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How to install mysql server 5.7 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ( Xenial Xerus )

MySQL is a popular database management system used for my web applications. How do I install MySQL server version 5.7 on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS ( Xenial Xerus )?
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How to check Debian/Ubuntu Linux package version using apt-get/aptitude command

I am a new Debian / Ubuntu Linux sysadmin. I would like to find out what version I would install if I ran the apt-get command. How do I find out which versions of a package can I install using apt-cache/apt-get command? How do you check package version using apt-get/aptitude on Debian or Ubuntu Linux server?
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How to run a command or script after running apt-get command on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux

How do I run custom command after ‘apt-get upgrade‘ or ‘apt-get dist-upgrade‘ on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux based system? How do I hook a script to apt-get command on my Ubuntu Linux server?
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How to install PHP 7 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS

PHP 7 provides 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption than PHP version 5.6. How do I install PHP 7 on Ubuntu Linux version 14.04 LTS server? How do I install PHP 7 with PHP-FPM in along with Nginx web server?
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Ubuntu sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found error and solution

I‘m trying to run a command ‘sudo add-apt-repository ppa:foo/bar‘ but getting the following error:

     sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

How do I fix this problem on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS server?
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How to create unprivileged LXC container on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS

How do I install, create and manage unprivileged LXC containers on Ubuntu Linux version 14.04 LTS server?
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Ubuntu Linux Change Hostname (computer name)

I am a new Ubuntu Linux laptop user. I setup my computer name to ‘tom’ during installation but now I would like to change the computer name to ‘jerry’. How can I remove tom and set it to jerry on Ubuntu Linux? How do I change the Ubuntu computer name from ‘ubuntu’ to ‘AvlinStar’?
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How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Headless Server

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a virtualization module for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor. How can I install KVM, setup guest operating system as the back-end virtualization technology for non-graphic Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS server?
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How to block an IP address with ufw on Ubuntu Linux server

I am using UFW to manage firewall on my Ubuntu Linux 12.04/14.04 LTS server. I need to block a specific IP address from accessing my server. How do I block an IP address using ufw?
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Ubuntu Linux check cron log file error or messages in /var/log/cron.log file

I am trying to find errors or message for my cron job on Ubuntu Linux server. Where is the cron log in Ubuntu Linux 12.04/14.04 LTS server? How do I check cron logs in Ubuntu server? How to check if crond server is enabled and/or is running properly on Ubuntu Linux server?
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