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Installing apr(apt-get install libapr1-dev libssl-dev) in my linux system giving me errors

Because of some security problems I am moving to Apache 7 from Apache 6. I am trying to install apr packages in my linux machine. I am using the following command to install apr. apt-get install ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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How can we verify the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are safe? [on hold]

How can we verify or test if the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are secure, safe, and unmodified? Related: How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?
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How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?

What security systems and processes are in place to prevent malicious third parties from hacking/compromising the security of code in the Debian mirrors, or to verify that the packages we get are in ...
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How do I get Cisco webex working under Debian 7 64bit

I'm running Debian 7 64bit on my server and I'm using Oracle Java 8 64bit and firefox 45.0.1. When I connect to the test webex page https://www.webex.com.au/test-meeting.html and test it loads the ...
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Can't delete dovecot-managesieved

When I want to install / delete or whatever a package, I get an error from dovecot-managesieved. So I tried to delete it with this line: $ sudo apt-get purge dovecot-managesieved reading package ...
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VirtualBox web service not recognised by PhpVirtualBox

A Debian 8 machine is running VirtualBox 5 and PhpVirtualBox, a web gui for managing VirtualBox. PhpVirtualBox requires the service vboxwebsvc to be running and it can be done easily by issuing the ...
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Disable NFSv4 (server) on Debian, allow NFSv3

How can the NFS server on a Debian 8 system be limited to NFSv3? By default, shares can be mounted with both vers=3 and vers=4. /etc/default/nfs-kernel-server: # To disable NFSv4 on the server, ...
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Debian/Security: From an information security standpoint, what are the biggest vulnerabilities in the Debian/Linux software chain? [on hold]

This question is part of a three-question series: How Secure is the Debian package/server system? (Part: 3 of 3) Main theme Main question: How secure is the Debian package management/mirror system? ...
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XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
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Grub (debian) will not start in AHCI mode

I was running my Debian (Acer laptop) for quite some time without much trouble. However, when I started it recently I've got message: No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key It ...
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too many levels of symbolic links in /usr/bin — disaster?

I was recently trying to resolve an issue regarding a mismatch in the version of my java jre and java compiler, so I tried something suggested in this answer, which seemed to be relatively harmless, ...
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Has anyone gotten deboostrap for jessie working from an Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to build an armhf Debian image for Jessie. I've done this before for Wheezy. The debootstap script doesn't seem to work if the target is Jessie however. Any ...
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Better method for acting on IP address change from the ISP?

I have a Debian server at home. The server is my router and provides VPN access to the outside. I do not have a static IP address; the lease time given by the ISP is two hours.This cable cell seems ...
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Why does querying xrandr briefly freeze the screen?

Every time I run xrandr --query my screen freezes very briefly. It's enough to be jarring if I'm watching an animation or a video -- which sucks, because I have a script querying xrandr every 3 ...
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Hardening our existing Linux (Debian) system [on hold]

we are trying to implement some level of security to existing to our existing Linux system. Listed the are the requirement that has been gathered, 1. Application white listing 2. File integrity ...
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Unable to apt-get upgrade mariadb but dist-upgrade works? why is this?

Unable to sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade mariadb on debian 8.4, I have used this way of updating always, and this is the first time I see this message: The following packages ...
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Need to download package and all dependancies for armhf debian [duplicate]

So, I need to download a package and all its dependencies for armhf Debian. The thing is that I am stuck on an Ubuntu machine. How can I download all of this stuff?
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SAMBA fails to restart >> nmbd.serviceJob for nmbd.service failed

Trying to set up samba on a new machine, but having problems. First I couldn't get the [homes] section to work (couldn't access from other machine). Now SAMBA won't restart: sudo /etc/init.d/samba ...
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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade a specific package from “sid” on debian jessie “stable”? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade some specifics packages from sid on debian jessie stable with their dependencies. By adding the following repo : deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main deb-src ...
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How to install Aurora (Firefox) on Debian?

How to install the latest Firefox build (called Aurora) on Debian unstable? Are there any packages or repositories?
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if I use multiplicative suffixes in systemd it errors - “failed to parse resource value”

Odd issue, this'n! As per the systemd man.. "The multiplicative suffixes K (=1024), M (=1024*1024) and so on for G, T, P and E may be used for resource limits measured in bytes (e.g. LimitAS=16G)." ...
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Hardware accelaration on integrated Intel 5500 graphics and Debian result in unstable system

I have difficulty getting hardware accelaration to work properly with my integrated Intel 5500 graphics even with the use of newer drivers. I'm using a stable version of Debian 8 / Jessie (with the ...
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Set up enviroment for cross-compilation to i386, armel, armhf, arm64 and mips with no libglib2 conflicts

I'm trying to set up a build environment for a software in Debian Jessie. I need to produce amd64, i386 and eventually armel and armhf binaries of the software. It would be cool if I could ...
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2 factor login for gui and ssh imposes verification for sudo use

tldr: how can I make it so I don't have to use a verification code to sudo? Hello, I followed this guide on how to setup 2 factor login for my debian install. I have it so when you try to login ...
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“psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory”

Actually, I installed PostgreSQL 9.4 (with postGIS extension), and when installed, everything used to work fine. As said on many tuts, I've set the /data folder, checked configuration files, and so ...
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Network interface crashes after disconnecting eth wire or restarting service

At startup or reboot, network interface works fine. Host is reachable and also can communicate with other devices on the local net or internet. IP address is configured as static, and dns-nameservers ...
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Max brightness too dim Debian + Gnome + Fglrx

I'm running: Debian Jessie Gnome3 fglrx drivers Asus Laptop : VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R6 Graphics] The max screen brightness is too dim. I ...
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KVM network packet loss to guest

I am running a server with Debian 8.3, uname output Linux x 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux I am using KVM to run a virtual machine with CentOS ...
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How to check if my e-mail goes to recipient's spam folder? [on hold]

I'm using Exim as an MTA to send emails. Is it possible to get notified if an email goes into the recipient's spam folder?
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Debian (jessie) with XFCE, Sessions and Startup: Application Autostart

Long-time lurker, first time question-asker. I am running Debian jessie with XFCE, kernel 3.16.7. In the course of setting up Conky to run at startup, I wrote a bash script to... well.. run Conky. ...
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launch process foreground on boot

I know how to launch programs in the background with cron on boot or at certain intervals, but in this case, I want to launch a python script in the foreground, automatically when the computer starts, ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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sudo update-ca-certificates always add new cert

When I run sudo update-ca-certificates on debian 8 it is always add one new cert. it is normal behavior? What's can be wrong? ar@work:/tmp$ sudo update-ca-certificates Updating certificates in ...
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FFMpeg : Creating a video clip of approx. 10 seconds when video duration is unknown without audio-

I am working on a project where I am looking to extract a video clip from an input video. I have found many links(Eg : link) which do this task, but in all this I have to specify video duration. ...
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SELINUX not installing on Hyper-V Debian Jessie VM

I'm currently trying to install SELINUX on Debian Jessie VM. I'm following the instructions on the Debian website here Once I've completed the installation, I make a change to /etc/default/rcS to ...
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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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Bash says file not found when `ls` and `dir` list it

I downloaded the ChromiumOS shell for Linux from here, unpacked it, and attempted to run chrome-wrapper. However, Bash tells me that the file chrome, a shared library according to Thunar, which is ...
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Unable to start jack server in beaglebone black debian [duplicate]

I am trying to build run a C program in Beaglebone Black using Debian in which I am trying to receive sound from USB sound card. For this I have made my USB sound card as default sound hardware by ...
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Install GUI for debian

I did many manipulations when trying to install NVIDIA driver on my debian machine, without success. I've deleted everything related to debian's GUI (x11-common, xorg, gdm3, gnome, gnome-shell, ...
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xe sr-create type=ext results in backend failure

I'm trying to create an ext based storage repository: xe sr-create content-type="local SR" \ host-uuid=c7030a1f-15e3-7e7d-2932-b30200a15917 type=ext \ device-config-device=/dev/sdb1 \ ...
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Can Synapse launcher be installed in Debian?

I am thinking of changing from Linux Mint Cinnamon to Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon, but Synapse launcher is something I can't work without. It doesn't seem to be available in Debian. Does anyone know ...
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Error signing certificate

I am trying to create and sign a certificate for Email services. Using this. Everything went well until i reached : sudo openssl ca -in server.csr -config /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf After entering the ...
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WebGL support on VirtualBox guest

I've managed to install a Debian 7.3 as guest on virtualbox 4.3.6 VM with guest additions, and I'm not able to make work webGL. While I'm able to see openGL working (tried with glxinfo and glxgears ...
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How to install GCC 5 on debian jessie 8.1

I tried many solutions to install update for my gcc compiler on debian server. None of them worked. I need the compiler update to use new features of c++11, as this provides a stable libcxx11 ABI, and ...
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intel cpu not showing up as VGA compatible controller

I am trying to set up a virtual machine with gfx_passthru. My system has an nvidia graphics card and a 4790k cpu. The nvidia cpu shows up properly as a VGA controller, but I don't want to use this to ...
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Intel Graphic error: i915 […] has bogus alignment

I'm using Debian unstable and I have a graphical problem after my computer suspend. My Xfce desktop is not correctly rendered on the wakeup, I can see my background through the panel (see screenshot) ...
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How do I set up the SELinux sandbox in Debian?

I've installed SELinux in Debian sid in order to use the sandbox that locks down apps to a restricted enviroment, but I can't get it to work. If I try to use the sandbox command in permissive mode ...
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Error during apt-get upgrade in wheezy

Today I wanted to upgrade my system from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. As first step I thought it is a good idea to upgrade the current wheezy-packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ... ...