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How to search for a package in Debian and Ubuntu

How to search for a package in Debian and Ubuntu

If you need to install a package such as mysql server you generally use the apt-get install <package name> command. The trick is getting the package name right. To find the package name, perform a search using the apt-cache command. The syntax is as follows:

apt-cache search mysql

This will return a list of packages which reference mysql. You’ll notice this is a very long list because it’ll include packages which include applications which use mysql databases. To narrow down your search you can use the following command: Read more about How to search for a package in Debian and Ubuntu

Where in the world is my server? Or how to change timezone on a Debian Lenny 5.0 computer

Where in the world is my server? Or how to change timezone on a Debian Lenny 5.0 computer

One of the most important functions a computer does is to keep time. For instance in a Windows AD environment if the Servers and client computers are more than 5 minutes askew then Kerberos authentication will fail. In other words they refuse to talk to each other. Try supporting that.

To ensure your computers are all on the same time use an NTP server to synchronise¬†against. That will keep all the computers on the same time and make your support team’s life happy. Exactly how to Setup an NTP daemon such as ntpd or the Windows time service will be the subject of another post.

So let’s assume your computer is nicely synchronising but you check the time and it’s out by 4 hours. What do you do? Read more about Where in the world is my server? Or how to change timezone on a Debian Lenny 5.0 computer