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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How to detect, find and install a missing firmware [duplicate]

Context Today I installed Debian 8 on my HP Pavilion Notebook PC, during the installation (specifically during the network setting up), the the system prompted: Hardware needs non-free firmware to ...
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How to package (where to install) a stand-alone software bundle

Consider some application that is intended to be built in its destination directory and whose subdirectory structure does not respect Linux conventions. Assume in particular that there is no install ...
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Has anyone gotten deboostrap for jessie working from an Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to build an armhf Debian image for Jessie. I've done this before for Wheezy. The debootstap script doesn't seem to work if the target is Jessie however. Any ...
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Unmet dependencies when installing mtrack

I'm trying to install mtrack on Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack But I get unmet dependencies: The following packages have unmet dependencies. ...
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How do I check if FFTW installed correctly?

I tried to install FFTW on my system (Ubuntu 12.04) using the rather unclear instructions on this website, and now I want to check if it worked. (FFTW is a C subroutine library for computing the ...
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apt-get doesn't recognize TeX as already installed

I tried installing TexLive by downloading the install-tl-unx.tar.gz file from here and extracting it, then doing sudo perl install-tl and I added the following to /etc/profile: ...
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Error: xz compression not available

I'm at a loss trying to fix this issue and was hoping someone could help. I'm running redhat enterprise v6.6 64bit and am tyring to install 32bit Skype. In the process of trying to fix the ...
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

I am in elementary OS Freya. sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Cabal using older version when newer is installed

I've just installed and updated cabal, but it is still using the original version (1.16.0.2) instead of the updated 1.22.4.0. The commands I have run, after installation through apt-get: $ cabal ...
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Installing DevedeNG in kali linux, but missing python dependency it says is already installed

As you can see in the picture it says dependency is not satisfiable, but when I try to install the latest version of python3 the command prompt tells me i have the latest version installed.. Any ...
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broken dependencies when installing Codelite 8 on linux mint

I want to install codelite, I followed the instructions on the website. Because I'm running linux mint 17.1 x64 I added repositories for ubuntu utopic,trusty and vivid universe. Now when I run ...
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How can I install youtube-dl on BOSS linux?

I try to install youtube-dl on BOSS Linux by following commands. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install youtube-dl $ sudo pip install ...
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Can't run tmux although it's installed [duplicate]

I compiled tmux from source on Ubuntu 12.04 and it is installed in /usr/local/bin/tmux by default. However, when I type tmux in terminal I get the following message: $ tmux -bash: /usr/bin/tmux: No ...
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How can I install all missing perl libraries?

I'm attempting to install logitechmediaserver 7.8.0 on my OSMC (Raspbmc) Raspberry Pi. I primarily followed instructions from here, although some of the install did not work (some dependencies missing ...
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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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Installation of GPG alongside a running one: configure problem?

I already have a production version of GPG from a previous installation. I would like to build and test the last version of GPG without interfering with the production one. I am performing this test ...
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Linux applications bulk installation

Is it possible to execute one script which reads through a file containing a list of packages/applications, tests if each entry is already installed and if not, proceed to install? I'm trying to find ...
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Disallow `apt-get`, `yum` to install setuid binaries when itself run via sudo

Assume you can install something on a system because you have sudo rights to do so, but only have sudo rights for the installer. In that case it is fairly easy to create a package that installs a ...
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can't open rstudio in linux debian wheezy error 'GLIBC_2.14' not found

I get the following error when trying to run rstudio on my Debian: rstudio: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by rstudio) I've uninstalled and reinstalled R ...
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Issue on updating Linux Ubuntu

As LU is strongly suggesting me, I want to update my packages but a problem (which I hadn't encountered before) interrupts upgrading process. Some specific packages fail to be downloaded. They are: ...
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Cleaning up after installing libary

As part of installing ImageMagick and PDFtk I fetched tarballs and extracted them to my home directory. Went through install process and got both libraries working. If I run which on pdftk or any ...
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Add Repository In Debian 6.0.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to add a repository in Debian 6.0.8 sudo cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.8 sudo apt-get install software-properties-common E: Unable to locate package software-properties-common sudo ...
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updating rst2pdf leads to pip uninstall

I had some problem generating PDF files from reStructuredText, which I thought I could solve with updating rst2pdf. I got a Permission denied error when I did pip install -U rst2pdf OSError: ...
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How to remove previous version of centos7 and install fresh centos7 in Toshiba Satellite using bootable USB

My centos 7 has been corrupted. I want to install fresh centos7. When I run rpm -q kernel. It gives the following results kernel-3.10.0-123.el7.x86_64 kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64 ...
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Installing packages to a Linux Server without internet connection

I have a production server (in my case Suse Linux) that is not connected to the outside internet. I can copy files to it via SCP and I have root rights, but I would not be able to connect to remote ...
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Is it possible to install a program onto an external drive?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba chromebook using crouton. The drive my OS is installed on is small, with only 3.6 GB of free space. I'd like to install sage on my system but sage requires 6 GB of free ...
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Install Texlive in manjaro via iso

I have the TeXlive .iso file and a Manjaro linux distro. I tried to run the install.sh script from the iso file, with ./install.sh after chmod +x. Apparently this doesn't install the TeXlive. ...
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How to install iwidgets without root access and set the enviornment

Recently, I want to run a script(PWgui) which requires Tcl (Itk). The manual suggests that I have to install iwidgets4 beforehand. I am using the university cluster and don't have any root privileges. ...
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About Dependencies

In the absence of internet connection for the present, I am trying to use apt-offline. When I execute the order in terminal I get "ERROR: FATAL: Something is wrong with the apt system." I have been ...
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Manually installing a program on Debian

I have installed Debian on my pc, but the problem is that at the moment I have no Internet connection to this pc. So, to install a program I have to manually downloaded from a pc with internet and ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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Is Ctrl+C on make check safe?

I am installing GNU Guile and I have ran ./configure ... as well as make. I am now running make check and it is taking a really really long time. If I use Ctrl+C to abort this make check, will it mess ...
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Unable to locate package tribler in Whonix

In whonix workstation, I was trying to install tribler, with the command sudo apt-get install tribler Which resulted in error: unable to locate package tribler I ran sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Not able to install modules p5-Expect, P5-IO-Tty, p5-IO-Stty, p5-Digest-MD5, p5-YAML in FreeBSD 10

I have installed OS FreeBSD 10.1 and installed perl 5.16 from my folder /usr/ports/lang/perl5.16. then i did: # portsnap fetch # portsnap extract then I am trying to make install clean port ...
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The package is not found when I want to install any programs

I would like to download the midnight commander with the following task: sudo apt-get install mc But it doesn't work because the package is not found. My mirror is: ftp.hu.debian.org How can I ...
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Use unoconv without installing (or other alternative of converting files) [duplicate]

I need to convert doc file to docx. I need to achieve this using command line on the web-server. unoconv seems to be most usefull here. But it isn't installed on a web-server and: Web-server doesn't ...
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how to install a src .rpm

I downloaded a source rmp src.rpm file of audacity when i run [root@09PC148B Downloads]# rpmbuild --rebuild audacity-2.1.0-2.fc23.src.rpm this is the response i am getting flac-devel is needed by ...
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How to install Megasync client in Arch-based Antergos Linux

The client seems absent in the repositories in the latest Antergos Linux. Although here it is said that it is supposed to be accessible via AUR.
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How to install Skype in Arch-based Antergos Linux

In latest Antergos Linux, Arch-based, up-to-date. $ sudo pacman -S skype error: target not found: skype $ yaourt -S skype error: target not found: skype
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How to create *.run./*.bin file in Debian based distros

AMD distributes the Catalyst drivers as a *.run file that when ran extracts itself, builds and then installs the driver. Thing is the driver needs a patch for it to build successfully. I want to apply ...
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Cannot install packages in Mint: “Unable to fetch some archives”

I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra). I was able to install packages normally until, at least, april 18th (two weeks ago). Since yesterday I cannot install packages anymore. For example, if I try to ...
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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Can I update python within a user scheme?

I'm running python on a shared server without root access. I've installed pip using the user scheme which allows me to install the packages I need. I can't find any documentation on how to do an ...
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Install Acrobat Reader in SuSE 10.3

How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in SuSE Linux 10.3 using commands in a terminal?
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configure: error: LDFLAGS

I am trying to install LTTng. I was installing lttng-tools-2.6.0 and got the following error: configure: error: Cannot find libuuid uuid_generate nor libc uuid_create. Use LDFLAGS=-Ldir to specify ...
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“sudo: apt-get: command not found.” after removing packages [duplicate]

I have a problem similar to the issue here: "sudo: apt-get: command not found." after removing some packages. Did the same stupid thing removing something: sudo apt-get remove gnupg ...
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What is the backup file created by checkinstall for?

I reinstall emacs by compiling its source and then sudo checkinstall. I found checkinstall creates a file -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44628516 Apr 22 19:19 emacs_24.5-1_amd64.deb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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Do I have to recompile if I want to change `--prefix`?

When installing emacs 24.5 by compiling its source, I run ./config --prefix=/usr and then make and then sudo checkinstall which creates a deb package and installs the binary files to /usr. Now I ...
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does checkinstall uninstall previously installed software?

Originally I installed emacs 24.4 by compiling its source and checkinstall. I use the default install dir --prefix=/usr/local. So /usr/local/bin/emacs. Now I use the same way to install emacs 24.5. ...
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Install self compiled software to /usr or /usr/local? [duplicate]

Generally speaking, should self installation by compiling source be stored in /usr or /usr/local (specified to --prefix)? When to install to /usr and when to /usr/local? E.g. I often run ...