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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Cannot use “firefox” command to run latest firefox

I have download firefox version 34 from Mozilla website. Next, I extracted the tar archive, and moved it to the Desktop. Now, when I run the following command: Desktop/firefox/firefox the version ...
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How to install the GTK+2 or GTK+3 tookliks for Python 3 development on Debian?

I want to make a GTK+2 or GTK+3 application in Python 3. For GTK+2, I tried installing PyGTK, but I cannot find any version of PyGTK for Python 3 within Debian's repositories. For GTK+2, I followed ...
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How to install canon imageclass mf3010 printer in linux mint17? [closed]

By installing canon imageclass MF3010 printer in linux mint17, I encountered these problems. scanner is not detected Printer is detected but if i give print it is giving that "printing " ...
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Using a specific version of program in configure

I would like to install bison to a machine where I don't have root privileges. When I tried to use configure then I got the following error: checking for GNU M4 that supports accurate traces... ...
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how to install nividia bumbulbee in linux mint 17.1 (cinnamon)?

I am having Nvidia GEFORCE 610m graphic card. whenever i install nvidia drivers in mint cinnamon 17.1 my cinnamon crashes and my cinnamon goes in fallback mode !! SO how can i install bumblebee in ...
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How to run the script that requires root acccess as a regular user without adding that user to sudoers?

I have an account with root privileges and need to run the install script for a specific user. I don't want/can't analyse the script upfront to figure out the list of all other packages it is going to ...
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Dependency issues when installing MySQL

I've searched around this Stack Exchange network for this particular solution, it seems others have encountered something similar but not quite under the same lines as mine. I've been trying to ...
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Data Types in UNIX [closed]

I have 2 questions. Q#1: data types & variables I have just begun reading UNIX and came across variable definitions. As per the site I'm referring UNIX variables are defined directly with a ...
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Right way of creating a local filesystem hierarchy within /home [duplicate]

I am an user with no superuser rights. I normally build and install the tools I need within my /home/<user> directory, and then create aliases to be able to run my programs. However, this is ...
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Configuration Question for libgd-2.1.0 Install

OK, So I think I have zlib-1.2.8 installed on my Linux system correctly. I used the following commands to do this: ./configure --prefix=/usr2/lib2 --eprefix=/usr2/lib2 make make check make install ...
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How to install Dropbox (and have Dropbox file manager integration) without Nautilus?

Running other desktop environments than Unity or Gnome with a different file manager than Nautilus, it might be a good idea to install Dropbox without Nautilus. But advice on Dropbox involves ...
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Configuring zlib for compiling and installation

I am trying to install zlib-1.2.8 from within "/root/tmp/zlib-1.2.8/" but I think my configuration options are incomplete. The configuration command that I'm using is: ./configure ...
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How do I install sfx files in Debian [duplicate]

I want to install a virtual machine, and i need to install a SFX file. I know the command for Ubuntu is chmod +x filename.sfx But I don't know the command for Debian. Does any one know? Please ignore ...
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Restore original configuration for every package in system

I have been running a rolling release distro for a couple of years now and switched from LXDE to GNOME to KDE over the years. As you can imagine over the time a lot of configuration files have been ...
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“Could not find libmad on your system:” for installing VLC on Scientific Linux?

I am trying to download VLC for use on my Scientific Linux. After going to the vlc-2.0.6 folder, I ran "./configure" and got error messages configure: error: Could not find libmad on your system: you ...
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Accidentally deleted /bin/su

I was working in /bin on my Ubuntu system and ended up deleting su via a typing error while trying to do other editing. So now I have no way of swapping back and forth between users and root. I have ...
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how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine

In order to test some scripts1 in as many environments as possible, I've set up several VMs with UNIX (or Unix-like operating systems): Linux Solaris OS X2 FreeBSD I assume, though, that in many ...
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un-official OS upgrade

I want to install a package called plasma-nm on Elementary OS Luna. But the problem is that software requires network-manager 0.9.8 or greater. while I have 0.9.7, can I upgrade network-manager? I ...
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Sublime installation without admin access? [duplicate]

Is there any way to install Sublime locally without admin access? As far as I have explored all of the existing installations assume that you have access to admin.
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How to change installed ruby version

I am trying to run ruby on my RPi (Raspbian/Debian distro). I have installed ruby with apt-get command, but it has installed 1.9. 3 version. I wanted newer one, so I removed that one and next, ...
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Repeated error : #error “Only <glib.h> can be included directly.”

I have a research on author attribution compression distance. And I should use "Complearn" ,which is a compression program, in my work. But in the beginning I have problem in installing this program. ...
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Recover /bin/hostname on AWS AMI

I have accidently deleted /bin/hostname. Termporarily I have put in a shell script there that returns the known name. But how do I recover the lost binary? It is an AWS AMI. Linux ip-10-2-0-162 ...
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cannot reconfigure virtualbox-dkms

I have installed vitualbox on Debian Jessie according to instructions on debian wiki. By running: apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') virtualbox During installation ...
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Can I install any Debian or Ubuntu application on Kali Linux?

I want to know if it is possible to install a Debian application (or an Ubuntu PPA) that is not in the Kali repository especially because I want to install a bitcoin wallet (How can I install a ...
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How do I install MEKeyTool on my device running Debian 6?

I am having trouble installing MEKeyTool or finding documentation on how to install MEKeyTool. I am using a device running Debian 6. cvm -version produces the following output: Product version ...
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Kino error:WARNING: dv1394 kernel module not loaded or failure to read/write /dev/raw1394 on Fedora 20, dvgrab works

I want to import and work with my dv's which are from a SONY DCR-PC101E camcorder, I've installed alot of Video editing software on one of my systems, namely my Fedora 20 running on an old HP with ...
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Make WGET available without path

I have ready bash script, which extensively uses wget command. Unfortunately wget is not available at standard path, but available at: /usr/custom/bin/wget I was able to make it usable w/o path in ...
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Upgrade cmake without root access [duplicate]

When I try to compile my c++ code,
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How to download latest version of cmake using tar xzf?

When I did cmake --version I got this - cmake version 2.6-patch 4
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Conventions in naming the installation packages of a program?

Are there some conventions in naming the installation packages of a program? That can help to decide which package to download and install on a computer system. For example, rom ...
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Installing Kino fails with missing file linux/videodev.h

I'm running into a brick wall here, I'm getting an error on the command: make in installing Kino(Video Editing Software(Dead Project)). Here is the error: make[3]: Leaving directory ...
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Building Kino fails at a module, complaining that it's missing, but it's already installed? [duplicate]

My system is Fedora 20 KDE x86_64, and here is the "in question" missing module: [root@hostname kino-1.3.4]# yum list libdv Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit Loading mirror ...
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Soft Link created for new software installation

When we install a new software, after extraction the below steps are performed generally: move the files to /opt/folder create the symlink sudo ln -s /opt/folder/application_folder_name ...
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Kdenlive complaining about a module missing that is already installed

I'm importing my mini-dv tapes to my computer system, and I installed Kdenlive, and wanted to try it for the task. But it's complaining about a missing module that is already installed. Is this ...
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Installer crashes and say write your dvd with low speed

I want to Install Linux OS in my laptop, but I get an error while installing. I was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 16 successfully, but when I try to install Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, or ...
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Installing packages on multiple Centos machines

I have to install standard package like java 1.7 in 40 of my lab machines which are connected over a LAN. I know I can simply write a shell script to install something in user space of each system, ...
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running ./install as root

I mounted an .iso file and want to run the install file on it which is going fine. Then, at some point, the installer tries to make a new folder to install the program in. This, however, seems not to ...
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Is it safe to install software globally with npm?

The node.js package manager, npm, has an option to install packages globally. Since distributions typically have their own package manager, is it safe to use the global option? Could npm packages ...
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Install Elixir lang on Linux Mint

I've followed the instructions on the Elixir site for Ubuntu by downloading and installing their erlang-solutions_1.0_all.deb but no install target is found when trying to install. $ sudo apt-get ...
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Removing Installation Done outside the Package Manager [duplicate]

It's been a while since I started using (ubuntu) linux as my desktop, and I have a question about uninstalling software outside the scope of the package manager. Most linux or unix distribution comes ...
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software center in fedora 20 not working?

I install gnome software centre by : sudo yum install gnome-software but when i open software centre it shows nothing NOTE : I am Using Fedora 20 Cinnamon DE
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Automate the installation of .run package

I would like to automate in a single command execution the installation of .run file (xampp in this case) which requires interactive answer from user: Here is the manual installation: sudo ...
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Unable to install packages from raspbian repo

I am unable to install certain packages on raspbian. On trying to install ristretto, links2, pqiv, fim packages i get the following error "Unable to detect package" $ sudo apt-get install ristretto ...
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Is it possible to install all available packages of TexLive in Fedora?

I would like to install all TexLive packages available for Fedora using Yum. All of them have the format texlive-package. Is there a way to do it all without installing one package at a time (there ...
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Installing Matlab from an ISO image

I was trying to install Matlab, and used the following commands: # mkdir -p /mnt/disk # mount -o loop R2014a_UNIX.iso /mnt/disk # cd /mnt/disk # ls -l # ./install However, I don't want it in a ...
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Installing netcdf libraries - processor not allowed error

I'm trying to install netcdf libraries (v3.6.3), as I need them to be compiled with mcmodel=large to allow a simulation to run (the simulation uses ifort, and currently gives 'relocation truncated to ...
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Installing a bz2 file

Coming from a windows platform I am a bit confused over how compressed files are installed in Linux . I am using fedora 20. Now I downloaded FoxIt pdf reader from here. I also read this post which ...
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“mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/opt/anaconda’:Permission denied”

I just installed Ubuntu. I downloaded the anaconda python package and am trying to install it, bash Anaconda-2.1.0-Linux-x86_64.sh at some point the terminal says: Anaconda will now be installed ...
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Have I installed a package successfully from source?

I try to install the latest stable psensor version (psensor-1.0.4) from source on ubuntu 12.04. After running ./configure, make and either make install or checkinstall, there is no command psensor. ...
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How do I install phpMyAdmin on Fedora 20 using the remi repository?

I needed to install LAMP on my Fedora 20 32-bit. Everything was fine until I had to install phpMyAdmin. This is basically the same question as this question: install phpmyadmin in fedora 20 - ...