Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source

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Can't install “libdvdcss” with yum anymore after update on “Fedora 20 Heisenburg”

I couldn't update my system today, because of dependency problems with libdvdcss, I removed libdvdcss and it's dependency libdvdcss2. Update was successfull after that but now I can't install ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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facing issue while installing oracle Database 11g on rhel5 And SOA

While installing required rpms for both SOA and Oracle the below rpms are conflicting with each other glibc-devel-2.5-49.x86_64.rpm and glibc-devel-2.5-24.i386.rpm How can I fix it? one package gets ...
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How to import numpy

I am trying to find density of states with dftb+ in a Linux system. I have a Linux system with Python-2.7.5 and Numpy-1.8.1. I am using the command as written below: gagan@gagan-desktop:~/tests$ ...
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What is the difference between building from source and using an install package?

It was wondering: when installing something, there's an easy way of double clicking an install executable file, and on the other hand, there is a way of building it from source. The latter one, ...
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Installing packages with .INSTALL file [on hold]

I extracted .tar.xz package and now I have two folders; usr and etc with three hidden files; .INSTALL, .MTREE, .PKGINFO. How can you install this program on Linux mint?
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Problems installing mysql on debian

I have a : user@Node:~$ uname -a Linux Node 2.6.32-042stab092.1 #1 SMP Tue Jun 24 09:10:28 MSK 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux With a : user@Node:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 and I am having problems ...
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Too much installing and uninstalling? [on hold]

Is this a problem on Linux like it is one Windows? Installing and uninstalling things that end up leaving behind little bits and pieces that accumulate and have a negative effect? If so, what can I ...
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Adding ppa's on Elementary OS freya doesn't work

I wanted to install FinalTerm on my elementaryos freya installation, so I added the ppa with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:finalterm/daily. However, when I tried running sudo apt-get install finalterm ...
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Should I install npm in Kubuntu?

I am using Kubuntu. I am looking into installing a plugin to help in javascript. This seems to be good jshint but it mention npm install What is this? My understanding is that in Kubuntu I should only ...
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Compile source with later libraries on one server and use the binary on an older server

I may have a noob question regarding the compiling software from source. I need the latest libpcre3-dev library to compile a software from source, however, the current distribution of the OS (Ubuntu) ...
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Installing PHP 5.3.3-24 on CentOS 6.5 (Final)

I require a slightly older version of PHP for my server because I need to be able to exploit a CVE (CVE-2006-7243) that was patched in the newer versions. NOTE: This is a legitimate use case where ...
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How can I install Adobe Reader in Fedora 20?

I'm not able to find an appropriate RPM to install adobe reader. Does anybody have a good way for installing it? The system is 64-bit.
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How to specify a higher ruby version for installing a gem?

I install a ruby package. $ sudo gem install pdfbeads ERROR: Error installing pdfbeads: nokogiri requires Ruby version >= 1.9.2. says that it needs ruby version greater than 1.9.1. My ...
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installing libsocket-perl, apt-get searches for wrong filename extension, gets 404

I've been having trouble installing a package for a number of days now and can't find the solution anywhere, though I have been able to figure out more exactly what's going wrong. It appears that ...
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Where to install mininet [duplicate]

I read some posts and parts of FHS to understand which directory I should install packages in. As far as I could understand /opt is for independent packages and /usr/local is for packages that are not ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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How to customize Linux without sudo/root access? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in Linux but I love it for its customization potential and want to use it as much as possible. In my company I do not have sudo or root access to the Linux server but I still want to ...
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Install R in my own directory

How can I install a new version of R in my own directory, e.g., /local/data/project/behi.
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How to install meld 3.11 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to get meld 3.11 to work on ubuntu 14.04 I tried following the method below" cd ~ git clone https://git.gnome.org/browse/meld cd meld sudo ln -s ~/meld/bin/meld /usr/bin/meld But ...
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installpath in OpenBSD 5.5

In the FAQ section of OpenBSD 5.5, it is recommended to use export PKG_PATH=ftp://your.ftp.mirror/pub/OpenBSD/5.5/packages/`machine -a`/ and to add the above line to ~/.profile Instead of doing ...
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How to add aac and libx264 to FFmpeg installation?

I've already installed FFmpeg according to the ffmpeg Ubuntu compile guide. I can't use aac audio encoding and libx264, which I need. How do I install FFmpeg so that all the option below are enabled ...
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untar specific file to present date in linux [closed]

I am using Centos and I am installing one Debian application with multiple-instance. I have created 3 multiple-instance successfully and it is running good. Because of Debian application, the ...
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qmake error when installing PyQt5

I'm trying to install PyQt5 for python3 from source files. I install SIP correctly. Then when I want to prepare the make file for installing PyQt, I get this error: #python3 configure.py Error: ...
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ant command not found when running from the path othe than ant installation directory

Actually I have installed Ant in rhel5 environment and set ANT_HOME variable in /etc/profile which points to /usr/local/ant/bin so when I execute command echo $ANT_HOME it gives correct path but I get ...
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Unable to Pull EPEL repository Metadata

Installing Nginx on Scientific Linux according this documentation fails: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epe l/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm' ...
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Installing Sopcast

I wish to install Sopcast on Linux Mint 16 cinnamon. Being a new user I just cannot cannot fathom out how to do it, bought Linux for Dummies and that does not help much. I have downloaded Sopcast and ...
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I have downloaded and un-tarred zsh, what do I do next [duplicate]

I am running Linux Fedora 20, and have downloaded and un-tarred tar -jvxf zshell/zsh-5.0.5.tar.bz2, and now have what looks like the correct directory, as in the following listing which also shows ...
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crlibm Library Installation Problem

I am trying to install crlibm using the installation instructions, which is as usual: ./configure make make install Then I get the following output: Making install in scs_lib make[1]: Entering ...
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nc command not found on SuSE

I'm trying to use the nc command on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11. I executed this line: nc ­-4ul 192.0.2.2 50000 But I got this.- bash: nc: command not found This is the first time that I ...
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Find out what 'apt-get install' did

This might be a really newbie question but here we go: How can I find out what commands a package ran to install the software with apt-get install <package>? For example, if I install a ...
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Installation script for OpenERP, creating directories under /var

I would like to know what this code means. I found it on the OpenERP forum. It is supposed to run on Linux CentOS. adduser openerp DIR="/var/run/openerp /var/log/openerp" for NAME in $DIR do if [ ! ...
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Packages still not found even after apt-get update

I am working on a Linux Mint 16 computer and since recently, every time I want to install something via apt-get install, the log message says that the packages couldn't be authenticated. I go ahead ...
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How to prevent prompt that ask to restart services when installing libpq-dev

I want to install libpq-dev on my Vagrant machine. I install it with $ apt-get install -y libpq-dev During installation a prompt appears which asks if it's allowed to restart some services ...
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What package has GNU sed for Solaris?

I need to use the features of GNU sed, instead of the built-in version under Solaris 10. Which GNU package contains it? I don't see it listed in the coreutils, and my Google searches haven't helped ...
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paths for searching executables [duplicate]

My old xournal is 0.4.5, which is /usr/bin/xournal. I just installed a new version 0.4.8 by compiling from source to /usr/local/bin/xournal. When I call xournal directly from the terminal, it is the ...
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Unable to build id3lib on Crunchbang

I'm trying to install id3lib in my new Crunchbang distro. So, I downloaded the tar.gz file and executed configure command which ran good. And when I run make I'm getting the following error: make[2]: ...
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How to fix my llvm installation?

So I am a new linux user and new to programming, and I wanted to learn some of the C style languages. One of the online courses that I'm taking provides me a vm environment with clang istalled and ...
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Switchable graphics drivers installation on Linux Mint

Firstly, sorry if there is something unclear in my question but English is not my native language and I will correct the question if needed. Here is my problem: I have a notebook with ATI RADEON ...
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How to install ruby-devel and python-devel in SuSE Enterprise?

I've been trying to install some software in SuSE Enterprise (SLES 11 SP 2 64 bits), and keep getting errors about missing dependencies. In the past, I could work around them (in an Ubuntu system) by ...
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How to set up environment after installation of a software inside home directory?

I am not familiar much with environment and path settings in UNIX environment. I have installed CDO (climate data operators) in a folder in my home directory. I am only able to run it when I go into ...
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Iinstallation of Kali linux under dual boot in Win-7

I am completely new to Linux and its related distributions and I am trying to install the Kali-Linux in Wind 7 64 bit OS through dual boot option. I have downloaded the kali-64 bit mini.iso and after ...
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Error Installing Libatlas

I am trying to install libatlas on my system Elementary Luna OS, using the steps given here. I get the following error trying this command: $ fakeroot debian/rules custom /usr/bin/fakeroot: line ...
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Create animated WebP file from WebP files?

I have converted a sequence of images to WebP, and I want to compile them into an animation. I downloaded libwebp, but it's a tar.gz archive and I don't know how to install those. Is there another ...
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Installer for applications in LInux

Wikipedia says An installation program or installer is a computer program that installs files, such as applications, drivers, or other software, onto a computer. Some installers are ...
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Are autotools and cmake intended to be used by application users or developers?

If I am correct, autotools and cmake are different tools to automatically generate configure and Makefiles from source code. During installation, I often download the configure and Makefiles as a ...
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Would you store the Makefile for later uninstallation?

After installing a package/library from a Makefile, do you keep the Makefile, which contains uninstall target somewhere, for later uninstallation if any? If yes: Do you store it at some "standard" ...
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Where is <libraryname>.pc?

When installing a library with configure, make and make install, does make install copy <libraryname>.pc to some place? If yes: Where is it? If no: Should we copy it somewhere rather than ...
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What does /usr/bin/install do besides copying?

Does make install with a Makefile most of the time call /usr/bin/install? What necessary work does /usr/bin/install do besides copying the just compiled files to /usr/bin/local? The man page says ...
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Store newly self-built installation, with old binary-installed installation

I just built the most recent version of pdftk by make -f Makefile.Debian, and I got an executable pdftk in my local directory. (http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/) I have an older version of ...