Just wonder is it possible to install non .deb package through the standard procedure of make config etc in Debian, or better not even attempt it.I need to use several engineering, mathematics packages, Matlab, Maple and Ansys,I have been told to use Fedora, but I would prefer to use Debian, as all my computers run on Debian and its stability etc is well known, not to mention the nice people in the forum, Bugs, Evil etc, well known icons.
During the installer specifically in 'tasksel', I'm given a few options. I generally de-select every possible option but what exactly is under the package group name 'Standard System'?ScreenshotObviously when I de-select 'Standard System', basically my installation of 'netinst' is almost immediately completed and I'm asked to reboot. How can I see or find out what exactly am I omitting from the system?
I've been playing around with various distributions including Arch Linux, openSuse, and Ubuntu with it's derivatives. So far, I feel that Ubuntu flows the best out of them all, offering the best mix of user-friendliness, eye-candy, and performance. HOWEVER, I really like doing things from the ground up and like having complete control over what I am using/spending resources on. OpenSuse was very attractive to me because of it's [URL]... which allows you to start with a basic system and add, manually, each and every package you want so you get exactly what you want. Does Ubuntu offer any system like this? Or, alternately, is there a "barebone" download in which you get basically a command line with networking and can apt-get all of the packages you want?
I installed Debian 6, on my workstation again, after a long long time.The installation worked fine for me, but after, the first reboot, I could see some lines of booting code and suddenly, some lines after |udev|, my screen got signal disconnect and my computer hang up itself.I tried my harddisk on another workstation, same problem here. On my first workstation there is a HD 4xxx inside and on the other workstation i think it is was a Radeon card 9000.I got the same problem with: Arch Linux. But openBSD works fine on this workstations.Do you got some clues for my problems? I also could not start the boot cd of archlinux some times due to this problem. Sounds strange to me.
I am attempting to install some applications on Debian 8 Jessie, with Gnome Desktop, and every package I try to install keeps coming up with the error E: Package Not found, I have been searching then trying for a solution on the Web, which includes apt-get update, and there are none for Debian 8 at all.
im currently setting up debian on a spare box i have and have been useing the advanced install so i could use the ssh ability to continue the install from a different computer. what i want to do is add the ssh to the install so that when the system boots with out the disk i can get into it with out having to wake up my nephew. is this possible or will i have to wait till i have access to the system to install the ssh server?
With Ubuntu i used some software which only had an installation procedure or a package for ubuntu. Program's such as Ailerus or Usenet Resource Downloader. What i would like to is this: Since Ubuntu is Debian-based, is it possible that software, intended for Ubuntu, can also be installed under Debian? Or is there a slight difference in structure between debian and ubuntu that makes it almost impossible to add software, intended for Ubuntu, under Debian?
I was recently pushed back towards linux after spending nearly a decade in a windows only environment and I'm finding myself struggling. The reason for the change is that we purchased Kaspersky and the mail gateway is only available under linux. They advised Debian and Exim.
The crux of the problem is that I have a working debian server running with exim4 and kaspersky to act as a gateway mail server but it's not checking inbound mail against the internal servers address list. For this I need to add ldap support to the exim package but I'm not sure how to do this - it seems silly that I should have to start over at this stage.
Full details:= I didn't have too much trouble installing and configuring a debian 64bit server for our network, adding exim4 and getting it all set up to work, then several weeks of hot fix releases and "oh, it shouldn't do that" passed as we attempted to get the Kaspersky software operating properly. During that time I learned that the kaspersky software does not provide a function to check inbound emails against the internal server. Previously we did this with an LDAP lookup under the Sophos Puremessage software that Kaspersky replaced. Without this function the MTA sends out a lot of backscatter that results in the server being put on blocklists and that effects business. Kaspersky tell me this is something I need to set the MTA software (exim4) to do so I've looked that up and it appears that step 1 is to install exim with ldap support... but I've already installed and configured exim without ldap support. So I'm not sure if I have to start over by removing exim, install over the top or what. Also if I do add ldap support or install exim-heavy over what I have will I need to reconfigure everything I've done so far?
as I said, it's been 10 years since I used linux and even then it was fairly basic sendmail and apache stuff.
I installed a packge redmine apt-get install redmine It went without any error. But I found later that it was not working. Another package I installed was red5 during installation it says it can not start red5-server. How can I debug the package installations. If there would have been some script I would have set some thing like set -vmx in it.
As an example while installing red5 I got a message to issue the following
See [url] for more information about dependency based boot sequencing. To reattempt the migration process run 'dpkg-reconfigure sysv-rc'. Even then it failed.
I was wondering if "Standard system utilities" is like a "must-have". I have installed Debian without "Standard system utilities" and "Desktop Environment" and everything went fine. I'm wondering if I may be missing anything?
I have a project and would like to create a .deb package that brought on any computer with debian distribution installs it in your home user who is installing.I followed a guide and managed to create a deb package from my sources with FPM. But creates them with root permissions and tells me that I should create a script before installation to change the permissions.
I have installed Package: gnumeric (1.12.18-2) in my Jessie/Mate system. It is very jittery on scrolling, and I was wondering if I should upgrade to the version (1.12.26-1) in stretch(testing), as there seem to have been a large number of bugfixes.
I have tried the following simulation command, but it gives the error message shown:
Code: Select all~# apt-get --simulate -t stretchÂ install gnumeric Reading package lists... Done E: The value 'stretch' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources
The documentation suggests that I may need to create an apt preferences file. I do not have any of the following files mentioned by the apt-get man page:
What I would like to do is upgrade just the specific package jessie/gnumeric(1.12.18-2) to stretch/gnumeric(1.12.26-1). I do not want any other packages to be inadvertently upgraded to stretch. I have seen warnings that one can easily end up with a badly mixed system and I wish to avoid that! I also do not want to disturb the standard apt-get update, which I am running daily via anacron at present.
Musescore 2.0 is available but only for Sid, I have just installed Jessie since I wanted the stable version. I was wondering if it was possible to install that packaged only from the sid distribution on jessie. How should I proceed?
Recently tried to install a new Wine package, but the install failed, so I removed it and reinstalled the old one. That installation also failed, and now the package is in a half-installed state and can neither be installed nor removed. I'd be most grateful for some help - I miss my Wine!
# apt-get install 0.9.47~winehq0~debian~4.0-1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: The package wine needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. # apt-get remove 0.9.47~winehq0~debian~4.0-1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: The package wine needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
What does it mean by "an archive", and where can I find one?
I was using Lenny until now, and I liked it very much. Now I've seen that squeeze is finally released, so I decided to make a fresh install of squeeze, as I made some mistakes while installing lenny, like downloading kde meta-package (full of useless programs), small root partition etc...Now, I want to install Squeeze with KDE, but not the meta-package, just the required programs in order to run the GUI, and then I want to select which programs to install by myself... How can I do that?
I am running a vps with nginx as webserver. For some odd reason (I don't know if it was installed already) apache2 was running before nginx could start. After stopping apache2 nginx starts fine again. But, I want to completely remove apche2, but: root@vps2:~# apt-get --purge remove apache2* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package apache2 is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. root@vps2:~#
but:root@vps2:~# ls -la /usr/sbin/apache* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Jul 5 01:46 /usr/sbin/apache2 -> ../lib/apache2/mpm-prefork/apache2 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5326 Mar 22 23:56 /usr/sbin/apache2ctl lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 5 01:46 /usr/sbin/apachectl -> apache2ctl root@vps2:~# ls -la /etc/ap apache2/ apm/apt/ root@vps2:~# ls -la /etc/apache2/ total 76
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 May 27 17:32 . drwxr-xr-x 88 root root 4096 Jul 5 20:46 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7908 May 27 17:32 apache2.conf drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 17:32 conf.d -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1169 May 27 17:32 envvars -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 May 27 17:32 httpd.conf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31063 May 27 17:32 magic drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 17:32 mods-available drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 17:32 mods-enabled -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 750 May 27 17:32 ports.conf drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 17:32 sites-available drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 17:32 sites-enabled root@vps2:~#
Apache2 is there and I can start it normally with /etc/init.d/apache2 start but I want it removed, how do I do that?
I am going to install debian on my laptop. I just wondering that i am not able to see differentiation between debian installation package for server or desktop? are debian server and desktop edition included in one package ?
I'm using rpm either debian as an installation package for our developed product (multi-targets)I have to display a EULA (end-user license agreement) during its installation.How can I design that requirement ?
I have created virtual cd (using damoen tools) for opensuse 11.2 installation from standard iso file and that installed installer for opensuse in my C drive and asked me to restart. After I restarted it gave me two options during boot, vista and opensuse 11.2 installer. I tried installing opensuse 11.2 from boot option and it asked me for language>country>installation. From the installation window which gave three options, I selected installation option and after preparing system for installation it asked me about sda location....I had separate partition which I selected and after that it is asking me for source which I donï¿½t know what it is. I tried few things but no success and then tried to get in to vista but unfortunately it is not booting in vista as well and takes me though the same process explained above.
So both my boot options are trying to install opensuse 11.2 and stops at provide source window. So in a nutshell I am stuck and not able to use my system. For your information I donï¿½t have vista installation cd so I canï¿½t repair vista.
For some reason Sun Java 6 isn't in any of the standard repositories. Some sites recommend adding the old Maverick repositories to install it. I just know that adding an old repository is going to break something. Does anyone know when it will be in the standard repositories?
After receiving no response either here or on IRC, I copied 80 package files to a temporary directory and ran dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null > Packages with the expected result. The curious part is the delay when output redirection is not used: nothing appears until the script completes, when the result is dumped to the screen. It therefore appears that there is an upper limit to the number of packages that the script can handle, somewhere between 80 and 42,474.
Is this an undocumented feature, or just a peculiarity of my system?
I'm new to Debian and wanting to set up a local repository on my work drive. After following instructions online and copying all packages (~43,000) from the DVD set into /work/Debian/8.2/packages/ I ran dpkg-scan-packages as instructed:
This produced an empty file. I then ran dpkg-scanpackages with no output redirection expecting to see a flood of text on the screen, but all I got were error messages suggesting that it can see the .deb packages but is not parsing them:
Code: Select allroot@qbx:~# dpkg-scanpackages /work/Debian/8.2/packages dpkg-deb: error: invalid character ' ' in archive '/work/Debian/8.2/packages/libshhopt1_1.1.7-3_i386.deb' member 'debian-binary' size dpkg-scanpackages: error: couldn't parse control information from /work/Debian/8.2/packages/libshhopt1_1.1.7-3_i386.deb
This all seems in accord with the man page, and it's so simple I'm wondering what I'm missing.
I'm trying to install sid but debootstrap if failing due to bug #581420. I understand the fix is simple but how can I bypass/patch the broken util-linux package that gets downloaded at install time? I'm using the daily d-i business card CD.