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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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...
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Install rcp on RHEL

I have a Linux Red Hat machine version 6.4 (64-bit). I notice that the rcp command does not exist on my machine (no rcp binary). I also searched in Google in order to find an rcp binary that will fit ...
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Compilation error on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install the driver of the probe IPEH-00202242179, I downloaded an installation file with the following commands: $ cd peak-linux-driver-7.9 $ make clean $ make $ su -c "make install" ...
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How to install a downloaded deb file [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying to install Compiz-Config-Manager, but it will not let me. This computer is not connected to the Internet, so I downloaded the .deb file onto a USB and transferred it ...
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Changing the default installation directory?

Is there a way to change the directory where applications are installed? I mean instead of /usr/bin can I change the settings to install them at /usr/local/bin or something like that, as long as they ...
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Installing python gives dpkg error

Installing python gives a dpkg error. I have done these commands, output below $ sudo apt-get install python3.4 $ sudo dpkg -C $ sudo apt-get check $ apt-cache policy libglib2.0-dev $ sudo ...
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Is building Perl an inside joke or is it supposed to require this many `make` invocations?

So I am building Perl version 5.18.2 from source on an ARMv7 processor right now, a Krait on the Snapdragon S4, and I am not too sure how much support there is for such an architecture. By the way, I ...
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Trouble installing lxml with custom install location for libxml2/libxslt

I am attempting to install a python module called lxml to my account on a supercomputer running RHEL. I do NOT have root access or super user status. lxml requires the dev/devel versions of libxml2 ...
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source (...
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How to install Touchégg on Fedora 20

How do I install Touchégg on Fedora 20? https://code.google.com/p/touchegg/wiki/CompileSourceCode seems to be written for Ubuntu (Debian) systems, which makes me confused; 1 - Download and unzip ...
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Replacement of using terminal

Is there a way I can use Putty and connect it to my machine in replacement of terminal on my laptop? I am currently using ubuntu but I like some of the features that putty has over using the terminal.
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Why Inotify is unable to add watch

I have been trying to install teamviewer on RHEL 6 machine. The installation went fine. When I try to run teamviewer, it terminates immediately after showing the GUI. I went to /var/log/teamviewer/...
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How to manage installed from source programs?

I have servers (with Debian or Centos) and I would like to install programs from sources, because I can always have up to date software. If I want to install some program from source I usually do next ...
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Can I install libXcomposite.so without the root permission?

I got this error when I execute dropbox on CentOS. ImportError: libXcomposite.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I don't have a root account. Output of uname -a: ...
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php5-curl installation aborts due to ucf failing on /etc/php5/mods-available/curl.ini

I've screwed my raspbian (debian) installation. To fix this I'm going through reinstalling every single packacke. This is tiresome (or rather: slow) but works in general. Where I'm absolutely stuck ...
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'sh: 0: Can't open HoNClient-3.4.3.sh' when I try to run the HoNClient

I've been trying to install HoN on my laptop. It's running 32-bit Linux Mint 15. The problem I've run into is this: When I try to run the client in the terminal, using the command: sudo sh HoNClient-...
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Switch Maven version after installing from jpackage?

I've installed maven3 on CentOS from the JPackage repository. Problem is my installs also seem to have pulled in maven2 which is the default. Is there any way to switch /usr/bin/mvn to be maven3? ...
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Installing courier-mta causes sendmail to be installed instead

My Debian workstation will not install courier-mta. The command aptitude install courier-mta appears to complete without error, but actually installs sendmail instead. What I did I'll start without ...
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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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Installing CVS on Scientific Linux

I'm interested in installing CVS on Scientific Linux. I'm new to Linux and I need to input the command: "cvs co X" My terminal states that what I have typed is an "invalid command," so I'm assuming ...