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Questions tagged [debian]

Questions specific to the Debian official distribution (stable, testing, or unstable); if you are using a derivative of Debian (e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Kali, etc), then use that distribution’s tag instead.

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Network-manager randomly timeout

I'm currently using my phone as a wireless AP to acquire the Internet on my laptop which is currently on Debian Stretch. I can use multiple SIM card on my phone, and I happen to switch between them ...
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how to view installation information for package to be installed by apt [duplicate]

For ubuntu or debian, for installed package, I can use dpkg -L package to view where files were installed by the package. For a package is going to be installed but yet installed, how can I foresee ...
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Unable to reach ESXi GUI from outside the network, using iptables FORWARD on RPI (Stretch)

Goal: to connect to the VM GUI using browser of PC 2 and PC 1 Here is the topology: VM (ESX Server) <--> (eth0)RPI(wlan0) <--> FunBox Router <--> ISP -- PC 2 ...
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Is it advisable to remove Avahi and CUPS-browse?

From time to time, Avahi takes 100% CPU and CUPS-browse delays the system shutdown with the message "a stop job is running for make remote cups printers available locally". I know Avahi finds ...
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Bash script with command argument not working

Using a bash script ./find_dates. Code in find_dates grep '^2019/02/01' /pi/home/data/*|sort -t: -k2 > /pi/home/files/data.txt; I am getting data in the data.txt However when I run ./...
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Changing bluetooth class to act as a hands free device and car audio

I posted this on raspberrypi.stackexchange.com with no luck, figured it is more of a generic linux question than Raspberry pi specific. I have been using this tool to quickly configure my Pi2 as a ...
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How to install mbedtls package?

How to install mbedtls_2.16.0-1.debian.tar.xz available on https://packages.debian.org/source/sid/mbedtls?
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Why does gpg --recv-keys work as root but not as a normal user?

As root: # gpg --recv-keys DF9B9C49EAA9298432589D76DA87E80D6294BE9B gpg: keybox '/root/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created key DA87E80D6294BE9B: 61 signatures not checked due to missing keys gpg: /root/....
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How can I upgrade only the apache2 package on Debian 9?

In Debian Stretch there is apache2 version 2.4.25-3 but I need at least 2.4.26 (for ProxyFCGISetEnvIf). I am not a pro in Debian, and don't know the right way to do this... I also tried to find a ...
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Editing text files in WSL with Notepad++

I use WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) with Debian, which provides a simple cmd interface. I'd like to open files in Notepad++, which is installed on the Windows side of this PC. is this possible? ...
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How to know if I have more than one version of a library installed?

I'm having problems installing sf library in R (I'm using Debian 9 and R 3.5.2). After reading many issues pages on github, I wonder if I may have more than one GDAL or GEOS library installed. But ...
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Black screen after installing Nvidia drivers on Debian Stretch

I have installed latest Debian Stretch on my MSI laptop and I want to install Nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 1060 graphics card. I followed this guide on Debian's wiki: https://wiki.debian....
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Debian 9: Cannot install SDL2-dev or SFML-dev

I have been trying to install the development packages of SFML and SDL2 on Debian 9 but have been unable. I cannot copy paste my log because my Debian is not english. Both packages complain that ...
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Why did system forget date for a few hours after reboot?

I have cron command that runs a shutdown bash script at 12:10am every day. 10 0 * * * /bin/bash /var/www/scripts/special-reboot.sh The script is very basic, all it does is shutdown nginx and moves ...
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Upgrade from Debian Stretch to Buster delayed apache2 and ssh services loading

I just upgraded from Stretch to Buster, and the two services apache2 and ssh delayed in loading at the boot, in some cases I had to login or to start them manually to make them work. I didn't have ...
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Enable SSLV3 request in libcurl 7.52.1

I am using libcurl 7.52.1 to send http request so far I have successfully tried to send TLS request down to TLSV1.0. I need to send SSLV3 requests how can I enable SSLV3 request on my current libcurl ...
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Always open as root?

I have to right-click in my File Browser to open as root (more specifically, any time I want to edit files), and I'd like to prevent having to do this step every time. I edit files a lot, obviously 😂 ...
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pip - fatal error: leveldb/db.h: No such file or directory

The usual answer to this is that I am missing leveldb from my system, however the python3-leveldb libleveldb-dev packages includede in Debian 9 are for python3.5 but I am using python3.7 I compiled ...
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Cannot do a minor upgrade on Debian 8.11 in order to then do a major upgrade

I am trying to upgrade my VPS which has Debian 8.11 Jessie installed. In order to do major upgrade I first do a minor upgrade. I have done the following, which I know is the usual route: sudo apt-get ...
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How do I properly change the debian default python 2.7.9 to python3 or another version? [duplicate]

what is best-practice for changing the default global python interpreter on my fresh debian-based linux node to python3.x? When I create a fresh Debian or Ubuntu VM, one of the first things I do is ...
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To completely remove i3 WN ans desktop environment from minimal debian?

I have been facing the same issues like this https://askubuntu.com/questions/636250/how-to-compleately-remove-the-i3-desktop-enviroment-from-ubuntu#= but with Debian. I have removed i3 files but still ...
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How to install Postfix in an all default way (no setup wizard) and to be used with no email DNS records?

The following question is a follow up to this question. In a latest Debian 9 stable I desire to install Postfix to send email from my machine to my very own Gmail account by the quickest install ...
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What's the purpose of use_tempaddr=1 kernel parameter?

Reading sysctl docs, I found the following: use_tempaddr - INTEGER Preference for Privacy Extensions (RFC3041). <= 0 : disable Privacy Extensions == 1 : enable Privacy Extensions, ...
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Debian does not boot after installation

I had Fedora on a HDD and Windows on another HDD. I decided to change from Fedora to Debian and now after installation Debian does not boot. Here the error messages that it displays to me: [ 0....
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system x11 default problems

I have Debian 9 stretch, and I have problems with the desktop environment. System x11 default have problems when I tried to start the session. everything freeze. I don't know what to do. but I think ...
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ssh.service will not start at boot if using ListenAddress in sshd_config but it will if started manuall after boot [duplicate]

I have ListenAddress in my /etc/ssh/sshd_config. ssh.service will not start at boot but it will start if I run service ssh start after boot. Here is the error from /var/log/syslog: $ sudo cat /var/...
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Debian 8 - Lan connection works but no internet [Unknown host]

I have a Debian 8 server that has been running great for about a year. All of a sudden I am no longer getting internet access. The server is connected over an ethernet cable and I can SSH into over ...
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How are Linux kernel modules installed into the Android system.img

I have a question relating to building OS images for devboards such as the Hikey960 and Hikey970. When building a Debian image one has to install the kernel modules built in the kernel into the ...
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How do you install a package to a directory?

I am a Debian user. Configuring different servers using Debian distro. I am trying to install packages that locate into my /usr/ directory. How do you install packages to the /usr/ directory? I ...
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Unable to use apt-get install on other user [duplicate]

I get this error when I try to install icecast2: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you ...
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backports reversed debian

How can I install a package from Debian Jessie in Stretch? Note I'm on Stretch and I want to install a package from Jessie, because I'm running an architecture that's only supported by it and missing ...
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Could not chdir to home directory /home/user: Permission denied

After getting a new VPS with Debian 9, I created a new user using root. I created a new username called joe with this command adduser joe. Then, I used usermod -aG sudo joe to grant administrative ...
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Cannot ssh after upgrade to Stretch - server refused our keys [duplicate]

I have just successfully upgraded from Jessie to the latest Stretch. I started another instance of putty to verify that I can log in again. And I cannot. Putty says that server refused our keys! I ...
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Debian testing added to sources.list, how to undo the upgrades?

Another sysadmin added the following to sources.list: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main At some point in time a apt-get upgrade was run, causing most packages to be updated a alpha or ...
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Systemd generated mount file is not deleted when the mount point entry in fstab is deleted or modified

I recently started using systemd in linux. On systemd mount, I have some observations: mount unit file is generated with mount point name when there is an entry in /etc/fstab. I also observed the ...
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Error when installing GNOME desktop environment on Debian

I was attempting to install virt-manager on my computer. I didn't pay attention and i went ahead with the install. Apparently one of my repositories was down at the time- So almost all of my core ...
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Where is the official documentation (Debian package iproute-doc)?

Manpage of ss says: FILTER := [ state TCP-STATE ] [ EXPRESSION ] Please take a look at the official documentation (Debian package iproute-doc) for details regarding filters. What does that ...
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How to troubleshoot SFTP/TFTP on Linux/Debian 7 Whitebox Switch

I am having issues diagnosing what the root of my problem is (is sftp/tftp not working due to a configuration issue on my local laptop or a configuration issue on my linux system). I have a Debian 7 ...
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If rc.local is run as root why can't it touch a file

I wish to execute a script every time on boot-up using /etc/rc.local. My script for example is called startscript.sh which is stored in /home/debian as below. It first tries to create a file called ...
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XFS on-disk format upgrade

Is there any other way to upgrade an already formatted xfs v4 on-disk format partition to a xfs v5 without a back up-reformat-restore process? This was a result of creating the partitions using debian ...
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Copy mail file from maildir over ssh [duplicate]

The maildir has a specific format of the files laying underneath, e.g. 1549464014.9224_427.hostname:2,RS. In Debian environment copying this file over SSH without renaming is impossible or I don't ...
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Disable auto clean in apt [duplicate]

I don't want to clean /var/cache/apt/archives/, I need to stay my deb files there. Which apt option can works for me?
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How to force load kernel module (modprobe -f) on startup?

I would like to load a custom kernel module upon startup on my system (Debian 9). The vermagic string of this module does not exactly match my kernel version, but I can load it using modprobe -f ...
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How to get a PID/name/path of a process that sends a network packet?

We have an application that sends some data over the TCP/IP network. We don't know which process that would be, but we want to target it. All we know is the following nftables log: kernel: * OUTPUT * ...
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extended root partition debian

I user to RedHat and Centos. I need to add storage to root partition, and I just don't understand what is happening. My df -h: guy@ubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Flashed image of full debian to larger sd card. System still full [closed]

I have debian running on a 16 GB sd card and it recently ran out of space (/dev/root is a 100%). I bought a 64 GB sd card and flashed my image of debian over to it. Even though it's running on the 64 ...
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Crontab not executing script that change background

I have this script to change the background and screensaver from my gnome desktop. Works fine when executing manually, but when I put it in cron it doesn't execute it. The file is executable. I added ...
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Why isn't a disconnected and then reconnected mdadm RAID1 disk automatically re-attached and re-sync?

I'm doing the following test with Debian 9 under Hyper-V: I have two (virtual) disks, each with one partition, and /dev/md0 defined as RAID1 of /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1. The root EXT4 file system ...
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How different is compiling source code in Debian GNU/Hurd from Debian GNU/Linux?

I was trying to compile libnetfilter_conntrack source from github as it was requested by iptables while compiling iptables and as any of these were not available in the HURD software repo and ended up ...
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Problem with dead-key in linux (debian + KDE)

I am trying to have a clean configuration for my keyboards and layout. I want to be able to switch between FR layou and US international with dead keys. When I switch using the GUI it works well, ...