Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source

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Installation on debian 5 32-bit without being a root

I am new to Linux and I am trying to install Skype and Google Chrome on my desktop. It runs Debian 5 32-bit. I downloaded the packages from the web but I have no idea how to install them. I have ...
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Upgrade swig 2.0 or newer

I'm using Fedora 13 and I have swig 1.3 installed: $ swig -version SWIG Version 1.3.40 I need to upgrade it to swig 2.0. How is this done?.
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How to recover a utility. (Accidentally Deleted /usr/bin/php file)

New Linux user. I accidentally overwrote my /usr/bin/php file. The php command no longer works. What's the best way to recover that file? Using bash and Linux Mint distro.
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Why is it recommended to create a group and user for some applications?

Most of the time, when installing a program from source it is recommended to create a new user and a new group and give /usr/local/<myapp> the recently created user and group ownership. Why is ...
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How to install aMSN on Scientific Linux?

I can't find aMSN in the Scientific Linux 6 repositories.. How can I install it?
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Bash script that can test for a particular lib

I'm writing a bash script that needs to test if certain libs are installed on a VPS, and if they're not, the script will install them. My problem is being able to have the script determine if they ...
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How to verify if tmux is properly installed on Mac OSX

I've just tried installing tmux from source (via installing libevent first). The installation seemed fine, without throwing any obvious error. But when I typed tmux in iTerm2, it returned "command not ...
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Clang/LLVM Install Within Slackware?

I would like to install the Clang/LLVM compiler suite within Slackware since I use it as my default C conpiler for my C programming assignments. I am currently building it within a build directory ...
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Problem in installing Google voice and video plugin for Gmail

I just downloaded Google talk plugin for voice and video (for audio/video chat in gmail). I am using RHEL6. I downloaded the plugin (64 bit, rpm format). While installing it an error comes which ...
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how to apply this patch

There is a patch fix for perl module net::ssh2 it fixes a seg fault error that happens on some machines. It's located here: https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=36614 I downloaded the ...
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Access PgSQL executables from anywhere

I've installed PgSQL 9.1.2 from PostgreSQL repositories and all it's fine except that I can't execute command from every path in my OS. For example suppose that I want to run the command pg_dump: for ...
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How to install Empathy on CentOS 6.0?

I'm a very new CentOS user. I came from Ubuntu. I need to install Empathy on my CentOS PC. Can anybody explain how to do that?
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How to install caffeine on fedora16?

https://launchpad.net/caffeine I'm trying to install caffeine on Fedora but I am stuck on some problem, that is I can't run: ./bin/caffeine
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Where should I place a downloaded tarball?

I have downloaded the ChromePlus tarball and extracted it to my home directory. The extracted folder contains an executable that I can double-click to launch ChromePlus. So I assume I do not need to ...
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Installing OpenVPN to replace Cisco VPN because Cisco will not work with the kernel I am on or downgrade instead?

I had difficulties installing Cisco5.0 VPN on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I asked for assistance in this question: link to previous question. The answer is that this Cisco program will run on only older ...
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Kernel module for Cisco VPN client doesn't compile under ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

I am trying to install a Cisco VPN client under Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. In the extracted folder I type: alex@alex-laptop:~/Downloads/cisco4.8/vpnclient$ sudo ./vpn_install and there is output of activity ...
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How to install kernel on debian with no internet connection

I'm trying to install a newer kernel version on my Debian (squeeze) machine as I need it to get my wireless card working. I have Debian on one partition of my hard drive, Fedora on the other. I'm ...
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I bought a game from Ubuntu Software Centre, How do I download it for Linux Mint?

I bought the game TRAUMA from the ubuntu software centre, using my login user/password and paid with my debit card, I can download and play the purchased game in ubuntu fine. But I recently switched ...
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How do I install the nagios NRPE plugin on CentOS 5 using yum?

How do I install the nagios NRPE plugin on CentOS 5 using yum? I've tried yum install nagios-plugins but it's only downloading a fraction of a megabyte. Then if I do a search for one of the commands ...
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How to fix this error? make: *** [obj/local/armeabi/libgstaudioflinger.so] Error 1

I am trying to install this following framework from my Linux Fedora box to Android using there SDK/NDK. But after following all instruction its getting still failed to get build. Any idea how to fix ...
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Missing IPsec package in Solaris 10

I'm running Solaris 10 v5/08. Running svcs -a | grep ipsec returns nothing, so I have reason to believe IPsec isn't installed (or isn't showing up for some other reason). How can I make sure it is ...
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Install pdflatex via SSH on Amazon EC2 instance

I need to install pdflatex on my Linux powered machine (Amazon EC2 instance, didn't decided yet which distribution would be the best so also feel free to give a hint) because I want to connect ...
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How to install software in solaris?

How do I install NetBackUp software in solaris? I'm learning the software and I need to install and practice using it.
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Where is Netbeans installed on Ubuntu?

I installed Netbeans on my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I used the combined method, so Netbeans and JDK are installed from a single file. However, now that it's installed I can't figure out how to start ...
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How to install exactly the same packages on another computer in openSUSE?

Another computer can be as well virtual machine. I cannot make disk clone because of hardware differences and settings. I have computer A, installed and running, I also have computer B. I will ...
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How to install non-outdated nvidia drivers using apt-get?

I tried using apt-get install nvidia-current after installation I got 280.13 version, which is not the latest version(290.10). so how can i force apt-get to download the latest driver? Edit: I'm ...
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apt-get : no installation candidate for libxul-dev

When I'm installing libxul-dev I end with this error message: $ sudo apt-get install libxul-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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How can I install hulahop

I cloned hulahop via git and I'd like to use it and try to run this example. I have a problem to find out how to build and install it. I also tried to install it with apt-get but I don't have this ...
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How do I upgrade to the newest Firefox via YaST in OpenSuSE 11.x? [closed]

I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox (v 8 I believe at the time of this question). I'm not interested in extracting a tarball, I would like to do it ...
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“Linux kernel source code directory” requested in Cisco VPN client install

I'm trying to install Cisco's vpn client, and it requests that I provide the directory containing linux kernel source code. Specifically, it reads: In order to build the VPN kernel module, you ...
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What is the fastest way to install GCC on Wind River 3.02?

I am fairly new to installing things on a bare-bones Linux system and really do not want to just blindly install rpm after rpm of dependencies I think I might need... I know that this version of ...
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Forcing 'yes' to new update license agreements?

Sometimes when a new version of a big piece of software is released (java, flash, etc), the developers will require that a license agreement be combed through and then ask you to type (yes/no) at the ...
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Why do some packages use 'make install' while other use 'sudo make install'

I recently installed LAME encoder on my server to convert wav to mp3 and that worked with './configure, make, make install; I then tried to install OGG encoder and that requires './configure, make, ...
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installing column unix utility on windows

I would like to be able to use the BSD unix utilities: column, join and paste in my Cygwin installation. It seems that they are not available, or I cannot find them. Is there a way to install them so ...
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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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Where is a good place to put applications that come pre-compiled?

Certain applications like Blender and Eclipse come precompiled in a tarball. Usually I put the directories in my home folder and access them from the command line. Is there a better place to put them ...
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How to make apt-get accept new config files in an unattended install of debian from Repo

I am writing a script for a unattended install of a package that is in our repo, it is a software package with one of Debian's marked config files. Is there any option that I can pass to ...
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Installing yum on CentOS 5

I have a CentOS vm that I'm currently working on. I tried to update yum and it broke, so I removed it. So I need to re-install it on my vm, can anybody tell me how to install yum on CentOS5?
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Installing a unix application?

I am trying to install depot_tools here are the instructions. I downloaded the file from this: svn co http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/tools/depot_tools I wanted to install it in /usr/local so I ...
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How do I install dvd-slideshow on Centos 5?

How do I install dvd-slideshow on Centos 5? http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main_Page I tried but only found a gui to install on Ubuntu. I'm using Centos 5, command line.
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How to set the default gcc version for only one user

I share a server (Ubuntu 11.04) with other people and I am the only one who has to use gcc 4-4 for my code, the rest is using 4.5. I already installed gcc 4.4 but how do I make it the default for me, ...
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Fritz WLAN USB stick - Xlib/Xfree86 dev packages for installing Wine

I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 and want to install the driver for my Fritz WLAN USB stick according to http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/fritz!wlan_usb_stick (German site... sorry). Now I am trying to install ...
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Warnings about read-only filesystems while installing a solaris package

I have a solaris machine that I am trying to install Perl 5.12 as well as gcc and make to get CPAN working. I downloaded the packages from sun freeware, and was able to install gcc. When I tried to ...
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How can I install Texas Instrument's dvsdk?

How can I install a file that doesn't even have a file extention? I followed the instructions, but I failed... Also apt doesn't do anything. Here is the link to the file and the installation process: ...
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Linux Mint won't run virtualbox

I installed Linux Mint 11 Katya with Virtualbox 4.1 once and all was running fine. Then I reinstalled system, and I have a lot of software installed too (including Wine). But when I went through the ...
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Slackware, installing Flash and Chrome

I'm having trouble installing flash and chrome. When I download the sources, there are no installers for the packages. All I get is a few folders and .so files. Is there anything out there which shows ...
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Install ffmpeg 0.7.1-5 from debian package

I downloaded this package for ffmpeg. When I try to install it with command sudo dpkg -i ffmpeg_0.7.1-5_i386.deb it writes this error message: Unpacking ffmpeg (from ffmpeg_0.7.1-5_i386.deb) ... ...
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Difference between “make install” and “sudo make install”

Sometimes I encounter problems with using make install which gives me a permission denied error when writing to some folders. So instinctively I use sudo make install. Will this introduce additional ...
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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...
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What is the Linux equivalent to C:\Program Files?

I understand that in Windows as well as Linux and Unix, a program|application|software can be installed in any directory. Also if packages are installed using the distribution's packaging system, ...