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Debian stretch logs complaining about cracklib.conf “file: not found”

For some reason, my Debian Stretch system has libcrack2 and related libraries installed. Now, every once in a while I get an anacron about a failure in updating cracklib: /usr/sbin/update-cracklib: ...
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Launching application without titlebar and window decorations

I want to launch VLC without the titlebar and window decoration. I'm using the following line to launch VLC: vlc -I dummy --no-video-deco --no-embedded-video test.mpg Unfortunately this doesn't ...
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display array in a function - not working

What am I missing here? I have created a simple array: declare -a appArray=( "item1 -a -b" "item2 -c -d" ) If I echo this I can see it all echo ${appArray[@]} > item1 -a -b item2 ...
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Find ProcessID - pidof not working

I need to try and find the ProcessId of a process. Initially I was doing: application="/home/user/apps/appName.app" appPid=$(pidof -x $application) This worked fine. However, it now turns out ...
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lsblk shows non-existent md partitions after reboot

I'm getting weird behaviour while setting up an mdadm RAID1 array on debian 8.2. After I set-up the array, lsblk shows: simon@debian-server:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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split a string into path and application

If I have a string such as /home/user/a/directory/myapp.app or just /home/user/myapp.app how can I split this so that I just have two variables (the path and the application) e.g. ...
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Run multiple applications in Wine

Am I missing something? I have a Debian Server set up with wine installed (Gnome desktop). I have a directory called /home/user/apps in here I have my windows exe file 1500.exe From the desktop I ...
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What does armel stand for?

The ABI armhf stand for ARM Hard-Float but what is el an abbreviation for in armel?
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How to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades in debian?

I would like to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades. Something like: Jan 08 10:45:33 CET 2016 xorg 1:7.7+6 upgrade to 1:7.7+7 Jan 10 13:16:33 CET 2016 gcc 1.132 upgrade ...
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which programs benefit the most by cron (for a SOHO user)?

I understand that cron is basically a job scheduler. Apart from doing $sudo apt update which I like/love to run manually as it's uncertain when my bandwidth will be free for running the update, I ...
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Wine can not handle system fonts

Debian Jessie (amd64) wine wine-1.6.2 (i386) There are system fonts avalable for x-applications (truetype). But i can not see them in font select dialogue in wine. wine-applications also can not use ...
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resolv.conf - read-only filesystem

I'm in the process of configuring raspbian jessie to run as read-only. Only /tmp is writable and the system is configured to write DHCP ip information in /tmp. Everything is working fine except ...
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Output both ps and Date on one line, to a file?

I am building a rudimentary logging script, and want to capture the output of ps up 12345 So far I have: DATE2=`date +%Y-%m-%d:%H:%M:%S` echo ${DATE2} >> $filename ps up 12345 --no-headers ...
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Screen brightness 100% with proprietary Nvidia driver

After having installed the proprietary Nvidia driver on Debian Jessie in order to play Steam games (which I now can), I can't change the brightness at all, it is stuck at the maximum and is irritating ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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SFTP Directory Permissions [duplicate]

Is there any way that I can allow SFTP accounts to access a directory without having access to any other folder. For example, they can access the folder /var/www but they cannot access the folders ...
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Why INetSim cannot bind to port 80 and port 25 [duplicate]

I am running INetSim on a Debian 8 32-bit VM. INetSim needs to be executed under root, and I do so. I know that only root can bind to ports lower than 1024, so it should not be a problem of privileges ...
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Dual boot pre installed Kali 2

Salutations - I have Kali Linux 2.0 (jessie) installed as main OS. I want to install Windows 8.1/10 on dual-boot. The problem I am facing is in every tutorial, Windows is the pre installed OS. What ...
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Unable to re-create /tmp directory

Recently, I have found that my debian 8.2 (jessie) installation is taking forever to boot because systemd will hang for several minutes on a start job is running for create volatile files and ...
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strange vi behavior on OSX Debian ssh terminal

While creating a swapfile I issue vi /etc/fstab as root. fstab file comes up, great. Issue G $ to jump to end of line and i to enter INSERT mode. Press the right arrow to move the cursor over by one ...
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What is an appropriate UID and GID for a Debian package file owner?

I am currently building my own aptitude repository, and in the process of ensuring that all packages pass as many Lintian checks as possible. Currently I am struggling with ...
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Linux network authentication issue

I know this is a lot more on the networking side than it is Linux, but I'm only having this issue on my computer. Everything else connects just fine. What's going on is I have a router in one room ...
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Folding at home “Attempt #6 to get work failed, and no other work to do. Waiting before retry.”

I installed F@H on my Debian box using these instructions: http://folding.stanford.edu/Spanish/LinSMPGuide#ntoc2 After installing the program terminal loops through: "Attempt #6 to get work ...
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IOCTL() Library for Windows [closed]

I am trying to cross compile my c code from debian linux to a windows platform. I have worked out most of the kinks but I am struggling with ioctl(). Windows doesn't seem to have a ioctl() equivalent ...
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How to keep a development environment clean? [closed]

Working as a hobby developer on Debian/Jessie64 mostly C++ but also assembly, python, java, c, c# like compiling programs on my own like looking into other's source it results into many ...
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How can I diagnose a mono service terminating unexpectedly?

I've written a .net 4.0 mono service and am hosting it on a Raspberry Pi. It runs on system startup via a .sh file which has the following code: cd /var/supernovaServer mono-service ...
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creating an array, not working

I'm trying to create an array within a bash script. I am doing this: #!/bin/bash declare -a testArray1=('a/b/c.def -x -y -z','x/y/z.000 -a -b -c') echo "testArray1[0] = ${testArray1[0]}" echo ...
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card reading killing my battery, on macbook pro running Debian

I am currently using a macbook pro but the operating system is debian 8.2 not os x I am using a macbook pro but there's this one device that's just draining a lot of power. This USB device: Card ...
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Writing to quota folder as owner of folder instead of anyother user

I have a Debian Jessie machine. A hard disk mounted on its /home folder. My /etc/fstab looks like /dev/vda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/vdb swap swap defaults ...
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How do I configure the SOA and A in the nsd.conf? and How do I configure the /etc/hosts and the /etc/resolv.conf for this 3 Domain names?

I use the authoritative-only Nameserver nsd for my authoritative example.com zone. My question: I have 3 domain names example-00.com example-01.com example-02.com How do I configure the SOA and A ...
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How to mount an external encrypted drive?

My computer stopped working so I'm plugging the hard drive with a USB adapter to another computer to recover my files. After plugging it the passphrase prompt appears to unlock the volume, I type the ...
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Disable Firefox Breakpad Crash Reporter

As the title suggests how can I completely disable the latest firefox on debian 7 crash reporter (AKA "Breakpad"). I have tried setting a system variable (MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_DISABLE = 1), I have tried ...
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Files with no attributes, owner, group and inodes

Yesterday we started having problems with our emails. Investigating this, I found that there some files on our system that show all the attributes including inode, owner, group, permissions, size and ...
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Network configuration problem with 2 network cards

I have a Debian "jessie" machine configured to work with two different Wi-Fi USB dongles. The first one (wlan0) creates an ad-hoc wireless network using hostapd, while the second one (wlan1) should ...
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Multiple Ethernet interfaces

I am using Debian 7.8 on a PC Engines APU board. The APU also has an apache server on board which is the main application for external users to access the APU and its associated applications (which ...
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install apache 2.4.17 or later for debian 7.9

Is there a simple way to install apache 2.4.17 or later for debian 7.9? I need for http2 but debian 7.9 installs only apache 2.22
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How to replace GnuPG stable with GnuPG modern?

First I would like to state that I'm an absolute beginner in the Linux environment. For decades I only used Windows. Since a week or two I'm now using Debian for developing a C++ application with ...
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How to start Application in Wine From a terminal window

I am running Wine on a Linux Server so as to run some old Windows Applications. I now need to write a script to make sure they are running. Is it possible to create an ssh connection to the server ...
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How can i list all stopped services in the order that they were stopped

I have a Debian server on which there are certain stopped services. I would like to know how can i list all the services in the order that they were stopped. Also would like to get the time when they ...
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In Debian Jessie, make allnoconfig and make allyesconfig generate the same .config file

In debian jessie, I've installed the linux source with: sudo apt-get install linux-source I obtain a file /usr/src/linux-source-3.16.tar.xz, I copy it under my home directory, change the ownership ...
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Making the Mod+4 Key Behave

I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop, originally with Windows but running Debian (after some effort). On the bottom row of the keyboard, there is, in this order, these keys: CTRL FN Windows ALT SPC ALT ...
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What are the right permissions to set to make files unreadable unless it's my main user accessing them?

Basically I didn't encrypt my Linux (Debian) partition when installing it. However I found a way to encrypt at least home folder so in theory I could put everything there which I want to make sure ...
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RDX Cartridge change not recognized

I have a problem with a RDX-Cartridge System. The device is connected via USB to our debian system. When I insert a new cartridge debian recognizes the cartridge as supposed. I can mount it, access ...
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input method to type math symbols?

Is there some input method to easily type math symbols UTF8 characters (like U+2200 FOR ALL ∀, U+2203 THERE EXISTS ∃, U+2208 ELEMENT OF ∈, U+2190 LEFTWARDS ARROW ←, etc...)? I would like to type ...
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Router Port Forwarding to Raspian Jessie fail

On 'Wheezy', receiving connections from a forwarded port works with no problems, however after upgrading/switching to 'Jessie', forwarded ports stop working. On uverse, I'm forwarding port 8000 to ...
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Debian 8.0 minimal IPtables Persistent not loading on boot

First thing I will say is that I am a really fresh beginner with Linux servers. For my company we are working on a phone system that is running on a Debian 8.0 minimal VPS hosted at Wable.com. ...
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Why do GnuPG 2 and gpg-connect-agent fail with “ERR 67108983 No SmartCard daemon”?

Using Debian Jessie and GnuPG 2, each time I try to use GnuPG 2 (gpg2) or gpg-connect-agent together with an OpenPGP smartcard (in my case a YubiKey), the operation fails with a message $ ...
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Debian: “update-command-not-found” IOError: Not a gzipped file

I run a random command in terminal and got this response: Could not find the database of available applications, run update-command-not-found as root to fix this Naturally, I run ...
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Iterate through an array and add new items to the array

I have an array setup: target_array=( "item1 -a100 -b250 -caaa" "item2 -a110 -cbbb -d1sa" "item3 -d2sa -exxx -fyyy" ) I then iterate over the array and perform various actions: for ...
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how to get PID and State of certain Processes

I have created a basic shell script that simply counts down from 1000. This is just for testing but could be any application/process. ##filename:test.sh## #!/bin/bash i=1000; while [ $i -gt 0 ]; do ...