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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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Easily spoof lsb_release output for different versions

I’m often rebuilding software packages (mostly Debian) for older versions (of both Debian and Ubuntu, including oldoldstable). Some of these packages use the lsb_release command to figure out the ...
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Getting the URL to a debian .deb package

I'm trying to setup an IronWorker with PHP, and need to add the Imagick PECL extension or debian package's URL to the IronWorker .worker configuration. I've located the package for Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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Check all debian binaries against the checksum of the original

I would like to check all binaries on my server against dpkg -e <path_to_deb_package> <destination> (for example rkhunter could do this check against the originals when doing ...
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Debian: can not install php5-suhosin and php5-apc

Just ordered a new Debian server and for some reason can not install php5-suhosin and php5-apc. Any ideas? apt-get install php5-suhosin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How does one rebuild a single PHP extension package on Debian?

In trying to get ODBC PDO working with Microsoft's MSSQL driver on Debian I've found that I need to apply patches to the PHP extension (see https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=50444 for those patches). ...
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1answer
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Installing pear package debian squees

I try to install the php pear package on my debian server but I got the follow error ouput. :~# sudo apt-get install php-pear Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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1answer
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Debian // synchronize packages/version between multiple servers

I'm currently managing a dozen servers. apt-cacher-ng is installed on the development server to maintain the packages. The idea is to have exactly the same version and number of packages on the ...
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1answer
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How to install packages on debian lenny 5.0

I'm working with Debian Lenny 5.0 and I'm trying to replicate an environment. The problem is that when I try to update aptitude.. it looks like the servers aren't online anymore. Is there any way for ...
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1answer
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Check for updates of a specific Debian package list

The setup I run a Debian Squeeze host that I use to build a multilanguage project (python, java, php...) and generate custom packages (debian and RPM) automatically (through jenkins) The problem ...
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1answer
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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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mini-dinstall chmod 0600 changes file: Operation not permitted

I'm getting "Operation not permitted" in the mini-dinstall.log everytime a new debian package has been uploaded on the custom debian repository using dput. The deb file is installed successfuly but ...
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Use Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) packages on Debian 5.0 (Lenny) instalation

Currently I have installed Debian Lenny on virtualized server provided by my local ISP. I can't upgrade it, can configure it however I want, to Squeeze but I need newest package versions provided by ...
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Disable prompts while installing a Debian package

How can i disable totally the prompts that appear while installing a Debian package, i've used all the options that i've found but there are some packages that are still prompting. I'm using this ...
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1answer
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What's a “safe” way of installing a Debian package that isn't in backports?

I want to grab nginx 0.8.x but I realize that 0.7 is in Lenny-backports. How can I "safely" install it so that maybe in the future if I decide to download a newer release from aptitude, it doesn't ...
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How to Get a List of All Root / Main Installed Packages on Debian

Is there a way to get all "main" packages that were installed via aptitude in Debian? By "main" I mean the package names that were given to aptitude via the install command. The equivalent of a Gentoo ...
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1answer
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Debian/Ubuntu: Enabling “dist-upgrade” behavior for unattended-upgrades?

We've got a customized distribution of Ubuntu, a repository with some custom packages and we run unattended-upgrades on a number of systems. What we want to be able to do is supply an update of one of ...
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How to check for modified config files on a Debian system?

How to find all Debian managed configuration files which have been changed from the default?
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debian- file to package mapping

I recently installed java6 on my debian box. I went to use javac and noticed it wasn't installed. Eventually I figured out (after searching online) that javac is part of the java6-sdk package. ...