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Questions tagged [tasksel]

Simple interface for users who want to configure their system to perform a specific task (ie. mailserver, LAMP)

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Recover files after uninstalling ubuntu-desktop with tasksel?

I am going to do my best to explain what happened: I had been using Ubuntu 18.04.1, and a friend wanted me to install Drupal on my computer. I followed this guide blindly: https://www.youtube.com/...
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tasksel install ubuntu-desktop without recommended packages

I want to install a minimal ubuntu-desktop (no firefox, software managers, mail clients, etc). Also, It is my understanding that I should be using tasksel install ubuntu-desktop instead of apt-get ...
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Have ran tasksel to remove some stuff on fresh 18.10, got “update-initramfs: failed for…” error

Have ran tasksel to remove some unneeded stuff on fresh Ubuntu 18.10 VM and got the following errors: $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How can I recover my system after tasksel uninstalled too many packages? [duplicate]

So I was using Tasksel to install the MATE desktop env to try it out as an alternative to GNOME. After that lengthy installation of MATE, MATE itself worked, but when using GNOME again, GNOME slowly ...
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Removing KDE using tasksel broke my Ubuntu installation

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 I couldn't get used to Gnome and decided to try out KDE Plasma. After installing KDE and playing around a bit I decided to move back to Gnome as I thought it's the ...
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Tasksel removed everything in my Ubuntu - how can I recover it? [duplicate]

I accidentally removed Lubuntu in tasksel. How do I recover it through login shell? My problem is I can't connect to a network to be able to download the Ubuntu desktop.
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how to completely remove lamp sever install from tasksel? [duplicate]

I've installed lamp server from tasksel. It doesn't work and I tried to remove using command sudo tasksel remove lamp-server , it says tasksel: apt-get failed (100). Can anyone help me to remove lamp ...
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Tasksel task versioning

I need to install the LAMP stack for one of our projects, in which machines are powered by Xubuntu. I'm looking for the fastest way we could have that installed and I have discovered tasksel. Now I ...
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Why I cannot download Ubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 17 server (apt-get failed)

First I install tasksel: sudo apt-get install tasksel Then I updatedb sudo updatedb After that I update apt-get: sudo apt-get update and Finally I run tasksel and choose Ubuntu Desktop sudo ...
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What packages are required to make tasksel work on Xenial [duplicate]

I have a Xenial (upgraded from Trusty) 64 bit Desktop install. I've installed the tasksel package in order to install a LAMP server (required for ZoneMinder). When runing "sudo tasksel", it displays ...
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Where can one learn the structure of caret sign command sets as in install lamp-server^? [duplicate]

To establish a LAMP stack with Ubuntu one could execute in an Ubuntu command line: sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ -y The caret indicated it's not a common installation command but rather a ...
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Tasksel Option disappears on Ubuntu 17.10 server installation

Is it normal that when installing Ubuntu server 17.10 on the software selection (tasksel) no system utilities were listed anymore?
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In “Tasksel” how do I select a package?

I found a video on YouTube that shows someone using the command tasksel from the server's boot menu after a fresh install of Ubuntu Server. Simple enough it looked like, but when I go to the options I ...
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How to quit tasksel instalation stalled with error “write access unavailable, cannot proceed”?

I have a minimal Ubuntu Server 16.04 installation on an old x86_64 desktop PC. Tried installing graphic UI with tasksel (selected Lubuntu desktop and OpenSSH Server), but near 90% of process at ...
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Tasksel deleted some desktop depedencies

I need help. I tried to make upgrade from php5 tp php7 this morning on my local dev machine. I run tasksel to install lamp but unfortunetly I'm unchecked one of depedencies, probably for ubuntu-...
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Uninstall and reinstall lamp server on ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

When I reseted mysql root password something was corrupt in mysql. Now I want to start a new lamp installation. I installed lamp-server through tasksel. I tried several things like: tasksel remove ...
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Make a list like tasksel in Ubuntu [closed]

I've google around and asked in the IRC but no one seems to know this one: For a program I'm writing I want to make a list selection like tasksel and an announcing one like Oracle Java. How does one ...
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Cannot boot after removing Ubuntu-desktop with tasksel

I created /boot and / and swap upon install. I allowed Ubuntu to partition it for me. I did not do any manual partitioning. I ran into problems on this install, in getting it to boot. They were ...
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Auto set password for MySQL root user when install lamp-server via tasksel

As guided here, we can install LAMP viatasksel by one single command sudo tasksel install lamp-server This includes installing MySQL and will prompt us to enter root password. I need to pass the ...
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Are manually installed dependencies better than auto installed ones?

There is a VERY good question and answer here: Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages? (which incidentally I got to from here: What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP ...
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What is installed with the `mail-server` metapackage installed from `tasksel`?

I'm in the need of installing the mail-server metapackage on my Ubuntu Server 15.10 machine. I have installed the mail-server metapackage with the sudo tasksel command; but I'm not sure what to do ...
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LAMP server couldn't be installed using tasksel

I tried to install LAMP server using tasksel. But it shows the following error message. I tried changing permissions using chmod but in vain debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/...
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What task to select in tasksel during lubuntu alternate install to get a default system

I'm installing Lubuntu 14.04.1 from the alternate Image. At the "tasksel" step I would like to select the same tasks that would be installed with the desktop installer. There's a task called "Lubuntu ...
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How to downgrade php version in ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I am working on a codeigniter project where the system requires php version < 5.6 that is 5.5, but few days ago I have installed ubuntu 15.04 with having LAMP stack installed using tasksel;the ...
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Is it possible to install a task in a different drive?

I have a very limited hard disk space Is it possible to install lubuntu using tasksel on a USB disk for example?
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Pin virtualbox to core(s) on precise pangolin (12.04)

I'm trying to pin VirtualBox to a few cores with taskset like so: /usr/bin/taskset -c 1-3 VirtualBox &; disown But the taskset has no effect. I have verified that taskset works with processes ...
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'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^' [duplicate]

Is there a reason why 'tasksel install lamp-server' or 'apt-get install lamp-server^' is better than another when setting up a fresh lamp server (or other group install)? Are they really any different ...
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Can't install LAMP and can't run tasksel

I can't get LAMP installed and I can't get TASKSEL to run. This is really becoming a drag now. my input for installing LAMP: sudo apt-get install lamp-server output: The following packages have ...
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Unable to locate tasksel or lamp-server

I'm trying to install lamp server on ubuntu desktop 14.04 I start with sudo apt-get update. This process does not seem to complete though. After the Get: 1 list completes I have Get:2 http://www....
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I uninstalled my ubuntu 14.04 desktop now i have no login in screen

I followed instructions here to use sudo tasksel to install a LAMP server as a one line command however i overlooked what was actually happening and removed my desktop environment. When i reboot i ...
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Error while installing lamp-server

I want to install lamp-server via tasksel. But when I enter the command: sudo tasksel install lamp-server , I get error: locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory perl: ...
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Tasksel error in 14.04 preseed

I have a 14.04 preseed that errors and bails out with this being reported to syslog: Jul 23 17:54:12 pkgsel: starting tasksel Jul 23 17:54:13 in-target: Unknown option: debconf-apt-from Jul 23 17:54:...
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Full Description of different Tasksel Kubuntu options?

I've noticed that there are a few different options for Kubuntu 14.04 when you run the tasksel command. Does anyone know where I can find a fuller description of what the different options install ...
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How to install a web server on Ubuntu 14.04?

:~$ sudo apt-get install tasksel Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package tasksel is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Problem with tasksel in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install lamp server using this command: sudo tasksel install lamp-server But I always get this error: Can't call method "set" on an undefined value at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd.pm ...
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Help! Ubuntu 13.10 boots forever after installing lamp-server

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and it worked fine. Then I needed lamp server so I found how to install it using tasksel. I installed tasksel and ran lamp server installation. After that an undisclosed ...
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Trying to remove Ubuntu-desktop with tasksel returns “aptitude failed”

I am following this guide trying to turn my Ubuntu-desktop-installation into Ubuntu-server. However, I am having problems already in step 2. Using tasksel to remove/install anything returns with: ...
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Lamp installation error: unable to resolve host

I get an error every time I try to install lamp with: sudo tasksel install lamp-server My terminal looks like this : root@(none):~# sudo tasksel install lamp-server sudo: unable to resolve host (...
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Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages?

Tasksel or plain Apt? In the past I've always used tasksel to install so-called "tasks". It seems, however, that this has been integrated in APT: apt-cache dumpavail | grep ^Task [...] snip Task: ...
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Cannot login via SSH after installing LAMP via Tasksel

After install LAMP via Tasksel I cannot log in anymore via SSH: connection refused. I'm sure that install LAMP this way causes this problem. I had this once before. I'm still connected via SSH, so I'...
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mysql does not start or work

Recently I installed LAMP with tasksel. Then I remember I issued some commands to get into the mysql console - it worked. Right now I checked - apache and php modules work perfectly. But as for mysql ...
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Why does “tasksel” give an “aptitude failed” error?

The problem started in the following way. I was using tasksel from the terminal menu that it shows when I simply do sudo tasksel. I select Lamp Server from the list and started to install all packages ...
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whats the difference between tasksel and normal methods

Recently I have gone through tasksel command usage because of LAMP server setup. Why can't I use apt-get or aptitude there? Why does the Ubuntu wiki page suggest to do it with tasksel only. Is there ...
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How to instal LAMP for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack? I'm studying SQL database right now and I need a mySQL server. I was guided to use a LAMP server on Linux .. but I don't ...
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Unable to sudo tasksel

When I type the command sudo tasksel I get a list of server packages I can install. I only have basic Ubuntu server installed at moment. My version is 12.04. When I select for example samba file ...
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How do I manually install the package selections presented in tasksel?

If you forgot to select some software at the "Software Selection" screen on a fresh install, what are the commands to install them after the fact. I know you can install them manually at anytime ...
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What is “Ubuntu Desktop USB” in tasksel?

What is Ubuntu Desktop USB tasksel alternative in ubuntu server 11.10 edition?
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lamp-server wants to install mysql but i want it to use already installed MariaDB

i want to install lamp-server in ubuntu 10.10 (the end goal is to install redmine), i am using sudo tasksel install lamp-server However after downloading packages it asks for a root password for ...
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Creating custom tasksel recipes

I'd like to create custom tasks for tasksel - is there any way to do this, like creating a package for Ubuntu, only it's for tasksel?
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Tasksel cannot be installed [closed]

I am trying to install tasksel in order to install LAMP but for some reason it always gives me this error: E: Unable to locate package tasksel root@TheShop:~# sudo apt-get install tasksel Reading ...