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How to safely and smoothly update packages on server?(by apt)

On my own computer, I have been used to run apt-get upgrade directly for years. But few days ago I have a chance to admin a ubuntu server. I guess my old habit is bad. Should/how I update security ...
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How to solve mysql server 5.5 update dependency issue?

since a month or two i cannot update package on my ubuntu server. The problem concern the mysql package which seems newer on the server that the minimum required ?? : lm@s8:~# sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Backporting packages should reverse dependencies be rebuilt

I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty on a few machines and am in the process of backporting / custom compiling a few deb packages to update PHP and OpenSSL. My question is though, should I also be recompiling ...
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Installing php-hash on SUSE 10.1

I need the PHP function hash_hmac which is not part of my distribution on my virtual server running SUSE 10.1. Trying to install it with yast2 --install php-hash leads to the following message: No ...
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libreadline6-dev broken package error

OS: Debian Squeeze x64 running on XenServer Have been googling the error with no luck (or I just fail at googling); any help on resolving this? Any would be greatly appreciated! -Also posted on ...
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install whitelist of packages using unstable in debian

i want to just some packages installation from unstable version of debian. apt-get -t unstable install myspecialpackage but when i apt-get upgrade it will wanting to download some packages from ...
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No package php-devel available CentOS

I try to install php-devel package on my CentOS VPS and I get this output : No package php-devel available. I run this command : yum -y install php-devel Output : Loaded plugins: ...
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Deconf file debian/config does not have the right permissions

I'm generating a debian package using dpkg-deb --build. I'm trying to use debconf to get some user input from the postinst. I've put my file in DEBIAN/config. Installing the package goes fine until ...
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Building Debian package - pre-installation check

I am building a custom Debian package and during the installation, I would like the package to check for available diskspace and only proceed if there is enough space. I would like this to happen ...