[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Adding second IP to server

I have a Debian 7 box that will host multiple domains. I'm trying to add a second IP, but every time I try /etc/init.d/network stop && /etc/init.d/network start, I get this error: RTNETLINK ...
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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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Gmail is Unreachable from Google Compute Engine

I have been getting network is unreachable errors every time i try to use php to mail something out. alt2.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com [2a00:1450:4010:c03::1a] Network is unreachable ...
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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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Waiting for devices to come up on Debian boot

I'm running OpenVPN and dnsmasmq on my wheezy system. Dnsmasq is only necessary for VPN and local users, so I don't want it to listen on all devices (yes, there is also a firewall, anyways). When ...
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Linux: File is not shown in ls but cannot be touched with message “File exists”

I can remember creating this file but it disapeard. But not completely: root@XXX:/etc/vz/conf# ls -al total 0 drwxr-x--- 2 root www-data 0 Okt 1 16:04 . drwxr-x--- 2 root www-data 0 Okt 1 16:04 .. ...
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Upgrading Squeeze to Wheezy: Unresolved Dependencies

So I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy and Dovecot failed to resolve dependencies: dpkg: error processing dovecot-pop3d (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were ...
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Multiple network interfaces, routing configuration. IP rule fails (debian based instances)

I have debian wheezy based instance with 2 network interfaces (Primary, Secondary). My setup flow: vim /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp ifup ...
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Debian Wheezy in KVM: can't set IO scheduler

I'm running a Wheezy box in KVM, by default it runs the kernel 3.2. After I upgrade to 3.14 from backports, I no longer can tune the IO scheduler. Before: # cat /sys/block/vda/queue/scheduler noop ...
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Allow port scans for specific addresses in psad

How to enable port scans for specific address (or range) in psad? By default I get a lot of logs coming from my own monitoring service. How can I tell psad to treat my addresses or domains as trusted ...
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Using newer version of php on server

What are my options if the version of PHP packaged with Debian Wheezy is too old and I want to run something newer? Besides switching to Ubuntu stable or running Debian Jessie (not great for ...
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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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nginx doesn't work after reinstall?

I really have no clue at all where to start looking for an answer to this: I followed the instructions here to set up nginx and passenger for debian. (sudo apt-get nginx-extras passenger) Everything ...
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Re-creating a filesystem on runtime (need more inodes)

I have a machine at a datacenter with 3HDDs and running Debian Wheezy, at one of them I have an ext4 filesystem mounted on /data that has ran out of inodes (I've chosen an inappropriate inode size at ...
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Dom0 not forwarding to DomU

The situation: DomU: Debian SID /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address x.x.x.55 gateway x.x.x.49 netmask 255.255.255.255 pointopoint x.x.x.49 Ping DomU -> x.x.x.49 ...
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Debian Wheezy IPv6 isn't configured with ifup post-up hook

We recently set up a server on Debian Wheezy Beta 3 (x86_64) which has a native IPv6 connection. We configured the eth0 interface to get the IPv6 configuration through some post-up hook commands in ...