dpkg is the package format used by Debian, Ubuntu and other popular GNU/Linux distributions as well as the tools used to work with dpkg packages.

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run remote command to save debian package list

I'd like to backup the package list(dpkg) of some remote computers to a backup server: all of them running Debian. I already configured the rsa key to login remotely as root on the other computers ...
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dpkg custom package name from source install

I want to be able to set a custom package name when installing a package using dpkg from source. Running this command: dpkg -i /path/to/deb/ruby-2.2.0.deb installs the package as: ruby-2.2.0 2.2.0 ...
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Automatic retrieval of current mapping debian stable -> released name

I'm automating my customary debian setup using ansible. The playbook is supposed to treat testing/unstable and stable differently: the former are to be maintained "clean", while the latte is to ...
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Dpkg dependency problems on Unpacking a package for Docker

I am building a debian package atlantis-builder.deb with folder structure as: - deb - DEBIAN - control - postinst - postrm - usr - bin ...
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Check to see if “dpkg --configure -a” needs to be run

When something goes wrong in the middle of a dpkg configuration we need to run dpkg --configure -a before installing a new package. Is there a way to check if "dpkg --configure -a" needs to be run? ...
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command line alternative to dpkg-reconfigure slapd

Is there a way to reconfigure slapd, providing all configuration options as command-line parameters/arguments? My goal is to be find an alternative to the interactive UI. Thank you
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I am not able to configure LDAP on Debian 7.7

I have a Debian 7.7 box and have installed openldap-2.4.31 from repos, but I can't manage to configure it. I run the install commands and it goes well, I am following this how to, then when I try to ...
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dist-upgrade from Debian 7 (wheezy) to 8 (jessie) results in 'Failed to execute operation' errors

After upgrading Debian 7 (wheezy) to 8 (jessie), any system critical action results in one of the following messages appearing: Failed to execute operation: Activation of org.freedesktop.systemd1 ...
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virtuoso-opensource 7.1: how do I build an ubuntu deb package that includes isql?

Does anyone know how to create a virtuoso-opensource 7.1 ubuntu deb package, from source, that includes isql? If I do a make install from the source, virtuoso-t and isql are installed to the ...
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How to check dependency of debian package? [closed]

Before installing a Debian package, I want to check if the current system has all the depending packages installed. Below is what I am currently doing (using bsdgames as an example). Note, I do not ...
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Broken apt trying to install Cassandra

While trying to install Cassandra on Ubuntu 13.10, the installation crashed and now I'm stuck with broken (?) apt-get. Here is the output of an apt-get install -f: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Why does aptitude want to update the original kernel when I use backports?

On Wheezy I am using the current backports kernel, which I set up via # echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main" > \ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wheezy-backports.list # ...
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Server shuts down during apt upgrades (specifically libdbus)

I woke up this morning to find my VPS down. I brought it back, couldnt find any reason for it being down (nothing in the syslog, etc) so figured it was my crappy provider. I ran apt-get upgrade and it ...
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dpkg-query --show [package-name] prints out uninstalled packages

I removed mysql from Ubuntu server completely as below sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean sudo deluser mysql sudo rm -rf ...
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package manager cannot create users? installation script fails?

It seems that when trying to install any package which requires the creation of a system User and Group, the installer fails with the error: install: invalid user 'username' When it happened the ...
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Reverse a command and disable su on Ubuntu

Whilst following an online guide on how to secure Ubuntu server, I ran this command on one of my test VM's. sudo dpkg-statoverride --update --add root admin 4750 /bin/su I know the intention of ...
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Dpkg: After comparing config files, how do I revert back to make my choice?

I'm part way through a fairly large apt-get upgrade which had 65 packages to be updated. I've gotten to a config file "merge conflict" where both my local config (containing a licence key) and the ...
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How to automate cleanup of config files from past pkgs as reported by “dpkg -l | grep ^rc”

There are a number of pkgs that weren't removed with "apt-get purge" and I would like to automate cleaning them up. You can't apt-get purge apache2.2-common because the pkg is already removed. You ...
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RabbitMQ start failure

I am trying to start RabbitMQ Server. And any way I do this, I get this error: Starting rabbitmq-server: FAILED - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_{log, _err} rabbitmq-server. invoke-rc.d: initscript ...
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update nginx 1.4.4 to 1.4.5 trying to overwrite X which is also in package Y

I get this error while trying to upgrade: Preparing to replace nginx 1.4.4-4~raring (using .../nginx_1.4.5-1~raring_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement nginx ... dpkg: error processing ...
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Prevent update-manager from overwriting my Configs

After installing a package with apt-get and then overwriting some package specific config files, whenever the system upgrades itself it tries to overwrite my custom configs with the package default ...
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syntax error: unknown user 'munin' in statoverride file

Server running Ubuntu 12.04 lts I installed munin the other day on a server. I decided later to remove it with apt-get. I noticed that not everything was removed from the installation so manually ...
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skipping dpkg-genchange step (Debian)

I'm building binary only package: dpkg-buildpackage -b -us -uc The build actually runs successfully, but I have deleted previous version of the package and now dpkg-genchanges complains: ...
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libapache2-mod-php5 uninstalled after update impossible to put back

I use Webmin to administrate my Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 machine. Yesterday, as often, I got notified of updates and installed them. During the installation process, libapache2-mod-php5 has been ...
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Ubuntu dpkg broken

I have an Ubuntu installation where /var/lib/dpkg is empty. Every apt-get command fails with this error : E: Impossible de verrouiller /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce ...
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Trying to install package with dpkg - no space on disk

I have an issue with dpkg and disk space. When I installed my pc, I let the installer create partitions using lvm. My rootfs was created at 322MB, now I just have 97M left. The disk is full so there ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-image-amd64

After running apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install -f dpkg --configure -a I get the following Error: dpkg --configure -a Setting up initramfs-tools (0.112) ...
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dpkg-reconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No file or directory

I am building a provisioning script for a ubuntu vagrant vm, on a ubuntu host, both 12.10 64bit When installing the following packages: sudo apt-get -y install php5-xsl graphviz php-pear unison I ...
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Force apt-get not to upgrade a custom package dkpg [duplicate]

I've created my own deb package for Redis 2.6.11 instead of the very old default version for Ubuntu. All works well except when I do an apt-get upgrade it tries to install what it thinks is the latest ...
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installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I found many complains with same error but for different packages. However, i couldn't understand essence of this error and how to fix it. Pls. help if you have any clue about it. It appeared first ...
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postinst script in hand-rolled .deb reported not found

I had a quick dpkg/debian-izing question. I am trying to create a .deb(by hand - mostly for learning purposes) and I have rolled up an ar-chive with the control.tar.gz, data.tar.gz and the ...
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What to do when local usernames conflict with network usernames

We use Puppet to manage our Linux desktop machines and SSSD to authenticate our users against a central authentication system. Recently when setting up a few new machines we found that puppet was ...
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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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How to enable sysstat from shell script in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu, I can install sysstat using apt, e.g. apt-get install sysstat And then enable it via interactive prompt dpkg-reconfigure sysstat But I want automate the process using fully automated ...
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Debian removed /var/lib/dpkg/info/, is there a way to save the system?

Removed accidentally /var/lib/dpkg/info/, now I am having problems with installing/removing packages, it prompts errors, cause can not find the info about installed packages. Is there any way to ...
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apt-cache under Debian 6.0 displays a packet both as a dependency and conflict at the same time

Could somebody explain how can a syslinux packet both depend on and conflict with syslinux-common: martin@IBM:~$ dpkg -l syslinux syslinux-common Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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debian, diff, config default

I want to know if is posible to get the diff on the original versus the current config files of installed debian packages. If found an answers which shows up the modified config files, but I find no ...
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Upgrading nginx-full 1.2.1 to nginx 1.2.6 from PPA on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to upgrade nginx 1.2.1 to version 1.2.6 on ubuntu 12.10, but with no luck. I've previously installed nginx using apt-get install nginx-full because I needed the modules instead of building ...
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What is the yum equivalent of dpkg -L?

dpkg -L lists all the files provided by a package. How is this accomplished with yum? The operating system is Scientific Linux 6.
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Filesystem owner changed by mistake [closed]

I ran this command on my ubuntu server 12.04 by mistake: chown someuser / -R On RHEL it would be fixed by this command: rpm --setugids -a Is there anyway to fix it in ubuntu server?
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Permission Mystery - apt-get and other system utilities have 000 permissions

I'm trying to track down this strange behavoir for years now. Always after installing software-updates the permissions of a lot of system-tools are broken as you can see below. I am reasonable ...
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Install from backport with apt fail

So little question, I've got this: redis-server: Installed: 2:1.2.6-1 Candidate: 2:1.2.6-1 Version table: 2:2.4.15-1~bpo60+2 0 100 http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ ...
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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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Overriding dpkg admindir from apt-get options (debian/ubuntu linux)

As part of an OS deployment, I need to maintain sets of debian packages independently of the host operating system. It's pretty straightforward to override the Apt settings for the cache and lists, ...
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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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Chef recipe to install varnish 3.0 on ubuntu lucid?

Here's my problem. I want Varnish 3.0, but Lucid only has the 2.1 package available. So using Chef, I need to make an install recipe that adds the varnish-cache.org repository to the apt sources and ...
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apt: how to search using package tags?

Some (most?) packages in Debian, have tags. For example: =# apt-cache show squirrelmail | perl -lne 'print if /^Tag:/.../^\S/' Tag: implemented-in::php, interface::web, mail::imap, mail::smtp, ...
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Can't remove partially-installed extension

I'm on an Ubuntu 11.10 server with PHP 5.4 installed from a PPA. I had the MySQL library installed (php5-mysql) but wanted to try out the native driver (php5-mysqlnd), so I ran sudo apt-get install ...
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generate an automated reinstallation file

Running Debian Lenny distros : I'm still wondering how to iso a complete distro setup "easily", but for the time being, I'd like to able to run easily and quickly a reinstall, so I added such a line ...
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persist debian package on Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu server that I recompiled libcurl for sftp support. The problem is when the server is rebooted or updated I have to reinstall the curl package. I am not clear how to persist this ...