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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why debian library packages have numbers in their name? [closed]

I was installing some dependency libraries using apt and I was just wondering why some debian library packages have number in their names. For example: libleveldb1 (while development package is ...
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Getting the URL to a debian .deb package

I'm trying to setup an IronWorker with PHP, and need to add the Imagick PECL extension or debian package's URL to the IronWorker .worker configuration. I've located the package for Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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How to get the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package?

It's possible to view the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package, using the package management tools like apt, aptitude or dpkg? I need to list the packages provided by a package, the list is ...
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How can I install packages without starting their associated services?

As you're probably aware, by default when you install a package on a Debian or Ubuntu based system, if the package contains a service, that service will generally be enabled and started automatically ...
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Which apt options for a safe automatic update

Related to my previous question, what apt options should one use when upgrading a package so that: if other packages would be removed as a result of the upgrade, apt will stop without touching ...
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Puppet removes packages while installing “lsscsi”

We wanted to install the "lsscsi" package on all our Linux Servers and build a manifest for it: # pack_lsscsi.pp class common::pack_lsscsi { case $operatingsystem { RedHat, ...
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Robustness of installing from deb on RHEL

How robust is the method of converting .deb packages to RPM using alien and then installing on RHEL/CentOS with yum? What are best practices to manage the process? I have used Debian for several ...
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Using snapshots with reprepro to enable rollbacks

I'm using reprepro to maintain a Private Package Archive of internal packages. There is no straightforward way to keep multiple version of a package available using reprepro (see here), but it does ...
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Search for installed unavailable packages (backports and 3rd party)

I would like to remove any packages that I installed from third party repositories. I recently installed some backports from PPA repositories, and I suspect one of them broke my Ubuntu 12.04 server ...
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Get ./configure line from Debian Package

I want to build the source of a package on myself (new version, some additions) but I want to use the ./configure options from the original package as a starting point. I can't find anything in the ...
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How can I manage kernel modules built from source in Debian?

I am installing Debian squeeze on a brand-new Mac Mini, and the Broadcom NIC in it only works with the latest tg3 module from Broadcom. I can build this module easily enough, but performing a manual ...
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Backporting tomcat7 for Debian squeeze

I am creating .deb installation packages for our software, which has a dependency on tomcat7. Unfortunately, this package is not present in Debian squeeze, which ships only with the package tomcat6. ...
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Why mktemp not found?

I am trying to install debian 6. In the embedded ash and BusyBox environment (from debian installer) there is only udpkg, so no apt. I want to install apt, but it gets an error: apt postinstall ...
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Install package from debian stable unavailable in testing/unstable repositories

I'm currently running Debian testing and would like to install a package only available in the stable repositories. (I'm surprised I haven't come across this issue before) I could download the .deb ...
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2answers
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How to install package version that was removed from backports?

There is only one version of the libreoffice package in Debian Squeeze Backports: apt-cache madison libreoffice libreoffice | 1:3.5.4-7~bpo60+1 | http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ ...
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Package pinning in Debian lenny

I need your advice as I don't know if I hit a bug, or I am misunderstanding something. On a Debian Lenny, I am trying to prevent the installation of two particular packages, when they are requested ...
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How to install two packages that write the same file

Sirs, a conundrum. I have two packages that each create /usr/bin/ffprobe. One of them is ffmpeg from the Deb Multimedia repository, while the other is ffmbc 0.7-rc5 built from source. The hand-rolled ...
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1answer
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Stopping dpkg from removing symlink on package upgrade

I have a debian package that installs a file to /usr/local/java/jre/lib/ext, where /usr/local/java is a symlink to where the jvm is actually installed, in this case /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun. The new ...
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Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead

Is it feasible to create a single "master" OpenVZ guest who would only be used for package management, and use something like mount --bind on several other OpenVZ guests sort of trick them into using ...
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How to install Debian packages from list

How do you install Debian/Ubuntu packages from a file containing a list of package names? I have a file packages.txt like: apache2 install libapache2-mod-wsgi ...
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Debian package performance on XFS, btrfs, ext3, ext4

I did 4 clean installations of debian 6 and measured time of installing some average virtual package. FS options are default. time apt-get install build-essential I got very strange results ...
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Is there a way to build rpm's and deb's on the same system

I have a large Java enterprise application that is required to output rpm and deb packages. Currently this means that we build the application on two different boxes, one with CentOS and the other ...
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How to pre-fetch Debian packages on local network?

Let's say I have at home 3 computers running Debian testing. They mostly have the same configuration and most of the packages installed are identical. Every time I update/upgrade the Debian packages, ...
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1answer
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How can I privately distribute an Ubuntu (Debian) package that overrides any official release?

I occasionally need to make minor source modifications to standard Ubuntu packages for use on a collection of servers that I manage. I would like to publish these on a PPA (such as launchpad.net) so ...
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Will removing a debian package remove the data?

I cannot find definite information about how a debian package should behave whilst being removed. Should it remove the data? E.g. for mysql I read data is kept which sounds logical to me (using purge ...
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Add dpkg .symbols or.shlibs to package made using checkinstall

I have created a simple package using checkinstall of the Oracle Instantclient client libraries, the package installs without problem and is seen in the system. Problem is, that checkinstall doesn't ...
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Dedicated Debian Package Server

We've got a series of debs for different projects and different environments to install them in: dev, build/test qa (less formal), qa (formal), and production. I would really like to create a system ...
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Compute a list of difference between packages installed on two hosts

I just add some problems with my Debian virtual servers and I add to reinstall all of them from scratch. However, I still had access to the old version and I could retrieve the list of installed ...
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Debian: How to use “apt-get install” without upgrading dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get apt-get to ignore some dependencies? I need to install some packages. The package A has the package B as a dependency and requires to be (>2.0). I have ...
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1answer
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Debian aptitude: determine which repository a package is coming from? [closed]

In Aptitude, how can I tell where a package is coming from? I've set up my apt sources.list and preferences files for pinning, but I just want to make sure I'm not unknowingly upgrading to packages ...
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What is the most easiest way to create a virtual package in debian?

1.) What is the most easiest way to create a "virtual package" in debian? My problem: I have compiled/installed mysql from source and now need to tell other packages that mysql is already installed ...
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How to use dpkg-divert to temporarily remove/replace symlink when package is installed?

The default nginx package creates a symlink named default in the sites-enabled dir, which points to a default config file in sites-available. I'm currently creating a package for an app that sits on ...
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3answers
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Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?

I want to know when we last ran the package upgrades/updates on our Debian server.
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package won't install correctly using apt-get

Hey there, I'm currently having problems installing proftpd correctly. At some point the pakage was already installed but when I try to install don't get a selection screen to preconfigure the server ...
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Moving away from Dreamhost's Debian archive to Debian proper

This is currently the sources.list file with a hosted Dreamhost account running Debian # Generated by ndn-autoupdate deb http://debian.di.newdream.net/ lenny ndn deb http://debian.newdream.net/ ...
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debian package manager.. php version: 5.3.3-7

I installed apache2 and php with apt-get. But if i check which version did it install on packet manager it's 5.3.3-7 Can you tell me what 3-7 mean? Last version of php is 5.3.5. Thanks
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Modifying deb pacakges, to alter dependencies, recursively - source required?

I need to alter a bunch of in-house developed .debs, mainly to remove some dependencies that are common to all those packages. So, my question is do I need to take the source for all of them, and ...
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Debian packaging, updates to a database

I've a planned consecutive updates on a debian package I have for internal use on several servers. Now, the updates have to happen one after each other at different times and some of the servers ...
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Alter an existing logrotate file on package install

I have created a debian package that sets up awstats and the required scripts for a couple of hostnames in a server I have. My problem is with logrotate, I already update the stats with a cron job I ...
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How do I check the origin and archive of a package?

I'm trying to figure out why a package was not upgraded unattended, and I have turned my eyes to the Allowed-Origins configuration. However, I do not know how to check the origin and archive of ...
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How to update a package using puppet and a .deb file

I am trying to figure out the proper way to update/upgrade a deb package using puppet from a local source deb file. My current config looks like this... class adobe-air-2-0-4 { file { ...
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1answer
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How to force a re-install from deb repository after local package screw-up?

I mistakenly screwed up my tex-live installation on lenny, by trying to locally install some squeeze packages. I've got a list of packages that are in state 'pU', and I'd like to replace them all by ...
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how to remove a package which post-installation and pre-removal script fails?

I have an issue with the package openqrm. How do I remove it? Thanks. root@wl183004:/# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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I broke aptitude

I tried ro remove some unused packages in debian with aptitude. Apparently I left some conflicting packages and now aptitude refuses to run (same as apt-get) I get this error apt-get: symbol lookup ...
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How do I see the changelog for a debian/ubuntu deb package?

I'm running Ubuntu and I have a deb file installed. I've made deb packages before, so I know there is a debian changelog (debchange). Is there anyway to see the debian changelog for any package that I ...
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What is the best package repository for Debian?

I have a question regarding packages repository in Debian (Lenny). A new server at rackspace cloud service comes with nothing (plain system) so i had to upgrade system and install all necessary ...
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Given a debian source package - How do I install the build-deps?

I have a debian (well technically ubuntu) source package, i.e. the .dsc, the .tar.gz, etc., I want to build this. The dpkg-buildpackage fails, since I don't have all the build dependencies. Normally ...
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Ubuntu, is adding the debian repository to my apt source.list dangerous?

I'm trying to install a package from a debian repository. Trying to install manually with dpkg errors because of missing or incomplete dependencies. This got me wondering, is it a mistake to just add ...
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What does apt's “failed in buffer_write(fd)” error message mean?

I have a server and am trying to do an apt-get upgrade, and get the following error message. What does it mean? E: ...