Debian is a community-driven GNU/Linux distribution which provides a large range of packages and supports a large range of architectures. It strongly focuses on free software. It has several derivatives, notably Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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How to force Debian to use a newer version of OpenSSL?

Today I installed ,,empty'' (just minimal set of packages) Debian 8.1 on my VirtualBox. I wanted to play with compiling apps from sources. I started with OpenSSL: compiled from sources OpenSSL ...
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exclude files in tar.gz

I want to exclude two files from a tar file.. But it doesn't seem to work cd /var/www/public/api_test tar -zcvf api_v2.x.tar.gz api --exclude "./api/distributor_test.php" --exclude ...
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No file type associations for KDE 5 desktop on a Debian installation

Running Debian Unstable with KDE 5, when I click on any type of file, there's no association with any applications and the dialogue to associate pops up everytime. Even associating some file with ...
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Where to find/get systemd-journal-gatewayd.service on Debian Jessie?

It seems systemd-journal-gatewayd daemon was introduced in systemd version 193. I'm running Debian Jessie with verison 215 of systemd, but do not have this daemon. $ systemd --version systemd 215 ...
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802.11ac USB dongle support in Linux

(cross-post from Network Engineering community) Is it reasonable to expect to be able to get a 802.11ac dual-band USB wireless dongle to work correctly on Debian (wheezy) on an ARM platform (using ...
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Installation fails on “choose and install softwares” [on hold]

I am trying to install debian on my new laptop (lenovo G5O 70) and I get an error on the step "choose and install softwares". The installation apears to be stuck on execution of triggers of udev.
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Can a Debian package's Priority field be used for selection for install?

In a Debian package's control file, there is a Priority field which can be set to one of: required important standard optional extra APT pinning can be used to specify priorities for packages from ...
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Can I use debian live to redistribute debian to make my own distro? [on hold]

I've heard of Debian live. Debian live tutorial I need to be able to make my debian based distribution but I need a way of redistributing debian 8 that is customized, will the above link work?
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E: GPG error: http://downloads.sourceforge.net all Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2

Following is the output for sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release.gpg [490 B] Get:2 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release [3,709 B] ...
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Differences between Ubuntu LTS and Debian Stable (Gnome Shell)? [on hold]

What are the major differences among this two Linuxes? I'm thinking about switching to Debian (mainly because of my dislike of spyware (amazon) and the company behind Ubuntu Canonical). And is there ...
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Gnome doesn't start(is dead)[Debian Jessie]

Everything was working fine. I just updated some files on my computer. I turned off my PC, but when I tried to run it again it took my to a black screen and reported a few errors before that. I found ...
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Mount hard drives in the same order in debian

How can I mount the hard drives always on the same /dev/sd? node? For example, how can I make the hard drive with the UUID xyz to be mounted always on the node dev/sda? The reason why I want to do ...
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How do I change the menu icon in budgie desktop?

I'm curious as to how to do it I've only used budgie once or twice. It shouldn't be a simple task like a right click would it?
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How do I search Debian packages by description?

I wanted to find packages related to transmission, a BitTorrent client but couldn't find how to search package descriptions. Why do this? In certain cases, package names are not obvious; for ...
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Why can't change my destktop from mate into others?

I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce. I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when ...
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after extension of partition grub says unknown file system

I have a vServer with Debian Wheezy running, yesterday I wanted to extend the partition but after the reboot grub2 says error: unknow filesystem. Entergin rescue mode... grub rescue> Here I am in ...
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Rolling Grub2 back to Grub on Debian Jessie (8)

I'm trying to run 'grub-install /dev/sda', it stays stuck on 'Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub' after leaving it for an hour, nothing happens. I have tried removing all ...
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What's the `name` argument to `sh` for/do?

Taken from FreeBSD's man page on sh (because its the most convenient online, target platform is Debian if it matters): SH(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual SH(1) NAME sh -- ...
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where are located haskell-platform-doc documentation?

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I have done: sudo apt-get install haskell-platform-doc But I cannot find the corresponding documentation files. Where could I find them ? Or is there a command to launch so as ...
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Update Wheezy to Jessie on a dual boot (with win7)

I run a dual boot laptop with Debian Wheezy and Windows 7. I would like to upgrade Debian to Jessie. I am however a bit worried as grub - which let's me choose which OS to boot on startup - is replace ...
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Set default pdf reader

When I install shutter to take screenshots, imagemagick sets itself as default PDF-reader and I am unable to change it. I would like to have evince as default PDF-reader. I have tried right click ...
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Prevent debian from hindering boot if a software-raid problem exists

I have a computer that I rarely have physical access to. All my access to that computer is done using SSH. On that computer, there's a software RAID5 using MDADM. This array contains data in one ...
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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

my font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com (see picture). I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration doesn't seem to work, how can I ...
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How to start Debian without installation from USB

I want to build a Linux/Debian live USB Stick, to modify my partition tabel. I read that modifiing the partition table shouldn't be done while Linux is running on the hard drive. Because of that the ...
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isolinux.bin is missing

I want to build a debian live CD and live USB image. It seems as if I need the following file: isolinux.bin I use following tutorial: ...
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Installing Eclipse on BeableBone Black

I'm using a beaglebone black board running "Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone47", which is a Debian distribution. I using "tightvncserver" on BBB and realVNC on windows, to have view a remote desktop of ...
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Error building nodejs from source on Debian

I keep getting the same error when running make on nodejs source code. I've looked and some common problems seem to be lack of a c compilier or install g++. I have these and have double checked. Here ...
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Debian 8 UEFI support

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on my new laptop. I downloaded the amd64 Live CD, but the UEFI doesn't recognize my Debian DVD ROM. I disabled the secure UEFI option, but it didn't work, UEFI ...
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Linux macvlan add MAC to VLAN

Is there any way Linux behave as a switch Layer 2? I have the idea of making the MAC will automatically be ditched a client to a particular VLAN. Likewise the switches are working. Examples. ...
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Giving a user access to the webcam

I have a user that I use to run untrusted programs (more specifically, Skype). I would like to give that user access to the webcam. I am using Debian, where the standard way to do this is to put ...
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Debian Sid / GCC5 transition : is running apt-get upgrade safe ?

I know apt-get dist-upgrade is expected to break things during the GCC5 transition, but is apt-get upgrade safe to execute ?
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How to search from a list of remote file

I've a file which contains a list of remote files: /trunk/a.java /trunk/b.java /tags/v1/a.java I need to search a string into these files' contains. But they're remote file so I need to prefix them ...
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Server not booting after Debian 8 upgrade

I recently upgraded my server to Debian 8 and the system will no longer fully boot. The server is hosted at OVH so obviously I am getting no help form them as the service is unmanaged, all they sent ...
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Backup debian folder to qnap nas with rsync repeatly every day

Sorry for this dummy question, but I really stuck here. I have debian web server, which have a backup with usb hdd. I would like to get that backup and send it to my NAS. My NAS is QNAP model TS-231, ...
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How reliable/portable are Nix built-ins/commands (echo, ps, sort, uniq) from Debian to other distros

I've coded a script and am wondering about it's reliability / portability. #!/bin/bash threadsPlease() { ps -mo lwp,c -p $1 | sort -gk 2 | uniq -f 1 } THREAD_LINE=$( threadsPlease $1 | grep -v - ...
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Failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...
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Linux debian based new distro development [closed]

I try to make debian based distro but confused because the size of debian is already 12 gb then how can i make it small ( i.e lesss than 2 gb ). If possible plz tell me steps what further i should ...
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Using USB intermet through android phone rename dev name

I had a issue every time I connect my phone and enable Internet USB, the assosiated interfaces name changes like enx$(random mac). There's a way to set the name like ppp0 vía udev? I tried vía vendor ...
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multiple systemd-fcsk message on Debian 8.1 boot

Suddenly, when booting my computer, I see several messages like this: [ 16.123575] systemd-fsck[337]: , 408::f6/00, 306::c6/00, 408::f6/00, ... and in the end: Not automatically fixing this ...
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Debian Linux Shell has no colors and desktop files/folders gone GNOME

Hello I have installed some packages to fix sound mute, but instead, after restart I saw no icons on desktop except 'Computer'. I have opened shell and wanted to do apt-get update but saw that the ...
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Execute Perl commands from a specific IP?

I have a Debian Jessie 8 server with three unique IPv4 IPs. I connect to the server from Windows 7 via Putty. I can open three Putty windows using each of the three IPs. I am trying to execute a Perl ...
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Umount network drives with systemd before shutdown

My shutdown takes quite a long time (I'm on Debian 8.1) and I found out that it can be fixed by unmounting the network drive before shutting down the system. Apparently the network gets disconnected ...
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Installing Debian Jessie on a fake RAID, stuck at step 10

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on a server machine Dell PowerEdge T20 (PN: Spec1-T20-009), which has 2x 1TB HDDs plugged as a RAID 1 from the factory. The BIOS is set fine, i.e. there is a RAID ...
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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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How to install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In ubuntu we do simple: service MyService restart service MyService stop ... So, the service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this ...
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Debian ssh Cannot Resolve Hostname on DHCP Server

I used to connect to my raspberry pi via ssh using the hostname of the pi and vice versa. Now that doesn't work. I can connect by using the ip address, but that changes daily and it is annoying to ...
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How to install cctrlapp on debian?

I try to install the cctrl command line client on a debian 8 machine. Following the install instructions, I installed python, pip and then (via pip) cctrl apt-get install python apt-get install ...
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Use default gateway as ntp server

I have a lot of servers running debian and they all must synchronize clock to NTP server running on their respective default gateway. Since there is many servers on many different network segments, I ...
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Debian Jessie - Terminal not resizing for non-admin user

I've deployed a Debian 8 instance on ec2 using the "official" AMI listed for my region on the debian site. I logged into the default admin account and created another user before logging in as them. ...
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Network testing (e.g. iperf) using only one server

I would like to test my network performance using iperf on a single Unix host. As far as I can tell, a solution would be to make server able to distinguish traffic on the two networks without ...