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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troubleshoot application install fail on Red hat 6.5

I'm trying to install an application which has been copied to the /tmp dir (./xxx.bin) On a Redhat 6.5 base build I can install it fine with nothing else installed. However, the production box has ...
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“Makefile:29: recipe for target 'siplib.o' failed” - SIP installation

I'm trying to install SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4 on Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. I type python3 configure.py and I get the following: This is SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4.2 on linux. The SIP code generator will ...
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Install an R package on Ubuntu [migrated]

I'm trying to install this package from the Comprehensive R Archive Network, but I cannot see how to do it. What steps are involved in installing an R package?
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How to install php5-auth-pam on newer versions of Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install php5-auth-pam on Ubuntu 14.04, but package doesn't exist after Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried by downloading package here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/php5-auth-pam I've done ...
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How install Google Chrome on Scientific Linux?

Is there a way to install and use Google Chrome on a Scientific Linux machine?
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How to install BPG (Better Portable Graphics) on Linux Mint 17?

How do I install BPG (Better Portable Graphics) on Linux Mint 17? I downloaded the tar.gz file from Fabrice Bellard's website. The ReadMe file says, Edit the Makefile to change the compile ...
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Installation progress in Gnome3 Software app

When one use Gnome3 'Software' app to install some large app, there is no clear indication of progress of installation like: list of resolved packages, what package is being downloaded or installed. ...
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GNOME license not accepted issue when system has been rebooted

GNOME Desktop has been installed on CentOS7 using sudo yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" and when startx is executed the desktop starts. However, when the system reboots the following issue ...
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Unable to use make to install Valgrind

I am attempting to download and install Valgrind using the following instructions: I get through step 3 just fine, but when I type make I get the message make: *** No targets specified and ...
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Problems in running rstudio

I downloaded R-3.1.2 in a zip format then decompressed it in a folder named R-3.1.2 from where I installed it by running ./configure and then make and make install. Now R version 3.1.2 is running ...
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Should I replace my system binary of PHP in /usr/bin with a self compiled one? [closed]

I had PHP version 5.4 installed on my Mac 10.9 machine and wanted to upgrade to 5.6. I downloaded the source files and ran ./configure, make and make install. I looked and it seems to have compiled ...
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How to fix display crash for the Radeon R7 260x graphics driver?

My display turns off after 60 minutes. My computer is an HP Pavilion h8-1234. I have a dual boot setup of windows 7 and linux mint 13. I replaced my old graphics card with the new Radeon R7 260x ...
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What “bad list v: No such file or directory at -/usr/libdata/per15/OpenBSD/Pkg_Add.pm line 1115” means?

I recently installed OpenBSD on an old laptop from 2005 and I am trying to install nano and then xfce4 and then a few other programs, but every time I try to use pkg_add, I get the message: Fatal ...
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How to install packages without any package manager

I would like to install a package, let's say openssh-client, in my distribution. The problem is that none of the package managers I know are installed on it. # sudo apt-get install openssh sudo: ...
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Gmail instant new mail notifier for Debian 7 systems?

The way I do it now is that I have to keep a 'Gmail' tab open at all times in my browser to check for new mail. My mails are important and I need instant notifications. I thought of using a client ...
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How can I fix “insserv: There is a loop between service mountnfs and nfs-common if started” in Debian wheezy?

I'm working on a Debian wheezy x64 box, with dist-upgrade to: Debian 7.7 (wheezy) 64-bit kernel Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 It's configured with Linux RAID10, dm-crypt/LUKS and LVM. I've installed ...
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Trouble with installing libqca2-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Qt 4.8.4 from source at usr/local/Trolltec and now that I am trying to install libqca2-dev on Ubuntu 12.04, the apt-get tool fails with a dependency error stating that libqt4-dev is ...
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Installing ruby 2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 using ruby-install application

I've been through a couple of tutorials on how to install ruby 2.1.* My system currently has ruby 1.9.3 and I want the latest one. I'm following the following tutorial on how to install it from here: ...
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installed programs won't appear on linux lite

I've been struggling to install any program on linux lite. After I install them with Synaptic, the files of the installed program are there, but they don't appear anywhere in the dash (searching in ...
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How to upgrade a shared library to a newer version when installing from source code?

I am installing an application from source code and it requires a shared library which I'll call abc. The configure process finds a libabc.so symlink in /usr/lib that points to a 0.23 version of abc ...
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Remove all the contents from /root ( /~ )directory

I wanted a software to be installed and its default directory to install was /root. But the software could not get installed. Now I want to do it again from scratch. But there are some files in /root ...
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Installing MySQL on CentOS throws error that cannot find mysqld.sock

I have yum install mysql in CentOS 6.4. Now, when I use mysql command, it throws the following error: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket ...
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Updating/installing non-system-critical applications

Is rebooting recommended after updating/installing non-system-critical applications?
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how can I run steam on XFCE [closed]

I downloaded XFCE on my chromebook and tried to install steam. it installed but now I can't open it off of my desktop. It comes up with an error message saying that I am missing a 32 bit library ...
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How to install PyQT4 on FreeBSD?

I need to run an application that uses PyQT4 on FreeBSD 10. I searched ports, but could not identify any package for PYQT4. Which package will install this?
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Installing packages by importing the list with dpkg --set-selections

I've tested this using two virtual machines running Lubutu. On the first I Installed a couple of programmes (VIM and cowsay) then ran : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo dpkg ...
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Make Linux Mint appear as ubuntu

I am trying to install Cloudera Manager 5.x on Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) I am a newbie to the Linux game but I don't know why Cloudera ins not installing on this OS Install ...
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Can't install or download anything in pear os 8

I recently installed Pear OS 8 and have ran into many problems since. Essentially, I can't download or install anything. At first I was getting a "failed to download repository information" error. I ...
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How to install tar.gz files? [closed]

I want to install Mumble and the file name is mumble-1.2.8.tar.gz. Can you help me from here? I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) using KDE on a Chromebook (installed with Crouton).
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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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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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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 ...