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 do I install Atom text editor on a 32 bit Debian system?

How do I install the Atom text editor on a 32 bit Debian system? Among the releases I can only see a 64 bit version. Do I need to compile it myself to use it on a 32 bit system?
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Automatic Set Up of MySQL

I sometimes have call to install some bespoke software onto Linux systems and am using 'distutils' for this. In addition to this I also install some Python packagers that are not in the default ...
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CUDA Installation only works with some programs

CUDA 7.5 on linux mint - current installation works perfectly well with MATLAB, now trying to run some GPU code from python and python can't find nvcc. CUDA is installed at: /usr/local/cuda-7.5/ ...
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Where is the recommended place to install applications that are not from apt?

The SDK for Dart comes as a zip file for Linux. I've only previously installed software using apt-get. Is there a convention for where I should put the dart-sdk folder? And should I add dart-sdk\bin ...
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Does it makes sense using Boot-Repair inside a local installation?

I have used Boot Repair many times to restore a boot list after deleting a partition or to restore a previous boot list customization, but I did that from a live environment, booting from a Live USB. ...
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How to install something that reads from clipboard (like xclip or xsel) without using sudo?

I want to install xclip or xsel to a Linux box without using sudo (because its the box is not mine and I am not allowed to sudo). However, I am allowed to use environments or package managers like ...
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Null pointer exception: installing glassfish4 on Solaris 11.3

I'm trying to install glassfish4 on Solaris 11.3 machine by using glassfish-4.0-unix.sh file. After sh ./glassfish-4.0-unix.sh command the graphical installer starts. Then at JDK selection page - no ...
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Update and Package Installation impossible: E: Unable to locate package! Linux Mint 17.3

I have a problem. Installing packages or updating the system is impossible. Neither the Terminal nor the Software Manager are working (Software Manager dosn't start). Terminal shows commands as ...
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Install the latest version of a package that would not require updating dependencies

Mainly on a debian/apt-get based system (but answers for others like Arch would be nice too). Doing apt-get install package installs the latest version of "package" available and (if necessary) ...
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Can't perform apt-get because of dependencies

I'm trying to install some packages on my server (Debian8) and for some of they, I always have dependencies problems. For example, I have executed this command: apt-get install jetty9 And It ...
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Mass deployment of package to multiple Linux servers across different continents

I'm new to here and want to raise an interesting question about mass remote configuration of Linux servers. Imagine you get a list of IP addresses for 100 servers with a fresh install of Ubuntu, ...
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Why installing openssh-server would remove openssh-client?

I face the following situation on one machine with 64bit Mint 17.3 Cinnamon: $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Installing Octave on CentOS - incompatible BLAS library error

I am trying to install Octave on CentOS. After running sudo yum install octave ./configure F77=gfortran I got this error: configure: error: A BLAS library was detected but found incompatible with ...
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Install Docker packages for non-root users to user home

I have access to Grid5000 and would like to use Docker containers on it. Tutorial says, that users should install the tools in the user's home and add the user's home to the PATH environment variable. ...
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Creating a self-contained installation file for pymssql for CentOS

I'm trying to deploy a Python application on a machine that due to system and organisation requirements can't have gcc installed on it, so I need to create a self-contained installation file for ...
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TeamViewer upgrade

I'm having second thoughts about uninstalling previous version of TeamViewer. Now I have version 11 installed. I upgraded from version 10 by directly exexuting the version 11 installer. As you can ...
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Media change while installing apache2

I've got a fresh copy of Ubuntu Server 15.04 and installed it via "Easy Install" in VMWare WorkStation 12. After it installed,i've logged in to my account and tried to install apache2 with this ...
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Multiple exit codes when installing Linux distributions

My laptop is Asus X555U, specs: intel i5, Nvidia Geforece 940m <- suspected problems with this unit and unix, 8GB ram. Windows 10 is installed and I want to install a distro along side, I have ...
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GPG error installing VLC in Fedora 20

I'm installing VLC in Fedora and I get this error: warning: /var/cache/yum/x86_64/20/rpmfusion-free-updates/packages/faad2-libs-2.7-5.fc20.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID ...
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Install GCC 4.8+ on rhel x86_64 workstation 6

I want to install gcc 4.8+, preferrably 4.9 on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.7 (santiago) I have a subscription to rhn-classic. I tried installing devtoolset as given in ...
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What is the most managable way to install a program from source in Debian? [duplicate]

Let's say that I've found a program that I want to install on my machine. It is only available as a source tarball that can be built with the usual ./configure; make; make install. While I could do ...
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How to install another desktop-environment in Linux (Gnome -> Xfce)?

I have to installed XFCE instead of Gnome in Arch. Apart pacman -S and pacman -R commands, what else should I do? Will I have to remove gnome from "recovery mode" or what? I guess it's not possible to ...
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Install Java 1.4.2 on recent Amazon Linux [duplicate]

I need Java 1.4.2 on a up-to-date Amazon Linux 2015.09 server. I've tried to install j2sdk-1_4_2_19-linux-ia64-rpm.bin. When I execute this file, I get an error message: line 442: ...
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Ubuntu, lua, nmap and sqlite3 - module 'luasql.sqlite3' not found

I need to work with nmap and sqlite3 and I installed lua 5.1 and lua-sql-sqlite3 on an ubuntu machine: sudo apt-get install lua5.1; sudo apt-get install lua-sql-sqlite3 Now, when I'm doing this: $ ...
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Is the xkcd universal install script a good idea? [closed]

Today XKCD posted this shell script: Alt-text: The failures usually don't hurt anything, and if it installs several versions, it increases the chance that one of them is right. (Note: The 'yes' ...
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installing virtualbox apt-get wants to download gcc-4.8 --> replacing gcc-4.9?

I'm trying to install virtuabox on Debian 8.3 using the contrib repos. When I use apt-get install virtualbox it wants to install gcc-4.8, but I already have gcc version 4.9.2 installed. What am I ...
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Unknown media type error while installing

I'm trying to install gmate on fedora 23 First, it require some packages: pywebkitgtk, python-sexy, python-inotify and ack Installing them without any problems: [root@host gmate] # dnf install ...
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Cannot find installed application - failed to fetch deb (404 not found)

I tried installing glade on Kali using sudo apt-get install glade command, but I get this error: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/pool/main/m/mesa/libegl1-mesa-dev_11.1.1-2_i386.deb 404 ...
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Help with installing/configuring Samba 2.2.3a on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having trouble installing and configuring an old version of on Ubuntu 14.04. I am configuring this specific versionson purpose to be vulnerable for penetration testing. However, after ...
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Installing CUDA 7.5 on Debian with packaged bumblebee

My laptop, which runs Debian Jessie, has switchble graphics cards (intel + Nvidia GT 520M), and for this I have installed Bumblebee & Primus, which depends on the Nvidia driver in the package ...
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Telegram on Kubuntu 15.10 asks for phone number every time

I've downloaded Telegram from their website and ran the executable, it keeps asking me for my phone number and to insert the pin code I receive , every single time I log in. It's becoming ...
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How do you install Ack-Grep on Red Hat Linux 6.5?

I'm not sure how to install ack-grep for redhat linux 6.5. Google only returned results on how to install it for mainly centos and ubuntu only. But what about Redhat? Why isn't there that many users ...
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How do I keep the /lib folder clean?

I have been installing libraries for use with c programs. Is there a way to keep the /lib folder clean? Can I use subdirectories, links, etc to manage this? It's getting pretty cluttered, I'm not ...
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How to install packages onto a flash drive

I have a computer with Ubuntu Linux, and I have no more room on PC, so I have a flash drive that I want to install packages onto, is there any way to install a package onto a flash drive?
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Silent MySQL Server installation

I want to install a mysql-server on a Raspberry Pi (Debian) using a SSH-connection and a bash script, which contains the installation commands. The point is, that the installation need to be done ...
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Why Linux has so many dependency problems when installing software while Windows doesn't except for few like VC++? [closed]

I'm a Windows user and I need to also use Linux distros heavily for work. Installing software has been so difficult with all dependency missing/version not upgraded/OS distro version unmatch. Not ...
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Install optional sage package (nauty) on archlinux

tl;dr: how can I install optional sage packages on archlinux? Quoting the Arch wiki page for sage: Most if not all of the standard sage packages are available as Arch packages and exposed as ...
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Why did 'apt-get autoremove' not work properly?

I installed Pipelight from the PPA archive, according to these instructions. The installation command, sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi was for only one package, but it ...
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Change the default program installation location?

I have learn linux recently, but i confused about how linux system works, especially about how linux handle program files, in windows all program is in one directory Programfiles (and some in Windows) ...
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How to install executables

I sometimes run into software that is not offered in .deb or .rpm but only as an executable. For example Visual Studio Code, WebStorm or Kerbal Space Programm. For this question, I will take Visual ...
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php ./configure error: DBA: Could not find necessary header file(s)

I have a Centos 7 machine. I decided to install apache, mysql, and php from source. I already installed (from source) the apache & mysql packages (requirements: with apr (source), apr-util ...
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How to open a program on linux?

I've recently downloaded tor by using the command: sudo apt-get install tor I run Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" and I have no idea where this file destination is. Could someone please tell me where it ...
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Installing Steam on Debian 8.3 Jessie

I have ran into some issues when it went down to install Steam on Debian Jessie. The console as well as Apper comes up with missing dependencies and the package isn't going to install.
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how to fix potentially infected binary files? [closed]

when I installed the updates on my computer (Ubuntu 14.04), I typed the password, thinking that it was asked for regular updating , but when I noticed some strange behavior and crash at this moment, I ...
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Where in CentOS 7 should I install Ruby?

I am installing Ruby and rbenv on a CentOS 7 by following the instructions in this tutorial, with modifications. One of the recommended lines of code is cd followed by git clone commands. I assume ...
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Debian Laptop Version

I am installing Debian from netinstall ISO on a MacBook. In the software install screen, I don't see a Laptop install checkbox. Instead laptop version is installed automatically. I don't like the ...
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How does one remove a tar-installed Node.js from CentOS 7?

A CentOS 7 server has v0.12.7 of Node.js installed, and the installation was done using a tar. This is leading to conflicts when I try to install a more modern version of Node.js using yum. What ...
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Installing Linux on external drive, then booting up a different machine with it

So I have a machine that I want to install Linux on but for some reasons I won't get into, I can't. What would happen if I hook up an external drive to my laptop, install Linux on it, then plug that ...
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Unsupported package installation, the Arch Way [closed]

No AUR, no PKG. I want to install Bro, listed in Arch's "List of applications". But I can't find it in AUR, and it doesn't have a PKGBUILD file. To make, or to makepkg? It does however have a ...
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security issues from installing from source code as root

I had a question arise about how installing from source code in the root account is not a good idea because of security reasons. My stance on it is that it does not really matter if someone is in ...