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Questions tagged [debian]

Debian GNU / Linux is the distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

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Whole system crash afer install Veil, now just boot in tty mode

Thats embarsing, but there must be a solution, I hope you can help me. Im using Debian 9 on virtualbox happens when I install Veil, everything is goin great but when goes to python-windows intalation ...
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How Debian developers update their packages list? [on hold]

As a beginner Linux user, I was wondering how Debian developers update their entire packages list, because it has tons of packages. Do they get a pre-compiled package from the original developer and ...
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X11VNC - use for connect to another x-session

According with this question How to setup x11vnc to access with graphical login screen? Is it possible to use X11VNC as a regular tightvncserver or vnc4server also? (etc, connect to another session)?
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“Changed” root account

I have a regular "root" account. I have added a new user to the sudo group. Since then, the new user password has been requested.
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Trying to build kernel on 18.04. No editconfigs option

Trying to build kernel using instructions outlined in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel After running the lines fakeroot debian/rules clean fakeroot debian/rules editconfigs I get ...
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How to get the list of installed packages on Ubuntu/Debian w/o command or w/o looking at pkg.log?

I have to extract the list of installed packages on Ubuntu/Debian without using command or without looking at dpkg.log? The basic requirement is to get the list of installed packages on Debian/Ubuntu ...
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hashsum is not available- unable to get source of package [closed]

I want to get the source of package wirehshark for year 2009. I am doing that by editing source.list according to Debian snapshot information. After doing sudo apt-get update. I tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Command not found on bash script [duplicate]

I want to run a bash script to access two terminal tabs, each run cd "folder", then "npm run start", as below: #!/bin/bash sudo mysql -u root -h localhost PATH=/var/lib/cloud9/autorun/...
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How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue after restarting

I have windows and Debian on PC, after creating a new partition in windows I get this error: when booting Debian Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I solved the problem according to this ...
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Ubuntu server hangs/halts during bootup and shutdown

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (Dual Intel Xeons @ 2.5GHz, 32GB DDR2, An old 80GB SATA3 drive [RAID controller died]) and it randomly halts while booting, I'm using Ubuntu server which seems to show ...
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What is the purpose of OpenVPN's /etc/openvpn/{client,server} directories?

Ubuntu/Debian OpenVPN package contains 2 mysterious directories: dpkg -L openvpn ... /etc/openvpn/client /etc/openvpn/server ... I'm wondering what is the purpose of those directories? All tutorials ...
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Processor microcode firmware update

In Ubuntu 17.04 and 18.04 and Debian look like Kali when I enter dmesg | grep 'microcode' in the terminal I get the following results: [ 0.000000] microcode: microcode updated early to revision ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps: error: cannot find library while doing dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc using dh-virtualenv

I am trying to build a debian package out of a python package using dh-virtualenv. I am doing this on a Mac, so I'm using Docker to do so. The biggest problem is that package is dependent on PyQt5, ...
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Trying to install lubuntu in place of Debian

I installed Debian on a AMD Athlon (Thunderbird), 698 MHz with 768 MB. The result was less than I had hoped for: Trying to log in takes minutes, results in a lost mouse pointer, and never shows a ...
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How to use or re-package a package for Debian distribution?

I want to use IRAF(http://iraf.noao.edu/) in package format and I hope the package keep maintained. I found iraf package which is packaged for Debian testing (buster). I tried sudo dpkg -i iraf_2.16....
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Create a theme that look like commodore 64 on ubuntu?

I did use Commodore OS Vision but it has stop making updates many years ago. I was wondering is it possible to do a theme that looks and feels like that on Ubuntu? I really miss it and that "neon ...
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Why I get different from my system language in debian console? [closed]

Please help me to understand how debian(kde) decides what language to use in terminal (konsole). My system language is English, but all input requests, info messages in konsole (e.g.: password) I get ...
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Exclude directories from a shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 17 VM on Virtual Box, and my host OS is windows 8.1. I created a shared folder between host and guest OS. Now, can I execlude a sub-directory from being shared to windows ?
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cant serve ispconfig

i installed ispconfig in last month and works fine but on today i cant see ispconfig i checked apache2 and suexec log and return this logs [2018-04-23 09:48:52]: uid: (5003/ispconfig) gid: (5004/...
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Erratic Touchpad Scrolling SynPS/2

I am experiencing an erratic scrolling issue with the touchpad on my laptop. Basically scrolling sometimes continues on it's own. Sometimes scrolls up when I have scrolled down, sometimes scrolls ...
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How to recover ext4 partition deleted by WinXP? [closed]

Can somebody, please, help me with my problem! I tried to delete the /dev/sdb6 partition using Windows XP (Computer Management utility), but it actually deleted my Linux Debian Jessie! That is, it ...
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Creating multiple deb packages using CPack

I have a project with several components and I am creating 4 DEB packages using CPack version 2.8.12. I have no issues with package generation as well as installation but these: I am unable to make ...
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Ansible Playbook on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS error

I'm trying to setup satnogs-client on my ubuntu 16.04 LTS. every thing was going ok. until i ran ansible-playbook $:~/Desktop/satnogs-client-ansible$ sudo ansible-playbook -i production/inventory -K ...
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How to install packages of 16.04 to 17.10

For some reason, I have to install some packages of Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 17.10. I've tried to apt update && apt install pkgname but there are always some dependency issues. What I'm trying ...
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Start 3 Terminator Windows on 3 different Monitors with 3 different layouts

I have 3 different monitors hooked to my computer. I have 3 custom Terminator layouts. So far I have to manually open 3 different Terminator windows, move them to their respective monitors, switch ...
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MAAS failed to deploy with Debian 8 image

Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS MAAS 2.3 Debian 8 image prepared from the latest openstack raw. When deploying to VM (VMware), the installer runs normally, succeeds and reboots. Then the OS starts to boot and ...
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Unable to install php5-tidy on Ubuntu 16.04

I am aware of the php-tidy package but I need to install php5-tidy. Debian repo listed here https://packages.debian.org/sid/arm64/php5-tidy/download is already in /etc/apt/sources.list and I have ...
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importing root CA certificate in linux

Maybe this is a duplicate, but i cannot find the answer. Windows CA authorities provide their root certificates in several forms: The certificate by itself and full chain, each can be downloaded in 2 ...
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Cannot login as root@<myiphost> after trying to install Virtualmin, now it logs in as root@<subdomain>

I was used to login as root@ but after trying to install virtualmin (something went wrong) I see my login user is root@ How to completely remove Virtualmin and login as I was used to before? I'm ...
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Libreoffice has different behaviour in Debian Jessie and Ubuntu [closed]

I'm using docker in order to set up the environment needed in order to run a converter (any format to pdf) through LibreOffice. I have a certain file; when I run it in the Jessie environment (base ...
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Touchpad works slow disabling irq # 16

I am using Acer e5-575g laptop and my touchpad has a problem with every linux (either slow or doesn't work) Always the same issue: disabling #irq 16 I have tried ubuntu (17.04 and 17.10) and debian,...
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MOC - Priority between remote users playing music on same device

I installed moc on a Debian server so that remote users could play music from another computer. The server is linked to some speakers. I had to add remote users to the audio group in order for them ...
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What can I do to get my package from Debian unstable to next Ubuntu LTS?

My package was just accepted into Debian unstable. There is about 20 days till the feature freeze of next Ubuntu LTS and I'd like to get my package in. Will it get pulled in automatically? Is there ...
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Is Ubuntu same as Debian Testing plus a long list of apt-get command? [duplicate]

From perspective of a developer, what is the difference between these two other than the packages which one has and the other does/may not have? Does Ubuntu do better in hardware support? Does it ...
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Debian packages in private repository not visible in Muon

I'm currently building my own Debian packages using dpkg-buildpackage and uploading them to a local repository which runs with mini-dinstall. The repository is successfully added to /etc/apt/sources....
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boot floppies, how to create them

A bit old fashioned but what i want is a bootable iso which loads the network and bash, and have wget all together. I am unable to find what i can use. i tried debootstrap (with debian) but that ...
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How to check Spectre patch by terminal on my Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I check IBRS patch enables on my Ubuntu 16.04LTS by using command line
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run crontab as www-data to create a file with www-data as owner

I want to run a crontab command every 5 mins that executes a py script. The py script inturn generates a log file with midnight rotation within /var/www/logs/.The logs dir has 777 permission. The log ...
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How to increase the root partition in AWS? [duplicate]

I have provisioned a VM in AWS with 100GB boot volume. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 100G 0 disk └─xvda1 202:1 ...
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Emacs info manual missing in Ubuntu 17.10

On Ubuntu 17.10, installing Emacs via $sudo apt install emacs and then trying to view the Emacs manual using C-h r fails with error "Info file emacs does not exist" The same set of instructions on ...
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How does one know which will be kept current: Snap, Flatpak, or Debian [closed]

For a month or more Libre Office debian package has been at version 5.4.4. However, the snap package version is still only at 5.4.3. It seems in this case, for some unknown reason, the snap package ...
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Differences in stability between Ubuntu LTS and Debian Stable [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu for several years, from my beginning in Linux to today with Ubuntu 16.04. I've started doing more advanced configurations (with Bluetooth, networks, built from source packages ...
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How to create a remote desktop with lightdm installed?

I have 2 machines with lightdm installed. I want to connect one of them as a graphical client but I have a firewall between them and I need to know what are the ports and protocols that this session ...
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Turn Debian into Ubuntu

I'd like to turn Debian into Ubuntu server 16.04. Problem is that its running on ARM9 32bit processor with some archaic hardware and I don't want to make new installation. How should I modify /etc/...
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Rename file using regex (Linux Command line)

I have a backup script which is creating two files: a) db_mywebsite_2018-01-10_00-25.sql.gz b) mywebsite1_2018-01-10_00-01.tar.gz I'm looking for a Linux command with regex to rename both files to ...
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php5-ssh2 is not available

I'm building a docker image that needs to use some php modules I run apt-get update and then the following RUN docker-php-source extract \ && apt-get install -y libmcrypt-dev libldap2-dev git ...
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Whats the simplest way to make source and binary package when you are the original author?

The Debian packaging guides, which I have read so far, assume that the packager is not the maintainer, and so needs to have original tarballs, patches, etc. If I have an app which builds with "make" (...
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Failed to set static IP for BBB network connections

I follow this guide to set static IP for my BBB with Debian 9.3: link . My /etc/network/interfaces file is modified to be as follow: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) # Include ...
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How to perform binary diffing and patching with standard Ubuntu (Debian) tools? [closed]

I have two set of binary files (before and after a certain operation), and I need to perform diffing betwen the sets, and patching on the first set in order to obtain the second set. How can I ...
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How to compile or install Debian version of Vim on Ubuntu 16.04

I really like the version/set-up of vim that is included with Debian 9 server. This is not the same question as Ubuntu 16.10 repository providing vim 8. I am not asking about how to get Vim 8 on ...