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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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?