this question, but so far I've only found one from a couple of years ago, with not much in the way of responses. First, some background on what I'm ...
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Getting an error while mounting machine_config

I am trying to boot my system but, it is giving me an error as "An error occurred while mounting home/jack/jack-app/machine_config " Press S skip to mounting or M for manual recovery ...
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How to run a program automatically on printing

I developed a simple application that show on screen my printers ink levels. I'd like to run this program automatically every time that Ubuntu send to the printer the print command. Can anybody help ...
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How can I force all applications to use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME instead of ~/.APP?

As far as I understand, the XDG guidelines recommend that applications store their configuration in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/APP (usually ~/.config/APP) rather than ~/.APP (I'm not sure if there are also ...
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How to do a near-full desktop experience sync?

I have two machines in two fairly distant locations that I do development on, depending on where I am. I currently use a git sync to keep the following dotfiles manually synced .irssi .ssh/config ....
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How do I create an icon for a script or software that is available to every user whether new or existing

There seems to be lots of help in the FAQs for customizing Unity, even with dconf-editor and other tools. However, as an administrator of a large thin client installation, from time to time, there ...
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Puppet-Like Configuration Tool?

In the business environment I work in, we tried to use Puppet to manage both our Linux and Windows machines. This includes tasks like installation of programs that are needed for our department and ...
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Can I migrate a tor hiddenservice from one user/PC to another?

Is there a way to migrate the hidden service from one PC to another? I have tried to put hiddenservice folder with host and private key in another tor, but got this error: Dec 24 00:11:38.793 [warn] ...
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Can symlinks be used in /etc/cron.d/?

I'm trying to implement a configuration mechanism that allows in a certain project to deploy through svn a cron configuration. I immediately thougt that what I should do is cerate symlinks from /etc/...
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Gconf-editor missing gnome-system-tools from tree

I am trying to to enable the /apps/gnome-system-tools/users/show_all flag that is supposed to be in gconf-editor. According to the Ubuntu community documentation, and many google searches, the key I ...
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Checklist for upgrading a very out of date install

Background: My last upgrade was from 9.04 to 9.10, and it did not go well. I lost a lot of my settings and spent way too much time reinstalling packages that I though I already had. Last April, I ...
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What is the proper way to install Puppet on a server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install a puppetmaster? We've got several Ubuntu 10.04 servers and I'm looking to deploy Puppet for configuration management. The machines already have RVM installed ...
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Why is there only one configuration management tool in the main repository?

How is it that Cfengine does not exist in the Ubuntu (10.04 LTS) Main Repository? I can't find a discussion of this anywhere (using Google). The only configuration management in Ubuntu Main seems to ...
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Will applications be putting user data in ~/.config instead of just ~?

Are there any plans to have applications store data from each user in home/user/.config instead of just home/user/ and their respective directories?
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A simple way to manage configuration of dot files and packages?

In a few hours I will get my new Thinkpad X201t and the first thing that I will do is install Ubuntu on it. In the last two months I switched machines quite a lot because I needed to work despite my ...
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What is the relationship between .gconf, .gnome2, .cache, .local, and other dot-file hierarchies in my home directory?

According to this answer, .local .cache and .config are, by convention, configuration storage locations adopted by Gnome and Ubuntu. Are .gnome .gnome2 and .gconf therefore legacy configuration ...
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How do I duplicate a server's packages and configuration to another machine? [duplicate]

I have a production server running Ubuntu. I would like to setup similar configuration installed on my local machine. I'd like to have same packages installed. Since bandwidth is a constraint the ...