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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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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 ...
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How To install RocketChat in ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, Precise Pangolin [closed]

How To install RocketChat in ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, Precise Pangolin..Have any tutorial guide? NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="12.04.5 LTS, Precise Pangolin" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu precise (...
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Install non-executable files with dh_install

I have some debian package which has the following install file: src/an_executable_python_script usr/bin src/web/* usr/share/packagename inside the src/web folder are some html and css files. It ...
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/build/PACKAGE_NAME/./configure': No such file or directory

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 xenial I have the following folder structure in place, debian modules products result tests I am trying to build a deb file using pdebuilder. I followed this to get rid ...
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Upgrading network-manager crashes sudo

When I try to apt-get upgrade and it's setting up the network-manager, nothing happens until it gets exited via time-out. After the notification that it's setting up I can't use any sudo commands , ...
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How to get current running version of a package in dpkg postinst and preinst script

I am creating a debian package that discard some database operations carried out in postinst script of the package if its previous version is installed. I googled and I find it for RPM https://...
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Using debian repositories instead of ubuntu in docker container

DISCLAIMER: I'm not sure my thoughts make sense, so do not hesitate to tell me if I'm on the wrong track. I'm currently running a debian 9 machine with Docker. I run several containers - most of them ...
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How to upload a Debian package to a repository when you have only the .deb file?

I have a local Debian repository I run for our organization using reprepro. This local repository hosts custom software we develop ourselves. There are Debian packages from other sources not included ...
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Retain config files during upgrade

I'm trying to package up my application into a .deb file and it works. However; upon upgrading my old config files get overwritten. Based on the following diagram, I was thinking about doing some ...
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Ubuntu Error with Database but not on Debian

So I have two server and both have different OS one is Ubuntu 17 and the other one is Debian 9 Minimal (Minimal because my hosting service only has that or Debian 7). So both have the same html file ...
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Unable to start netatalk serivce

I have an Ubuntu 16 Server at my home, everything running smoothly even installed webmin to ease my work with some configurations but now I want to install a timemachine server on it and seems that I'...
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How to create a Debian/Fedora live USB on Ubuntu 17.10?

I tried to use Startup Disk Creator, but it seems that it can only create Ubuntu live disks. Is there any software that can help me create live USB disk for any .iso files? Please also mention how to ...
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Intel network contrroller *-network UNCLAIMED

After installing linux on my lenovo legion Y520 i can't seem to get my wireless connection running. The icon for ethernet connection is there, but the one for wireless is missing. After running ...
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Valid characters in field identifiers of binary package control file

What are the restrictions on characters in debian binary package control files within Ubuntu? python-tempest currently uses an identifier called Python_version in the control file in trusty and this ...
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What are the different values available for the Aptitude CLI “-q” option?

So I am creating some Vagrant provisioning scripts for some Ubuntu (14.04) boxes. I am using commands like this to install Ubuntu packages via Aptitude: sudo aptitude install -y -q=2 Okay, I ...
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installation failed - cannot execute binary file [closed]

I am installing a program and as instruction I need to type execute a .exe file. When doing this as instructions say i get: cannot execute binary file: wrong format The architecture of my system is ...
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FFMPEG cant convert MP4 to MP3 | No MP3 Encoder

I'm facing the problem that I cant convert MP4 Videos to MP3 with FFMPEG. Every time I try it, I get this error: Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame' But I installed FFMPEG and LAME with the flags: --...
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Debian 4.9.3 - downgrading gdb, which version i need? [closed]

I can't work with Eclipse's debug stepping due to gdb version 7.12 not supporting certain option: Failed to execute MI command: maintenance set python print-stack off Error message from debugger back ...
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LightDM login screen configuration [closed]

I'm using Debian Stretch and my LoginScreen looks like this. I wonder if it is possible to make it look like the ubuntu version? Especially I'd like to have the graphical user selector instead of a ...
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Secondary disk got duplicated in /media/username

I just ran my system like everyday and permissions for my secondary disk changed, my user wasn't able to access to it, so I changed ownership of the disk. After that I checked in /media/username/ and ...
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How do you set up SSL certificates for additional ports in Apache? [closed]

Simple question, I just wanted to know how to install SSL certificates in other ports in a webserver. I'm trying to get a web application to be able to have a valid SSL certificate. I use apache2. I'...
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Ubuntu replaced my /home directory after install

I switched from Debian 9 to Ubuntu 16.04. When installing, I used the option 'manual' in the partitioner in the installer. There, I only formatted the '/' partition and left the rest as is, in order ...
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How do I fix this key signing issue with NeuroScience Debian?

super sleep deprived but coherent. Hopefully not being a complete dope and this laptop has caused me some trouble before. I added the keys from Neuroscience Debian just yesterday no sweat on another ...
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Access with computer name on samba

I installed samba and configured. I can access via IP from Windows machine. But i can not access with Computer Name. How can i do this ? I found a netbios_name and i added after workgroup in smb....
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Looking for instructions to modify Debian Installer

I would like instructions on how to modify Debian Installer. Or, better yet an alternative. I have looked at Ubiquity -- But, whilst I do want something similar, Ubiquity isn't what I want. I would ...
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Errors encountered when installing Google Earth on Ubuntu 17.04

I need to install Google earth in my computer.I downloaded the 64 bit .deb package of Google earth and tried to install it using the following command sudo dpkg -i google-earth-pro-...
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RTL8723BE Bluetooth not working

RTL8723BE Bluetooth not working. Specifically, the driver cannot be detected at all: hciconfig -a returns absolutely nothing. hcitool dev just returns Devices: (nothing) Already tried using the ...
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What is CRONTAB doing? [closed]

Is this normal? pi@RaspberryGate:~ $ grep CRON /var/log/syslog Jul 28 06:17:04 RaspberryGate cron[370]: (CRON) INFO (pidfile fd = 3) Jul 28 06:17:04 RaspberryGate cron[370]: (CRON) INFO (Running @...
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apt-get install + remove + update + upgrade via cron job

No matter what I try seems nothing works to run apt-get command to remove a package (nginx, in this case) then install a package (nginx-extras) with a few updates and finish with upgrade. I know ...