As the doctor gone rogue

October 15, 2016

Find files and listing details on Linux

Filed under: bash, miscellaneous, ubuntu — Tags: , , , , , — hypotheses @ 12:01 pm

One common task that we always have to do relatively often is to find the location of some specific files. Although you may have some clues that those files are located in your current working directory, “.” symbolic link used in the command below, you may have no clue to which sub-folder your files are.

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October 30, 2015

apt-get error with … for package ‘linux-headers-3.2.0-60’ is missing final newline

Filed under: bash, ubuntu — Tags: , , — hypotheses @ 2:17 am

linux-headers-3.2.0-60-virtual.list

caused you the problem, do the same! Just delete them (I actually just moved them to “linux-headers-3.2.0-60.list.bak” file).

As the doctor gone rogue

I recently clone a virtual machine image and setting up locally. When trying to install a new package through <code>apt-get</code> in Ubuntu. I ran into a strange problem of “missing final newline” in linux-headers.

Trying to google for solution, I found a page in 2004 mentioning this problem. It suggested that a file in /var/lib/dpkg/info/smbf.list is the cause of the error. So, I tried to locate this file but without any success.

I notice that there is “linux-headers-3.2.0-60.list” and a few other files with similar names in this folder. So, well, why not trying to delete them.

It seems like deleting these files fix the problem and allow apt-get to install the package without any problems. So far the system seems normal. We haven’t allowed any additional access through the server, only deleting a few files that don’t look essential for the OS to run.

Further remove other apt-get unused…

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June 21, 2013

How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? – Ask Ubuntu

Filed under: miscellaneous — Tags: , , — hypotheses @ 10:34 pm

I'm trying to install CNVWorkshop (cnv.chop.edu), but now facing problem of running Ubuntu 10.10 which has faced the end-of-life since April 2013. So, now running "sudo apt-get install" anything would not work, since the repo was set to look for files from archive.ubuntu.com.
AAfter spending sometimes 'google' as usual, here's where I end up.

Not that I intended not to upgrade to a newer release, but this is probably a relatively faster way to deploy another software that I still need to use.

sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

 

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