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How does a package run without all the dependencies being installed on the target system?

I am trying to build the latest version of subversion on ubuntu 12.10 and was having some trouble completing ./configure as I seemed to be getting a never ending stream of configure: error: x not ...
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ubuntu/debian: using bluetile with GNOME2-like environment?

The installation of debian wheezy defaulted to the KDE desktop environment. How do I remove it and switch to GNOME 2 (the version that is used in stable)? I fear that if I just install gnome-core, it ...
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Why can an unpriviliged user execute the `sync` command?

Currently on Ubuntu Linux, but I noticed this on other OS's too. Apparently any user can execute the sync command, but why is this? I can only see the disadvantage: system slow down due to unnecessary ...
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Why no other distros/spins based on openSuSE?

So... I've been looking at 'returning' to openSuSE after a long absence (parted ways back in the 7.x/8x time frame). One thing that kind of jumped out at me all of a sudden was that for a relatively ...
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can't connect to samba drive in centos 6.3

#smbclient //ballzdeep/torrents Server not using user level security and no password supplied tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME Does this mean i need to require username and password ...
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Can I execute commands from a midnight commander ssh connection?

When I connect to a VPS via a Shell link in MC, the location of the command prompt remains at my local box. I would like to be able to execute commands (e.g. mkdir, tar/untar) directly from the ...
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add members of wheel group, sudo access

On Fedora15, following this wiki, I added a user to wheel group, which is already in the sudoer config file. but still I get not-a-sudoer error prompt. Should I specifically name every member of a ...
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Are there any pitfalls to overriding ls?

Is there anything to watch out for if you wanted to override ls? Is there a more reliable way of getting pagination out of ls? For example: function ls() { command ls -hp $@ | more; }
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Downsampling a video with avconv / ffmpeg

I know really little about encoding and using avconv / ffmpeg. I am trying to downsample a video as follows: avconv -i blah_in.avi -s 640x360 -pass 1 blah.avi avconv -i blah_in.avi -s 640x360 -pass 2 ...
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Can't get lm-sensors to ouput correctly or load ATI Radeon temp and fan

I am new to Linux and having minor issues. I followed this guide initially, but did not receive the proper output, and it did not show my ATI Radeon HD 5000 temperature or fan speed. Then I used this ...
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Reset partitions numbers

I just decided to delete my Windows partition and only use Linux. My old partition table was: sda1: W7 boot partition sda2: W7 partition sda3: Linux sda4: start of logic partitions sda5: swap. I ...
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Configuring Xorg lvl5 symbols

I configured Lvl3 via editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/typo. But I found no documentation, how configure lvl5. I tried to add 2 more entries in this file, like this key <AD05> { [NoSymbol, ...
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Does Linux Mint support PAE for 32-bit Cinnamon and MATE?

Does Linux Mint 32-bit support PAE for both Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments?
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How do I change the number of available workspaces in Cinnamon?

I am used to four workspaces in Gnome, but now that I have Cinnamon installed I only have two. Can I increase the number? If so, how?
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How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?

I have a small home router running OpenWrt (Kind of embedded Linux for routers). It has five Ethernet ports, one labeled WAN and four labeld LAN 1 to 4. It has the following Network Interfaces defined ...
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rsync compare directories?

Is it possible to compare two directories with rsync and only print the differences? There's a dry-run option, but when I increase verbosity to a certain level, every file compared is shown. ls -alR ...
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Change Chromium from automatically launches Nautilus with the Show In Folder command

Chrome offers a menu for each downloaded item, in which one can Show in Folder the item. This menu-command automatically launches Nautilus at the desired location. Nice. However, now my main desktop ...
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How to rsync to different directory?

Here is what I want to achieve: Run Rsync to compare two directories recursively like this: rsync -r /source /target but don't actually rsync between the directories. I want the resulting ...
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Centos 6.3 can't resolve hostname of network drive while others can

I have a network drive (external network) being used as media storage for a media server running on my router. I'm trying to switch the media server to my Centos 6.3 machine so I can take advantage of ...
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How can I make this daemon/init run as a non root user?

I have an init script to kick off a daemon. The problem is it runs as root. I would like it to run as a user called "deploy". Ubuntu 12.04 #! /bin/sh # File: /etc/init.d/unicorn ### BEGIN INIT ...
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Arch Linux failed to install libproxy for invalid signature

The following message is from my terminal: resolving dependencies... looking for inter-conflicts... Targets (1): libproxy-0.4.7-2 Total Installed Size: 0.29 MiB Proceed with installation? [Y/n] ...
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Using rsync to sync two directories on server and localhost, but size is different

I'm using rsync to sync a directory from server to localhost: rsync -avz --delete ./Stuff user@host:/Stuff This all works fine, but how come when I type 'du -s' in both the server and the localhost ...
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Screen shot in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 and when I press the PrtSc key I get a screen-shot automatically, without confirmation. The problem is that sometimes I press it accidentally and a lot of JPEG files are ...
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Rsyslog Central Log Host

I'm moving from a syslog-ng central log host to rsyslog. I can't even seem to find syslog-ng in the CentOS repos these days. I want to filter logs by hostname and facility. Here is how I do it in ...
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Setting up a LAN on CentOS

The instructions for setting up a LAN, which I assume would allow me to create a sub-domain on my VPS, are the following using the command-line on CentOS: Using sudo, create the configuration ...
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1answer
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gcc 4.6.3 local installation with gmp 5.0.5 mpfr 3.1.1 errors

I am trying to install a new gcc version (g++ version) in my home directory on a server I have access too. This server already has gcc elsewhere (and gmp etc) but older versions, and I want to locally ...
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1answer
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iptables doesn't forward from WAN to virtual machines

I have a machine working like gateway and have two network interfaces: eth0 LAN : 192.168.1.0/24 eth1 WAN : XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (my public ip) This machine has 3 VM guest over virtualbox. All have ...
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Separating OS on a SSD from user settings and apps on HDD

I want to be able to format my OS SDD and format and reinstall without losing any user data, is this possible? I'm currently doing this on Windows 7 and 8 with the help of portable apps and some ...
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Is autofs the only open-source choice for mounting nfs and/or cifs

I've been using autofs for a number of years and was wondering if there is an alternative to autofs that would handle cifs/smb shares in a more interactive way? When I say more interactive I'm mostly ...
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Shell script to increment count of entries

I want a script which increments the count when the script runs. Basically I want to send an email notification when I find 10 devices down from the same country and scripts run after every down ...
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1answer
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how come has firebird-superserver stopped and how to prevent from happening again?

On a CentOS 6.2 x86_64 server I have an instance of Firebird 2.5 that suddenly stopped working. The last part of the /var/log/firebird/firebird.log is: cpc-5556l (Server) Fri Nov 30 10:12:03 ...
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Copying hashtag comments recursively within <blocks>

I have two files, one with blocks like <record> line1 line2 line3 #model bla bla bla </record> while the other file has exactly the same number of blocks, but without the hashtag ...
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1answer
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Transferring XFCE customization from one system to another?

I configured XFCE on my desktop at home and wanted to setup my work system with the same configurations (figured it'd just be copying a few files) or even a script? In the past I used to just mark the ...
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Pre-defined umask under a given path [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set default file permissions for all folders/files in a directory? Say I have default umask, umask1. I would like all files/folders that I create/modify under a ...
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1answer
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Problem with Debian Squeeze and Wheezy mixed

nrc1:/var/cache/apt# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The ...
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Difference between system calls and library functions

I have been through the answer of this question but do not quite understand the difference between system calls and library functions. Conceptually, what is the difference between the two?
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1answer
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vim not shown in fuser

First use Vim to edit a file, say /tmp/A. Assuming that vim process is the only one that accesses /tmp/A, then use "ctrl+z" to suspend the process, and execute fuser /tmp/A Then you see nothing ...
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Replacement shortcuts for `screen` [closed]

Screen uses the shortcut CtrlA to activate. I find that this interferes with the Bash command for jumping to the start of the line, and the VIM command for incrementing an integer. Certainly I could ...
2
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1answer
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How to create a script, which runs another script in separate terminal window and does not wait?

I wrote the following #!/bin/bash cd ~/bin/red5-1.0.0 gnome-terminal --working-directory=. -x red5.sh red5.sh is the script to run (this is java written media server). My script above opens new ...
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2answers
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How can I use column to delimit on tabs and not spaces?

I'd like to use Unix column to format some text. I have fields delimited by tabs, but within each field there are also spaces. column delimits on white space (tabs and spaces). How can I make column ...
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OpenVPN uses wrong IP-Address

I've installed OpenVPN on a client (behind NAT-Router) and a VPS server. The tunnel is established. However, ping is only possible from client to server. The server uses its public IP address on tun0 ...
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How to move all files plus hidden to folder down?

I want to move all my drupal files in www folder to html folder. I don't know how to do this in terminal and I'm not sure if all folder and files including hidden ones are drupal in the www folder, is ...
4
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1answer
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how do I use rtorrent with a socks5 proxy?

How do I get rtorrent to use a socks5 proxy? I've tried to get socks5 to work with rtorrent, but it doesn't seem to have any impact. Setup the socks5 proxy on port 9800: ssh -ND 9800 user@otherhost ...
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How do I go about making a wrapper for a driver to be used on FreeBSD?

The situation: I found myself in need of an additional NIC for my pfSense router/firewall. I had a few choices... shell out over $100 for a dual port gigabit card buy a new motherboard that has ...
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1answer
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Counters in shell

I am looking for a shell script where counter needs to be set for input paramter and do action once the count reaches to 5. The problem is there could be n number of input parameter and action should ...
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0answers
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Fuzzy screen on startup

I recently started getting a fuzzy screen on start up when booting into Fedora. The best way to describe it is to say the screen looks like it has a H-Scroll problem - fuzzy horizontal lines. The ...
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Get a list of users with access to the host

I tried to go into /home and list all the subdirectories but it seems that all dirs that are not mine are hidden. I also tried cat /etc/passwd but that didn't list my very own ID I was logged in ...
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1answer
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Unix cp wildcard with directory structure [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I copy a subset of files from a directory while preserving the folder structure? I have a bunch of directories like this: /Artists/Example Name ...
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2answers
156 views

Using Linux Mint as a Windows application

I know it is possible to install Ubuntu as a Windows application. I'd like to know if it is also possible to do so with Linux Mint, which I would like to try. I already know that this kind of usage ...
4
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1answer
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How to view all packages in some overlay?

I have some overlay installed. How I can see all packages in there ?

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