Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source. This is usually done using your system's package manager.

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Issue on updating Linux Ubuntu

As LU is strongly suggesting me, I want to update my packages but a problem (which I hadn't encountered before) interrupts upgrading process. Some specific packages fail to be downloaded. They are: ...
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Cleaning up after installing libary

As part of installing ImageMagick and PDFtk I fetched tarballs and extracted them to my home directory. Went through install process and got both libraries working. If I run which on pdftk or any ...
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Add Repository In Debian 6.0.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to add a repository in Debian 6.0.8 sudo cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.8 sudo apt-get install software-properties-common E: Unable to locate package software-properties-common sudo ...
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What are potential problems for installation scripts modifying .bashrc [on hold]

Some software packages advices you to make an alias for a certain program,... in other words modifying the ~/.bashrc, ~/.profile files. Little of these packages have an installation script that make ...
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updating rst2pdf leads to pip uninstall

I had some problem generating PDF files from reStructuredText, which I thought I could solve with updating rst2pdf. I got a Permission denied error when I did pip install -U rst2pdf OSError: ...
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How to remove previous version of centos7 and install fresh centos7 in Toshiba Satellite using bootable USB

My centos 7 has been corrupted. I want to install fresh centos7. When I run rpm -q kernel. It gives the following results kernel-3.10.0-123.el7.x86_64 kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64 ...
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Installing packages to a Linux Server without internet connection

I have a production server (in my case Suse Linux) that is not connected to the outside internet. I can copy files to it via SCP and I have root rights, but I would not be able to connect to remote ...
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Is it possible to install a program onto an external drive?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba chromebook using crouton. The drive my OS is installed on is small, with only 3.6 GB of free space. I'd like to install sage on my system but sage requires 6 GB of free ...
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Install Texlive in manjaro via iso

I have the TeXlive .iso file and a Manjaro linux distro. I tried to run the install.sh script from the iso file, with ./install.sh after chmod +x. Apparently this doesn't install the TeXlive. ...
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How to install iwidgets without root access and set the enviornment

Recently, I want to run a script(PWgui) which requires Tcl (Itk). The manual suggests that I have to install iwidgets4 beforehand. I am using the university cluster and don't have any root privileges. ...
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How to install Apache httpd as a non-root user and non-root user home directory? [closed]

How to install Apache httpd as a non-root user and on non-root user home directory?
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About Dependencies

In the absence of internet connection for the present, I am trying to use apt-offline. When I execute the order in terminal I get "ERROR: FATAL: Something is wrong with the apt system." I have been ...
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Manually installing a program on Debian

I have installed Debian on my pc, but the problem is that at the moment I have no Internet connection to this pc. So, to install a program I have to manually downloaded from a pc with internet and ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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Is Ctrl+C on make check safe?

I am installing GNU Guile and I have ran ./configure ... as well as make. I am now running make check and it is taking a really really long time. If I use Ctrl+C to abort this make check, will it mess ...
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Unable to locate package tribler in Whonix

In whonix workstation, I was trying to install tribler, with the command sudo apt-get install tribler Which resulted in error: unable to locate package tribler I ran sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Not able to install modules p5-Expect, P5-IO-Tty, p5-IO-Stty, p5-Digest-MD5, p5-YAML in FreeBSD 10

I have installed OS FreeBSD 10.1 and installed perl 5.16 from my folder /usr/ports/lang/perl5.16. then i did: # portsnap fetch # portsnap extract then I am trying to make install clean port ...
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The package is not found when I want to install any programs

I would like to download the midnight commander with the following task: sudo apt-get install mc But it doesn't work because the package is not found. My mirror is: ftp.hu.debian.org How can I ...
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Use unoconv without installing (or other alternative of converting files) [duplicate]

I need to convert doc file to docx. I need to achieve this using command line on the web-server. unoconv seems to be most usefull here. But it isn't installed on a web-server and: Web-server doesn't ...
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how to install a src .rpm

I downloaded a source rmp src.rpm file of audacity when i run [root@09PC148B Downloads]# rpmbuild --rebuild audacity-2.1.0-2.fc23.src.rpm this is the response i am getting flac-devel is needed by ...
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How to install Canon PIXMA MG2450 driver in Arch-based system?

I have the drivers as source, deb, and rpm. Download page HERE. I have tried to create pkg.tar.xz file out of the deb files. I have used debtap following these instructions here to "convert" the ...
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How to install Megasync client in Arch-based Antergos Linux

The client seems absent in the repositories in the latest Antergos Linux. Although here it is said that it is supposed to be accessible via AUR.
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How to install Skype in Arch-based Antergos Linux

In latest Antergos Linux, Arch-based, up-to-date. $ sudo pacman -S skype error: target not found: skype $ yaourt -S skype error: target not found: skype
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How to create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Cannot install packages in Mint: “Unable to fetch some archives”

I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra). I was able to install packages normally until, at least, april 18th (two weeks ago). Since yesterday I cannot install packages anymore. For example, if I try to ...
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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Problem selecting update sources by GUI (*Software&Updates - Updates*) in Elementary OS Freya (*ubuntu 14.04)

[Although I trust this is ubuntu-specific, it is cross-posted here for the moment, as the initial askubuntu post was closed (for being eOS-specific)] I am in eOS Freya stable, clean install. I had ...
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Can I update python within a user scheme?

I'm running python on a shared server without root access. I've installed pip using the user scheme which allows me to install the packages I need. I can't find any documentation on how to do an ...
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Install Acrobat Reader in SuSE 10.3

How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in SuSE Linux 10.3 using commands in a terminal?
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configure: error: LDFLAGS

I am trying to install LTTng. I was installing lttng-tools-2.6.0 and got the following error: configure: error: Cannot find libuuid uuid_generate nor libc uuid_create. Use LDFLAGS=-Ldir to specify ...
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“sudo: apt-get: command not found.” after removing packages [duplicate]

I have a problem similar to the issue here: "sudo: apt-get: command not found." after removing some packages. Did the same stupid thing removing something: sudo apt-get remove gnupg ...
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What is the backup file created by checkinstall for?

I reinstall emacs by compiling its source and then sudo checkinstall. I found checkinstall creates a file -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44628516 Apr 22 19:19 emacs_24.5-1_amd64.deb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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Do I have to recompile if I want to change `--prefix`?

When installing emacs 24.5 by compiling its source, I run ./config --prefix=/usr and then make and then sudo checkinstall which creates a deb package and installs the binary files to /usr. Now I ...
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does checkinstall uninstall previously installed software?

Originally I installed emacs 24.4 by compiling its source and checkinstall. I use the default install dir --prefix=/usr/local. So /usr/local/bin/emacs. Now I use the same way to install emacs 24.5. ...
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Install self compiled software to /usr or /usr/local? [duplicate]

Generally speaking, should self installation by compiling source be stored in /usr or /usr/local (specified to --prefix)? When to install to /usr and when to /usr/local? E.g. I often run ...
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Why does checkinstall need sudo?

On Ubuntu, IIRC, checkinstall only create a deb package from compiled binary files, and doesn't install them to some destination directories (say, some system directories). But I always have to run ...
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How to install a C compiler on Linux?

I need to install a compiler in Linux. First of all, some system information: -bash-3.2$ uname -a Linux axentraserver.xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com 2.6.31.8 #97 Thu Sep 12 10:38:00 EDT 2013 armv5tel ...
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Install gcc4.9 on openSuse 13.1

I need to download and install g++4.9 in order to work with regex in c++11 for a school project. I downloaded the source but it seems it does not work .. I searched for the rpm and 1-ClickInstall and ...
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How to Install Fedora (not create bootable USB)

I have searched Google for how to download Fedora, and all I find is how to create bootable USB. Once I load Fedora from bootable USB how do I permanently install Fedora from USB onto my laptop?
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bash cannot find mvn command after install

I tried to install Maven on CentOS 7, but afterwards typing mvn -version in the terminal results in bash: mvn: command not found.... How can I fix this so that I can call maven from the CentOS 7 ...
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Use alternatives or adding to PATH?

I'm a bit confused about the proper way to make a script globally available from the terminal, like a command. There are two ways, using the alternatives utility, basically making a symlink to ...
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Where to verify and review various packages before installing them

I am new to Unix/Linux and corrently setting up a Debian Wheezy server for my domain name. Here and there I find useful tutorial on how to do this-and-that, but I am not sure where I can find a ...
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Package file without .rpm or .tar.gz… What to do?

I'm busy installing ELK package on a few RHEL6 servers, but we have two mail servers which are still RHEL5 i386 servers. So I go to https://www.elastic.co/downloads/logstash and downloaded the Linux ...
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Why does Chromium use so much disk space on Gentoo Linux?

I am a newbie on Linux, and I have chosen Gentoo for my Linux distribution. I installed it in VirtualBox for practice purposes only, so I just gave it 10GB of disk space. Yesterday when I tried to ...
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Why are there many accounts? I'm the only user

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop system. So far I have only installed some programs (I have sudo rights). When I check the list of users on the system, I see a long list, like more than 20 ...
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Is there a method of installing debuginfo package without registering RHEL7?

My RHEL7 isn't registered just for test. Now I want to install python-debuginfo rpm package. But according to this, it seems that I can't install python-debuginfo rpm without registration. Is there a ...
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Create complex installation script for Linux (Centos)

For deployment of a complex system I would like to create a script that runs all compilations and set up. I am looking for an existing product that interpret installation scenario and performs all ...
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How do I install programs in /usr/local if they shouldn't be compiled by root?

Somewhere in the back of my brain is the memory of reading a cautionary internet voice warning against compiling (i.e. running make) as the root user. Perhaps it's something like this story ...
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Deleting all old files after rebuilding world on FreeBSD

I'm rebuilding world and would like to have every other file not created by the rebuilding of world to be deleted. Is there some mergemaster option for this?
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Unable to Install software-center

Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Package software-Center is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package ...