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How to build and publish binaries for multiple Debian/Ubuntu distributions?

For a proprietary piece of software I'd like to build and publish multiple versions of software for multiple distributions. E.g. 1.0, 1.1 and both versions for squeeze, wheezy and precise. The builds ...
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Targus USB number pad not working in Debian Wheezy

I am running a fresh install of Wheezy x86 and trying to connect a Targus number pad (model AKP10US) which has the USB Vendor/Model IDs of 05A4 / 9840. (FWIW the system is also running in VirtualBox) ...
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how to fix default sound device for a user

when I "play" (with SoX) a .wav file using my own account on Debian it plays fine: jcomeau@aspire:~$ play ~petalumarentals/7077809525.1396808357.711.wav /home/petalumarentals/7077809525.1396808357....
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Debian - cannot find cdrom

Having a jessie/sid debian box on kernel 3.13 (had same issue on kernel 3.10) First thing I notices was that k3b didn't find any optical drives. Then: The optical drives (dvd-writers) are found in ...
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Why is the Debian package I've created for a single Python script empty?

I have a quite simple Python project that might be very useful for some people. So I thought about packaging it. The project is called maptool and is a tool that allows people who have Panasonic ...
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wpa_supplicant ignore some networks

I am using wpa_supplicant and would like to add a rule so that my machine connects to any open network. I can do this with: network={ key_mgmt=NONE } Now I would like to blacklist some ...
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Securely inspect email attachment

I received a really classic spam mail stating that I have to pay a bill. The mail included an attachment (.exe). Just for curiosity reasons: What would happen if I click on the attachment? (I am ...
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rkhunter warnings about a script and a hidden directory

When I run a scan with rkhunter I get 2 warnings. I checked the log file and warnings are as the following: Warning: The command '/usr/bin/unhide.rb' has been replaced by a script: /usr/bin/unhide.rb:...
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E: python-setuptools upgrade fails, apt-get broken

I wanted to install gnome-maps with apt-get, and then I got this error: Preparing to unpack .../python-setuptools_3.4.1-1_all.deb ... Unpacking python-setuptools (3.4.1-1) over (3.3-1) ... dpkg: ...
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Running a script after tty1 has loaded

I have been attempting to write a script to run dcled on start up, the program that runs this. I am using Debian Jessie with multiarch enabled. This is essentially a small file server. I am ...
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How to mark “not fully installed” apt-get package as “successfully installed”

I have installed Debian 7.4 on my Iomega ix2-200 NAS, following this blog. The ix2-200 is running an ARM Marvel CPU and has a 128 MB NAND flash memory. The flash contains an initramfs image (uInitrd) ...
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How to make local system CA certificates known to Firefox?

Recently, the CAcert root certificates have been removed from Debian (more precisely, from the ca-certificates package). Since I want to keep them, I backed up the directory /usr/share/ca-...
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how to specify session to connect to when xrdp has spawned multiple sessions?

I have installed xrdp on Debian 7 like so: apt-get install xrdp vnc4server I have been connecting using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. I have noticed that sometimes, my existing session ...
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apt-get shows important packages as “no longer required”

I recently installed Kali Linux in my system. It came with a preinstalled Iceweasel. However, instead of Iceweasel I wanted to install firefox so I followed this guide and installed firefox ...
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6.0.7 Debian timeout if more connections at once

We are a some devs working on a Debian server. We are all connecting from one IP. So basically the server handles a lot of requests from the same IP. Now what happens from time to time, is that we ...
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List all commands of a specific Debian package

I want to know the commands that a specific Debian package offers me. For example lets say I installed a package called x.deb. This package surely contains some commands that i can use. How to list ...
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Set up network with static IP and wpa_supplicant on Debian

On Debian, I am trying to set up my network to use ad-hoc mode with a static IP address. I also want wpa_supplicant to be running so that I can scan use it to scan for WiFi networks in range. To get ...
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Socket Connection Refused (raspbian) but ports are open for connections

I'd like to establish a connection between my client and raspbian. Within my network, I can connect to my service at any time without any problems. Now I want to connect to my service via the ...
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How to open multiple LUKS volumes with key entered in initramfs?

I have a Debian 7.4 (stable) based server configured to use an encrypted (RAID1 + LVM) root partition (/boot is un-encrypted regular partition) to which I installed dropbear SSH server so I can ...
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Debian Wheezy vs Logitech Quickcam E2500

I've a bought a QBox-1000, I've installed Wheezy, and some services (SSH, Samba, Transmission, etc). Now I would like to step on a next level. I want to know what is what and how to do some advanced ...
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Where Is MySQL installed on My Machine?

What is going on, everybody? Recently I have installed MySQL server on my Debian machine using Advanced Packaging Tool, and I am curious where it is installed and how I can find all the source files ...
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Set lightdm user picture

How can I set user pictures on Debian with lightdm? Xfce does not seem to have a GUI facility for user management at all. I have tried installing gnome-system tools that contains user management ...
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Debian cannot resolve hostnames

I have a problem resolving host names on Debian running on vmware. It just stopped working out of the blue. Somewhere after uninstalling percona server and deleting /etc/mysql . Initially it thought ...
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Can't use SSH anymore after installing denyhosts

so I'm in a very tricky situation. I've installed denyhosts on my debian machine and suddenly I can't use SSH anymore. Hopefully I could still login through webmin, but with root, so I had to login ...
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Unattended linux installation (Debian/Ubuntu)

I want to make an Debian or Ubuntu unattended ISO, for my FOG server - to boot up system installation via LAN. I've searched over the internet but I didn't found nothing, which will be adequate for me....
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Boot to a terminal by default but still have GUI loading in Debian?

I've installed Debian on an old netbook of mine which I intend to turn into a thin client for a personal thingie while also having it ready to play a video or some music when needed. After swimming ...
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What is the difference between console-data, console-setup, console-common and console-tools?

The debian packages console-data, console-setup, console-common and console-tools (maybe even more) all seem to do the same thing. What are the differences and which ones should I use?
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External IP check reports different IP from /etc/network/interfaces

My ISP gave me static ip range for internet access: 123.123.123.120-125 (Debian) /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 123.123.123.120 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 123....
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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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Why did my debian server crash?

I have a debian server newly installed yesterday evening. I used an image called debian-7.0-amd64-minimal from my hoster. Just installed apache2, mysql, php, vim, lynx and configured a few webpages. ...
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How to hibernate in Debian Jessie

When I use the "hibernate" button in the Xfce menu on Debian Jessie (testing) The system seems to correctly hibernate and power off. Then when I power on again to resume it hangs before X is started (...
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SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT

Can you help me with this problem please? How can I set e-mail alerting after SSH login when port 22 is NATed? I use Linux Debian 7. I have used these iptables rules: eth0 - external network, eth1 - ...
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Where have all my inodes gone?

Today, I ran out of inodes on one of my VPSs. I deleted a bunch of superfluous small files, freeing enough inodes to make the system operational again: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted ...
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Installing a light table(editor) in debian

I want to install lighttable programming editor in kali Linux(debian).I have downloaded the tar.gz version from here. But I am unable to install the light table .Please help in regarding this. ./...
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How To Fix Grub Boot Error hd0 out of disk

After I updated Debian to Wheezy whenever I boot my computer I get Grub boot error hd0 out of disk and then a prompt comes up with grub rescue>. So far I have been unable to find a solution by ...
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Gnome desktop environment stopped working in kali linux(debian based)

Gnome desktop environment stopped working after change in libudev.so.0 in /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and showing error: cannot open shared libraries I am trying too hard to get rid of this problem but ...
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Debian - How to find out if a package is multiarchified? Dependency changes as bug report

I'm using Debian Wheezy 64bit and wine is only existing in a 32bit version. So I added multiarch support. But when I want to install winetricks it's dependencies are depends on wine | wine-unstable ...
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Specify a fallback file for a broken symbolic link

I want to create a symlink, foo.txt, needed at system startup, to another file, bar.txt on a different mount point. The mounted partitions are different physical drives as well. ln -s /baz/bar.txt /...
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Why is ntpd listening on most of 192.168.1.X/192.168.2.X

I'm using the ntp package in debian squeeze and the ntpd process is listening on hundreds of rfc1918 addresses that are not configured on the server. Check this out: Mar 26 10:07:24 server ntpd[...
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Compose key works on console/TTY, but not in X session

My compose key does not work in my X session anymore if I change a certain line in my /etc/default/keyboard that (if I am not mistaken) should only affect the keymap of the TTY. I'll try to elaborate ...
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I'm trying to install steam on debian jessie/sid but I'm getting unresolved dependencies [closed]

I'm following the debian wiki on installing steam but I keep getting dependency issues. Debian tells me to edit my sources.list to: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free ...
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Why aren't my iptables rules appearing in the relevant list after reboot?

I am trying to write two persistent NAT rules, which I save via iptables-save > /etc/iptables.ipv4.nat, and restore upon reboot via pre-up iptables-restore < /etc/iptables.ipv4.nat in my /etc/...
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Compare versions of the same package in different repositories (i.e. stable vs backports) using apt-cache show

I'm trying to find out the version of a particular package available in the backports repo to compare it with the version available in the stable repo. But when I give apt-cache show <package> ...
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Complete usable Debian wheezy image on 1 dvd

Is it possible to have a complete Debian wheezy installon on 1 dvd. I find it split up into 3 dvd's on the site. https://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ I just want to have a good install as the debian ...
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Display manager unrecognised service, trying to disable “x server” to install nvidia driver, debian wheezy

First time install of Debian wheezy. My nvidia 580gtx GPU is crashing GNOME and the computer. To get it to boot I had to use nouveau.modeset=0 in GRUB. Now that I'm in, I want to install the newest ...
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Fix held broken packages on debian?

I want to begin exploring moving myself away from google apps, because it's expensive, and it looks like citadel has all of the groupware functions I need. So I am trying to install citadel-suite with:...
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aptitude: Meaning of curly brackets, i.e. package1{b} package2{a} package3{u}

When using aptitude, the list of changed packages sometimes has a single character in curly brackets behind some package names. The man-page has two examples of them but does not explain them (version ...
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PHP+FastCGI+nginx on Debian

I new with Debian. I want to use php on Debian. I do: apt-get install php5-cli php5-cgi spawn-fcgi Create file /usr/bin/php-fastcgi: #! /bin/sh PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=3 PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=1000 exec ...
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Install the virtual box guest additions Debian wheezy

I am trying to install the virtual box guest additions and it mounts successfully on to Debian wheezy. When I open this mounted drive I see a message in nautilus in the top right saying "the ...
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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin [closed]

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err http://security....