Debian-Lenny is the codename for Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0.

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How can I download django-1.2 and use it across multiple sites when the system default is 1.1?

I'm on Debian Lenny and the latest backports django is 1.1.1 final. I don't want to use sid so I probably have to download django. I have my sites located at: /www/ and I plan on using mod_wsgi with ...
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Log Problem and bash script

I have 11 Debian servers running on rackspace cloud hosting. All running VHCS2 for hosting management. 1 server is used for application and 10 are used for only smtp. My question is regarding smtp ...
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OpenLDAP with StartTLS broken on Debian Lenny

I'm trying to get OpenLDAP on Lenny to work with StartTLS. I have a Fedora 13 machine which I'm using as a client for testing. So far the Fedora client is ignoring the 'host' directive in ...
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Munin “Disk usage” is too high?

I've recently installed munin on my VMware client server and saw that the Disk usage shows about 80-90%. Everything else (cpu load, ram, etc.) seems to be running fine. I have only two virtual hosts ...
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Can't get PostgreSQL to run in Debian Lenny

I'm trying to install PostgreSQL 8.3 on Debian Lenny (kernel 2.6.26-2-686) using the package manager: sudo apt-get install postgresql-8.3 postgresql-client-8.3 postgresql-contrib-8.3 ...
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Can a faulty DNS record prevent networking?

My server's network interfaces are not available anymore since yesterday evening. I didn't change anything, but I added a new DNS-record shortly before. Unfortunately, the web interface I used to add ...
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Debian: create a new user without home directory

How do I create a new user in Debian without home directory?
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Is there a “standard” way to make daemon in Debian?

I need to create a daemon from the application in Debian. Is there any standard tool for this in Debian like "upstart" in Ubuntu? I need only start-stop commands, to start a program as a daemon with ...
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Apt-Get “sources.list needs at least 1 source-URI” error when building dependecies for Xen

What i'm trying to do is install Xen in a test environment, now I am trying to run the: apt-get build-dep xen-3.3 command, but it keep throwing a error which literally translated from dutch ...
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Nagios3 gives a warning on HTTP service monitoring

Already set up my local net configuration to be monitored by Nagios3. I found a problem that Nagios3 reports a warning in the HTTP monitoring service of a Debian server set at ip 192.168.1.52, that ...
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Rebuilding /etc/rc?.d/ links

A regular filesystem check on a Debian Lenny system triggered an fsck, and that nuked a handful of links in the /etc/rc?.d hierarchy (unfortunately I didn't keep a list). The system seems to boot and ...
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Capturing XEN Dom0 logs on Debian lenny?

I have a Dell server with Xen 3.2 (from Debian Lenny) running a Debian Lenny dom0. Since I am facing unexpected reboot without any clue in the debian logs, I would like to capture the Xen dom0 logs. ...
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550 Forged HELO with postfix on debian lenny

I'm running postfix on a debian lenny system. sending mail in general works without any problems. however some recipent mail systems return an error and I can't get a clue what is causing the problem. ...
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Can't set up Usermin correctly to allow users to login outside of local network, what am I missing?

I'm fairly new at creating a server, but the biggest problem I am currently having at the moment is getting Usermin set up to be accessible from outside the LAN. I talked to other people that use it ...
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Install Previous Version of PHP Package from Debian Testing Using Apt

Is there a way to install an older Debian testing repository version of a package using apt-get? Specifically, I am looking to install the latest version of PHP 5.2.x on Debian Lenny. The last time ...
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Error with Apache2 on Debian Lenny: “Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName”

I installed apache2 in Debian Lenny but when I give the command sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload it gives me a statement saying "Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, ...
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Installing Mercurial 1.5.1 on Debian Lenny

What's the easiest way to install Mercurial 1.5.1 on Debian Lenny? Can I safely install the package from the sid repository using apt-get, or should I compile it from the sources?
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Install system-wide PEAR on Debian Lenny

I've installed PEAR on Debian Lenny using apt-get install php-pear, it was installed in /usr/share/php When I try to install anything using pear install <package> the PEAR folder is created ...
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Upgrade from Etch to Lenny, server no longer reboots

I just upgraded my (remote) webserver to Lenny from Etch. and no real issue occurs except that I cannot reboot that server. (I can only start in a rescue mode) I recall that a MBR change performed and ...
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Debian Lenny syslog kernel messages

I've recently got a hard drive swap on my colo'd box. I reinstalled Debian Lenny on the new drive and setup everything. Recently I've been getting these messages from the kernel (viewed on the ...
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Upgrading Subversion 1.5 to 1.6 on Debian 5

I would like to upgrade Subversion 1.5.1dfsg1-4 (from lenny) to 1.6.4dfsg-1~bpo50+1 (from lenny-backports) on my Debian 5 machine. Which steps do I need to take? Do I need to backup my repository, or ...
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Where Debian Lenny stores initial ifconfig values?

With upgrade of VMWare Player I suddenly found my Debian Lenny VM not getting IP address. Some DHCP issue maybe, I don't know. So I have to set it manually every boot in Player window, via: ifconfig ...
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How to make an ISO copy of Linux-filesystem and user files of VPS Debian based?

I have a Debian-Based VPS on some hosting. I want to migrate from it and i need to make a full copy of all Linux-filesystem (and installed packages) + all home directory with website files. And then ...
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debian: supress find warnings

I need to get rid off "access denied" messages which fills my find output. I've read man find (maybe not too carefully, hit me) and cannot find anything like -s/--silent or -q/--quiet command line ...
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Debian VIA driver problem

my system is motherboard - k8v-vm ultra vga compatible controller - k8m890ce/k8n890ce[chrome 9] via technologies downloaded via driver for the debian lenny system from ...
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Xorg server won't start after fresh install of Debian 5.04, screen goes blank (Intel Atom D510(Pinetrail) on Intel D510MO)

I have installed Debian 5.04 Lenny on my new Intel D510MO motheboard. I fixed some issues with incorrect drive mapping (for some reason during installation my hdd was on sdb, after a restart it is ...
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Whats the cleanest way to get mod_xsendfile installed on debian lenny

I would like to get mod xsendfile installed on my debian lenny server but I can not seem to find a deb anywhere not even on backports When installing from source : http://tn123.ath.cx/mod_xsendfile/ ...
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Running Debian Lenny installer in Xen DomU

I've successfully managed to boot Debian installer (supplied the installation disc's initrd.gz); however, it is unable to mount the CD image itself, although I have enabled it in the DomU ...
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Need to install openjdk-6-jre-headless, but the Debian package won't install. What should I do?

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have Debian Lenny and am trying to install openjdk-6-jre-headless Also, I do have plenty of RAM available, but the installation keeps on failing. sudo apt-get ...
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sendmail user unknown - debian lenny

My php's mail() function just stopped working a short while ago. It's started returning FALSE. I am not much of a sysadmin so please forgive my ignorance. I set my php.ini send_path option to: ...
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How do I install Python 2.6 on Debian 5.0 (lenny) using apt-get?

After some digging and experimentation, I figured out how to install Python 2.6 on Debian 5.0 using apt-get. So I thought it best to post on SF as a question and answer. I know this can be manually ...
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SpamAssassin 2010 Bug still active on my mailserver despite the offending rule being fixed - where to look to fix?

The SpamAssassin 2010 bug was supposed to be fixed not long after the bug became widely known, and indeed the offending rule in my /usr/share/spamassassin/72_active.cf has been updated. However, ...
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Experience with dovecot mail server/roundcube web mail client [closed]

I'm currently building a web server with a mail server: Debian Lenny Apache 2.2 PHP 5.3 Dovecot Postfix I am unsure of which mail client to use. I have my eye on roundcube since it looks cooler ...
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Crap I nuked /usr/build/libtool [on lenny]

If you take a look at this irc log, and grep for "crap I nuked /usr/build/libtool", you'll find that someone has done exactly what I have done, trying to do exactly what I was trying to do. The ...
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downgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.2 on lenny

Unfortunately I did upgrade PHP to version 5.3, but it end up breaking up some web apps, now I'm trying to go back to 5.2. I removed both sources php53.dotdeb.org from /etc/apt/sources.list and I did ...
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Best practices for users/groups in Debian servers

On my server/vps after I initially get the credentials I: adduser meder visudo in visudo, at the far bottom: meder ALL=(ALL) ALL And from then on I use meder, along with the sudo command. Is ...
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debian lenny box, how can I check for apache and mysql installs?

debian lenny box, how can I check for apache and mysql installs?
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Debian Apache2 and SSL

I recently took over a server that is using Apache2 with SSL. I have setup a new server to which I am migrating all of the old websites so that we can more easily scale (it's a cloud server) and so ...
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Most important things you should do after your VPS server has been “built”?

I'm trying to write a guide with some essentials that one should do after his/her server has finished "building", important things like setting up a secondary user that's non-root, locales, perhaps ...
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Proper way to configure locales on a vps?

I noticed on some VPS's, locales is not installed by default so dpkg-reconfigure locales will only throw an error saying that locales is not installed. I want to do apt-get install locales, I've done ...
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Debian Server - stable + backports or sid?

I have Debian Lenny, since it's stable most of the packages are rather outdated, example being SQLAlchemy 0.4, whereas the current version is 0.5.x. I'm wondering if I should go with setting up ...
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Restricting user on debian lenny

During the installation phase there is an extra user account created other than root. Since I use SU to stop brute force attacks through SSH I have chosen this user to do SSH. But apparently that ...
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can't change date on debian stable (virtualbox)

At first i tried to change date to good one via gnome via 'Time and Date Settings' but when i clicked on calendar i couldn't change date. So i tried via console... date +%T -s "02:36:00" worked fine ...
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Repository bugzilla package changed to bugzilla3 in Lenny; upgradable?

This question was asked in debianhelp.org almost half a year ago, but never got an answer. I wasn't the one who posted it, however I was today facing exactly the same question. Not sure if copying it ...
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how to upgrade already installed apache2 on debian (lenny)

I have an debian lenny box up and running with apache2 2.11.6 (this was testing stream some month agotesting some) Now on testing stream is 2.12.1 I want to upgrade my apache2, but not the other ...
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Can netatalk be configured to adhere to ACL's?

Is is possible, and if so how, to configure Netatalk to respect ACL's? I'm running Debian Lenny, with the ACL packaged installed. ACL's work great using SSH, which is why I started using it. But, if ...
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Xen 3.2 on Lenny network bridge broken

I've upgraded recently a server of mine that was running Debian Etch as Xen Dom0 to Lenny. Now the Ubuntu DomU machine running on it has lost all network connectivity except with the Dom0. I use ...
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OpenLDAP with ldaps support on Debian Lenny

somehow I am unable to configure slapd to enable ldaps support on Debian Lenny. It looks like OpenLDAP is compiled with GnuTLS instead of OpenSSL which could be part of the problem. I've added the ...
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Disable a service from starting at all runlevels?

I have a service foo which currently starts at runlevel 3 and above. How can I stop it from doing so, without using update-rc.d foo stop 3 ., which (if I understand it correctly) would turn off the ...
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Help! Wordpress posts returning 404 (Debian + Apache)

Index loads. Search works and loads posts (meaning the DB is fine). I just transferred to a new server. HELP!