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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What is the PKG_PATH for NetBSD 6.0.1 Binary Installs?

What is the value or URL for PKG_PATH used to inform NetBSD 6.0.1 where to download binary packages from? There seems to be a change in both servers as well as the path or directory layout for the ...
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How to install g++ 4.7.2 & c++11 on CentOS 5.x?

I'm trying to install the latest stable g++ and c++11. My host did it through yum install and thought that it was the latest, but it's not, and they are now saying that this is beyond their level of ...
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How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?

I see all these links explaining packages and .debs... I know that... and there are many kludges to get tar.gz files working (eg: update-alternatives for Java or manually dropping the file in ...
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IBM Java Runtime Environment on CentOS

I need to install IBM's JRE, but I can't seem to find an appropriate download or guide to installing it on CentOS. I've found various zips, but none of them include an RPM and I have no idea where to ...
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Emacs on OpenBSD for DEC VAX?

I have managed to install OpenBSD 5.2 on my DEC VaxStation 4000 Model 90 but to my surprise have not found a binary for Emacs (any version) for the VAX architecture. As best as I can tell I do not see ...
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What is the advantage of a network installation?

Looked into a network installation of fedora there. It seems you need to setup http & ftp servers on the host along with booting from a cd. So what are the advantages of installing linux over the ...
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Installing vpnc on CentOS

I'm currently attempting to establish a vpn connection, but I am unable to install a vpn client. I assumed installation would be as simple as sudo yum install vpnc, but CentOS is unable to find the ...
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Installing GCC 4.6.3 on Fedora 18

I am trying to install GCC 4.6.3 on Fedora 18. I was following the instructions provided by Lars Rohrbach. When I run make, I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: fatal error: ...
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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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Installing prstat package command on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to run the prstat command on my Ubuntu server, but it doesn't seem to be installed, I have searched the web for the package name needed to install it but without any luck for some reason.. ...
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What are possible issues with installing a package from the developer instead of the distro-repositories

It might sound like a trivial question to some but even though I have been using Linux for quite a few years I haven't really figured out this question. Little background info; I recently upgraded my ...
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Environment auto-install script

When I work, I often have to switch computers or virtual machines which means that every time I switch, I have to set up my (Linux) environment again. Is there a tool (in contrast to a simple bash ...
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Unable to compile simple Less file using node-less

I'm trying to compile a very simple less file which simply includes Bootstrap: /* application.less: The most awesomely complicated file in the whole world. */ @import "bootstrap/bootstrap.less"; ...
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how to install ast python package

I'm using django constance in my project. This app used a python package ast. When I try to install that package using command pip-2.7 install ast, it results as "Could not find any downloads that ...
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Yarbu Execution

I am attempting to use a Project called Yarbu It appears to be exactly what I am looking for. However I am a noob at Linux and am having difficulty getting it to work. I successfully completed the ...
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Which is better for installed applications: /usr/bin or user's home directory?

It's not entirely clear to me whether it would be better to install a GUI application in /usr/bin or my home directory. I've read through this article and this one, but it doesn't really talk about ...
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Error on application install: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

When I executed a command to install an application, the following error occurred /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory I was not aware on how to fix this problem. I ...
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Compile a program without sudo access

I am connected to a linux system with SSH in my college. I found that ctorrent is a console alternative of bitorrent. I have downloaded the tar.gz source but to compile/install it needs sudo access ...
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recommended procedure to create a user/group during RPM install

after trying hard to search for RPM best practices guides and finding virtually none, to my surprise, I resort to the community - I need to ensure that some users and groups exist after the ...
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Is there a way to find out when an OS instance was installed on a host?

I am currently using RHEL 5.8 and SunOS 5.10 at work and Fedora 16 at home. Is there any way to find out the date when any or all of those OS instances were installed on a host? The reason I want it ...
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libssl1.0.0 doesn't satisfy libssl0.9.8 dependency?

In Debian Wheezy, I'm trying to install the vmware-view-client package from the Ubuntu Software Center (because the open client won't work for my situation), but dpkg can't handle it. Synaptic says I ...
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Automate installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions via command-line

How can I install VirtualBox Guest Additions from a Bash script, in a unattended way? Whenever I run apt-get -y install dkms virtualbox-guest-dkms from the terminal I'm presented with a interactive ...
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Virtual Python installation not allowing ez_setup?

I don't have root on my system, so I'm trying to create a virtual Python installation. I ran virtual-python.py, and it told me to run ez_setup.py. I found it online and ran it with the command ...
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How does a package run without all the dependencies being installed on the target system?

I am trying to build the latest version of subversion on ubuntu 12.10 and was having some trouble completing ./configure as I seemed to be getting a never ending stream of configure: error: x not ...
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Separating OS on a SSD from user settings and apps on HDD

I want to be able to format my OS SDD and format and reinstall without losing any user data, is this possible? I'm currently doing this on Windows 7 and 8 with the help of portable apps and some ...
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How to install master branch of freeradius on Centos

Could someone take me through the steps to install the master branch of freeradius on a fresh Centos 6 installation?
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Why can't I find wireless-tools in Debian repositories?

I have installed the squeeze version of Debian on a computer in offline mode (no internet connection during installation). After the installation (that was successful) I edited /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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How to install wine on Slackware 14.0 using slackpkg

I am trying to install wine, using slackpkg, but it can't find it: # slackpkg search wine Looking for wine in package list. Please wait... DONE No package name matches the pattern. I can install ...
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Install GCC at a custom location without machine prefix

When installing GCC, libraries, header files and some executables are placed in directories similar to /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.4/ and /usr/libexec/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.4/. I'm ...
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How to install Ruby Test to Sublime Text 2

I am quite new to Ubuntu, so I am running into some problems. I was following this tutorial to install Ruby Tests for Sublime Text 2: https://github.com/maltize/sublime-text-2-ruby-tests There is ...
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Compile IMAP with certain PHP API version for MAMP

I've installed MAMP on Mac OS X (where PHP 5.3.15 with API version 20090626 is installed), but IMAP there is without SSL support. As long as MAMP using PHP v5.4.4 (API version 20100525) I've ...
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Upgrade Firefox in Linux Mint 10

For some reason a while ago I was no longer able to use the Firefox that came with my Linux Mint 10 virtual machine. I've installed the new version of Firefox (16) using both the package manager and ...
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Installing GNU Make on ChromeOS

Playing around with the new Chromebook, was trying to get Make working to the end of installing other software. However, can't seem to get Make anywhere near to install; ./configure doesn't generate ...
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How to install libssl-dev on Slackware?

libssl-dev does not seem to be installed on my Slackware server and is needed for various dependencies. How can I install this on Slackware? Searching around did not find anything and there really ...
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How to properly install Python packages?

I run a Slackware system and I'm trying to run some Python code, but getting a lot of errors such as this one below: >>> import urllib2 Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Package managers for local installations under home directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Non-Root Package Managers I work extensively on a remote system where I do not have admin rights. However, I am allowed to install my own binaries and programs under my ...
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How to change the repository settings for yum installer?

I am pretty much new to Linux. I am trying to install tint2 on CentOS. When I try to install using the command yum install tint2, it gave following error checking for X11... configure: error: Package ...
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Installation of MPFR previous versions of GMP clash

So it's a common error when installing MPFR that if more than one version of libgmp are installed you hit errors. This is quite well documented in the INSTALL file, If I run locate libgmp the result ...
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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 ...