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9h
comment ClamAV from rpmforge requires libc6 versions
Also, this may be a silly question, but is the server (and the OS install) 64-bit?
9h
comment Ubuntu apt-get errors: “has no installation candidate” or “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages”
That 404 error should be asked as a different question. Presuming the obvious things (have you checked for typos in /etc/apt/sources.list?) don't fix it.
10h
comment How can I rotate one camera but not the other, in motion?
If this wasn't a case of "oops, setting was staring me in the face and I didn't see it" (which happens to all of us...), then please add your own answer describing the setting changes required. It'll help any future visitors with the same question.
10h
comment SSH hostname and IP address
The IP address or hostname of your machine is something you (or an administrator at your site) set... We don't know it. Though if you have some other way to log into the machine (say, using a keyboard and monitor attached to it) then try running ip addr ls and hostname -f. Both can be done as a normal (not root) user.
1d
comment Expanding text format in VI
[I realize this is an ancient question]: Could you clarify, is this actually vi or do you mean vim?
1d
comment How to see the space used/free from each PV inside a LVM
You can get %used/free, but only on an "is it allocated to an LV?" basis. But it sounds like you already know how to do that (with pvs).
1d
comment How to see the space used/free from each PV inside a LVM
I've posted an answer... but if this isn't something you're doing because you're just curious about it, it sounds like you need to explain the higher-level problem you're trying to solve, as I'm pretty sure there is a better way.
Oct
17
comment What are the main differences between uselessd and systemd?
I presume you've read uselessd.darknedgy.net ... That page contains a summary of what's different about it, and seems to answer your question. Could you please clarify (and, hopefully, make this question more focused)?
Oct
17
comment How does loading an OS work?
See here: happyassassin.net/2014/01/25/…
Oct
15
comment Ubuntu live CD keeps on going back to the choice screen
That's a fairly multi-page forum thread. It'd make your answer much more useful if you were to summarize the useful portions of that thread in your answer.
Oct
15
comment mkfs.ext4: Discarding device blocks: failed - Input/output error
Your SD card shows up via the mmcblk interface? Interesting.
Oct
15
comment How to make aptitude recognize Oracle Java as a valid java dependancy
make-jpkg should already do that, at least if you installed the resulting .debs. Sounds like a bug somewhere... which packages are you seeing that are requiring openjdk?
Oct
15
comment How to replace symbol || with |“”| using sed
BTW: In sed, alternation is \| not |, so you don't actually want to escape those |s.
Oct
15
comment Watch YouTube videos in terminal
@slm too bad, I guess just the deb-multimedia builds have it enabled. Wonder why the others don't, guess they probably consider libcaca a joke and bloat.
Oct
14
comment Watch YouTube videos in terminal
if you use mpv instead of mplayer, you can play the youtube URL directly; no need for youtube-dl.
Oct
14
comment mount command over existing drive, then deleted
I'm pretty sure the kernel notices when you try to mount the same device twice and treats it like mount --bind, so it shouldn't cause data corruption. Of course, deleting a file off one mount definitely deletes it off the other.
Oct
13
comment How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?
@MartinVegter status lists which packages are installed on this particular machine. You could copy it over from a machine with the exact same package states (not just installed, but removed but not purged as well). apt-get update will rebuild available, I believe. The info/ stuff comes from each installed package, but it also reflects the history as well, at least for old conf files... but you could probably get away with copying from that exact same packages machine)
Oct
13
comment How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?
Braiam's answer will get you back the status file; but the stuff you deleted under /var/lib/dpkg/info is quite important, too. You have misunderstood the FHS, and AFAIK the only recovery paths are (a) restore from backup or (b) reinstall.
Oct
13
comment How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?
also see /var/backups, there are multiple copies there.
Oct
13
comment can 'dd' be used to clone to a smaller HDD, knowing that partitions will need editing?
@rayandrews Not sure what update you're expecting, but basically dd copies bytes. It'll start at byte 0, and keep copying until something (in your case, end of media on the destination) stops it. That'll leave you with a partition table that specifies a drive larger than reality and partitions outside the drive... but if you fix that, it should be fine. Though it'd probably be easier to use dd per-partition to copy the data. [It'll also leave you with all the normal dd problems, like duplicate UUIDs]