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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How can I install Skype in Ubuntu on ARM?

I wonder how to install and use Skype in Ubuntu (12.04) on ARM architecture (my Toshiba AC100, which originally ran Android). I suppose there must be Skype builds for Linux on ARM: for Android, and ...
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Can I upgrade to a new version of Python on an old version of Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS and ran this: $ sudo apt-get install python2.7 I got this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Couldn't find ...
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Effect of compiling from source on already installed applications

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Say I have installed package x from the repository (with all its dependencies) at version 1.7 but I need some functionality that is only available in version 1.8, so I download the ...
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Where to install applications

I'm a long-time Windows user in the middle of a multi-year personal migration to Linux-based development. On Windows when I installed an application it got put in the Program Files folder and I'd ...
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Are packages downloaded from multiple mirror sites?

I'm running F17 and inside of yum.repos.d. I see multiple repos listed like adobe-linux-1386.repo, fedora.repo, google-chrome.repo, etc. When I yum install are some files being downloaded from ...
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What is happening exactly when I install a package with yum?

I'm running F17 from Terminal. I was wondering what is happening in the background when I yum install packagename. Is that package being searched for on my browser? Where is it being downloaded from? ...
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open of .rpm failed: Permission denied

Whenever I try to install some .rpm I've downloaded, I'm getting: > sudo rpm -i something.rpm error: open of something.rpm failed: Permission denied It seems that the choice of rpm doesn't ...
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How to to remove libgcj from Debian?

I am doing Java programming on Debian. By default Debian 6.x ships with libgcj JVM. On starting eclipse it shows a warning that this JVM is deprecated and may cause problems. For this reason I ...
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How to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17?

I would like to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17, using KDE 4.8.5. At the moment, this version of Rekonq isn't available in the repositories, I have version 0.9.2. Anyone knows how can I update my ...
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Problems with Maple 16 GUI on Arch Linux

I have installed Maple 16 (computer algebra system) to the directory /opt/maple16/ and the installation and registration progress is finished succesfully. I am running Arch Linux. The terminal ...
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How do I install Chromium on F17?

I just installed the Beefy Miracle on my box, but essentially being the first time I've used Linux I'm not sure how to perform even some of the most basic tasks. I thought I would try to install ...
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How do I install packages with F17?

I just installed Fedora 17 on my box and I'm having trouble installing packages. I used to think that across all linux os'es all it took was sudo apt-get install packagae. I don't think this is the ...
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How to automatically add new path to $PATH variable after RPM packet installation?

I want to automatically add a new path to the $PATH variable each time when my RPM package is installed. I tried to use a post installation script in the my RPM. Here is the part of RPM spec file ...
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package require XXXX tcl

I have to install a program but it always fails. When I try package require XXX, it return "can't find package XXX". I have a folder with the setup files in it, among which there is a pkgIndex.tcl, ...
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Cut down the installed space?

My system: Debian 6.04, sda is working disk, sdb is my USB disk. I installed Debian onto the USB drive this way, to edit grub file on sda, nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg to add the new lines menuentry ...
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Extracting / Installing a TAR file

When I extract a tar file using this command: tar xvzf gcc-4.7.1.tar.gz (This is the directory the tar file is in: cd /u/test/GCC-4.7.1/) The files were extracted but they are in /dev/... (see below ...
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Installing Audacity - Package Problems

Have CentOS 6.2. I'm trying to install Audacity, and I'm getting package problems. The Audacity webpage says I need the wxWidgets library, which I think I've installed correctly (./configure, make, ...
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Installing from source. How to resolve dependencies without destroying the package manager

I don't consider myself a total noob, but compiling and installing software is a pain and problem I cannot overcome. I just want to run down through my understanding of this process with someone more ...
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Install older version of GLibc on RHEL

I'm trying to install GCC 4.4 on RHEL6: sudo rpm -ivh /mnt/dvd/Packages/gcc-4.4.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm. But the problem is that is depends on glibc and glibc-common libraries. When I try to install them ...
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Adding ssh on embedded linux

I want to run SSH on Qtopia (on my FriendlyARM). My own distribution is Ubuntu, so I cannot copy and paste the ssh binary file into the device. If I can copy and paste a binary file, where can I find ...
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How to install Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5 for x64 arquitecture on Debian OS?

The History: Hey guys I want to install JRE7u5 and not OpenJRE7u5 because, while doing a research on the web I discovery that Minecraft runs better on JRE, than with OpenJRE. The Failure: But the ...
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Running a program without the assistance of the system administrator

I have an rpm for a program called KDirStat that I would like to run on a machine where I am not the system administrator. My questions are: Can I install this rpm package without the assistance of ...
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libpng warning: Incompatible libpng version in application and library

libpng warning: Application was compiled with png.h from libpng-1.2.39 libpng warning: Application is running with png.c from libpng-1.4.0 libpng warning: Incompatible libpng version in application ...
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How to Install BASH in FreeBSD

I really find that using bash helps a lot, when you need to retrieve strings of text that you used previously. But how can I install it on FreeBSD? I have tried typing bash into the terminal, but ...
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Path issues with a source install

I hope my title isn't confusing. I've got a CentOS 5 machine and I had Ruby 1.8.7 installed on here. So in order to upgrade my Ruby installation and gems/rails I Uninstalled Ruby: sudo yum remove ...
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Installing SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Maintenance Pack

I have had so many issues on how to download, extract and install this software on SCO. And I'm sure there are loads of people having or had the same issue as I am having. So the question is, how do ...
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Install Compiler, GCC, in SCO

I am having difficulty trying to install the GCC compiler in SCO, but can't get it to work. I have used an FTP to transfer some files (.tar.gz) to /u/test/installgnu/ and I extracted the files, but ...
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How to install/remove/upgrade .rpm packages on Red Hat?

I am new to linux, and at the university we are using this distribution to mount servers on VM, but I need to install a package that is missing in my virtual machine that is running Red Hat, but how ...
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How to install subversion 1.6.x on SLE11?

I need specific version of subversion 1.6.x on my SLE11 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)) but I do not know how to install it. If I follow the instructions on ...
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Safely uninstall a package in Gentoo

I wanted to uninstall a specific package in Gentoo and browsed through the emerge man page. I found the --unmerge option: WARNING: This action can remove important packages! Removes all ...
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How to install/upgrade svn on SLE?

My SUSE (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)) got installed old svn. I want to upgrade it but if I download package for Packages for SLE 11 and try to install it via zypper install ...
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How to install program locally without sudo privileges?

Assume I have ssh access to some Ubuntu server as user and I need some not system tools to be installed for convenience (mc, rtorrent, mcedit). I do not want to bother admins for these small programs. ...
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Are there any CheckInstall side effects or should I use it every time?

I'm using Ubuntu at work and Slackware at home. Today at work I have downloaded some suspicious program from our company repository that was supposed to automate some repetitive tasks. I installed ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when installing/updating yum packages

Whenever I try to install or update a package using yum, after it updates its DB these messages are shown: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, tidy-cache google64 ...
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How to make apr available for subversion install?

I try to install subversion from source, but on ./configure receive: configure: error: no suitable apr found I have download apr source and installed: libraries have been installed in: ...
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How to install/uninstall .deb packages?

.deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Debian packages are also used in distributions based on Debian, such as Ubuntu and ...
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How to create a list of installed packages for easy/automatic reinstall after disk is formatted

I'll change my system from 32 bits to 64 bits, and will be the same I had before, Debian Squeeze, but I do not want to lose the programs I installed before, because I do not remember the name of them ...
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How to build a tool with specific libraries without breaking Fedora?

This is probably a noob question, but so far never needed to deviate from the standard Fedora 16 core development components. I am needing to build clutter-mx project, but this library requires ...
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How should I install software from source so that I can make my configuration manageable and reproducible?

I work with a lot of scientific software on Linux distributions (normally Debian variants and Red Hat variants). In order to maximize performance and get access to the latest features, it's often ...
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Transactional installation process like windows installer in Unix/Linux

Is there any transactional installation process like Windows installer in Unix/Linux? Installation scripts like Makefile or package manager (such as deb) usually simply copy files directly to ...
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Why “Linux Generic” use RPM extension in MySQL download page?

I need to install MySQL 5.5 from source in Ubuntu 10.04. So I'm trying to find tar.gz source from here. But when choosing "Linux Generic" from the drop down menu, it is showing an RPM extension I ...
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How to use gtalk on fedora linux?

I use gmail account for chat, but i want gtalk standalone application just like in windows. can i install standalone gtalk client on linux ?
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Allow non-admin users to install packages via apt or rpm?

Is it possible to allow non-root users to install packages system-wide using apt or rpm? The place where I work currently has an out of date setup on the linux boxes, and admins are sick of having to ...
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How to install gimp 2.8 on Debian Squeeze?

Gimp 2.8 comes with a lot dependencies. How to install gimp 2.8 with dependencies on Debian Squeeze ?
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Any way to register source-built software with rpm/yum database?

When I install a software from its binary package using rpm or yum, I can later query for meta-information (rpm -qi PACKAGE, rpm -ql PACKAGE, ...) and can uninstall it (rpm -e PACKAGE). But with the ...
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Can't install pg gem

I cant get the pg gem to install. I have tried --with-pg_config and it didnt work. Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ...
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Unable to install the php-posix package on CentOS 5.6

I have the following PHP packages installed on my CentOS 5.6 host and I am trying to install php-posix. When I run yum install php-posix I receive an error saying that php53-common conflicts with ...
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pattern to install dependencies in linux

Different OSes have different standard way of installing package dependencies; in OS X, all library dependencies are copied in the App folder. Windows application developers have both options; they ...
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Commands for Auditing Installed Software

Similar to the question here, http://serverfault.com/questions/387111/inventory-or-audit-installed-linux-software, I would like to obtain ideas about commands that should be ran across various ...