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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Stuck installing TexLive from scratch on Debian KDE!

I'm trying to install TexLive 2013 on my Debian 7.3 kde desktop from scratch. I've read these guides (1 & 2) but instead of getting the perltk installer's GUI, I get the txt mode installer which I ...
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How to install matplotlib on Linux?

I have the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for windows installer. I'm trying to install matplotlib on it. From this page it says I need to download the dependencies first using sudo apt-get build-dep python-...
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How can I install tcl/tk8.6 on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install tcl/tk8.6 on Ubuntu 12.04? The default repositories for Ubuntu 12.04 include tcl/tk8.5 which I have installed but I need the latest version. Is there a PPA that I could add which ...
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Want to install windows software in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon [closed]

I have some software that I run under windows XP but now XP will no longer have support after April 2014, I'd like to run it in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. If there is no Linux Mint version of the ...
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of initramfs-tools

I started an upgrade of my Kubuntu 12.04 system with this command, as usual: sudo apt-get --show-upgraded dist-upgrade I came back later and it had failed: Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading ...
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Wireshark or MC installation wants to remove gnome and more

I want to install wireshark or mc (Midnight Commander) with apt-get or synaptic, but I get a message that "this installation will remove a lot of actually installed packages". There are for example ...
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Creating softlinks to header files that are not in the expected directory

3.12.6-300.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Dec 23 16:44:31 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Fedora 20 I am trying to install asterisks from source and when I run the ./configure script I get the ...
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Installing openssh-server after Rescue Disk boot

I tried to help a friend with hard drive boot problems. I first asked her to make a rescue disk (Ubuntu 12.04.3), and boot from it. Then I asked her to open a console (Alt+F1) and use sudo to become ...
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error when apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

I'm now using the command sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server to make my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server support NFS. But it reports this error: Need to get 559 kB of archives. After this operation, ...
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Failed make when installing madplay source

I am attempting to get madplay installed on my shared host I've run: ./configure --prefix=$HOME CPPFLAGS="-I /home/dir/include" LDFLAGS="-L /home/dir/lib" and then "make", but on that on run into ...
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Can't run boinc on fedora

I'm trying to install boinc to fedora 17 from packages. Everything is fine, client starts properly, I added port 31416 to firewall exception. However cannot add any project or execute any command on ...
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Installing packages from LMDE on debian wheezy

I downloaded thunderbird from LMDE repo and tried to install it on my debian wheezy machine, using apt-get install I get a ton of this garbage output; Note, selecting 'iceape-l10n-cs' for regex '.' ...
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Installing virtualmin over webmin

I'm setting up a CentOS 6 server, and I need to install virtualmin. The server already comes with webmin setup, but there's no way I can see how to access virtualmin, so I assume it's not been set up ...
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How to Install Fedora Live Desktop 20 in Windows 7?

I downloaded the Fedora-Live-Desktop.iso and mounting the image produces the following directories. /isolinux /LiveOS |- livecd-iso-to-disk |- osmin.img |- squashfs.img Now how can I ...
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How do I go about removing all my wifi tools in Arch?

My wifi setup is messed up and I keep disconnecting. I want to start from scratch, so I need to know how to thoroughly remove all my wifi tools. I don't want to forget some errant config file and ...
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Installing mailx on Openelec, Raspberry PI

Well I have searched some of the possibilities to install command line mail clients but there are no easy ways to install. Is this even possible without compiling the mail client ?
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How can I install file-roller for CentOS 6 to use in Gnome?

I've just started messing about with Linux and trying to figure things out as I go using tutorials. I've installed Gnome desktop and have some .rar files I would like to open. I've found file-roller ...
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Installing OpenJDK 7 (JRE) but only policytools found in ./jre/bin

I'm trying to install Java 7 onto my Ubuntu machine through apt-get. I'm issuing the to install using apt-get: sudo apt-get openjdk-7-jre apt-get claims a successful install, but I cannot appear to ...
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Install b43 firmware from Arch Install Media

I'm currently attempting to install Arch on my dual booted Linux box, however my system uses b43 which I have and used post-install on Mint and Ubuntu. I'm not sure how to run makepkg from the Arch ...
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How do I install Awesome Windows Manager in Terminal?

Right now I'm running on Kubuntu and I'd like to install Awesome Window Manager in terminal. I've used Xmonad but I'd like another window manager, but don't know how to install "Awesome" from the ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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Why use install rather than cp and mkdir?

I've seen in many places used install -d to create directories and install -c to copy a file. Why not use mkdir and cp? Is there an advantage in using install?
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Opencats installation error

I am trying to install opencats. While installing I am getting following error. What is the problem?
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Reinstall software without re-downloading from software center?

Forgive me if this is an extremely noob question, I am new to Linux. I have installed FlightGear, a flight simulator. Some of the game's main files have been tampered with by a third-party app and ...
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How many ways can we install applications in Linux? [closed]

Can anyone explain me in how many ways can we install the applications in Linux os. And which is the better way to install ?
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How to install PHP 5.2.4 in CentOS release 6.5 (Final)?

Folks I need to install PHP 5.2.4 in CentOS release 6.5 (Final). My souces list are: # CentOS-Base.repo # # The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the # update status of ...
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How to install Mono v3+ in Ubuntu?

How can I install the latest release of Mono in Ubuntu Saucy? In order to develop in a free OS, I need to setup Mono (that now supports .NET 4.5). This is what I did: Download and uncompress mono-...
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When should one compile and install from source?

To install software on a Linux system, many tools like yum, apt-get, rpm, dpkg and so on are available to either fetch a package from a repository or install a downloaded package. Alternatively, it ...
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Can I stop SElinux from working?

I suspect that SElinux is backdoor and I want to stop it from working on my system. I want to stop it and delete it from the system also if that is possible. Questions How can I delete it without ...
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CentOS VPS not starting after installing zPanel

I've had some trouble earlier installing zPanel, but then I was told that I've been using the wrong package, I was supposed to use the 32-bit version, but kept trying with 64-bit. After figuring that, ...
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Docear on Kubuntu 12.04 64

I am running a 64bit version of Kubuntu 12.04 and I would like to run Docear (Some kind of research assistant) on it. The software is based on Java (which I had it installed) and has only a .sh file ...
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Binutils documentation compilation problem

I'm trying to compile and install binutils+GCC for my machine on my own. I have compiled lastest binutils sources without getting any error, but installation seems to have some problems with gas ...
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Preferred way to install bash functions?

I've written a bash function called up which I share via github. Now I'm struggling with installation instructions. I know of two options to 'install' bash functions: put them into .bashrc put them ...
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Can't install new applications [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock `var/lib/dpkg/lock` - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (`/var/lib/dpkg/`) Is another process using it?
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Making ruby available to all users

I intend to use Ruby when programming my Raspberry Pi which is running the Debian based Occidentals. Via SSH, I executed: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby which downloaded the ...
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Updating the desktop icons after moving a manually-installed program

I'm new here. I've installed a program manually and now I've moved the program files to a new location. How do I update the path of the program for my old launcher icons to work properly? -- without ...
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how to install yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2 in linux

I recently yoono-desktop from http://www.yoono.com/desktop_features.html .How to install this file.
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How can I configure all dependencies before installation?

I'm new for FreeBSD and currently I'm installing many ports and many of them have a long list of dependencies, I'm tired of wait to finish the installation of one dependency to configure the ...
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How to compile and install iperf on a MIPS based router?

I have a DIR-825 router based on Atheros AR7161 (MIPS) running DD-WRT v24-sp2 std. How can I compile and install iperf on it? Can I compile it directly on the target device, or do I have to cross ...
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how to install HAL on Puppy Linux barebone 5.7.1

On other linux distros I have to install hal for certain flash player videos to work. youtube works fine with the adobe flash. Just can't find anything on installing hal in puppy linux.
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How can I fix the issue where Add/Remove Software never asks for my password?

Using CentOS Release 6.4 x86 when I go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software and try to add software or refresh the package list, I immediately get the following error: Authorization ...
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How to install Okular under SUSE (on a server)?

I would like to install the pdf viewer Okular on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. I am familiar with apt under Ubuntu, but on SUSE, I only found rpm to install .rpm files. I am wondering how Okular (...
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phpmyadmin in linux installation

I am trying to install Request Tracker tool in my RHEL 5.6 machine.I am following the instructions as mentioned in this link. However, I am facing couple of issues. The first issue is in the below ...
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How to find by what means a software has been installed on linux

I have plenty of softwares installed on my Linux machine (RHEL) and some were installed with yum, some other by downloading a rpm and executed it from gnome file manager. I also have few softwares ...
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How to globally enable all of Gentoo's bash completions at once?

eselect bashcomp enable unfortunately seems to lack a --all option, and I certainly don't want to manually activate each of the 194 entries. Can this be automated somehow, and set up such that ...
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How can I determine the date when a piece of software was installed from source?

I've been asked to find out when a specific version of software was installed. The only thing I have to go on are the modification times of the directories in question. I'm having a hard time ...
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How to install a custom boost version in CentOS?

I'm trying to compile and install boost 1.54 from source in CentOS. The documentation is pretty straight forward and there are plenty of tutorials in the internet available (1) (2) (3). This is what ...
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How to start “Shape collage” application from terminal

I just installed application "shape collage" on my Archlinux, but I don't know how to start it via the terminal. Command shape-collage doesn't seem to work.
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Bash command to open a system's terminal [duplicate]

I'm making a Linux installer for Zero-K, an open source RTS game (zero-k.info). It will use zenity for dialogs but for that zenity must be installed. As plenty of people will not already have zenity ...
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Where are my ALSA, pulseaudio lib

I tried to install darkice with lame. To compile it, I need ALSA and Pulsaudio: checking for lame library at /usr ... found at /usr checking for vorbis libraries at /usr ... configure: WARNING: not ...