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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Firefox circular-dependency hell on Linux Mint 13

Having difficulty re-installing Firefox, after an installation to resolve places.sqlite issues. It appears that I'm trapped in circular dependency hell. Need to resolve firefox dependency hell to ...
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Missing dependency during rpm install

When I install CodeAnalsyt, i get a failed dependency on libbfd-2.20.51 on Centos 6.3. Binutils is installed on my system and the failed dependency does exists at ...
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Install programs without an internet connection on Debian

So I've been battling with my debian install lately, it doesn't have the firmware for either eth0 or wan0 NIC's. However, I got a firmware.zip file that I need to extract to /lib/firmware. The problem ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 c++ development system install

I am trying to install the Intel Parallel Studio 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04. During installation I received a failure notice that the command g++ was missing. I asked Intel and they indicated that the C++ ...
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MATLAB install fails: Error extracting tbx.signal.common!

I'm trying to run MATLAB R2008b student on my Fedora Linux machine, but get the following after I run /.install: Error extracting tbx.signal.common!!! How can I solve this issue?
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Error while trying to retrieve dwm sources

I am trying to build dwm from source. Grabbing the source doesn't work: (28) $ apt-get source dwm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Installing packages after the RedHat installation?

I was installing the RedHat 5.5 64 bit. But in hurry I forgot to install the Packages needed. And I don't want to install RH again. How can I install packages after installation?
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Installing install-info

I do not have root privileges in my system and I have noticed that I don't have access to a install-info binary, even though I need to install an Emacs package (CEDET). In the past, whenever I had ...
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Install Rails on linux

I am trying to install Ruby on Rails and I have followed the following link for the install ...
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Building Qt: 'make clean' causes everything to get recompiled?

(This applies to Qt versions >= 4.7.3.) I made an attempt to build Qt with custom parameters on my Debian box and it actually took AGES to compile (IIRC more than 6 hours on a single-core CPU). That's ...
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Finding which Debian distro CDs contain a certain package

I am currently installing Debian Linux on a computer that does not have Internet access. I have burned the first few CDs from the distro and have a working system so far. However, I am unable to find ...
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Can't install dpkg on Linux 2.6.18

I have a virtual machine that I am trying to use. It doesn't seem to have dpkg or apt-get, so I downloaded the source from http://packages.debian.org/sid/dpkg-dev. If I run ./configure followed by ...
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Installing jdk7 on Debian server via SSH

Currently, I'm trying to launch a java program on a server. The server is launched on my virtual machine (VirtualBox) and controlled over SSH. Its OS is Debian. So, in order to launch my program I ...
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How to install Picasa on Scientific Linux 6.3?

I can install/use Picasa with wine, but how can I natively install it from RPM (are there any offical sources to get the installer?)
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Installing trac - “Trac requires Python 2.5 or later”

I am having a little trouble getting trac 1.0 installed via easy_install: [box]# easy_install Trac==1.0 Downloading ...
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Trying to install fonts on Linux Mint Lisa, but it looks like I have a permissions or ownership problem

I downloaded the Source Code Pro family of fonts, but cannot install them via the Font Viewer. If I give myself admin powers, I can manually add them to the rest of the fonts, so I'm guessing it's a ...
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help installing checkinstall locally

I'm trying to install checkinstall locally in my home directory. Though, in the INSTALL file is only described how to do a system wide installation: Simple enough: make su make install checkinstall ...
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GNU scientific library linking

I have installed GNU scientific library (http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/) which is located in /home/usr/gsl-1.9 and installed statistical programme in /home/usr/statprog when I tried to compile it, ...
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Why do I need to install -devel packages?

I am new to Linux and wonder why many times when I install package with yum I need to install package-devel.i386 rather than package.i386. What is the difference between them?
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Missing separate debuginfo for - GDB

I have mentioned -g option along with -Wall in the Makefile. When I run gdb onlineSunday, I get: Missing separate debuginfo for /usr/lib64/kde4/plugins/imageformats/kimg_dds.so Try: zypper install ...
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sudo: apt-get: command not found

I am trying to install aircrack-ng in my Sabayon 9 by the use of this command: sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng but it says: sudo: apt-get: command not found How to install it?
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How do I `yum localinstall` from my `yum search` result?

I'm trying to install some dependencies for thrift using yum. I've found, for example boost via yum search boost which gives me (after a load of fails as the PC not on the web, but has a local ...
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Install gcc 4.7.2 on Debian squeeze 64x

I want to use gcc 4.7.2 on my Debian squeeze 64x I followed instructions in this thread: Get newest gcc for debian?, but I'm getting an error, I tried several apt-get install commands I will settle ...
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How do I install drjava in linux from terminal?

I've downloaded drjava-stable-20100816-r5366.jar file which is the drjava version for Linux. How do I install it on my machine? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. I have OpenJDK Java 6 runtime and Sun Java 6 ...
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How to install LXDM instead of GDM3?

I'm running Debian Wheezy and my default Display Manager is GDM3, and I would like to replace it with LXDM. The problem is that I'm trying to run # apt-get install lxde and it's not working, what am I ...
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Being not admin user how to install local GCC instead of provided?

So I came into my classrom Debian is installed, and gcc 4.1. I want to install (compile from sources is an option - I have time..) for my self GCC 4.7 and adress it in bash as gcc anywhere. Is such ...
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Debian Wheezy and perl modules installed into /root not system

I have small problem cause everytime i issue cpan YAML or try to install any perl module it install's it inito /root/perl5 and with this any other user cannot use modules that I've installed as a ...
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How do I update IcedTea?

I've only been using Linux for about a month. I'm running Mint 13. I'm trying to use www.goproblems.com but it tells me that my IcedTea is out of date. I hoped there was a package but I can't find ...
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Installing GnuPG on Solaris -— failed

i have Solaris SunOS 5.10 Generic_147441-01 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris trying to install GnuPG on it i have referred these sites for it http://gnupg.org/ ...
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Can anyone tell me how to install broadcom-wl-5.10.91.9.3-1.fc12.noarch.rpm?

[root@localhost opt]# rpm -ivh wl-kmod-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.6.src.rpm warning: wl-kmod-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.6.src.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID a3a882c1 1:wl-kmod ...
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Why updating a running Linux system is not problematic?

It's years I use Linux systems on a daily basis, and I never had major problems by updating a system when it was running, but I still wonder why this is possibile. Let me make an example. Suppose a ...
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Software distribution

I have a set of servers with Red Hat on board and an internal software (it is set of many files with configs and so on) that is in permanent development. There are several types of servers: ...
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httpd-devel requires outdated version of glibc-common on CentOS 6.3

httpd-devel requires an outdated version of glibc-common on CentOS 6.3 x86_64 and Apache/2.2.15. It wants 2.12-1.80.el6 and I have 2.12-1.80.el6_3.3.x86_64 installed (via CentOS @update repo) Here is ...
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Installing a shell (e.g. zsh) without being system admistrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it Say I have rwx permissions to a directory (my home directory). Can I install a shell ...
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Install packages in $HOME/usr

I'm looking to script use of rpm --relocate. How to change the default location packages are installed to - from user/local to $HOME/usr? Do I need to do it all manually (removing and reinstaling to ...
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New source install over existing one

I have Slackware installed on my computer, and I install a lot of software from source. Now I want to install ffmpeg from source just to recompile it with some more options. But I already have ffmpeg ...
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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, ...