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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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 ...
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Can I install LAMP over existing Apache installation?

I'm setting up my first VPS, and I installed and configured Apache before I realized that there was the LAMP package to do that for me. Can I run sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ or do I have to ...
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tightvnc configuration - software version check

I have a raspberry pi and just managed to setup TightVNC running fine, but it looks like I can't use file transfer on the client. The viewer is 2.7 but I don't know what is my tightvncserver's version ...
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Cannot install libevent on CentOS 6.5

I'm on CentOS 6.5. Specifically, I'm running this AMI: Adobe Media Server 5 Extended. I followed these steps: $ sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" $ sudo yum install glib2-devel fuse-devel ...
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Proper location to install services

I originally posted this question over on AskUbuntu but it didn't get any traction so I'll ask here. In ubuntu or linux in general is there a "correct" location to install services that you download ...
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Could not allocate requested partitions while instaling Scientific Linux

I am installing Scientific Linux, and I must choose a drive to install it. I have a deleted partition with the size of 150 GB. When I select the deleted partition and try to create a partition ...
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How do I maintain a separate (newer) glibc / gcc / … stack as non-root on Linux

Our computation cluster runs a very old version of CentOS, with an old Kernel (2.6.18) and, of course, old libs and binaries. Because updating the whole thing requires a lot of work on all the nodes, ...
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“error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.1” while installing Drox Operative [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Drox Operative on a laptop I just converted to running Ubuntu, and I'm getting this error whenever I try to run the game: sudo ./DroxOperative./DroxOperative: error while ...
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How to install with yum all python packages except broken?

I want to install all python packages on my Fedora 20 system, and there are broken dependencies. How can I install all except the broken or with errors? ]$ sudo yum install *python* ..... --> ...
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Kali tool installation?

I have installed the newest kali linux on a virtual box. But I can not find the preinstalled tools such as the exploitation tools. Should I be downloading them after the installation? Or is it ...
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cannot make protobuf on Solaris 8

I just downloaded protocol buffer (protobuf) 2.5.0 from here. Then I tried to install it on Solaris 8 (SunOS ms-sparc8 5.8). When I try to run make, I got this error. In file included from google/...
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What code should I use to download and install my script into a user-writable directory in the user's PATH (without requiring sudo)?

Edit: places where I said $HOME/.bin I should have written $HOME/bin or any equivalent is fine. I.E, any user-writable directory that is in the user's PATH. So I have a bash script which I am ...
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What is the correct way to upgrade 7zip on Solaris 10?

I currently have an old old version of 7zip installed (4.55 beta) on Solaris 10. It is located in /usr/bin/7z. Found using which 7z I have downloaded a new version 9.20.1. The README says to edit the ...
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Installing dependencies as a non root user [duplicate]

Can anyone please tell what are the steps to installing libxml2 on a server without root privileges? In a manner so it can be seen by other packages? I have installed it but do not know what is the ...
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How to fix xclock command not found error on Oracle Linxu 6.4?

I want to do GUI based installation but xclock command is not found. I have checked, I don't have xclock at all by finding it. # xclock -bash: xclock: command not found If I search x11 I found ...
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Installing systemtap 2.3 on ubuntu precise

If I install systemtap using apt-get on ubuntu precise, I get systemtap 1.6. Building it from source is proving to be complicated as it requires kernel headers. Is there an easy way to install ...
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How is yum atomicity ensured?

The installers do change a lot of system files. System may become unbootable if something fails during the software updates. Yet, it is almost impossible to ensure atomicity of even simple single file ...
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Icecat install fails with `GLIBC_2.14' and `GLIBC_2.17' not found

I am using gNewSense, but a lot of stuff should be working the same as in Debian. I followed the instructions: http://zachwick.com/posts/how_to_install_gnu_icecat_on_debian_wheezy.html The first ...
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Install a different version of Maven from the one provided by Ubuntu

I would like to install a package on Ubuntu 10.04.4 but would like to not use the one available in the one repository that I get when I do: apt-cache policy ${package} I would actually like to ...
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How to Install Oracle Java7 in Ubuntu13.04

I am trying to install Java 7 in Ubuntu 13.04 using this tutorial. Preparing your system First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from your terminal sudo apt-get ...
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Installing iPython3 Fedora 20

It was very easy to install ipython and upgrade it to the newest version (2.0) using pip. However, I want to set up ipython3, which uses Python 3, and found it more difficult. I finally installed it ...
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How to install libltdl.so.3

I have Fedora 20, and am trying to install scanner software, 32-bit, for my Epson DX5000 printer. I get the messages: [root@localhost:/home/Harry]$ rpm -Uvh iscan-2.29.3-1.usb0.1.ltdl3.i386.rpm ...
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minimal X.org xserver installation on Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy with no desktop environment as I would like to use lightweight dwm window manager instead. However, as a first step, I need to install xserver. I would like to install ...
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installing own Git Server, push code after granted permission

I'm trying to install a Git Server in a RedHat 6.5 box I'm folowing this tutorials : 1,2,3, and to be honest the more I read the more things get obscure. If I'm to create a git user wich will be ...
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Installing Giggle 0.7 no makefile found and installation instructions are to 'make'

I've been trying to follow the instructions for installing giggle-0.7. From the INSTALL file: The simplest way to compile this package is: cd' to the directory containing the package's ...
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How to force `dpkg` to install dependencies [closed]

I would like to install .deb file via dpkg in Arch Linux. This .deb file needs many dependencies. I don't want to install dependencies one by one manually. How do I force dpkg to install all ...
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yum install PHP Error Summary

so I'm following this tutorial to install php5 in a red hat 6.5 box and I have only type one command and is this one below, I just wantend to install the php-gd module.(testing..) when I try this: ...
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Why can yum still not update GCC 4.9.0?

GCC 4.9.0 has been released since April 22. However, I can still not update it through the following command: $yum update gcc Why does the yum repository lag so much behind gcc.gnu.org?
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Installing openambit on Ubuntu 12.04

My question is in regards to installing openambit which is software for Suunto's ambit watch. I followed the installation instructions here but it didn't work. When I did: $ mkdir libambit-build $ ...
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Into which directory should I install programs in Linux?

I want to install a program in Linux and run it as a daemon. (Team Speak 3 in this case, but the question is general in nature). There is no package provided, only tarred binaries. Where in directory ...
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Tools to manage a custom installation prefix for software compiled from source?

What package managers exist which can handle compiling and installation development version (git head) into a configurable installation prefix? I.e. by typing a command, I want to be able to: ...
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Why does PyCrypto require a C compiler?

Is there a python crypto library that does not rely on anything besides python? Or pre-complied bundles of PyCrypto for Linux?
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How I Determine The latest OpenSSL patch is installed?

This post is about applying the latest patch for OpenSSL to protect our port 443 web traffic, not using ssh to log into these systems. I went and obtained the lastest OpenSSL tarball source patch ...
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getting access to the itunes store

I have minx 13 XFCE installed on both my laptop and my desktop. For purchasing music I had no problem in XP with running iTunes. In Mint however, this is more a challenge because there is no itunes ...
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How to find out when an application was installed and when the applications/libraries it depends on are installed? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.04, how can I find out when an application was installed and when the applications/libraries it depends on are installed/upgraded/updated? My Okular doesn't work any more. I guess ...
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Installation location of python modules?

How does one get python modules working on a local machine? I followed the doc here: https://docs.python.org/2/install/ to no avail. I tried putting a known working module in the following locations ...
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install latest gcc on rhel 6 x86_64

I have an RHEL 6 server with gcc version 4.4.7. I wanted to update the gcc version (I think the current one is 4.8). Yum update doesn't work. Also, SO answers for a similar question on CentOS does not ...
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phpcurl not able to install on terminal [closed]

I am not able to install packages php and curl. But its gives dependencies error, please check below curl : Depends: libcurl3 (= 7.29.0-1ubuntu3.4) but 7.32.0-1ubuntu1 is to be installed libcurl4-...
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How to create a custom Linux distribution? [closed]

Can any one tell me the easiest way to create a system with live cd with installing function. Which can install backtrack all tools?? I need to create a custom boot animation and everything!
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Solaris 11 pkg repository update fails

I want to install gcc in my solaris 11 working in virtualbox, I tried pkg install gcc-45 but I am getting : pkg: 0/1 catalogs successfully updated: Unable to contact valid package ...
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How to intall sumtool on redhat 6

This is the version of my redhat system ; 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 I need to install a tool called sumtool While I tried yum install sumtool, it says: Setting up Install Process No package sumtool ...
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Trouble creating symbolic link [closed]

I installed a software on OpenSUSE. However, to open it one has to type /usr/local/software/start_software everytime. I tried creating a symbolic link using sudo ln -s /usr/local/software/...
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“No package glibc.i686 available” while installing glibc with yum

I try the following, but I get No package glibc.i686 available. What do I need to do in order to install the glibc.i686? Or maybe there is another way to solve this problem? yum install glibc.i686 ...
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Yum doesn't work

Today I try to list installed php packages with yum but when I run "yum list php*". I have got a strange error "There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error ...
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How do I install plugins for collectd

I have installed collectd and got it running but also wanted to use the Ping plugin ( https://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:Ping ) but it's not actually installed by default (i.e. not in the list ...
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where to put binaries so they are always in path and can be found easily

I am making quite some binaries, scripts etc that I want to install easily (using my own rpms). Since I want them accessible for everyone, my intuition would be to put them in /usr/bin; no need to ...
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What's the right way to set “dynamic” PATH in bash? (for android sdk)

I have android sdk installed, and I want the binaries in build-tools/android-VERSION to be available in PATH, so I add few lines: ANDROID_SDK=/Application/Binaries/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20140321/...