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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Building a .deb binary package with dpkg-buildpackage

I would like to build a .deb binary package. debian/ directory in my simple package only contains templates changelog config control postinst prerm files. Using dpkg-buildpackage -A -uc -us gets this ...
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How do I set systemwide connection over a proxy server

My Internet access is through a proxy, my OS is Debian 8, each application must configure it to use the proxy, but there are some that are a headache to make it work with a proxy, then my question is: ...
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How to Connect Different WiFi adaptors : 1 for external 1 for internal

I've built a Wireless Access point using hostapd and udhcpd. I have 2 WiFi dongles, one is used as wlan0 other is used as wlan1, I connected one of them to internet and other is keeping working as an ...
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Owners and groups of everything inside /var are changed mistakenly [duplicate]

I have recursively changed owner and group of /var to root:root. I have mistakenly ran following command while standing in /var. I thought I was in /var/www, sudo chown root:root . R Now many ...
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Is there any way to configure fully automated proxyclient for workstations?

My network diagram is similar to above image; pc-router is also acting as firewall & I'm running squid on it. pc-router is running debian Vlan having workstations running fedora, ubuntu and ...
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Installing libssl1.0.0 and openssl 1.0 in debian 6

I am newbie to openssl. we are trying to connect to our server where its configuration requires TLS1.1 protocol for connection. Debian 6 repos does not have direct backports for libssl1.0.0 & ...
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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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Starting Debian mono application (that has a GUI) AFTER boot is done [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out how to start an application after Debian (Wheezy) is done booting up and on an LXDE desktop session. It is a mono C# application. The script I have is simply mono ...
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Slow dragging of windows in Debian 8 LXDE

I did a fresh installation from Debian 8 with LXDE desktop iso. Everything is lightning fast except dragging of windows of programs.
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Gksudo not working on Debian Jessie 8.1 XFCE

Hello I'm running Debian Jessie 8.1 on my machine with XFCE desktop environment installed. I'm trying to run some programs using gksu/gksudo but after entering the password and pressing OK nothing ...
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Copy directory on destination machine during .deb installation in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit

I just want to copy directory (which contains some files) on destination machine during .deb installation at path /opt/myProjectName in Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. I am successfully able to install files ...
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Gsettings don't use memory store

Gsettings seems to have switched to storing configuration in memory on my system, which means (among other things) that a lot of settings are forgotten when I reboot. How do I tell it to not use the ...
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How to move a PC's Debian to a USB and remain fully bootable?

I have a 64 GB USB 3.0 drive, to which I'd like to transfer (in terms of file system and grub2 bootability) the Debian Jessie installed on the SSD of my retina MacBook Pro. I am looking to do this in ...
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Why can't I properly locate Debian 8.1 on my BeagleBone Black?

I was using the BBB (BeagleBone Black) for a while now but with Arch Linux. Now that Debian also supports systemd I decided to give it a try. So I followed this guide and used the eMMC flasher image ...
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Build log4cxx [DEBIAN]

Please help me from where to start when building log4cxx package, do I need some other packages for bulding this? I can't find anything significant to help me to solve this problem. I tried with ...
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Kernel panic? After ram increase

We asked our server provider to increase ram (from 4gb to 6gb) on our server. After they increased and restarted server, it started giving these messages: Message from syslogd@www at Jul 1 14:39:04 ...
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why I don't have suphp in debian testing

As far as I can see ( https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=suphp ), we have suphp package in some versions of Debian (in oldoldstable, in oldstable and in unstable) but not in stable or in ...
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Some keys on VNC Viewer on windows 8.1 remoting my debian server doesn't work well

I have a server running Debian 8 Jessie with a windows manager E17 running on it and I have a vnc viewer remoting my server using windons 8.1 but when I tried to write on the terminal of my server via ...
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Debian 8 sytemd “found device” multiple times

I currently run a Debian 8 system (upgraded from Debian 7) with a software raid 1. Once in a while systemd reloads 3 times in a relatively short period and logs it into syslog. If it reloaded only ...
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Conditional file and directory installation in Debian Packages

Is it possible to create a binary Debian package with conditional files and directories installation (e.g. installation of an init script in /etc/init.d/ after being confirmed by user)?
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Is there a default ftp server in Debian Wheezy default installation?

I just finished installing a test web server with Debian Wheezy, apache and phpPgAdmin. I don't know if the default installation includes the ftp server. How can I check if one is installed? What ...
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ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
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figuring out the e “manufacturer” and “product” attributes using udev for pendrive

I saw Writing raw images safely to USB sticks On Debian though, get nada from that command :- [$] udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sdb)|grep -iE "manufacturer|product" [$] I ...
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Installing and compiling log4cpp on Debian

How to install log4cpp framework package stored locally as tar.gz, and which file from that package to use for bulding. I read some articles on internet, but I'm getting stucked at this part: ...
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How can I track long-term system performance in Linux (Debian)?

I love the RRD graphs that pfSense provides. Is there a package for Debian or a generic tool that can do the same for my Debian box?
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What happens in the Debian community around 2010? [on hold]

I was looking at the statistics of the Debian project on BlackDuck OpenHub. I notice a significative decrease of the number of contributors and of the number of commits around 2010. How to explain ...
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Gnome Terminal forgetting settings

I use Gnome Terminal 3.14.1 on Debian 8.1. When I quit and reopen Gnome Terminal, it forgets all my settings. How do I fix this?
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Possible to read contents of an .iso without extracting or using isoinfo?

Is there a nicer way than than using isoinfo to see the contents of an iso without extracting it ? I did see What is the fastest way to extract an ISO? as well as few questions ...
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Why is Debian's PS1 variable different from the other distros? [duplicate]

I've noticed that Debian's PS1 variable is a little different. For example: root@debian:~# echo $PS1 ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ What is this part: ...
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Snapper to only take snapshots if something has changed, or at a lower cadence

I'm using snapper for automatic timeline snapshots of my filesystem. The issue I have is that it continues to take hourly snapshots even when nothing on the filesystem has changed, which causes the ...
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64bit Linux Mint on Dual Core Pentium 4 machine

I have a HP 530 desktop with a 3200Mhz Dual Core P4 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB Sata HDD. I'm setup with Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17. Although Windows 7 64 bit loaded fine, Linux Mint 17 64 ...
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How Can I Install Another Desktop Environment In Debian?

I tried to install Unity, and the Lubuntu desktop environment, but all I got as the result was this: > Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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dsniff not showing

How can I check a package? I installed dsniff and I can't access any of it's tools from terminal. I type arpspoof and nothing. Tab key doesn't autocomplete. Dsniff is installed using sudo apt-get ...
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How to get more info about the boot message “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated”

during the boot of my Debian I see Waiting for /dev to be fully populated and then a timeout expires, the text is rapidly scrolling and so I cannot read it; the boot process continue with no ...
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No login window display on debian

I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) operating system in my institute. Yesterday I put a MATLAB program on a different machine from mine using ssh to run, which takes hours. Today morning when I ...
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Debian 8 Jessie with OpenVPN client

I have a Debian 8 Jessie server that I need to connect to my home network and I'm using an OpenVPN server on a pfSense 2.2 box at home. I have done this fine under older Debian versions, so I'm ...
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Detecting `.configure` dependencies in Debian

To package applications as Debian packages for personal use, I need to know what are their dependencies. The auto-apt command installs the dependencies of a ./configure script automatically. aut-apt ...
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grsec installer compilation error

I'm looking to install grsec to enhance the security of my Debian box. When I run the unofficial grsec installer (re: https://github.com/rickard2/grsecurity-Debian-Installer) that was written to ...
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How to conect wi-fi network without using GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I want to connect wi-fi network without using GUI? Exists an software for that?
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Swap suddently vanished from Debian?

Everything has been going fine for 6 months now until my swap suddently vanished today. Now that I look into it, I find that my disk partitionning is a bit weird. What happened to it and what should I ...
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I can't seem to get debian 8 to boot right on powerpc g5

Every time I install it I get a message like press l for Linux, press c for cdrom and it just gets stuck there I don't know what to do. It says specifically: First stage debian GNU/Linux Bootstrap ...
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Terminator not working!

Terminator is my choice of terminal in debian. I somehow broke it while playing with its profile preferences. I cant open it normally as other applications. However after becoming root i can access ...
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Is it possible to get shell at the end of debian installation but before rebooting?

I want to run some post-installation commands. The installer offers only reboot option. Is it possible to do that?
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images from Debian, that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the ...
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iptables to block all websites

I have Debian 7, and I want to block all websites in my computer, unless my email, using IPTABLES or others firewall. How can I block all website, include http and https too. How can I do this?
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Reinstalling Debian: ext4 partition is not primary

I previously had a grub bootloader with crunchbang and win7. Since then I reinstalled win7 which now boots it automatically. I stuck in a Debian install CD that brings me to the stage in the above ...
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Debian 8 installation on UEFI / GPT system

I'm completely lost and need some advice to further explore the problem. Steps that I made: 1) Partitioned my hard drive using gparted. First partition is formatted to FAT32, has flags "boot", "esp" ...
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, i did normal update to the system last night and after reboot my just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. Tried to reinstall cinnamon no success. Tried to ...
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How to change JAVA_HOME temprorary with env command

I use openjdk for my work, but sometimes I need oracle's JRE. I thought that I could use 'env' command for this, but can't figure out why it's not working. I have openjdk in ...
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Outlook.com usage impeded in Linux

Question in a nutshell: how can I determine the cause of a problem that occurs in Linux but not Windows (my working theory: it is due to differences between IcedTea-based Java and the Java run in ...