Ubuntu 12.04, named "Precise Pangolin" is the current Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu Linux. LTS releases receive updates for 5 years and have available paid support from Canonical. The version number comes from the year and month of release (April of 2012).

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Install JIRA on Ubuntu 12.04 with the default installer or manually?

I am researching installing JIRA, and the rest of the Atlassian Suite, onto an Ubuntu 12.04 server. It appears that not long ago everyone recommended installing JIRA manually. This was due to lots of ...
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Can't login into ubuntu 12.04 computer before login timesout

I have an ubuntu 12.04 server. My password is long and before I can fully enter the password, the login timesout. I can't get into the box to change this timeout time. Is there anything else I can do? ...
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MySQL memory leak?

I've just installed a brand new server image, and have been finding that MySQL has been consuming a lot of memory despite the fact that nobody's been querying it. I checked free -m to see if it was a ...
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How to update php 5.3.10 to 5.3.26

I am using a VPS with Ubuntu 12.04. ISPmanager is installed and PHP version is 5.3.10. How may I update PHP version to 5.3.26?
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RAID5 Bad Superblock, not booting to OS

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for about 6 months on a computer that has 3 180gb SSDs in EXT4 RAID5 configured through the motherboard's BIOS. The OS froze and computer had to be forced down. On ...
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Restarting MongoDB automatically if it crashes

I am running MongoDB on an Ubuntu server. It's using an upstart script to start mongod when the machine boots. I noticed that if the process crashes, it doesn't get restarted. How can I make sure ...
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How can I automatically detect and resolve an IP conflict in Ubuntu?

Sometimes one of my Ubuntu 12.04 Server machines get into an IP conflict with another device on the network. I can detect the IP conflict by disabling the nic, and accessing the ip from another ...
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How can I maintain ubuntu 12.04 servers without a mailserver running on them

How can I run an ubuntu 12.04 server without a mailserver running on it? This is for improved security and easy mantenance. I don't need mails processed on the system, I read the log files instead. ...
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Setting up a new job using ubuntu's crontab [duplicate]

I have little experience with setting up cron jobs. I need to configure a cron job to delete all files starting with the filename 'sess_' from the '/tmp' folder every hour. If I fire up the crontab ...
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Windows 2012 hyper-v saying degraded (integration services upgrade required) on Ubuntu 12.04

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 that runs under hyper-v Windows 2012 server, and since then, hyper-v manager reports that I need to upgrade my integration services under Ubuntu. But I cannot find how ...
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Error while setting up ldap replication

I'm trying to set up LDAP replication according to the directions on Ubuntu's site. I went through all the directions for setting up the provider without any trouble. But when I try to set up the ...
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problems specifying user password with puppet (+vagrant) on precise32 virtualbox

I'm using vagrant+puppet to provision a precise32 VirtualBox server to add users programatically. I've got everything working but I can't seem to set the password automatically by puppet. Here's my ...
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Is it usually safe to run “apt-get upgrade” (in terms of stability) on a production server?

I often log into my Ubuntu 12.04.2 server (with Postgres 9.2.4 running with live production data) and see something akin to: 4 packages can be updated. 4 updates are security updates. This happens ...
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Server is being used to send spam email via sendmail

When I run sudo tail -f /var/log/mail.log I can see a number of 'live' entries appearing such as Jun 6 00:40:03 ks393391 sm-msp-queue[2641]: r55MV0l1001642: to=ledbpw@gmail.com, ctladdr=www-data ...
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Cannot seem to get Ubuntu Kickstart and preseed to cooperate with partitioning

I am trying to set up a minimal installation for some Ubuntu 12.04 workstations where I can pop in a CD-ROM, hit enter a couple times, and have it build me a ready-made system for imaging and ...
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Server Load very high despite CPU usage being low

When I run the top command I get this top - 23:20:50 up 1:25, 1 user, load average: 11.02, 11.20, 10.41 Tasks: 262 total, 3 running, 258 sleeping, 1 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 75.6%us, ...
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Ubuntu Precise server (basic install) using a lot of memory [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 12.04.2 server (all packages and distribution completely up to date) was just using 558MB of RAM when I shelled in this morning. Nothing is running on the server besides sshd and whatever ...
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Why cant I ssh into my ubuntu server? (ssh_exchange_identification error) [duplicate]

I am trying to ssh into my ubuntu server (which I have done many times before) and I get the error: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host ssh -vvv shows the following: ...
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Domain names have gone down - site still up [closed]

I host a couple of websites on the same Ubuntu server, and as of today both domain names have gone down. PuTTY and FTP still both work so it is obviously a problem with the domain name. I haven't ...
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DHCP server with multiple scopes is issuing the wrong IPs to VLANs

We're restructuring our network, and configured our router/dhcp server as follows: # public internet connection auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.10.10 netmask 255.255.0.0 ...
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Apache log general analyzer with vhosts

I'm using Apache in Ubuntu with several vhosts created, all pointing to the same access log. I'm already login the virtual host domain. I'm looking for a way to have statistics reports that shows ...
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How to host multiple websites on one server…with one public IP…with Apache [closed]

I am a new to the server world, and I need some assistance setting one up. Here is my question: How can I host multiple websites on one server...with one public IP address...with Apache, without ...
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How to make Chef-Server use Ruby 1.9 on Ubuntu?

I've installed Chef Server on Ubuntu 12.04 using the official instructions, which uses the "omnibus installer" that has embedded ruby 1.8.7. I'm trying to install knife-windows, but when I run gem ...
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ssh to Amazon EC2 Ubuntu server behind firewall

I ssh to an Amazon EC2 server and have just enabled the ufw firewall. This terminated my connection and now I can't ssh back in. I assume the firewall is preventing access. I tried rebooting but no ...
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Problems with moving Apache server home directory

I recently moved my server's web root to a new hard drive. After transferring the files, I edited the site file under /etc/apache2/sites-enabled to point to the new directory location. I made sure to ...
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Setting up virtual host with symlink in Ubuntu 12.04

I am newbie in virtual host. I have followed this tutorial to create a virtual host to run php projects. Also, I've used symlink method described here. Steps in first tutorial like installing apache, ...
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IPTables quota not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been struggling porting IPTable rules from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that quota seems to be broken. Take this very simple instance of a quota rule. iptables -t mangle -A ...
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Enabling PDO for CLI in vagrant box precise64 (Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS)

I have vagrant box (precise64) utilizing Ubuntu server 12.04. I have installed manually (no use of LAMP) on the server the following: MySql server / MySql client - Server version: ...
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How to confine FTP users to a root directory securely

I need to provide multiple users FTP logins, some able to write, some only to read, to a single FTP root directory. I very much want to restrict access so that they cannot see the file system above ...
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No HTTP connectivity in vbox guests with bridged network

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server x86. Network connectivity is on eth2 for the host server (the 10ge card). I installed VirtualBox 4.2 using the downloadable deb package from VirtualBox's website. ...
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rsnapshot frequently ext3-fs error: “ext3_lookup: deleted inode referenced:”

I've having following problem frequently on our backupserver. I'll try to explain the issue in the hope somebody could clarify why and how to fix it Setup details We have a DELL r200 server attached ...
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How do I identify which website on my server is under heavy traffic?

I currently host one website on a server which many other websites use connect to via an API. When I use the terminal command 'top' I can see www-data is the main culprit for my server running slow. ...
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How to Configure a FTP Service where different user groups have different permissions for a single Directory

(using Ubuntu 12.04) I need to set up an FTP service where a specific set of users can write to the directory an another set can only read. I'm thinking that it's hard to do for a single directory, ...
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Adding a existing (raid) harddisk to esxi without data loss

My previous install was an Ubuntu-Server 12.04 installation without VMWare. There i had 1 OS disk with 750GB and 2 other disks (both 2TB) in RAID1. I decided to virtualize my server so i can add ...
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Ubuntu Server command line terminal extremely slow

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a computer with the following specs: Pentium 4 1.5GB RAM 80GB HD Installation went smoothly and at first it worked well. However, after doing package ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 KVM host high load with idle ubuntu 12.04 guests

I am stuck with this one. Clean install Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit on two physical machines. Machines are identical except one has 8GB RAM and the problem machine has 32GB RAM, both machines were ...
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Cannot view User Accounts on Linux Ubuntu 12.04

I am working on a fresh install of Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and for some reason I cannot seem to access the User Accounts. Through terminal I am able to establish ssh connection to the root account and to ...
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Configuring Bind dns with webmin

I am new to VPS. I have recently bought a new VPS and trying to set up Bind DNS server on it using webmin. My VPS provider has provided me with three IPS. Main IP: 50.*.*.10 Additional IP 1: ...
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Bulk BIND zones creation [closed]

How can I create zones for 50 domains on Ubuntu 12 VPS? I have webmin (which allows me to use BIND to create/ manage zones). I was able to figure out what gets created to add a zone successfully. But ...
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preventing squid forwarding loop with IPtables

I have a web application, and I'd like to limit file upload size. I thought I'd try using squid for this, via its directive request_body_size_max. I have my webserver running on port 8080, and I've ...
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Install Navicat for MySQL on Linux Ubuntu 12.04

How do I install Navicat on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04? I have just configured a new Ubuntu 12.04. Because I'm not so familiar with the command line, I prefer to use Ubuntu Desktop so that I can have a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 VPS doesn't boot with mysql in nsswitch.conf

1and1 VPS ("dynamic cloud server") does not boot any more as soon as mysql lookup is enabled in nsswitch.conf - any suggestions appreciated. Minimal setup to reproduce the problem: install Ubuntu ...
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Prioritise repositories in Ubuntu

We have a few PPA sources on some of our servers which we stick into /etc/apt/sources.list.d . Some of these repos provide same packages (in terms of names) but different versions and possibly ...
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Allow developers to deploy to server but not login (ssh) to server

This might be impossible but this is what I would like: Allow the developer to login to server via Capistrano so that he can deploy changes. e.g. cap deploy Do not allow the developer to login to ...
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Apache: apachectl restart does NOT reload envvars

Okay, so on a fresh ubuntu 12.04, I install the lamp stack via: sudo tasksel install lamp-server The next thing I want to do is change the User and Group that apache runs as and restart. Should be ...
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Changing the Virtualmin, Webmin and Usermin default ports

I am attempting to change the default ports for Virtualmin, Webmin and Usermin on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. After doing the below, I am only able to access the Usermin console. Opened port 9988 on ...
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No buffer space available and tuning with sysctl

Not really a network guy so please bear with me. I'm currently hosting a web application that sends UDP to all IP addresses in it's subnet periodically. That's 2048 IPs. My problem is it throws No ...
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Unable to login applications using LDAP alias

We have several applications and we are able to integrate LDAP successfully. In application we have given base dn as ou=People,dc=geo,dc=com and the user dn: uid=geo_pc,ou=People,dc=geo,dc=com can ...
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Is there any reason to use fail2ban with SSH password logins disabled?

I am setting up an Ubuntu server hosted by Linode. I am stepping through their security guide and they recommend installing fail2ban after disabling password based SSH logins. I don't see the point ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 strange locale behavior

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Vagrant. And I'm having hard time understanding what's wrong with locales on my system. When I login to my box via ssh $ vagrant ssh and try to run something locale ...