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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GRUB File Not Read Correctly

I was installing Gentoo when I ran into problems with the bootloader. Whether I used the automatic or manual installation method, GRUB always threw the following error: The file /boot/grub/stage1 ...
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Install virtual machine as non-root?

Is it possible to install any virtual machine software as non-root user and run it ? Which VM's are possible to be installed with out need of root access ? If it is not possible what would be the ...
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How to check that perf events are enabled in Linux kernel, and how to install perf userland as non-root?

From what I have checked it looks like kernel side of 'perf' subsystem is enabled on computer I work on. Checking kernel configuration shows the following $ zgrep "_PERF[_= ]" /proc/config.gz ...
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Installing Gentoo packages as an ordinary user (non-root)

Is it possible to install Gentoo packages (ebuild-enabled programs, programs with support for portage) as an ordinary user (non-root) to one's own home directory (--prefix=$HOME or sth. like that)?
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Installing KDE on Ubuntu Natty from cdrom

Currently I have Ubuntu 11.04 - Natty, with Unity as the default environment; but I just want to install KDE along-side it, and I don't have perfect bandwidth. So I took Kubuntu 11.04 cdrom from my ...
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how to Update QT 4.5.3 of OpenSuse 11.2 to QT 4.7.3?

I just installed QT 4.7.3 in OpenSuse 11.2 (which has 4.5.3). I ran configure, gmake, and gmake install, but when I check qmake's version, it's still returning 4.5.3. What should I do?
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Problem installing software in UNIX (Sun Solaris)

I am new to UNIX. I have some software which need to be installed in UNIX. I have below the list of OS provided by a third party software provider. Can anyone help me out: which OS Software will be ...
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Link a dependency in Synaptic to the one already installed from source

I want to install SVN version of Quantum GIS and already I have a SVN version of GRASS GIS. As instructed in QGIS Wiki here, I added the qgis repository to my sources.list file. Now I am able to see ...
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Non-Ebuild Programs on Gentoo

I like the "compile it yourself" philosophy that Gentoo runs on, but how is the support for non-ebuild programs? That might just mean binaries, but also programs in general that were not acquired ...
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Where do I download an RPM from?

Where do I download a source RPM from?
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install rtorrent failed using yum install rtorrent in CentOS

I want to install rtorrent as a client (NOT SeedBox). I tried the following command: yum install rtorrent I get following message: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached ...
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Modelsim for ubuntu

I am looking to download modelsim for ubuntu. But the site gives only .exe file. Can I still install the software? Does modelsim exist for ubuntu? If yes, where can I find it? Thank you.
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...
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How to disallow different automake versions from overwriting each other's binary files

I was using automake 1.11 without trouble, until some package required automake 1.10. When installing it, I found that it actually wants to overwrite /usr/bin/{aclocal,automake} (which were installed ...
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Install GCC on OpenSUSE 11.4

I installed OpenSUSE 11.4 but I noticed that it don't have gcc… How I can install it?
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Where should I copy-paste-install software to?

I'm installing IntelliJ, and the readme tells me to choose an installation folder. Where is a good, standard place to put installed programs?
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“No such file or directory” lies on Optware installed binaries

I've been using Optware to install packages on my ARM-based NAS for a while - the usual stuff like Transmission, Samba and others. However, I'd been having problems with Transmission hanging not long ...
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How do I install mono's System.Windows.Forms on Ubuntu?

I haven't found any concise explanation of this.
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Unix install best practices, append to path or link through

I have some software I am about to ship (gradschool project) and I want to know on a unix machine what the best practices are for installing software. I originally linked through /usr/local/bin my ...
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How to get files downloaded by yum?

I install a software package on Fedora from the terminal using the command like # yum install live-usb-creator Now at first it downloads some of the packages from online repository and then ...
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Installing mplayer in Linux

I don't know if this is the right forum to ask, I have started to use Linux (OpenSUSE). I need to install mplayer on it. I unpacked the mplayer archive. Then in the command screen I navigated to the ...
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installing Scilab in OpenSUSE 11.3

I want to install Scilab on OpenSUSE 11.3. Which repository is it located in? I cannot find it listed in the package manager. I have tried to install the rpm manually, but I cannot resolve the ...
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How do I know where to put things in linux?

Installing something in windows takes a click of a button. But every time I try to install something in linux, which is not found in APT, I get so confused. You download a zipped folder, then what? ...
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How to do a binary install of Python 2.7 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11?

My SLES11 box came with Python 2.6 installed. I would like to upgrade to 2.7. What is the easiest way to do this?
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How to upgrade mono on openSuse

I have a virtual machine running of openSuse 11.2 that has mono 2.6.4, I use this VM as a test server to test asp.net applications under Apache mod_mono. I wanted to upgrade (in the same virtual ...
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What is the function/point of “config.sub”

I'm trying to install some software from the command line. There is a file called "config.sub". Am I supposed to use this for something? I haven't been able yet to find out by searching online ...
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How do idiomatic Unix programs detect what prefix they are installed under?

If I install a binary with non-standard prefix, e.g. /opt/bin/foo, which needs some static files from /opt/share/foo, how does it find them? Using back references relative to the executable ...
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How do I install Chromium on Linux Mint using Software Manager?

I intalled Linux Mint 10 and would like to use it instead of Windows as a desktop OS. The first thing I would like to do is to install the Chromium web browser. So I start Software Manager and then ...
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How to install Mono in AIX?

I don't have root access to an AIX 5.2 machine and want to run Mono programs in it.
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Loading 3rd-Party Drivers before Fedora 14 Installation

My server is equipped with a megaraid controller that cannot be identified by most linux installer. I have to load it's driver before installation can proceed. I know how to do it with CentOS that ...
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How to install kvm in Debian (Lenny) over powerpc

I am emulating powerpc using qemu-system-ppc on top of x86, and running debian-lenny-ppc with it. I want to install kvm inside that debian. I have learned that the kvm and qemu-kvm packages are not ...
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Install g++ when having gcc (C only) — RH6

I have a RedHat 6 machine, which came with gcc but without g++. The gcc version is 4.4.4 20100726 (this is what I got from gcc --version). How can I get g++ working? Currently, the shell just returns ...
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Hanging install blocks new installations on WebOS [closed]

I tried to install an application via AppScoop. From that point on no further installs were possible because of a hanging install (see picture). Can you please advice how to cancel the hanging ...
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How to install software on Red Hat?

What's the simplest way to download/install software on Red Hat Linux (from bash command line)?
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How do I install opkg installer on a system that doesn't have it

The system I am using has no package installer in the root fs image. How do I install opkg itself? I can't find a link to the x86 binaries.
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What is the preferred way to install new versions of software?

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 and now I want to install some software like PostgreSQL, Nginx and PHP. But what is the preferred way to get the latest stable version of the software? E.g I ...
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How can I install perldoc on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 10.10 comes with Perl 5.10.1 pre-installed, but strangely enough perldoc isn't part of the package. $ perldoc You need to install the perl-doc package to use this program. How can I make ...
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Where can I find Software for Unix/Linux that does X?

I'm looking for a program that does X and runs on unix (or at least on my particular unix system). Where can I look? Is there a more efficient way than a generic web search?
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Using different versions of Python

Background: Since I develop python programs that must run on different python versions, I have installed different versions of python on my computer. I am using FC 13 so it came with python 2.6 ...
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What installer types should commercial software use to support Linux?

The source code in not open or free, so compilation at installation is not an option. So far I have seen developers that: provide a tar.gz file and it is up to user to uncompress in suitable ...
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How to easily install and uninstall unix packages

Hey everyone. I'm using the Ubuntu server for some time now. Everything is working fine, installing packages is a piece of cake. Usually I use aptitude or apt-get for package management. But...! There ...
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How to compile and install programs from source

This is an issue that really limits my enjoyment of Linux. If the application isn't on a repository or if it doesn't have an installer script, then I really struggle where and how to install an ...
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Where should I put software I compile myself?

I need to compile some software on my Fedora machine. Where's the best place to put it so not to interfere with the packaged software?