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debian: how to install startup files using equivs-build?

I'm using equivs-build to package up some internal apps for distribution to our subsidiaries. Many require an equivalent script in /etc/init.d to kick off the app at boot. Questions: When I try to ...
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How can I fix broken apt/perl libraries?

I've got a Raspberry Pi set up as a web server, everything all working well until 5 mins ago, and I seem to have messed up man-db, apt or some perl library. apt-get doesn't seem to be updating and ...
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bitcoind failed to install on ubuntu 12.04

i was previously using ubuntu 10.04 and i tried to install bitcoind. this failed and i upgraded to ubuntu 12.04. when i run bitcoind it still doesn't work: $ bitcoind ************************ ...
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Why does apt-get dist-upgrade change /usr/bin/ruby to /etc/alternatives/ruby?

When I run an apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, the location of /usr/bin/ruby changes from /usr/local/bin/ruby to /etc/alternatives/ruby. This ends up breaking several cron jobs until I remember ...
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Removing libsqlite3-0 deletes Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 13.04 in a Virtualbox, and getting SQLite header and source version mismatch In fact, for completeness, it's part of a wider problem with SVN, where svn update responds with ...
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apt over SSH hangs on my Raspberry Pi

I have a very strange phenomenon on my R-Pi. If I run either apt or aptitude via a remote SSH shell, the processor jumps to 100% (top shows it's apt). If I connect my keyboard and run it on an ...
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Debian/Ubuntu apt or pbuilder without root privileges?

I want to use apt or pbuilder to build a package in user's home directory. The home directory has enough space to hold the package's source, its dependencies and binary output. But the apt and ...
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How to use Latest Python 2.7.x “The Right Way” on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My project needs to stay current on Python releases, but 12.04LTS is currently stuck on 2.7.3, even though 2.7.5 is out now. Is there a way I can stay more current without manually compiling? We're ...
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How do I list all packages from unstable / experimental?

I'm running a Debian testing system with some packages installed from unstable or experimental, using apt pinning. How can I list all packages that come from unstable or experimental? I'd like to use ...
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Install postgresql 9.3 on ubuntu 12.04

I am attempting to install PG 9.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 ---- Begin output of apt-get -q -y install postgresql-client-9.3=9.3~beta1-1.pgdg12.4+2 ---- STDOUT: Reading package lists... Building dependency ...
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How to find out which distribution package provides a given library

I am looking for a way to find for a given LDFLAG, like -lcryptopp, the distribution package that provides me with that that library, like libcrypto++-dev on Debian/Ubuntu. So far, I have looked up ...
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Reinstalling Mysql On Ubuntu 10.10(Stuck with bad repositories) [duplicate]

I recently configured NDB-cluster with MySQL and MySQL just crashed ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) tried re-installing ...
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Linux file cleanup - lib files

Is it possible to get a list of "orphaned" lib packages from apt-get? That is, libs that, for some reason remained after the package(s) that required them were uninstalled. I realize that, in general ...
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Apt / Deb Support in Fedora

I want to have some apt / debian support in Fedora 18. I know how to use yum, and I like it. But not all packages / repositories are available for it. So, I wanna install apt (apt-get) to my Fedora. ...
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How can I skip the root password prompt when installing mysql-server?

I am writing a bash script that involves installing the mysql-server package on Ubuntu. The package interactively asks the user for the root MySQL password desired, however this is not good for me as ...
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Issue with plesk installation in Ubuntu - apt packages error

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Plesk 11 Hi all, I have a problem during installation of plesk when plesk wants to install more packages from apt. 385 packages need to be installed. 49 packages need to be ...
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Debian - package is installed already but apt says “depends: x but it is not going to be installed”

I don't have a lot of experience with debian. I am troubleshooting a friend's debian squeeze setup who probably pasted both squeeze and wheezy sources in his sources.list. Since then I have corrected ...
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Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script?

I am manually installing a .deb file (which I don't maintain) onto my Ubuntu system. The package has a post-installation script which erroneously fails, and therefore the package is considered ...
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updating to PHP 5.3 on Debian 5.0 (lenny)

I need to update PHP on a rackspace server, currently the server use PHP 2.6, i followed these instructions, i added to lines to /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all ...
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How to revert to older version of libc6 in Ubuntu?

I installed valgrind which replaced libc6 on my Ubuntu 12.04 system with a sligthly different version, which broke an application on my system. Can I somehow revert to the Ubuntu 5.1 version? If so, ...
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Mirror apt repository that uses .bz2 files

I'm currently trying to set up a mirror for several apt-repositories that use Packages.bz2 files instead of regular gzip. Unfortunately, apt-mirror on Ubuntu always tries to fetch Packages.gz files ...
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Ubuntu - not able to fix broken package

I'm trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 12, x64. but it is not working. When I try to fix the broken packages I'm getting the following errors: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Why would apt install an i386 dependency for an amd64 package?

I have a Compaq laptop with an Intel T2370 CPU, which is 64-bit. Most of my applications are installed from the amd64 packages. I installed WINE1.4 yesterday using Software Manager in Linux Mint 13 ...
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W: Failed to fetch 403 Forbidden error when running the command apt-get update

I was handed a laptop from a user who had been travelling in the Oceania region and attempted to run the command apt-get update however was returned the message W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt pinning when two packages have very similar version numbers

I have a precise installation, but I am also getting packages from quantal and raring. My problem is with the linux-image-* packages. I want to run the 3.5 kernel, and to keep track of the latest ...
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Can I safely apt get remove a kernel that I apt-get-install'ed?

I installed a pae kernel on my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit box in order to try it (I thought I would add RAM to my computer which I finaly didn't). It automatically added an entry to grub's boot menu with ...
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Ignore packages that are not currently installed when using “apt-get remove”

I have a scenario where I'd like to remove a set of packages that may or may not be installed, and I'd like apt-get to remove those that are and silently ignore those that aren't. Something like: ...
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Linux force scripted add-apt-repository

I have a script that adds a repository with add-apt-repository <repo-info> Is there a way to not prompt the user (such as with a -y flag, though that doesn't seem to work on Ubuntu 10.10)
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Automatic update of debian

I have a parc of identical debian wheezy machines. They are competely identical hardware & software except the IP address and some VPN keys. I want to update these machines completely ...
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How to download and install specific version of sun-java6-jdk on ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04 (via VM) I downloaded and installed java: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner" ...
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how to prevent local user from rebooting/shutting down when i'm ssh'd in?

I am currently remotely upgrading a friend's computer with aptitude through SSH. I have bad memories of unstable systems when they are rebooted/shut down during an upgrade process, so I'd like to ...
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Dependencies problems installing openjdk on Ubuntu

I try to install openjdk-7-jre: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre But I have dependencies problems: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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APT unable to locate sun-java5-jdk

I have following Ubuntu: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS With following apt installed: apt 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.2 for i386 compiled on Jun 15 2012 14:41:15 This is content of sources.list: deb ...
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What mean “precise” in apt sources.list entry

I really tried to find in internet the answer but only thing that I found is that it determine architecture... But it not seems logical. So what "precise" mean in follow line? deb ...
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Want to install FlightGear but 'libapr1' dependency cannot be satisfied

When I want to install the flightgear:amd64 package, it requests to install the simgear2.8.0:amd64 package onto my Linux Mint 13 KDE 64-bit system. But I cannot install simgear2.8.0:amd64 because I ...
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Is it possible to determine how a package was installed on debian?

Is there a way to find out how a package was installed on Debian? I.e. see if it was manually installed or which package pulled it as a dependency. This information should be available somewhere ...
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How can I create an alias for apt-get?

I remember that on one Debian system, I used apt install package to install a package. It asked for a password afterwards and was more convenient than sudo apt-get install. Now I am not sure how I ...
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How to install a package without marking it as manually installed?

How can I install a debian package but make apt consider it automatically installed? I.e. if I later run apt-get autoremove, this package would be uninstalled.
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downgrading packages in debian

I have Debian stable disribution installed on my computer. Once I installed some packages from testing but now it causes some troubles so I would like to downgrade them. I've tried next commands: ...
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Searching for packages that are (not) from a certain repository URL

I basically want to do the same thing, as asked for here, which is searching for packages that a re not from a certain repository. Just like this: aptitude search "?installed?not(?origin(Debian))" ...
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Apt error during Ubuntu Server (Hardy) install

I'm installing Ubuntu server 8.04 (hardy) on a machine. Te installation process goes well until the part of package installation. The machine is behind a proxy. I configure the proxy correctly and ...
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What is the difference between apt-get install php-apc & pecl install apc?

Wanted to setup APC php cache to a fresh 12.04 precise ubuntu box. Do apt-get install php-apctotally replace apt-get -y install libpcre3-dev; sudo pecl install apc? If not what are the differences?
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apt-mirror for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I want to backup a full mirror of old-releases Ubuntu because I need Karmic packages for my software. I'm also afraid that old-releases.ubuntu will be deleted. Is there any possibility to get a full ...
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How to reduce 3rd party repository priority in apt

I'm using Debian Testing together with the Deb Multimedia (previously Debian Multimedia) repository for testing. I want to reduce the priority of the deb-multimedia packages so it only installs ...
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How to use apt-cache server in ubuntu 12.04?

I have tried this Apt-cache server on ubuntu 10.10, and it worked. But, now i'm using ubuntu 12.04 and all tutorial inside that page not working for me : Ign http://136.198.117.4 precise/main ...
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How do you get rid of the quote of the day / fortune messeges each time you open a new console?

I have an ubuntu computer. Each time I open the console there is some animal in ascii art and a quote. How can I uninstall this and get a normal command line? All accounts have this, so it is ...
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Test if a package is installed in APT

I want a shell script method to test/report if a package is installed. I don't need details, only boolean return to set logic flow. I looked at Find if a package is installed, but dpkg returns complex ...
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Debian: I want to install “libasound2” and “libasound2-plugins” from “wheezy” while being on “squeeze”

UPDATE: I am putting a bounty on this question, in modified form: How can I make APT Pinning run as expected? Or where must I read more (save from the official Wiki and errata/additions in it) so ...
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how to copy a linux mint apt mirror

I have a linux mint install that will be placed on a private network without internet access. Is it possible to download an Apt mirror for Mint and place in on a server in the private network so that ...
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How can I complete remove gnome and all of its subprograms?

I have Kubuntu 12.04. And I had installed gnome with sudo apt-get install gnome. How can I complete remove this? Looks like just put a sudo apt-get purge gnome will not solve the case. Because will ...