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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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...
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What is the Linux equivalent to C:\Program Files?

I understand that in Windows as well as Linux and Unix, a program|application|software can be installed in any directory. Also if packages are installed using the distribution's packaging system, ...
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How to install Scala?

Please note: I have to use the source package, not the prebuilt package from the repo (it is broken, at least IDEA complains). From the page: http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads I downloaded ...
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Package: git-1.7.6.1-1.el5.rf.i386 (rpmforge) Requires: libcurl.so.3

After I run yum install git it shows the error Error: Package: git-1.7.6.1-1.el5.rf.i386 (rpmforge) Requires: libcurl.so.3 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You ...
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How to convert binary installer into rpm?

There are times when all you have is binary installer. I hate them because once installed it is quite difficult to uninstall such software, and since my distro (openSUSE 11.4) is rpm-based it is hard ...
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Cleanly reinstalling an application

I am currently having problems with Hulu desktop, and want to reinstall it. However, when I attempt to uninstall and reinstall it, it saves my previous settings (even my username and password). How ...
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How to find the installation path for a software under linux?

Under linux, I launch a software by typing, e.g., fluidplot. How can I find the installation path for this software?
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Can I have my own version control system?

In the linux/unix machine I am using, I am just a normal user. However, I want a version control system to manage my files to prevent accidental delete/rename/lost/modification. Obviously I don't have ...
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Trouble installing MySQL from binaries

So, I am a freshman in Computer Science, and I have dug an old computer out of my garage to use as a personal hosting server for various services (email, web site, subversion, etc.), partly because I ...
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How to figure out the exact package name of a `.so` file, so that it can be installed through `zypper`?

anisha@linux-dopx:~/tarBalls/qtFlash/bin> ./flashscript ./flashscript: error while loading shared libraries: libqtnmedia.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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How to find whether a software (which may `not` be in the PATH) is pre-installed or not?

anisha@linux-dopx:~> which qmake which: no qmake in ...
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Need libca.so (Needed to install epics) [closed]

I need to install epics on my Ubuntu system, but when I try to it returns a warning saying it cannot find the dynamic library (libca.so or libCom.so). I tried to locate them, but it appears that they ...
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Wine installation problems in CentOS

Every time I use... yum install wine I get a message saying the package isn't found. I have used yum update but that does not work either. Moreover I accidentally ran chmod user:user /etc/yum... ...
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MEncoder install issue

I'm looking for a simple install guide for mencoder on a linux server via SSH. Every guide I've come to so far links me to out of date versions.
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Installing a .deb package in home directory

Is it possible to install a .deb package completely under my home directory at debian?
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Upgrading ffmpeg

How can I upgrade ffmpeg to version 0.6 on debian-based operating system? I'm using apt-get for installation and deb packages.
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What do I install into a given install prefix

Which directories should I expect to have in an install prefix when I'm writing makefiles? I've noticed that in the common prefix /usr, there is no /etc, yet there is an /include dir, which isn't in ...
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Keeping track of programs

When I install a simple program it often uses make && make install and doesn't often even have an uninstall target. If I wish to upgrade a program, is it standard protocol to assume it just ...
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Uname gives unfamiliar timestamp for kernel

I'm recompiling a new kernel (adding some debugging info) on Ubuntu by doing the following: make vmlinux; make install; after this I do a reboot and select my new custom kernel from the list. ...
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Automated PAM module installation

I'm trying to set up an automated install process for a PAM module that provides LDAP-like HTTP authentication. Since this is an alternative authentication module, I would need to add something like ...
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Can I install “development-tools” offline? Or, how to make my CD the yum repository?

I'm looking for the "development-tools" for Fedora, but I can't find information about how/where to download it to install offline (I have no internet connection in my Fedora). Attempt 1: There's a ...
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Building from Source on CentOS 5 or newer

I've got a few applications of which I've got to build from source files in order to make it work on CentOS (the programs do not exist in the yum repos). I may be missing something, but unlike Debian ...
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Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 5.0 using terminal on CentOS?

On the screenshot below is an icon squared in red. Clicking it will launch Mozilla Firefox 3.0.18. I want to upgrade Firefox to version 5.0 so that clicking the same icon should launch the new ...
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Installing Rubymine without sun-java6-jre

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and am looking to install Rubymine. It seems every tutorial recommends installing sun-java6-jre before downloading rubymine but aptitude and apt-get are returning nothing, ...
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How can I build and install PL/R as a non-privileged user?

There is a postgres instance, and I have the ability to build my own instance. Using these instructions I ran: USE_PGXS=1 make which worked but then USE_PGXS=1 make install did not, with this ...
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GRUB File Not Read Correctly

I was installing Gentoo when I ran into problems with the bootloader. Whether I used the automatic or manual installation method, GRUB always threw the following error: The file /boot/grub/stage1 ...
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Install virtual machine as non-root?

Is it possible to install any virtual machine software as non-root user and run it ? Which VM's are possible to be installed with out need of root access ? If it is not possible what would be the ...
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How to check that perf events are enabled in Linux kernel, and how to install perf userland as non-root?

From what I have checked it looks like kernel side of 'perf' subsystem is enabled on computer I work on. Checking kernel configuration shows the following $ zgrep "_PERF[_= ]" /proc/config.gz ...
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Installing Gentoo packages as an ordinary user (non-root)

Is it possible to install Gentoo packages (ebuild-enabled programs, programs with support for portage) as an ordinary user (non-root) to one's own home directory (--prefix=$HOME or sth. like that)?
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Installing KDE on Ubuntu Natty from cdrom

Currently I have Ubuntu 11.04 - Natty, with Unity as the default environment; but I just want to install KDE along-side it, and I don't have perfect bandwidth. So I took Kubuntu 11.04 cdrom from my ...
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how to Update QT 4.5.3 of OpenSuse 11.2 to QT 4.7.3?

I just installed QT 4.7.3 in OpenSuse 11.2 (which has 4.5.3). I ran configure, gmake, and gmake install, but when I check qmake's version, it's still returning 4.5.3. What should I do?
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Problem installing software in UNIX (Sun Solaris)

I am new to UNIX. I have some software which need to be installed in UNIX. I have below the list of OS provided by a third party software provider. Can anyone help me out: which OS Software will be ...
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Link a dependency in Synaptic to the one already installed from source

I want to install SVN version of Quantum GIS and already I have a SVN version of GRASS GIS. As instructed in QGIS Wiki here, I added the qgis repository to my sources.list file. Now I am able to see ...
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Non-Ebuild Programs on Gentoo

I like the "compile it yourself" philosophy that Gentoo runs on, but how is the support for non-ebuild programs? That might just mean binaries, but also programs in general that were not acquired ...
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Where do I download an RPM from?

Where do I download a source RPM from?
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install rtorrent failed using yum install rtorrent in CentOS

I want to install rtorrent as a client (NOT SeedBox). I tried the following command: yum install rtorrent I get following message: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached ...
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Modelsim for ubuntu

I am looking to download modelsim for ubuntu. But the site gives only .exe file. Can I still install the software? Does modelsim exist for ubuntu? If yes, where can I find it? Thank you.
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...
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How to disallow different automake versions from overwriting each other's binary files

I was using automake 1.11 without trouble, until some package required automake 1.10. When installing it, I found that it actually wants to overwrite /usr/bin/{aclocal,automake} (which were installed ...
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Install GCC on OpenSUSE 11.4

I installed OpenSUSE 11.4 but I noticed that it don't have gcc… How I can install it?
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Where should I copy-paste-install software to?

I'm installing IntelliJ, and the readme tells me to choose an installation folder. Where is a good, standard place to put installed programs?
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“No such file or directory” lies on Optware installed binaries

I've been using Optware to install packages on my ARM-based NAS for a while - the usual stuff like Transmission, Samba and others. However, I'd been having problems with Transmission hanging not long ...
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How do I install mono's System.Windows.Forms on Ubuntu?

I haven't found any concise explanation of this.
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Unix install best practices, append to path or link through

I have some software I am about to ship (gradschool project) and I want to know on a unix machine what the best practices are for installing software. I originally linked through /usr/local/bin my ...
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How to get files downloaded by yum?

I install a software package on Fedora from the terminal using the command like # yum install live-usb-creator Now at first it downloads some of the packages from online repository and then ...
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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 ...