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Use find. find / -gid 510 -exec chgrp staff {} +
answered Mar 31 '13 by bahamat
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The directory should be owned and writable by the user making updates/changes to the web content. This should not be the Apache run-as user (by default, www-data). So then: Neither user nor group o …
answered Jan 8 '14 by bahamat
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What this means, ultimately, is that the SSH server on the other end has crashed or is in some way not working. It's still listening on the socket but it's not capable of performing a cryptographic ha …
answered Dec 9 '13 by bahamat
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This kind of thing should not be done in (pre|post)|(inst|rm) scripts. (pre|post)|(inst|rm) scripts should be idempotent and noninteractive. Instead, what you want to do is provide a debconf template …
answered Jul 9 '13 by bahamat
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For pretty much any software where the source code is available you will almost always be able to get it to work perfectly on any Linux distro (and usually any UNIX-like variant) However, there are s …
answered Jul 30 '11 by bahamat
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Do this: rm -f ~/.viminfo The .viminfo file keeps metadata about various useful, but non-critical state information. Yours is corrupt. Remove it.
answered Dec 22 '12 by bahamat
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This situation comes from a misunderstanding of what ssmtp is doing. There's a very important difference between the message envelope (which mail servers use for routing mail) and the message body (wh …
answered Jun 29 '12 by bahamat
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Edit /etc/aliases Add a line like the following: user: /dev/null After saving run newaliases as root.
answered Jun 28 '12 by bahamat
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Debian and Ubuntu packages on a single system. If you're going to do it try to keep it at a minimum. If you're pulling in too much of the other, then perhaps you really just want the other. I'd say by … the time you feel you need to add a foreign source you're probably running the wrong one. The closer in time the freeze of the two releases (i.e., the freeze of Ubuntu LTS and Debian's release) the …
answered Jun 22 '12 by bahamat
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Speaking as a long time Debian user I say take the plunge. You're familiar with Ubuntu, so there will be a lot you're already comfortable with. Don't expect to get 100% feature parity on day one … though. Some specific answers: ubuntu-restricted-extras looks like it's basically Flash and gstreamer plugins. For flash, just install flashplugin-nonfree or get it right from Adobe and plop it into …
answered Sep 15 '11 by bahamat
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like it might be a working kernel and adds it. And yes, this is an oversimplified description. That extra "horrible stuff" in the Ubuntu documentation is extra stuff to create a deb package. When …
answered Sep 16 '11 by bahamat
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Here's how to get everything except what you've manually configured: dpkg --get-selections > packages.txt debconf-get-selections > debconf.txt Edit these files as necessary for anything that's arch …
answered Feb 14 '11 by bahamat
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You're on a wifi hotspot and you haven't "agreed to the terms"?
answered Jan 11 '11 by bahamat
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You can check the CPU flags directly to see if it's 64-bit. $ awk 'BEGIN {RS=" "} /^[pl]m$/' < /proc/cpuinfo lm lm lm stands for long mode and indicates 64-bit. pm stands for protected mode and in …
answered Sep 13 '12 by bahamat
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you're mixing repositories between Ubuntu and something else, or you're mixing repositories for major release versions. Do you have some Debian, Mint or PPA sources? …
answered Feb 5 '13 by bahamat

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