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What do you use for automated testing of Debian package installations and updates?

I am using a Debian repo (based on reprepro) for Wheezy and custom packages. I modify my custom packages from time to time and test them manually on different systems, e.g.: Test a) Installation of ...
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Segmentation fault using group add

Today I tried to install a tftp server to setup a PXE server on a virtual machine (powered by VMware ESX 4) for our network to ease server installation. The base installation (Debian 7.5.0 x64) worked ...
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How to install all packages of “Priority: standard” on Debian

When installed from DVD, a new Debian installation has a lot of packages. I've become used to having mutt, vim, etc. installed by default. However, AWS AMIs and debootstrap installations have only a ...
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Debian preseed partman wrong partition

I'm tying to write preseed file for my debian but I'm stuck at partitions. Now I'm trying to use 200G HDD like this: /boot 300M / 5G /var/lib/docker 20G /var/log 4G swap 4G /home rest Instead of ...
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undefined reference to `icalcomponent_get_first_real_component'. In cyrus-imapd

When installing cyrus-imapd-2.4.17-caldav-beta9 and running make I get a lot of errors "undefined reference". I have installed: apt-get install libdb-dev apt-get install libsasl2-dev apt-get ...
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fatal error: libxml/tree.h: No such file or directory libxml/tree.h. In cyrus-imapd

When I run the make of cyrus-imapd-2.4.17-caldav-beta9 get the following error: In file included from httpd.c:68:0: httpd.h:48:25: fatal error: libxml/tree.h: No such file or directory compilation ...
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Why won't my Ubuntu 12.04 Preseed file work with LVM

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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Simple method to distribute binary application to Linux/Debian users

I need to distribute a small binary application to a limited number (around 20) of known users. The installation process needs to be as simple & user friendly as possible. Ideally it is a single ...
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Linux Installation: Modifying default ISO for additional packages and root ssh key

I am interested in learning a good way of modifying a Linux distribution's installation ISO such that: The root user has a default ssh key (authorized_keys) Password Logins are disabled ...
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How to install a Debian on the remote Server with running Debian alreadz?

There are many tutorials (e.g. the main I think: D.3. Installing Debian GNU/Linux from a Unix/Linux System), how to install a new Debian from one another. But they all sounds for me like you need a ...
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How to boot from CD rom in a Sunfire v250 server

I have a Sunfire v250 server that currenlty has Debian installed, I need to make a fresh Debian install with the newest stable version, but I cannot make it boot from the Debian CD. The servers ...
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Dependency issues installing postgresql

Here is the steps I've followed to install postgresql on Debian server: add backports deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free to ...
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error 07a0 reading sector 198560

I just bought a server and now I want to install the OS. I got the error EDD: error 07a0 reading sector 198560 when I try to install debian (latest version). I tried CentOS 6.4 but it wont let me ...
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Can't install anymore MySQL on debian after deletion of various folders [closed]

So here is my story: I've been thinking "Why am I using MySQL 5.1, if there is already 5.6 out?", therefore I wanted to install 5.6 on my debian root server(it is a playground/testserver, not a ...
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issues installing with apt-get on fresh install

Fresh server install of 12.04 ubuntu 64BIT. Any ideas as to why this is not working? root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install kvm libvirt-bin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable

I am trying to install ia32-libs (a dependency to build the VirtualBox sources) on my Debian x86_64 box, however it's giving me the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ia32-libs : ...
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dpkg can install from a file, apt-get can resolve dependencies, can anything do both?

I'm looking for a command line tool that can install a package from a file and automatically resolve dependencies via download. Does such a thing exist?
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JDK Not installing in Debian.

I am using these commands to install JDK/JVM in Debian server: apt-get install openjdk-jdk apt-get install sun-java6-jdk But getting lots of error: 404 Not Found [IP: 149.20.20.6 80] 404 Not ...
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Debian supported Dell Servers [closed]

I'm looking to buy a Dell server, I was ready to pick the Dell Poweredge 510, though I didn't find any resource saying that it supported Debian. One of my requirements is that Debian is supported, ...
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Debian installation on software RAID (lilo.conf configuration)

Debian installation program has created lilo.conf: boot=/dev/md1 root=/dev/md1 raid-extra-boot=mbr-only But when i configure lilo i usually put these lines disk=/dev/md1 sectors=63 heads=255 ...
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Why am I getting a GP fault during Debian install; and how can I avoid it?

I am trying to install Debian 6 on a Simics simulator. I "insert" the install DVD 1, and I choose to do a normal installation. However, the installation fails relatively early with Debian repeating an ...
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Updating a manually compiled unix programme with new version?

I want to update a version of a program I have previously compiled manually to /opt. Can I just compile the new version and let it overwrite its previous install (Assuming there are no compatibility ...
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redmine gives 404 error after installation

I am using Debian squeeze with nginx and mysql. After raking db and loading default data to redmine. When i try to visit redmine in a browser, http://ipaddress:8080/redmine, I get a 404 error Page ...
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Why is Debian 6.0.1 asking for Install CD when installing stuff?

I've recently installed a Debian 6.0.1 and when i issue the simple apt-get, when finishing (99% says) ask for the install CD. Cambio de medio: Por favor, inserte el disco etiquetado como ...
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What is a typical size for a minimal Linux server install?

Both Debian and Ubuntu end up with 500 Mb to 750 Mb in their "minimal" installations, even after starting with the "netinstall" iso or "business card" iso and no optional packages installed later on ...
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1answer
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exim + vexim + Squirrel install howto for newbie?

is there any nice step by step tutorial for 100% newbie how to install exim vexim Squirrel SpamAssassin (maybe) on a Debian box with LEMP? I want to be able send, receive, forward email on ...
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What could be causing LVM errors on first boot after install in Debian?

I've installed Debian (lenny) on a machine at home. It was set up during install to have a /boot partition, then the rest was encrypted, then had an LVM ontop of that, then all the other partitons ...
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Debian boot disc with a gnu zebra

How can i build a debian boot disc with GNU Zebra installed on it? Thanks.
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2answers
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Is there any reason to install software as root as opposed to sudo installing software as a sudoer?

I'm setting up a new server running Ubuntu Server Edition, and I'm not certain what the difference would be between installing most of the basic software as root, vs installing the basic software as ...
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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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1answer
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How could I set up perl 5.10.1 on a Debian Lenny machine to be the default perl for all users (except for root and system processes)?

I am going to create a new Virtual Machine running Debian Lenny. I want to install the latest stable version of Perl (5.10.1) such that all non-root users would use it by default. However, I don't ...
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What does “virtual consoles” in the ubuntu installer stand for?

I am installing ubuntu server in a vmware vm. In the expert installer there is this question (i guess this is the same in the debian installer): Please enter a space delimited list of virtual ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: How to select predefined collections after installation

How do I select predefined collections (those you can select during installation of Ubuntu) after the installation? I read somewhere this is possible, can't for my life find where though.
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debian and apache2 install

I just logged in to my newly purchased VPS server that used debian and tried to install apache2, here what happens as a root: vs12-101:/# apt-get install apache2 Reading package lists... Done ...
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Downloading & installing Debian

I'm fairly new to the Linux world, however I have a requirement to install Debian on a server. This server is a Dell Poweredge, and is currently running Windows Server 2003 - I intend to completely ...
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3answers
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JDK install - no matching plugin

I'm trying to install JDK on my remote Debian box. I've been following the directions at this page. Problem is, the make-jpkg fails. Here's the output I get (plus the version of java-package I'm ...
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Installing VMware Player on Ubuntu 9.04

I want to install VMware Player on Ubuntu 9.04. The official VMware download page does not have a deb package. Should I use their RPM? Or is there a better way to do this?
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How to get Ubuntu back into pristine conditions?

I want to restore a Ubuntu installation back into the state it had when it was freshly installed without actually doing an actually reinstall, i.e. I want to remove all packages that where installed ...
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How to install Debian Lenny using Grub 1

I'm trying to install Debian on my macbook without using rEFIt. Fedora worked just fine before, and Debian installs allright, but it uses grub2, and the EFI just won't see it. I've tried the expert ...
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How to install screen-profiles on debian?

I have a debian server and want to use the nice screen extension "screen-profiles". I think this comes from Ubuntu. Is there a way to get it on debian and how? Thank you
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Installing debian without a cd/dvd-rom

Greetings I want to install debian to my server machine however it doesn't have a cd/dvd rom pluggedin thus I am seeking alternative ways to achieve this. Cheers
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Remote linux installation

How should I go about installing debian to a remote server, that I have no physical access to? Background about the server: debian installation, no xen or lvm, ext3 fs takes all disk with 11G free ...
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What's the difference between apt-get and aptitude?

I don't get why there are two different programs in a minimal install to install software. Don't they do the same thing? Is there a big difference? I have read everywhere to use aptitude over apt-get ...
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Personal repository address on netinstall

We've got a working lenny repository in our office. This is the sources.list line from a machine where the repo works fine: deb http://fai.foo.com/ftp.es.debian.org/debian lenny main contrib non-free ...
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where would be a sane place to put the jre folder?

I'm installing a debian server. The server needs a specific version of java, so I'm installing from the self-extracting file. But I'm new to the linux world and I want to put the jre in a place that ...
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Howto install recent mono on a Linux distro other than Suse (e.g. Debian/Ubuntu)?

How does one go about installing a recent version of mono on a linux distro other than Novell's Suse? http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page promises a "Linux" download, but they 'only' offer ...