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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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 ...
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How to fix: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found

I need to install doctotext hence in the base directory, I run doctotext.sh and I got the following error (./doctotext: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version 'GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found). When I did ...
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Installed PHP extensions to wrong PHP version

I just bought a VPS and it came with PHP5.3.3 and that wasn't good for our website, so I successfully (so it seemed, anyway) installed PHP5.6.7 and successfully registered it with Plesk. For the ...
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How can I install an Arch package on Debian?

Is it possible? To install an Arch package on Debian?
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Install an additional completion function for bash

I have never used bash completion of todo.txt cli; however, I have decided to give it try. On the author's github, it says: (Optional, since v 2.9:) Install the Bash completion, either system-wide, ...
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Problem when using alien to install Oracle SQL Developer

I am trying to use alien --scripts to make a .noarch.rpm file into a .deb file, however, it is not working. I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer: I have downloaded the ...
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libmpich.so.10 missing

Yesterday I wanted to launch one of my older programs to generate some matrices. The problem is, it didn't work. I got this error: ./matrixBinaryGenerator: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Changing Desktop environment?

I am consodering a change from win7 to any linux distro, I prefer Linux Mint because it looks like windows to some extent( from pictures only, so I would like to give it a try). I want to know whether ...
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Installing and using Pipelight with Firefox

Did not notice errors in installing Pipelight per Pipelight Installation Page but the system check command ends with Libraries: FAILURE. Attempts to use Silverlight on County of San Diego's online ...
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Cannot use EPEL repo, get NSS error -5990 (PR_IO_TIMEOUT_ERROR)

I'm using vagrant to start up a centOS 7.0 VM. My provisioner is trying to set up EPEL 7 via yum install epel-release -y and then trying to install ansible via yum install ansible -y It installs ...
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Error When trying to install a package using dpkg

I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer onto a Debian Linux server. I started off by downloading a package from the Oracle website; sqldeveloper-4.0.3.16.84-1.noarch.rpm I then called the ...
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yum - check if package already installed

When I run yum install <X> where <X> has already been installed, yum exits with a return status of 1 and prints "Error: Nothing to do". Aside from checking for this string in the output ...
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OpenVPN Server Setup [closed]

I've used OpenVPN Access Server in the past although it seems overkill for a second test server I am setting up. I am not very familiar with OpenVPN (including Access Server which I had help getting ...
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How do I move a installed package (installed in a USB), back into my computer's home directory?

How do I move an installed package (installed on a USB) back into my computer's home directory? First of all, I am running a Linux machine. I have installed the package libmodbus in my usb directory ...
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How to install proprietary drivers for Radeon HD 8570A/8570M on Fedora 21?

Well i think i can't be more clear. I've tried this guide: http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21 I've tried to just download the amd driver from ...
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OpenSuSE libusb installation

My System: Suse Linux 9.3 (i586) (no, I definitely can't update), no internet connection (!), no possibility to run updates (the system must not be changed in any way) and more important: it is ...
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Installing gcc offline on a Debian based distro

I installed Kubuntu 14.10 and it doesn't come with gcc compiler. Since I currently don't have Internet access on my laptop, I got the offline version (a tar.gz file) from a friend but I don't know how ...
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Ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64 doesn't go past installation type [migrated]

I downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64. I checked md5sum and it's correct. I tried creating the bootable USB flash with pendrivelinux or unetbootin windows. Check disk for defects gives me no ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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uninstall Python installed by compiling source?

I installed Python 2.7.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 by compiling its source, by .configre, make, and make altinstall. make altinstall is because I don't want to overwrite the default Python 2.7.6. My self ...
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How to install udisks1 in CentOS 7?

I have several scripts that I need for various tasks with USB devices, but they were written with udisks1 in mind. Porting them over to udisks2 has proven difficult, if not impossible, so I'm ...
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How to add software sources and install programs in evolveOS?

I am trying evolveOS which looks in early beta. Firefox is crushing all the time and I don't know yet how to install new programs. I like its concept and want to keep an eye on it, but I need to be ...
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How can I set up using a different version of Python from the OS?

my OS (Ubuntu 14.04) uses an older version 2.7.6 of Python as /usr/bin/python which points to /usr/bin/python2.7 I installed a new version 2.7.9 of python as /usr/local/bin/python2.7. In my own ...
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Installing R-base in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

I'm trying to install the package r-base using the Linux Mint community software view. By clicking on the "install" button one asks me for the "install of additional software?". By clicking on ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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How to add a Thunderbird addon globally?

I have downloaded a Thunderbird extension as a.xpi file. I know, I can install it in Thunderbird by going to Tools -> Addons -> Install Add-on from file However, I am using several ...
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What is happening to the files during the installation tripple “./configure, make, make install” ? [closed]

One recurrent pattern of installation I learned is as following: wget ......./program.tar.gz tar xzf program.tar.gz cd program ./configure make make install after step 2 (tar xzf program.tar.gz) ...
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Simple install script says it is unable to locate package

This install script is giving me the error Unable to locate package for most of the programs. #! /bin/bash apps=( 'python-dev', 'python-pip', 'python-numpy', 'python-scipy', 'python-matplotlib', ...
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Is there a quick way to install packages if there is a prompt?

If I want to install a package, wlhunag: ~ $ pip install django The program 'pip' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-pip wlhunag: ~ $ I wonder if ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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Is there a methodology to download and load a R package without installing it?

I need to produce some graphics using R package gridExtra, however, I don't have permissions to install packages in the computer I am working on. I tried the methodology explained Installing packages ...
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How do I add a program with a directory of dependencies to $PATH?

I want to add a program to my $PATH, but its code is split into various files that it imports at run-time from a lib/ in its root directory. projectRootDirectory ├ programBinary └ lib ├ someLibrary ...
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How to install OpenSUSE 13.2 OS over Elementary OS without loss of Windows 7 partition?

I have a laptop which contains Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7 on separate partitions. I want to install OpenSUSE 13.2 over the existing Elementary OS. Is there an option in Open SUSE that allows ...
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Disable Language Packages in Zypper

I am an OpenSUSE user, which means that I use zypper as the main package manager. When I install almost anything, I get a package with the same name but with a -lang suffix that is recommended by ...
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How to automatically update the top info directory

I use MSYS2 on my Windows machine and when I installed make, as a dependency pacman installed guile. Listing the files of the guile package revealed that it has info pages (guile.info.gz) installed at ...
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How do I know when I installed package FOO

I was wondering if I installed 'Tor' on my Ubuntu 14.04 or it was shipped as a default package since I hadn't remembered installation by myself. So what's the way to find out if a package is ...
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Installing vim locally on a cluster: can't find syntax

Unfortunately, the school I currently work at has one of the wonkiest, worst-configured clusters I've ever used. And the IT department is totally incompetent and blames the users for basic issues. ...
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Using pyenv with sqlite3

I'm trying to install Python via pyenv and I would like to compile it with SQLite. I understand that this requires libsqlite3-dev or similar, but I don't have root access on this machine. I ...
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Where to find the RPM file of GIMP for installation?

I wanted to install GIMP just like installing it on Windows using the exe or msi file. Where can I find the RPM file so I can just issue the command rpm -ivh gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm I like to ...
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Standard convention installation folder for GitEye on Linux and how to start it

I couldn't find an answer for this here already (maybe didn't know the right keywords to search for...) - my apologies if this kind of question have already been asked. What about be a "good ...
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How to add runnable OpenSSH server to an Ubuntu ISO?

In order to create my own custom Linux ISO (Ubuntu), I have decompressed the Squash file system and would like to make the changes to leave it with a installed and working OpenSSH-Server before ...
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What ./configure make and make install does [closed]

I would like to know exact backgounf taks that happen when you install an application from source What happens when you run ./configure What happens when you run make What happens when you run make ...
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Install GCC on an old version of Fedora

yum install gcc-4.9.2 Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Adding en_US to language list Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify ...
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moving binaries from bin to specific folder

I want to install RNAhybrid tool so I downloaded it and configured it. I wanted to keep in a directory called programs, so I downloaded the tar.gz in that directory, extracted it and then used ...
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difference between apache installations

I wanted to learn perl CGI. So first I installed apache2 using following command: sudo apt-get install apache2* Then I configured apache and some configuration for CGI. But moving forward I ...
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Dual Boot Install Question

I have Windows 7 and am going to reformat/reinstall, but want to try a dual boot configuration with Linux mint. If I install Windows creating 3 partitions: one for Windows, one for Linux, and one for ...
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What does the term 'installation' or 'install' mean when used in connection with Linux software?

I do not have programming experience, but I understand how a shell script works theoretically. There are only two steps important to make a script executable, I have to tell the shell how to ...