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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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 ...
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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 $ ...