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Apt-dater: Keep specific packages from updating

I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers. I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. ...
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debian packages version convention

I'm using debian/Ubuntu, and get confused about versions of packages. When using dpkg -l command, I get: ii vim 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1 Vi IMproved - ...
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Which dependencies are removable after building ruby?

I've successfully built ruby 2.1.1 on Ubuntu/Debian by installing the following dependencies: apt-get install \ autoconf \ bison \ build-essential \ libssl-dev \ libyaml-dev \ ...
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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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trying to install postgresql-contrib for pg 8.4 in Ubuntu 12.10

I had to do some strange voodoo last year sometime to get postgresql 8.4 installed on a relatively modern ubuntu OS. I had to use 8.4 because the production site is 8.4 and we needed to ensure ...
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How to set up a local repository for ubuntu and add packages of your own [closed]

I want to make two things: First of all, I want to have my own repository of ubuntu in my servers to not overload the usage of Internet in my company and to control the updates. I think that I have ...
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How to get the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package?

It's possible to view the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package, using the package management tools like apt, aptitude or dpkg? I need to list the packages provided by a package, the list is ...
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How can I install packages without starting their associated services?

As you're probably aware, by default when you install a package on a Debian or Ubuntu based system, if the package contains a service, that service will generally be enabled and started automatically ...
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Having trouble installing Racoon and Strongswan on the same system

I have two applications that I need to run, one uses Racoon for establishing IPSec tunnels and the other uses Strongswan. Therefore, I need both Racoon and Strongswan installed simultaneously on my ...
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Unable to install python2.7-dev on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

The command $ sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev yields this result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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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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Backporting tomcat7 for Debian squeeze

I am creating .deb installation packages for our software, which has a dependency on tomcat7. Unfortunately, this package is not present in Debian squeeze, which ships only with the package tomcat6. ...
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Can't find the archive-keyring on amazon instance

Im relatively new to this so please bear with me .. Im running an amazon instance with ubuntu 11.10 and after performing apt-get upgrade everything with my package manager went haywire if i try ...
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Installing icinga unmet dependencies

I am trying to install icinga-web and I am getting following error:- I tried installing both the icinga-core and icinga-idoutils but I still get this error. apt-get install icinga-web Reading ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Unable to locate package dhcp3-server

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu Server version 12.04 and am trying to install a dhcp server package using the following command: sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server However I get this: Reading ...
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Launching R but it can't find liblzma.so.2

I have R installed but when I try to launch it I get: ubuntu@ip-xx-250-202:/mnt/galaxyData/custom/MY_MSG_RUN$ R /mnt/galaxyData/custom/bin/lib64/R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Convert Chef recipe from Centos to Ubuntu

I'm trying to adapt a chef recipe developed for Centos to Ubuntu, and thinking that there must be a better way. Methodology (I'm using Vagrant): vagrant reload Look through log to find the package ...
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How to install Debian packages from list

How do you install Debian/Ubuntu packages from a file containing a list of package names? I have a file packages.txt like: apache2 install libapache2-mod-wsgi ...
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dev/test/prod package update workflow for debian/ubuntu

I'm doing more ubuntu server work now (as opposed to RHEL), and I'm not certain how the debian/ubuntu communities handle managing package updates through a dev/test/(staging)/prod environment. The ...
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Is there a way to build rpm's and deb's on the same system

I have a large Java enterprise application that is required to output rpm and deb packages. Currently this means that we build the application on two different boxes, one with CentOS and the other ...
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getting error while installing subversion in ubuntu 9.04

sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for hwsui: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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1answer
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How can I privately distribute an Ubuntu (Debian) package that overrides any official release?

I occasionally need to make minor source modifications to standard Ubuntu packages for use on a collection of servers that I manage. I would like to publish these on a PPA (such as launchpad.net) so ...
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OpenSSH 5.9p1 on Ubuntu 11.10

I want to build a deb package with the latest version of openssh from source. Then I want to install it on my machine. I am running: Linux Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal 3.0.0-12-server #20-Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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How to include a mysql script in an install script/package

I am trying to wrap up one of our projects in Ubuntu/CentOS packages. The project is a typical web framework which requires to deploy a tomcat war file, create some directories and run a mysql script ...
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Installing open-vm-tools in Ubuntu via Puppet; what's the lesser evil?

In an ideal world, configuring puppet to install the open-vm-tools should be as simple as this: class vm-tools { package { 'open-vm-tools': ensure => installed } package { ...
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How to get the Ubuntu package description and only that from the metadata database?

To just get the package description and/or "long description" of a Mac port, I can do this: port info --description --long_description vim and filter out information I don't need. How can I do so ...
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ubuntu server: SSH banner telling to update packages but nothing to update

When I connect to my Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS server I get the following banner: 25 packages can be updated. 15 updates are security updates. However if I run package upgrades/updates nothing comes up: ...
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Is it possible reinstall packages in Ubuntu without an internet connection?

While experiencing some massive problems with MYSQL, I completely removed a package called rsyslog, and I can no longer get on the internet to use the package manager to correct my mistake. I also ...
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1answer
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View changelog of all packages to be upgraded before upgrading

When using synaptic on my Ubuntu desktop computer i can review all changelog of all the packages to be upgraded, and unselect a package for upgrade if I want. On my desktop I usually install ...
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2answers
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How to remove package from apt-get autoremove “queue”

I just installed Calibre for ebook management via apt-get on Ubuntu 10.04, however I found out that it's one major version behind the current release, so I decided to reinstall it directly from ...
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Remove apache from ubuntu

I want to remove apache as if it was never installed, no config files left behind. I intend to reinstall apache2 fresh. I have tried various combinations of apt-get options to no success. apt-get ...
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2answers
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Solutions for keeping multiple versions of packages

The basic goal I am aiming for is to be able to support older binaries and libraries in a production environment while still moving forward with newer libraries and binaries. Infrastructure setup: ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu reinstall apache

Apache has been corrupted somehow and now it just displays the following error when going to any page. Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use ...
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How do I cleanly remove apache2 server on ubuntu server and then reinstall?

I am having some wierd issues with Apache2 server on my ubuntu server. I believe some configuration files may have been tampered with. What is the easiest way to remove apache2 completely from my ...
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1answer
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How do I see the changelog for a debian/ubuntu deb package?

I'm running Ubuntu and I have a deb file installed. I've made deb packages before, so I know there is a debian changelog (debchange). Is there anyway to see the debian changelog for any package that I ...
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Mac Packaging: proposal for a new method(suggestions please) [closed]

Macports is the only packaging system I have checked out on the Mac and I dont like it.(it needs all its applications installed in a particular location. Thats probably the reason why it showed ...
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How to handle Puppet version differences between linux distributions

We're a small webdev shop that's investigating to roll out Puppet on various development and production servers. The puppetmaster is an Ubuntu 10.04 server with Puppet 0.25.4, from Ubuntu's repo. ...
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When adding a package, can I trace what was installed? (if I want to remove it)

Say I insall apache or mysql etc. on my ubuntu server. Is it possible to get a report of what was installed and where? (say I want to delete the apache installation).
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Can I install an old package for Ubuntu Intrepid on Ubuntu Karmic?

I want to install a WMI client on to a ubuntu server to manage some windows web servers. The only WMI client I've found is compatible with Intrepid 8.10, whereas my server is currently running Karmic ...
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Given a debian source package - How do I install the build-deps?

I have a debian (well technically ubuntu) source package, i.e. the .dsc, the .tar.gz, etc., I want to build this. The dpkg-buildpackage fails, since I don't have all the build dependencies. Normally ...
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4answers
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Ubuntu, is adding the debian repository to my apt source.list dangerous?

I'm trying to install a package from a debian repository. Trying to install manually with dpkg errors because of missing or incomplete dependencies. This got me wondering, is it a mistake to just add ...
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What does apt's “failed in buffer_write(fd)” error message mean?

I have a server and am trying to do an apt-get upgrade, and get the following error message. What does it mean? E: ...
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Debian/Ubuntu - How to restore /var/cache/apt structure after deleting it?

I was running out of space on an Ubuntu server, so I did this command to save space sudo rm -rf /var/cache/apt/archives However now when trying to do things with apt, I get the following errors: ...
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patch management for software compiled from source

I'm doing research into building a lamp server in ubuntu or debian for an intranet. Pretty much everything I have seen recommends building from source, chrooting all the components and such for ...
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How can I limit the bandwidth of apt-mirror?

I need to make a once off mirror of all the Ubuntu apt repository (for the record it's because I'm sending it to Kenya (see here and here). I did it before and used apt-mirror, and that does exactly ...
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2answers
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“Couldn't find package fail2ban”?

Ubuntu Server 9.10 Hi Guys, I think this one is a simple one... I'm trying to install fail2ban and get the following error: $ sudo apt-get install fail2ban Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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6answers
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Ubuntu - /usr is full up, recommend anything in there I can delete?

A friend of mine partitioned his ubuntu system with /usr on a separate partition. That partition is now full. He can't use apt to install new software. Is there anything in /usr that he can safely ...
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What is the proper way to keep Ubuntu Server 8.04 updated?

I have a web server running Ubuntu Server 8.04 and I would like to know the proper commands to keep it updated. I’ve been using apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, but occasionally it tells me that ...
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2answers
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Install YAST package under Ubuntu

How to install a YAST metapackage (.ymp) package under Ubuntu? Are there any tools for converting a .ymp to a .deb or to an installation script?
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How to keep programs from source up to date?

I'm designing a new server setup for hosting multiple websites. (Shared hosting for my clients over at SliceHost.) I've recently moved away from the traditional LAMP setup and chosen Ubuntu, Nginx, ...