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Security

Links

Netboot/PXE


Documentation

https

https on debian testing is a mess, ignore:

http://www.eclectica.ca/howto/ssl-cert-howto.php looks promising

Handling packages

Pinning


FAQ

the following packages have been kept back:

Time to apt-get dist-upgrade :)

change default editor

update-alternatives --config editor

change timezone

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

kernel packages

  • kernel-image
  • kernel-source
volatile

 

clean cache

apt-get clean
      

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

First try

dpkg --get-selections | grep hold

reportbug: The following newer release(s) are available in the Debian archive:

Ignore than and just continue ( see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=900254 )


apt-get update throwing KEYEXPIRED

Ignore that, it updated just fine. You migh run into the usual warnings when installing packaged. To Be Documented. For example:

deb [trusted=yes]

Show more package information

apt-cache show packagename*


W: GPG error:

http://ftp2.de.debian.org etch/volatile Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EC61E0B0BBE55AB3

gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys EC61E0B0BBE55AB3
#and that other thing

Or just:

apt-get --allow-unauthenticated install debian-archive-keyring
      

Or

apt-key adv  --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 8B48AD6246925553

show dependency tree

apt-cache dotty
apt-rdepends

show dependencies

apt-cache rdepends
aptitude why

What package does a file belong to?

dpkg -S /path/to/file