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How create symlink the desktop way in debian XFCE?

When I use ctrl + shift and click on the item the file manager just file to select the item. Maybe there is an another method to achieve the creation of a symlink from the desktop? thanks for any ...
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mariadb.service - linking unit aliases mysql.service & mysqld.service - (why) is it necessary

I cannot find the originally site I found how to set up MariaDB on linux. Dependend on that tutorial I wrote an ansible playbook. While refactoring my playbooks I found those two tasks. - name: ...
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Debian - Restore a Timezone File [duplicate]

So, I just screwed up a timezone file on my Debian system because I pointed it as a link to /etc/localtime vs. pointing /etc/localtime to it. Specifically, /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Puerto_Rico. I'...
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Accessing PHPMyAdmin as installed by its distro package-index from the domain of each website

I have a remote machine with LAMP and PHPMyAdmin (PMA). Let's assume this distro is Debian/Ubuntu. If I install PMA via apt install phpmyadmin (which will make it to be installed under /usr/share/...
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symbol lookup error gdbus

Keep getting this error: /usr/bin/gdbus: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: g_date_copy looking at: root@server-sl:~# ldd /usr/bin/gdbus linux-...
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backup with tar

I have found that I need this command to make a full backup of the Etc folder tar cJPf /srv/dev-disk-by-label-Share/Myfiles/$(date +%F)-$(hostname)-etc-tar.xz /etc/ But what command do I need to ...
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symblic link across a mounted fs

I have access to a disk that has been mounted across servers such that the directory storage2:/sdb1/users is visible from my server at local1:/mnt/storage2/users. There's a big file I'd like access ...
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How to create a custom command or shortcut/symlink to run the standalone program?

Friends I have downloaded tor bundle which is a standalone package. I'd like to create a custom command "torbrowser". I followed these steps, --> I copied entire tor bundle to my /usr/local directory ...
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What could have caused a symbolic link to be deleted?

About a week ago I changed the timezone on my VPS using the following command: sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime A couple of days later I get up in the morning and find the ...
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Nvidia Opengl symlinks

Last NVidia update in the Debian unstable branche (375.82) broke the symlinks of the openGL libs. LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo|grep libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI2 capable libGL: ...
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Find disk usage of folders with symlinks

I am working on a Debian server where I have only console access without sudo. The main folder called applications includes subfolders with all the projects I have. However, when I create a new ...
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What workaround should be used to overcome issue with systemctl refusing to enable unit files that are symlinks?

I have a package that will be updated soon but I know that some of the users will prefer using the old one. That's why I used an update-alternatives routine in the package. The problem is also that ...
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How to take tarball of directories with circular symlinks?

I create a backup by the following command as root (TODO right? because roaima observes that this can cause a complication) in a directory tree which has circular symlinks in some directories; those ...
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Debian install, mounting /var /tmp /home in the same partition

I'm making a new Debian install. I have a SSD and an HDD. My idea was to put /home, /var and /tmp on the same partition in the HDD, and the rest (/) in a tiny partition in the SSD. I followed this ...
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Symlinks created but not “there” SSH

I am creating Symlinks for Magento purposes but for some reason something is going wrong. I created the symlinks using PuTTy SSH. So I did this: cd /home/user/domains/newwebsite/public_html/ ln -s /...
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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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Full system backup with dd include symlinks

I'm really new in unix and Linux and just tried to learn something. My question is how can I make full system image/backup with dd include symlinks? Is dd good or I should use another approach? Can ...
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Debian git error: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n

$ sudo apt-get install git $ git clone sth Cloning into 'a-folder'... git-remote-https: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n This ...
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Best practice to mount directory in /home to directory in /media?

I have 4 drives on my home server. 3 external drives mounted in fstab to three individual directories in /media. The fourth drive contains a headless debian os install. I want to mount a directory in ...
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Debian: How to resolve relocation error?

I am running Debian 7.1. I tried to apt-get install -f, and messed up. All command line returns ln: relocation error: /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6: symbol _dl_find_dso_for_object, version ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> /...
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Make firefox command run downloaded firefox instead of iceweasel

I have downloaded Firefox, but when I run firefox in Alt+F2 (Gnome 3.4.2), Iceweasel runs instead. I used the type command to find the file apparently responsible for this: #!/bin/sh FIREFOX="$(...
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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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How can I access a directory outside a chroot from within it?

I have a user which is chrooted to her home directory, but I want her to also be able to manage files within /var/www. As such, I did the following: root@server:/home/username# ln -s /var/www www ...