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 from source. How to resolve dependencies without destroying the package manager

I don't consider myself a total noob, but compiling and installing software is a pain and problem I cannot overcome. I just want to run down through my understanding of this process with someone more ...
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Install older version of GLibc on RHEL

I'm trying to install GCC 4.4 on RHEL6: sudo rpm -ivh /mnt/dvd/Packages/gcc-4.4.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm. But the problem is that is depends on glibc and glibc-common libraries. When I try to install them ...
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Adding ssh on embedded linux

I want to run SSH on Qtopia (on my FriendlyARM). My own distribution is Ubuntu, so I cannot copy and paste the ssh binary file into the device. If I can copy and paste a binary file, where can I find ...
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How to install Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5 for x64 arquitecture on Debian OS?

The History: Hey guys I want to install JRE7u5 and not OpenJRE7u5 because, while doing a research on the web I discovery that Minecraft runs better on JRE, than with OpenJRE. The Failure: But the ...
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Running a program without the assistance of the system administrator

I have an rpm for a program called KDirStat that I would like to run on a machine where I am not the system administrator. My questions are: Can I install this rpm package without the assistance of ...
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libpng warning: Incompatible libpng version in application and library

libpng warning: Application was compiled with png.h from libpng-1.2.39 libpng warning: Application is running with png.c from libpng-1.4.0 libpng warning: Incompatible libpng version in application ...
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How to Install BASH in FreeBSD

I really find that using bash helps a lot, when you need to retrieve strings of text that you used previously. But how can I install it on FreeBSD? I have tried typing bash into the terminal, but ...
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Path issues with a source install

I hope my title isn't confusing. I've got a CentOS 5 machine and I had Ruby 1.8.7 installed on here. So in order to upgrade my Ruby installation and gems/rails I Uninstalled Ruby: sudo yum remove ...
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Installing SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 Maintenance Pack

I have had so many issues on how to download, extract and install this software on SCO. And I'm sure there are loads of people having or had the same issue as I am having. So the question is, how do ...
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Install Compiler, GCC, in SCO

I am having difficulty trying to install the GCC compiler in SCO, but can't get it to work. I have used an FTP to transfer some files (.tar.gz) to /u/test/installgnu/ and I extracted the files, but ...
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How to install/remove/upgrade .rpm packages on Red Hat?

I am new to linux, and at the university we are using this distribution to mount servers on VM, but I need to install a package that is missing in my virtual machine that is running Red Hat, but how ...
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How to install subversion 1.6.x on SLE11?

I need specific version of subversion 1.6.x on my SLE11 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)) but I do not know how to install it. If I follow the instructions on ...
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Safely uninstall a package in Gentoo

I wanted to uninstall a specific package in Gentoo and browsed through the emerge man page. I found the --unmerge option: WARNING: This action can remove important packages! Removes all ...
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How to install/upgrade svn on SLE?

My SUSE (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)) got installed old svn. I want to upgrade it but if I download package for Packages for SLE 11 and try to install it via zypper install ...
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How to install program locally without sudo privileges?

Assume I have ssh access to some Ubuntu server as user and I need some not system tools to be installed for convenience (mc, rtorrent, mcedit). I do not want to bother admins for these small programs. ...
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Are there any CheckInstall side effects or should I use it every time?

I'm using Ubuntu at work and Slackware at home. Today at work I have downloaded some suspicious program from our company repository that was supposed to automate some repetitive tasks. I installed ...
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What's The Best(tm) way to install Emerald into Mint 12?

I understand that the Mint people seem to know what I want better than I do and all (kidding!) but I'd really like to get Emerald installed without resorting to compile from source. So far I can't ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when installing/updating yum packages

Whenever I try to install or update a package using yum, after it updates its DB these messages are shown: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, tidy-cache google64 ...
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How to make apr available for subversion install?

I try to install subversion from source, but on ./configure receive: configure: error: no suitable apr found I have download apr source and installed: libraries have been installed in: ...
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How to install/uninstall .deb packages?

.deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Debian packages are also used in distributions based on Debian, such as Ubuntu and ...
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How to create a list of installed packages for easy/automatic reinstall after disk is formatted

I'll change my system from 32 bits to 64 bits, and will be the same I had before, Debian Squeeze, but I do not want to lose the programs I installed before, because I do not remember the name of them ...
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How to build a tool with specific libraries without breaking Fedora?

This is probably a noob question, but so far never needed to deviate from the standard Fedora 16 core development components. I am needing to build clutter-mx project, but this library requires ...
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How should I install software from source so that I can make my configuration manageable and reproducible?

I work with a lot of scientific software on Linux distributions (normally Debian variants and Red Hat variants). In order to maximize performance and get access to the latest features, it's often ...
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Transactional installation process like windows installer in Unix/Linux

Is there any transactional installation process like Windows installer in Unix/Linux? Installation scripts like Makefile or package manager (such as deb) usually simply copy files directly to ...
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Why “Linux Generic” use RPM extension in MySQL download page?

I need to install MySQL 5.5 from source in Ubuntu 10.04. So I'm trying to find tar.gz source from here. But when choosing "Linux Generic" from the drop down menu, it is showing an RPM extension I ...
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How to use gtalk on fedora linux?

I use gmail account for chat, but i want gtalk standalone application just like in windows. can i install standalone gtalk client on linux ?
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Allow non-admin users to install packages via apt or rpm?

Is it possible to allow non-root users to install packages system-wide using apt or rpm? The place where I work currently has an out of date setup on the linux boxes, and admins are sick of having to ...
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How to install gimp 2.8 on Debian Squeeze?

Gimp 2.8 comes with a lot dependencies. How to install gimp 2.8 with dependencies on Debian Squeeze ?
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Any way to register source-built software with rpm/yum database?

When I install a software from its binary package using rpm or yum, I can later query for meta-information (rpm -qi PACKAGE, rpm -ql PACKAGE, ...) and can uninstall it (rpm -e PACKAGE). But with the ...
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Can't install pg gem

I cant get the pg gem to install. I have tried --with-pg_config and it didnt work. Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ...
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Unable to install the php-posix package on CentOS 5.6

I have the following PHP packages installed on my CentOS 5.6 host and I am trying to install php-posix. When I run yum install php-posix I receive an error saying that php53-common conflicts with ...
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pattern to install dependencies in linux

Different OSes have different standard way of installing package dependencies; in OS X, all library dependencies are copied in the App folder. Windows application developers have both options; they ...
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Commands for Auditing Installed Software

Similar to the question here, http://serverfault.com/questions/387111/inventory-or-audit-installed-linux-software, I would like to obtain ideas about commands that should be ran across various ...
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Resolving unmet installation dependencies; file system problems

Somehow part of my ext3 file system got corrupted and large portions of my python installation got all sorts of messed up. The only thing I could notice immediately was Python raising a missing module ...
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How to install TortoiseHG on RHEL 5.3 from source?

I have been trying to install TortoiseHG with the yum command on my RedHat system and have been struggling. I thought perhaps I should install it from the source. I used the instructions here and ...
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How to solve “building the main Guest Additions module Failed”

I tried to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions module in a VM guest running CentOS but I get this error message when everything else was okay: building the main Guest Additions module Failed ...
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How to install tarball packages on a Debian based distribution?

I would like to know how to install .tar.bz and .tar.bz2 packages on Debian, please give me a complete explanation.
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How to install daemontools on ubuntu or debian from source

I am installing D.J.B.'s daemontools on an ubuntu 10.04 server (64 bit). (This question is about daemontools, which is a free and open software for managing UNIX services. It is not about 'DAEMON ...
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How to install StackApplet on Fedora 16?

Is possible to install the StackApplet on my Fedora 16 (under KDE) ?
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How to copy an installed application to another computer that lacks the build tools?

On one computer I installed an application from source using configure make and make install. Now I want to install the same application on another computer that lacks gcc, make and all the other ...
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ndiswrapper wireless driver does not connect to detected Wifi network

I am running Slacko Puppy v5.3.1 and am trying to use my Wifi dongle with it. I have a Windows .inf file for the driver for my USB dongle. I used the Puppy network wizard to load the driver using ...
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/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/build missing in linux puppy? what should I do?

I am new to linux as of yesterday. I'm using linux puppy to try to get the most out of a 10 year old, slow laptop. I installed it fine, no problems there, but as soon as I try to use my usb dongle's ...
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Where should a local executable be placed?

I have an executable for the perforce version control client (p4). I can't place it in /opt/local because I don't have root privileges. Is there a standard location where it needs to be placed under ...
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Get newest gcc for debian?

I can't build my apps on gcc since I use various c++0x features. I'm on Debian 6 (Lenny) and after upgrade/updating I have gcc version 4.4.5-8. I'm unsure which version is required but mingw 4.6.2 ...
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unable to install rpm packages in gnome3 (openSUSE 12.1)

I have to install wicd from its source rpm package but Apper-sentinel keeps waiting at license agreement requirement showing message waiting for service to start. This (see the last comment in this ...
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How to meet required dependencies in order to install expect pecl extension on Mac OS X?

I am attempting to install the expect pecl extension. OS version = 10.7.3 PHP version 5.3.10 installed via macports expect version 5.45 installed via macports The command I am executing: ...
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How to manually uninstall urllib, urllib2, requests python packages?

I'm having a problem with urllib, urllib2 and requests, three python libraries. I use Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and python 2.6.5 (we can use with python) (but I had installed manually, after the problem, ...
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Does `make install` overwrite files?

I've taken some time to install a newer version of Apache2.x on my Mac Os X 10.6.8. When configuring apache through ./configure I specified the Darwin layout. This layout assumes the path setup of ...
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Any other distro offer like Ubuntu Software Centre?

I want to know does any other linux disto offer anything close to Ubuntu Software Centre? Some of the features I like about it is A) Sandboxing B) Ability to search any of the libs/apps with ...