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Installing chromium-browser on Debian Wheezy Depends: chromium (>= 10) but it is not installable

On FriendlyARM mini210s # uname -a Linux mini210s 3.0.8-FriendlyARM #2 PREEMPT Mon Feb 25 14:25:10 HKT 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux # more /etc/debian_version 7.8 When running the package manager # apt-...
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How can I block outgoing ARP traffic?

My server keeps sending ARP requests and my provider is not happy with this. To find out the reason I would like to block all outgoing arp requests (so that my provider doesn't block my server again) ...
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Raid no longer avaiable after replacement of master HD

I recently had to replace the master drive in my HP Prolient NL40 MicroServer after it crashed (hardware malfunction). The master drive only holds the OS, while all my data sits on a raid 5 array ...
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Hostname variable doesn't work

I'm on a Raspberry Pi using RPiTC (Raspberry Pi Thin Client). I had made a script with an Hostname variable. It's worked perfectly but today when I had launch my script I saw something strange. My ...
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grub permission error

I had some package and a kernel update today on my Debian work computer. When running sudo apt-get install I get the following: paul@icarus:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done ...
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What's wrong with this sources.list?

I always get the error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/stable-updates /Release Expected entry »maindeb/source/Sources« couldn't be found in release file (wrong entry in ...
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Snapshotting a Linux container in Debian

I know that the command $ lxc-snapshot exists somewhere, but it seems that it's not available on Debian? Forgive my Linux ignorance - but how do I get a hold of this capability? Is there an ...
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Debian boot freeze (hard lockup)

I'm using debian sid and during two years i watch the same problem. When I boot from grub my system on the screen appears follow text: Linux kernel in decompress level...Parsing elf and then freeze ...
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I try to install something, telling me to add -r flag, I do and still tells me to

when I try to install Pocketmine, It tells me to add the -r flag, i do, still tells me the same thing, picture.
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is there a way to see a listing of packages ONLY from Debian-experimental?

I am on Debian testing/Jessie and I have debian-experimental as well as in my /etc/apt/sources.list. So I am looking to list packages in two ways :- a. List all the packages which are in experimental....
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Unable to determine your tty name on Debian Wheezy on ARM

while trying to create my Debian Wheezy image for a FriendlyARM mini210s ARM single board computer, I am bumping into this issue. I have opened a terminal via serial sudo screen /dev/cu.usbserial ...
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Get 'python-keyring' to stop prompting for 'encrypted keyring' password

Situation: I followed these instructions (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/KeyringExtension) on setting up the mercurial keyring-extension for mercurial. On a Ubuntu 12.04.4 (precise) machine it ...
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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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Should I install the AMD/Intel microcode packages when running Debian?

Should I install the AMD/Intel microcode packages when running Debian? What exactly do they do, and when should/shouldn't I install them? Why are they in non-free?
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Where to put files on a installer? [closed]

I have a program that I am going to package in a .deb. Where should I put files for my program? I have had a look at the structure of things like Epoptes but I cannot figure out where I should put ...
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External HDD partition not showing [closed]

I have problem with an external HDD. I am using Debian Jessie. The partition is not showing, I can see only the device: # ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 ...
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Mark files,folder in color using Debian Wheezy/Gnome [closed]

I'm using Debian Wheezy with Gnome. Does anyone know if it is possible to mark individual files, folders, etc. in the graphical filemanager in different colors like under OSX? That was a feature of ...
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dscverify: nanomsg_0.4~beta+dfsg-3.dsc failed signature check

I'm trying to backport libnanomsg-dev from jessie to squeeze. And dget says: $ dget -x http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/nanomsg/nanomsg_0.4~beta+dfsg-3.dsc dget: retrieving http://ftp.de....
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dh_install: libnanomsg-dev missing files (usr/lib/*/lib*.a), aborting

I'm trying to backport libnanomsg-dev from jessie to squeeze and following this tutorial. Here's what I get: $ fakeroot debian/rules binary ... dh_testroot -O--parallel dh_prep -O--parallel ...
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sssd-ad in wheezy

I have a similar question running on serverfault, but i have a followup question that is more suited here, in my humble(likely uninformed) opinion. I have been trying to validate users in my Debian ...
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What is spinning my disk up periodically?

I recently bought a CubieBoard 3 and installed Debian. The OS is installed on SD card and I use a 2.5" HDD to share files. The HDD is using ext4. I want the HDD to spin down if it is not used to save ...
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How do I make Debian start with IceWM-lite by default at startup?

On a Debian box, I have installed IceWM and IceWM-lite, I'd like it to boot with IceWM-lite by default. So far I have done this through the desktop menu after each boot.
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How do I exit the window manager on the current X display?

Let's say I have the window manager Blackbox running on two different X displays, e.g. :0.0 and :1.0 launched from tty1 and tty2 respectively. From a terminal (emulator), how do I exit (kill) the ...
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What does stable mean in the context of Debian stable?

I run Debian stable, but occasionally my entire system freezes up -- the mouse doesn't respond to anything I do, etc. and it usually requires a restart. Another minor issue is that Nautilus' search ...
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Does using backports on Debian stable compromise OS stability?

Creating and/or using backports on Debian stable is a way to keep up-to-date while still being on stable. However, doesn't using backports destabilize stable? If not, why aren't backports simply a ...
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ZFS on Linux volume low freespace. Usedbydataset is larger than volsize

I have a storage with ZFS and Debian wheezy. I am always using the latest ZFS from their github. I created 3 different raidz-3 pools. One for every controller. On every controller I have 24x 4T SATA ...
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Databases backup with cron

I'm trying to set up a cron job in order to backup my databases daily. Here's what I wrote in my crontab file : 25 18 * * * root mysqldump -u root -p myPassWord --all-databases | gzip > /var/...
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If I do not understand the difference in stability between Debian stable and Debian testing, am I better off with Debian testing?

I have been using Debian stable for the last few months, but it has not always been a blast. Often times, I have had to look for backports, and in some cases, I have been presented with only two ...
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How to use rsync with samba share

I would like to synchronize all the content of my phone to my home server using the phone's samba share. My approach is to write a script that mounts the phone's samba share, and then copies all the ...
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How to get Debian codename without lsb-release

I am trying to create a script that requires me to print the debian codename so that I may echo it into the sources.list file. I am trying to make this script work across any version of Debian, so I ...
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Where I can get Tesseract binaries for Debian 6 64bit?

I used apt-get to install Tesseract but it's not really working. Maybe I could just download binaries somewhere, put in a dir and use this way? What's wrong with my Tesseract now: tesseract --help ...
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Easy command line method to determine specific ARM architecture string?

I'm trying to write a script which will determine actions based on the architecture of the machine. I already use uname -m to gather the architecture line, however I do not know how many ARM ...
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shutdown, reboot, printer setup etc. unavailable to normal user after upgrading debian

I did an upgrade to my Debian Jessie box and after that shutdown, hibernate and suspend options are disabled in the gui. I can not even connect any new wifi connections via Network Manager. Also ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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Debian Wheezy - Installing cross-toolchains

I would like to compile a kernel on Arm platform using this line: make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- uImage But I need a package I can't find: /bin/sh: 1: arm-linux-gnueabihf-ld: ...
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Appending works without >> when redirecting standard output and error

I have a file test.txt and have no file named test. When I tried ls test test.txt > new 2>new I was expecting new to be overwritten since >> is not used. But in the output file I got ...
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Laptop restarts after lid closed

My laptop restarts everytime I close the lid and open it up again. In System Settings->Power there is no option for what the laptop should do when the lid is closed. The laptop never did this before ...
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Force e2fsck on /var at every boot

Working with a fanless Debian based machine. All filesystems are on an sd card. The /var partition is a separate ext2 fs entry in /etc/fstab. The system doesn't have an 'on/off' switch so people ...
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Debian - Using TFTP in a bash script

I'm actually using RPiTC (Raspberry Pi Thin Client). I had create a script to see if my Hostname has the same name than a file. And now I want to say "If my Hostname don't have the same name than my ...
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Is it safe to empty /usr/share/doc?

I don't need the man pages and documentations on my debian server. Is it save to empty that folder completely to free up some disk-space, by replacing all files in that folder with empty dummy files. ...
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Non-sense error messages for unmet dependencies in Debian Jessie

My problem is not understanding the error messages: It says I need blah-blah-1.49 (>= 1.49-1) and this is not installable but I have blah-blah-1.55 installed already. I think 1.55 is greater than ...
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Debian stuck in Endless DHCPNAK/OFFER loop unless I ask DHCP server to clear expired leases

have a Marvel Kirkwood device running Debian with 3.16 Kernel. On boot, the DHCPClient gets stuck in a loop and never picks up an ip unless I log onto the dhcp server and ask it to dump the expired ...
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Running init.d script produces “start-stop-daemon: not found”

I try to start monit using: /etc/init.d/monit start I then get the error: [....] Starting daemon monitor: monit/etc/init.d/monit: 124: /etc/init.d/monit: start-stop-daemon: not found failed! ...
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Debian iso image is too large to fit in a standard 700MB CD

debian-7.7.0-amd64-kde-CD-1 I downloaded the above from: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ... but it appears to be too large for a standard 700 MB CD ...
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Cannot make vlc from source: libssh error

I tried to install vlc-2.1.5 from source code using following configure command. ./configure --prefix=/usr/ --disable-vlc --disable-lua --disable-mad --disable-swscale --disable-postproc --disable-...
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Using IPTables to block all connections but still be able to backup vServer

my vServer / webserver (OS: Debian squeeze) got hacked and compromised. Therefore I want to use rules in IPTable to block all input and output connections except ssh. Afterwards I want to backup at ...
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What are the pros and cons of ia32-libs?

On my working install of Linux (Mint 17), I've been trying to avoid installing the ia32-libs package. When I've used it in the past, I recall a number of issues arising, most prominently significantly ...
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Preseed setting wrong partition size

I'm trying to do an install of Debian with the preseed tool. Everything's working great so far, except for the partitions of my disk. Basically what I want is: / of 30GB - ext4 /var/lib about 2TB - ...
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Debian server makes internet connection drop

I have setup a small home server / NAS running Debian 7. The server is connected directly to the router with a static IP set in the router's control panel. There are no port forwarding rules set for ...
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Dual Boot Debian on Raid 0 in UEFI mode

My new notebook came from the factory with Windows 8 on two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode. I wanted to dual boot it with a Linux distro, I settled on Debian, so I resized my C: drive as one normally would ...