[tag:debian] is a popular Linux distribution. The codename Wheezy stands for version 7.0 which is the current `stable` release. It was released on 2013-05-04.

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No more logging after upgrade to Debian Wheezy

Syslog, auth.log, kern.log and messages log files are not updated anymore after upgrading to Debian Wheezy (Debian Squeeze was previously running). How could I fix it?
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apache2ctl: 87: ulimit: error setting limit (Operation not permitted)

The server is running fine -- or at least it seems to -- but there's always the following error: apache2/usr/sbin/apache2ctl: 87: ulimit: error setting limit (Operation not permitted) It happens ...
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How to upgrade PHP 5.4 to PHP 5.6 on Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)

I've added these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy-php56 all deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy-php56 all But still sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get ...
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Fail2ban jail.local vs jail.conf

Does jail.local file act as an override to jail.conf or as a replacement to jail.conf? When I was learning about Fail2Ban from tutorials, most of them usually say either to copy jail.conf to ...
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Adding CPUs puts MySQL 5.5 (Debian) performance down

I am about to setup a database server (MySQL) in OpenVZ container and I've been wondering how many CPUs I should assign to it. I decided to benchmark it. I compared two OS/MySQL distributions and ...
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Debian - “WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!”

When i try to install or update any packages I get: Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security. You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that this is what you ...
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Why is ZFS not doing anything with my disk's duff sector?

I was under the impression that if an I/O error occurs during a read from a ZFS pool, two things will happen: The failure will be recorded in either the READ or CKSUM statistic of the relevant ...
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Can't upgrade libc6 on Debian Wheezy

I tried to upgrade few packages and then it's failed on libc upgrade. And now it's impossible to upgrade anything at all. here's things I've done: # apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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How to setup Gitlab-omnibus with non-bundled web-server?

Install I installed the gitlab package through the omnibus package on debian 7 (version7.8.1-omnibus-1_amd64.deb) ; change the settings as describe in Using a non-bundled web-server run the ...
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rsyslog - configuration help - logrotate and compression

I am a newbie to Linux and rsyslog. I have used the logfiles for many years, but I have never had to set one up. At this point I have some Proof of Concept devices pointing to my Debain Linux server. ...
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How to fix locales on Debian Wheezy after broken update from jessie repository

I tried to install nodejs and npm packages on my VDS with Debian Wheezy. But not to compile source and by the laziness, I found instruction in the Internet to include jessie sources and install from ...
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What is status_of_proc, and how do I call it?

In the init script of nginx in Debian 7 (Wheezy) I read the following exerpt: status) status_of_proc -p /var/run/$NAME.pid "$DAEMON" nginx && exit 0 || exit $? ;; ...
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Adding a whole IPv6 /64 block to an network interface on debian

I tried adding a whole IPv6 (/64) block to an interface using ip route add local 2001:41d0:2:ad64::/64 dev lo like described here on my Debian server, but I seem to be missing something. If I ping ...
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High I/O latency with software RAID, LUKS encrypted and LVM partitioned KVM setup

I found out a performance problems with a Mumble server, which I described in a previous question are caused by an I/O latency problem of unknown origin. As I have no idea what is causing this and how ...
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Up to date ClamAV on Debian Wheezy (ClamAV installation is OUTDATED log message)

I've installed ClamAV on Debian Wheezy from the offical repositories, using apt. System is up to date and I don't get any updates via apt-get upgrade, but still I get this message in the logs: Your ...
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500 OOPS: SSL: cannot load RSA private key vsftpd

I'm configuring vsfptd on debian 7.3, I'm trying to use ssl. I generate the certficates using this command: openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 1925 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout ...
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Upgrade issue from Debian Server Squeeze 6 to Wheezy 7 - still on kernel 2.6

I upgraded from Debian Squeeze 6 to Wheezy 7 but it seems i am using the old kernel. # uname -r 2.6.32-042stab072.10 But i have the newer kernel installed # dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Google Chrome says my SSL uses outdated security settings but other site tests disagree [closed]

I installed StartSSL on my web server which is running Linux Apache on CentOS 6.5. shaaaaaaaaaaaaa.com said Nice. example.com has a verifiable certificate chain signed with SHA-2. However ...
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Debian: how can I know if reboot is required after update?

I have 4 servers with Debian Wheezy OS. I have Apticron installed that informs me about updates. Debian updates are realized so often that when I finish to update the last of 4 servers I get new email ...
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tomcat8 from wheezy-backports fails with configtest.sh

I have installed tomcat8 package from wheezy-backports. I use the default / unmodified installation with the following expections: I use Oracle Java 8 JDK in /etc/default/tomcat8 is added: ...
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Install Debian Backports kernel automatically

I've got the following pinnings set: Package: linux-image-amd64 Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 1001 Package: * Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 499 I get the following ...
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Setting up Debian 7 static IP address range

I have a Debian 7 server and a usable IP address range from xx.xx.xx.90 to 93. While working on setting up the usable addresses via /etc/network/interfaces I have the following: # This file describes ...
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OpenSSL issues in Debian Wheezy

I don't know what is exactly going on but I noticed that curl couldn't get secure pages without adding extra switches. ~# curl -v https://api.dreamhost.com * About to connect() to api.dreamhost.com ...
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How to enable IPv6 glue records (AAAA) in PowerDNS

I'm running a PowerDNS 3.1 on a Debian Wheezy Beta 4 system. The zone data is accessed through a PostgreSQL database, the server answers to both IPv4 and IPv6 queries. If the DNS-Server knows the A ...
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Restrict SMB user from changing password

On a server running Debian Wheezy and Samba ver 3 with a tdb backend, how do I restrict a single user from changing the password? This account is one of 2 generic accounts, one for students and one ...
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ip6tables port redirect with TPROXY on IPv6 only

Our server is IPv6 only connected and an applications listen to port 8080 at private network, but we need port 80 at public Internet. On purpose of testing, when opening the firewall for port 8080, ...
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After reboot debian box ignore sysctl.conf values

Where is right place for sysctl redefined values? I have: > uname -a Linux note 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 10 05:01:58 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux > cat /etc/debian_version wheezy/sid ...
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Debian Wheezy and SUID Perl

I just upgraded a Debian Lenny box to Wheezy, and found that suidperl is gone. Googling reveals that the upstream maintainers removed it; I need suidperl to run our mail installation, Open Webmail. ...
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How do I run a Debian init.d script manually, not at boot?

How do I stop an init.d server from running on boot, but still allow running it manually?
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debian wheezy, heartbleed, openssl refuses to update

I am having a strange problem, my system is exposed to heartbleed, and I am trying to fix it by using: apt-get clean, apt-get update and apt-get upgrade openssl but the response is: Reading ...
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Cron Daemon Wget blocked

I've got nginx on Debian 7 without cpanel. I am seting-up my Crontab like this: */45 * * * * wget "http://example.com/cron-url.php" >/dev/null 2>&1 The above cron is being blocked with ...
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500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot() Login failed on debian

I install vsftpd for running FTP server on debian 7.3. I checked vsftpd version was 2.3.5 and i configure it like so: listen=YES local_enable=YES write_enable=YES chroot_local_user=YES ...
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RAID6 mdraid -> LVM -> EXT4 root with GRUB2?

2012-03-31 Debian Wheezy daily build in VirtualBox 4.1.2, 6 disk devices. My steps to reproduce so far: Setup one partition, using the entire disk, as a physical volume for RAID, per disk Setup a ...
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Remove local headers on debian wheezy for outgoing mail

I have clean installation of debian wheezy. I need to remove following headers: Received: from www-data by %SERVERNAME% with local (Exim 4.80) Related answers did not help, because i just can't ...
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IPTABLES for multiple Public IP Addresses

Currently i have two servers Running Debian 7 with HA Active/Passive setup using Pacemaker and Corosync as follows: node1->IP->xx.xx.xx.1 node2->IP->xx.xx.xx.2 VIP(Floating IP) ...
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SSH via terminal succeeds, but same SSH connection via Ansible fails on same machine?

Can anyone possibly shed any light on why this is happening? I am logged into machine A, the client, with user basicuser. When I try to run an ansible playbook on machine B (server machine, as ...
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MySQL - The server quit without updating PID file

I have installed MySQL 5.6.16 on Debain 7.4. But i encountered problems with starting mysql, where every time i start mysql i get this error: The server quit without updating PID file ...
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Wheezy processes die periodically

I have a very weird problem. Certain processes on my mail server, but not all, die periodically (every second month or so). A few of the process that die are: ssh dovecot postfix Processes that ...
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Meaning of postgresql log “using stale statistics instead of current ones because stats collector is not responding”

I have a Postgresql 9.1+134wheezy4 running on Debian 7 Wheezy. From 2015-02-07 on (I guess it has been backported then, see below) I regularly see the following line in ...
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rsync termiates after a while unexpectedly

I run a rsync command with nohup in ssh session, but after a while it returns this error: rsync error: received SIGINT, SIGTERM, or SIGHUP (code 20) at rsync.c(549) [generator=3.0.9] rsync error: ...
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Resume from suspend/hibernation on LAN activity

I have Debian Wheezy 7.2 running on a HP Thin Client. This little box acts as a file server and is only used from time to time, so I don't want it to run 24/7 but it has to be available when it's ...
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2xAMD Opteron 6128 with libvirt, Physical CPU 13 doesn't exist

I need help with libvirt(?) problem. Server specs: ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128 System: Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy) 3.2.0-3-amd64 libvirt 0.9.12-5 kvm ...
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How can I resolve “(Service check did not exit properly)” and “(null)” results with my services?

I'm using some Perl-based scripts for service checks in Nagios and I get (Service check did not exit properly) and (null) as the result in Nagios, but the script works great on the command line. I've ...
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VNC Server for a Headless Debian box?

Which VNC Server can I use to run graphical applications (i.e. X Clients) on a headless Debian Wheezy box? Usually I don't need graphical applications on servers but from time to time there are ...
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Just installed LSI 9211; no drives showing up to Linux

I just added a LSI 9211-8i to a system running Debian Wheezy (on the Linux kernel). All software is up to date and the kernel is 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 x86_64 according to uname. The card came straight out ...
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ACCEPT statements in policy DROP

I'm trying to set up some rules using IPtables under Debian (Wheezy) and have been running in to some problems i think. The policy of INPUT is set to DROP. Does this drop everything based on the ...
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Visudo Gives no Error but asks “What Now?”

I'm trying to add a new sudoers file using sudo visudo -f /etc/sudoers.d/abe . I added the contents: # Allow automatic update of abe matt ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: python /home/matt/token-abe/setup.py ...
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installing git from debian wheezy backports: anyway i see old package version

I need to install git 1.8.* version. I added backports to my sources.list; Removed current installed git via apt-get remove git; Executed apt-get update to update my packages list aptitude show git ...
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solr php extension fails to run on newest Debian Wheezy

I'm trying to use the Solr PHP extension on the recently-upgraded Debian Wheezy. It installs both from PECL and from sources flawlessly but instead of giving me expected functionality it gives me this ...
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Dovecot starting and running, but not listening on any port

Among others things I'm in charge of a Debian GNU/Linux (Wheezy) DomU for the mail services of the company i work for. Yesterday one HDD that was used for this particular server has died. After ...