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Source of passwd error messages

The first error message is from the PAM library, see e.g. https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam/blob/master/libpam/pam_strerror.c const char *pam_strerror(pam_handle_t *pamh UNUSED, int errnum) { ...
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Source of passwd error messages

Firstly, I hope you're doing that for educational experience, and not because you think it will improve security or something (it would make it much worse!) That being said, few pointers to handling ...
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Installing font packages

Those aren’t font packages, they’re development packages shipping pkg-config configuration files (kbproto.pc etc.), among other things. On Ubuntu you need to install x11proto-dev: sudo apt install ...
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dpkg: Remove msodbcsql17

I think i had the same issue. In my case the problem was that the post-removal script of the package msodbcsql17 located at /var/lib/dpkg/info/msodbcsql17.postrm is calling odbcinst - which was not ...
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Help with (corrupted?) flash drive

You need to create (at least) one partition on the disk before formatting it. fdisk /dev/sdb and then type: n (create a new partition) p (set as primary partition) [Enter], [Enter] (define start and ...
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What causes Launchpad to sometimes build binaries for only amd64 and sometimes build them for both amd64 and i386?

Canonical dropped full support for i386 in Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan), which is why your 20.04 build didn’t include i386. Ubuntu only includes a small selection of i386 packages now, to provide support for ...
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