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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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Alien: .rpm -> .deb | Compability / Built per system?

At the moment I'm playing a bit with alien (for OpenVZ packages on Debian) and was wondering myself about one question for which I was not able to find an answer anywhere. Therefor I thought it might ...
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How to Set Up an SMTP Submission Server on Linux

I was trying to set up a mail server with no luck. I want it to accept mail from authenticated users only and deliver them. I want the users to be able to connect over the internet. Ideally the ...
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Difference between Xen XCP ISO install and apt-get install xcp-xapi

I just got some new hardware and am planning testing out the Xen hypervisor and Xen Cloud Platform (XCP).. more specifically, I am using a intel i5 3470, H77 chipset, 16GB RAM, and 2x2TB Hard drives ...
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Proxmox VE cluster not working

I have been using a Proxmox VE 2.0 cluster (2 servers) for months. Today, I had the "bright idea" to install a GUI on one of the servers. I used tasksel, and selected the graphical desktop ...
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OSX cannot ping my server IP, however unix & windows can [closed]

We are having an issue with our Debian Server, we host several services on it each using several ports (all are open in iptables), all users can connect to these fine, except osx users. We have got ...
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how to undo an iptables rule that I did?

I accidentally did: iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.8.0.0/24 -j SNAT --to 0.0.0.0 when 0.0.0.0 should be the server's IP address but I forgot to replace it. How can I undo this?
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How to get php mail function to work on Debian “squeeze”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting PHP mail() function to work on Debian Lenny I have installed Apache and PHP5 on my debian server. Firstly I tried it using sendmail. Here is the step by step ...
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sshfs mount won't start from /etc/rc.local

I have the following commands in /etc/rc.local chmod 666 /dev/fuse chmod +x /usr/bin/fusermount /bin/su someuser -c "/usr/bin/sshfs someuser@someserver:/usr/local/storage /usr/local/...
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SFTP post upload hook

How would I run a script after a file has been successfully uploaded over (a chrooted) SFTP? I have this working on standard FTP connection using PureFTP http://linux.die.net/man/8/pure-...
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debian mount windows share in linux and share it with samba without password

I would like to know how I would properly mount my windows harddrives in my VM ( debian ) and share it with samba so that other users can access it without a password. I'm going this way because I ...
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How to add vlan without vconfig command? [closed]

Is there any way how to create vlan interface without using vconfig ? I have only KVM console and trunk port connected to the machine, so I cannot use apt as I do not have internet access. I defined ...
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Setup Postfix to send email to same domain as server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Postfix deliver mails locally instead of relaying them to Google Apps? I have a Debian Linux server setup on Linode. I am using Postfix for mail and have set it ...
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Strongswan configuration to Cisco

We have an issue configuring Strongswan to a Cisco router. The connection is made, but I'm not getting the routing correct. There are multiple networks behind the router on the remote side (operated ...
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Server freeze - how to debug

I am running a Debian virtual server with Apache, PHP, MySQL. There is just 1 website with very low traffic running but the server very often (almost everyday) freezes and does not respond. When ...
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NFS daemon not starting up with error message “Kernel does not have pseudo root support”

My nfs daemon is not starting up anymore. I see the following entries in the syslog: Sep 26 18:21:10 VOXWEBPRODDHNCGN001 mountd[3401]: Kernel does not have pseudo root support. Sep 26 18:21:10 ...
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Disable ipv6 support completely on debian squeeze 6.0.5

I want to disable ipv6 support completely on debian squeeze 6.0.5. In many other posts I have seen setting the parameter net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 in /etc/sysctl.conf should disable it. I've ...
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RAID disk not booting

my hosting facility replaced disk /dev/sda for me and I've added it to the RAID via sgdisk -R /dev/sda /dev/sdb mdadm /dev/md0 -a /dev/sda1 mdadm /dev/md1 -a /dev/sda2 mdadm /dev/md2 -a /dev/sda3 ...
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debian kernel upgrade to 2.6.32-5-amd64 but uname still shows 686

I'm try to upgrade a debian system to 2.6 64 bit kernel with the command aptitude install linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 which works fine. The system reboots, /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
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How to download source, modify source, recompile and build .deb package?

I have to customize my Apache2 suExec module to ensure some special environment variables getting passed through suExec. How to download the source code form Debian package apache2-suexec, modify ...
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Errant Script sending mail on Debian Server

Running debian testing(wheezy) on a virtual host as a web server/mysql server. It's got logwatch installed, and occasionally I'm getting a mail bounce to an invalid address. It's inconsistent in ...
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Wake On Lan only works on first boot, not sequent ones [closed]

I have converted my old Dell Latitude D410 laptop to a server for tinkering. It is running an updated Debian Squeeze (6) with a Xen enabled kernel (I want to toy with virtual machines later on). I am ...
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Too Many Files In Debian Linux Folder?

I've been using an external USB drive on a Debian server for backup. The drive is formatted as NTFS and mounted with ntsfmount. This was working fine, but I was filling up a directory with lots of ...
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How best to integrate PPA into Debian?

I'm working with ZFS on Linux, on my Debian squeeze server. I've found a useful package in an Ubuntu PPA, apparently by one of the ZoL developers, and I would like to integrate it into my package ...
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Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/as0t0: No such file or directory (errno=2)

I just attempted to install OpenVPN Access Server on my Debian VPS that uses OpenVZ. It installed fine, however when I try to start it from the administration panel, I get these errors: process ...
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incremental archive backup similar to rsnapshot

I am looking for a similar tool like rsnapshot, capable of doing incremental backups and easy viewing of different backup versions (=easy unpacking of all increments of a specific backup or viewing of ...
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How do I go about debugging Varnish not starting correctly? [closed]

I'm attempting to run Varnish, but it seems that a child process is dying on startup. Can anyone suggest the best way for me to go about debugging what's going wrong? Background I have a raspberry ...
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Can't start apache2 on Debian Squeeze

I installed apache with apt-get install apache2 then tried wget localhost and got: --2012-09-21 23:12:29-- http://localhost/ Resolving localhost... 127.0.0.1 Connecting to localhost|127.0.0.1|:80... ...
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Rule of thumb in RAM estimate for static pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites I've seen tutorials saying they can run decent websites on 64MB RAM (Debian/Lighttpd/PHP/MySQL) however it's ...
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dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'x' missing

I get this warning for several packages every time I install any package or perform apt-get upgrade. Not sure what is causing it; it's a fresh Debian install on my OpenVZ server and I haven't changed ...
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building a debian base image

Is there a preferred way to create base images for Debian-based customized installations? We are currently going with multistrap but although it's better than hand-crafted chroot stuff, it still has a ...
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How can I make aptitude show me the files that will be installed for a given package

On ubuntu I would like to know which files that will be installed when running sudo aptitude install ruby-rvm. So first I do sudo aptitude download ruby-rvm. Now I can do aptitude show ruby-rvm, but ...
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Debian crontab doesn't run scripts

I'm having problems with setting my crontab script to run. When I execute it manually it works. My crontab file looks like this: 17 13 1-31 * 1-7 /myscripts/svn_backup_script....
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Get the distro and version of servers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out what version of Linux is running? What is the best way to get the flavor of linux installed on any server? For example if the server is RedHat or CentOS, ...
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PHP Requests Being Blocked After Making About 25 in Ten Minutes

We have an administrative portal where we run PHP functions through a JavaScript portal using Ajax for administrative purposes. For example, we might have a function called updateAllDatabaseEntries() ...
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Could not connect to server ProFTPd Debian

I am using ProFTPd as my FTP program on my server, but am unable to login to it. I've enabled MySQL for it so that I can use a web-tool to make users/groups for it. The connection itself seems to be ...
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Machine check events logged

In /var/log/messages, this error occurred: Sep 19 13:18:15 wdc kernel: [2772302.630416] Machine check events logged Shortly there after, the entire server became unresponsive. This is in the log of ...
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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/ squeeze-...
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How to move /var to another existing partition?

I have a / partition which contains /var and is too small. I have another existing partition with enough space. Here is my df: File system Size. Occ. Avai. %Ful. Monté sur /dev/sda1 ...
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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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installing syslog-ng

i have a monitoring server with nagios,cacti and nedi on Debian Squeeze. when i try to install syslog-ng via apt-get i get the errors see below. i think that there is a problem with the sym-links in ...
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LVS does not route to other node

i have an Debian Server with IPVS and ldirectord and two nodes. When i kick one node my IPVS (checked with ipvsadm) set the weight for this note to 0. But when i'm using traceroute the virtual ip ...
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Create (linux debian) backup for VMWare

I want to create a backup of my server after the initial installation. Then I want to load/install this backup in VMWare. The reason I want to do this is so I can experiment and improve my setup ...
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Binding IPs to non-root users

I want to bind IPs to non-root users so that all outgoing applications will use that IP for the user. I have this: iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -m owner --uid-owner xxx -j SNAT --to-source xxx.xxx....
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mod_rewrite to a folder except for a set of domains

Could anyone help to with the following issue: I'm trying to do a rewrite on all domains that won't match and push them to a given folder. The following vhost works locally (Mac OS X with XAMPP), but ...
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Tomcat 7.0 Clustering FarmWarDeployer Not working

I'm currently working on a Tomcat Cluster for Q&A, but unfortunatly, it seems that the auto deploy of a war across this cluster is not working at all. I know the cluster is working perfectly ...
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Apache2 doesn't start automatically in an OpenVZ container using Debian 6

I have a OpenVZ container running Debian 6 on my server. After every restart of the container I have to manually start the Apache2 web server using its init script. In the error log I can't find any ...
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2 factor authentication for Dovecot/Postfix / SSH / PAM

I'm wondering if there is some kine of 2 factor authentication module which supports PAM. My dovecot(PAM), postfix(SASL) and openssh authenticate via PAM to the system users. I would like to have it ...
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Desktop Provisioning for a Small Linux Software Development Team

Goal: Get a small team using a standard development image rather than 4 software devs setting up their own environments. Why: it takes a day or days to install a distro, build-specific libraries, ...
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nginx clean url router/rewrites

im having difficulties with a relativity simple rewrite rules / router in nginx config. All I want to do is, if requested dir or file 'host/my/request/path[/[index.php]]' does not exist, rewrite to '...