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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what does “ gbp:error: upstream/1.5.13 is not a valid treeish” mean?

I want to build a debian package with git build package.(gbp) I passed all steps, and at least, when I entered gbp buildpackage, This error appeared. what does it mean? and what should I do? ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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MacBook Pro Mini DisplayPort flickering over Debian

I have some problems involving a Macbook Pro Mid 2009 13" (MacBookPro5,5) running a Debian 7,7 Whezzy and a LCD screen Benq E2200HD. I am using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter in order to use the ...
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Building debian package of Perl module with Module::Build and pbuilder

I have a Perl module that I package for Debian using pbuilder. The module has a Makefile.PL. The debian/rules file is very simple: #!/usr/bin/make -f PACKAGE := $(shell dh_listpackages) %: ...
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Theme not applying correctly

I just switched from Parabola running GNOME 3.14 to Debian Sid running GNOME 3.14, and the same theme that worked fine on Parabola now isn't applying correctly. The scroll bars among other elements ...
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Finding locales with no separate entry in /usr/share/locale on Debian

I want to remove all unneeded locales on my Debian system in /usr/share/locale. I have installed the package locales and generated en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8 by using echo "en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8" > ...
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What is Debian equivalent of RPM package perl-ExtUtils-Embed?

I need to install some SW on Debian. This SW requires perl-ExtUtils-Embed in a installation guide made for RedHat based systems (CentOS in my case). What should I install on Debian to get all what is ...
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Which is the software package for creation of PDF documents on Debian and OpenBSD OSes?

I have installed the software package called evince. It only opens and reads PDF files but does not create them. What software package should I install on boxes that run Debian (or OpenBSD) that can ...
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Installing Python without package manager

I need to install Python 2.7.x on a TI Sitara ARM processor (based on the BeagleBone Black) running a minimal custom version of Linux. In particular, the OS does not have any package manager, no gcc, ...
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How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?

How can I install GLIBC? When I installed Spotify on my Kali 1.0.9a it gives me the following output when I try running Spotify through the Terminal: spotify: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version ...
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C compiler cannot create executables whilst creating backport in Debian

I am trying to create a gcc-defaults-1.133 backport for my Debian Wheezy installation from Sid/Jessie. As this requires dpkg-dev greater than version 1.17.11 I assume I need a backport of this too. ...
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/etc/apt/sources.list won't accept URLs with https connection

In Debian Wheezy, my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this: deb https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib ...
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How to forward IP traffic between wlan0 and eth0 without killing network performance on the forwarding machine

I have a laptop running Debian 7 that connects to my building's Wifi. I want so share this network connection via the laptop's Ethernet port. I have setup a script below to do this based on some ...
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iptables NAT on Debian openvz

So i want to create a nat rule for an openVPN server. After getting trouble with the TAP/TUN Devices, it's finally working i think. Now i have to make a nat rule like so : >iptables -t nat -A ...
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ATA error: COMRESET failed (errno=-32)

Today I boot my laptop (HP pavilion dv6) running debian 7, and the window manager won't start. I just get over and over again errors as: [###.######] ata6: COMRESET failed (errno=-32) [###.######] ...
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How can I force SOCKS proxy(Danted) to open UDP port

I nearly waste my 1 day for this issue. I have 2 PCs; 1. Windows as a client, 10.20.30.20 2. Debian(latest) as a server, 10.20.30.10 I install Dante(SOCKS proxy) and configure/restart it. I can use ...
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MP3s Slow - audio settings in VirtualBox VM

Collection of mp3 files imported to VirtualBox (via binary ftp) from host sound very slow, so assume are playing at wrong bitrate. Checksums match as per /usr/bin/openssl md5 *.mp3 (on OS X) and ...
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vPrevent Debian from auto-assembling raid at boot

I set up a Debian wheezy (7.6), installed openmediavault, and created a software raid 5 with that. It is listed at /dev/md127. Now I want to move that to a virtual XEN VM. To do so, I have to stop ...
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Trim last few video frames using command line tools only

I am using GStreamer to record to video. Sometimes during synchronization, I need to trim off the last few frames ~15frames or so. What is the fastest tool to do so, that can be launched from the ...
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identify harddrive before mounting

I've recently made 2 script that take care of mounting and dismounting a harddrive in linux. The thing that I could not figure out is the following. I am currently mounting /dev/sdc1 to ...
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Security concerns

I've recently been struggling with ways to make a easy way for my father to both mount and unmount a harddrive on a linux based system. I thought of a way to execute a shell script with PHP. The ...
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Add network eth with a separate gateway

OS: Debian Currently I have only 1 network connection setup (br0). I'd like to connect a second network connection (eth3) to a separate network/gateway. Everything should continue to be sent ...
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Debian - how to run a script on startup as soon as there is an internet connection ready for use?

I am running Debian 7 Wheezy and I need to start some screens on startup as soon as there is a fully functional internet connection. However, not, if the internet connection broke and was connected ...
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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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Can't launch Steam games using optirun (Bumblebee)

I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU, an Intel HD4000 integrated GPU, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M discrete GPU. I have recently installed Debian testing (jessie) on it, ...
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Install usb wifi tl-wn823n on Debian

I need help installing my TP Link USB dongle on Debian Wheezy. I already tried a bunch of different things and nothing seemed to work. Here is the result of some commands: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device ...
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How to create a fake inotify event on debian?

I have a dedicated box running minidlna on Debian sourcing media files from a shared cifs drive. When I add a new file to the share not using the midia box, minidlna does not recognize the new files ...
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Need proprietary Nvidia drivers not in stable Debian

I need to install proprietary Nvidia drivers in my Debian Wheezy (to use CUDA if you wonder why) but none of these two options work for me: From Wheezy (backports) packages, the last nvidia-driver ...
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rsyslogd only logs from remote servers after enabling UDP:514 on Debian

I once wanted rsyslogd (5.8.11) on a Debian 7 container (under OpenVZ) to also receive logs from remote hosts. In that, it works. What no longer works is log messages from the local host. For instance ...
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_update-rc.d vncserver-x11-serviced defaults_ COMMAND = There is a loop between service rc.local and mountkernfs if started… ERROR

I have the latest version of Debian and have installed RealVNC on it. After installation I tried to autorun RealVNC when the system boots. So I found this: vncserver-x11-serviced - VNC® X11 ...
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Can't Login to Debian 7.7 with Kerberos/NIS user

I have a Debian 7.7 system I am trying to configure to use Kerberos and NIS, both served from an Active Directory server. I have kerberos set up such that I can kinit a set of credentials from the AD ...
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Properly mount a windows share to move files on the mountpoint

This question resulted from a question of mine on stackexchange. I mount a windows share with mount -t cifs -o ...
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Can't find drives on Debian VPS on a XenServer

I've rebooted my VPS and afterwards the VPS can't find the extra added drives. During boot the VPS gives following message in the console: fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open ...
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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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Kernel 3.14 not working with ATIProprietary fglrx?

On my debian laptop I installed kernel 3.14 so I have the alx driver so my ethernet works, I originally had the 3.2 kernel (Debian 7.7). AFter installing the new kernel, gnome3 went back to the ...
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Linux/Unix Executables && FSH with libs/executing sequence

Okay, relatively new Linux User here. (Messed around with Linux for ages, looking for more depth) I know that all files in Linux can be executed if they have the executable bit. What are these ...
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Cannot install Intel NIC in Debian squeeze

I've upgraded an old machine to a brand new i3 (Asus H97-PRO motherboard, cpu and ram only) and Debian accepted it quite well, except for the network card. I'm having some trouble trying to install ...
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Debian Jessie: Why gcc-4.7 conflicts with gcc-4.8?

My recent upgrade to Jessie removed gcc-4.7 from my system and install gcc-4.8 on the box. The problem is that I need the former one. Can anyone explain me why these two versions conflict in Debian? ...
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Forcing owner on created files and folders

I have a directory that contains data shared between a number of users. Access to this directory and anything underneath, will be controlled by the directory's group, which will be added to the users ...
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Forwarding traffic through an OpenVPN tunnel

I'm attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi (192.168.1.118) in such a way that it allows all traffic that uses it as the default gateway to be pushed through an external OpenVPN tunnel (Private Internet ...
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imageantialias() not available with php fpm with gd and nginx

I'm getting the error that the function imageantialias() is missing despite php5-fpm and php5-gd being installed. I am using a debian system with a nginx server. Everything else is working fine.
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Why does Debian prefer a temp file replacing the original over modifying bytes in original file?

In the mp3gain manpages, you can read the following: -t mp3gain writes modified mp3 to temp file, then deletes original instead of modifying bytes in original file (This ...
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Google Chrome not working in Debian wheezy chroot

I have a wheezy chroot running on squeeze, using schroot. I'm successfully using Skype. I've installed google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb (version 38) in the chroot but when I try to run it, it ...
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Debian Wheezy: Limit internet access

Is it possible to limit the number of hours my computer can access the internet by specifying a maximum number of hours the computer can remain connected? Ideally, I want to be able to surf for 3 ...
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Install latest GTK without building myself

I'm using GTK3.4 and I need to update to > GTK3.10 for a theme editor I would like to use. I've never built something like that from source and the task looks a bit daunting. I've looked at what's ...
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Change default desktop manager

I'm kind of new into Linux world. I'm using a Debian distro. I want to switch the default desktop manager into Awesome, and I want to boot straight to the command line, and from there start Awesome. ...
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Debian: how to compare and compute fingerprint of an individual package?

As the tile says, I wish to compare and compute the fingerprint of a package that I download from a Debian FTP mirror. How do I go about doing it?
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian Wheezy. I'm using an USB dongle, how could I know the maximum number of clients allowed? Can I change it? How can I manage (disconnect, ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...