Linked Questions

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How do I tell I'm running in a chroot?

I have a unix installation that's supposed to be usable both as a chroot and as a standalone system. If it's running as a chroot, I don't want to run any service (cron, inetd, and so on), because they ...
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How can I install a 64bit Linux virtual machine on a 32bit Linux?

I've got a computer (Intel core i5) with 32bit Linux installed (ubuntu 11.04) and I would like to install a 64bit Linux virtual machine on it so I can test 64bit command-line applications on it.
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Installing two glibc alongside in debian/ubuntu

Is it possible to install and use two different glibc versions on the same machine. Where one version is only used to run legacy software, which relies on old glibc binaries? Is it possible to do ...
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Is there a distribution that offers frequent updates to software packages, but stability and consistency in system packages?

I used to use Arch, but it became painful to update if I'm only updating the system every few (3-6 months, typically closer to 6 months). I began to look at other distributions, but it seems like my ...
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How to install gimp 2.8 on Debian Squeeze?

Gimp 2.8 comes with a lot dependencies. How to install gimp 2.8 with dependencies on Debian Squeeze ?
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Running Linux virtual machine guest on Linux Host

I have a machine running Debian Linux (stable), but I'd also like a Debian unstable box to use as a sandbox to test and develop. Is there an easy way to create a virtualized Debian unstable machine on ...
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Run 64 bit app on 32 bit system (Ubuntu)

All the questions I've seen refer to running a 32 bit app in a 64 bit system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (actually elementary OS Luna, which is based on it) and I'm trying to run a 64 bit app ...
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Automatically update GCC to a later release without upgrading distribution

My understanding is that C++11 support in G++ 4.7.2 wasn't great (it gives me a warning everytime I try to compile my C++ code, presumably there are good reasons for these warnings), so thought I ...
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Can we hot-swap from one install of linux to another?

I have several separate installs of Linux on my machine, and reboot to whichever one is appropriate. I'm wondering if it is possible to switch from one to the other without a full reboot by doing ...
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can i modify an .rpm-based system to use .deb files, apt-get and debian/ubuntu repositories?

I recently ran into trouble when installing Debian on a netbook. There were three major hardware/kernel issues that I didn't feel like fixing, and since every single forum/wiki writeup reported the ...
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Will my programs installed in Ubuntu be usable by another distro in a dual-boot set-up?

I am interested in setting up my machine so that I can try different distributions of Linux. I want to always be running Ubuntu (10.04.3), but would then try other distros in a dual-boot setting. ...
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Mint: correct way to install /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgmp.so.3

I have a 32-bit binary that needs libgmp.so.3 on an x86_64 installation. The cheating way would be copying libgmp.so.3 from an i386 installation and placing it in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/. But what is ...
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amd64 or i386? VirtualBox can't start client VM

My Debian kernel is linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64, and the command uname -m returns x86_64. However, apt-get does get i386 packages (those /var/cache/apt/archives/*_i386.deb), and never gets amd64 ...
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Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there [duplicate]

I'm having a perplexing issue. If I try to run a script via: root@myServer:~/dig# ./minerd.sh I get: -bash: ./minerd.sh: No such file or directory If I try: root@myServer:~/dig# ~/dig/minerd.sh ...
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virtualenv type tool for apt-get?

Is there anyway or any popular tool that can allow me to create an isolated package environment for apt-get similar to what virtualenv does for pip and python packages?

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