Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source

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Crunchbang installation on netbook

I've recently installed crunchbang on my Compaq mini netbook, as the computer was not very powerful I chose crunchbang and was hoping to be able to use the computer mainly as a VPN server I could log ...
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OTRS installation error on openSuSE

I have a fresh, text-only installation of openSuSe 13.1 (physical server, old Samsung netbook), and I'm trying to get OTRS up and running. I've installed OTRS using the below commands. I don't think ...
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Why does `make install` not produce an rpm?

A little Preface: I'm unable to copy+paste between my Windows PC and a Linux machine that I'm viewing through VNC Viewer and yes the Share Clipboard option is enabled in VNC Settings. Thus I came ...
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How is paid software distributed and updated in Linux?

I am developing a cross-platform Java app for OS X, Windows, and Linux. It runs fine on Linux (currently packaged into a .sh file), but now I'm wondering how to distribute it after payment and update ...
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Install wicd on Slackware 14.1

I am trying to install wicd-1.7.2.4 on Slackware 14.1. I couldn't find configure or makefile in wicd-1.7.2.4.tar.gz. Running python setup.py configure (following the INSTALL guide) causes: sh: ...
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How to remove all software

How can I remove all software installed on my Linux distribution? I'm using Debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux I want to go back to the original ...
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Install Drivers Offline Arch Linux

I have been attempting to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro but the wireless and ethernet drivers don't work. Because of this, I cannot access the internet on it. So whilst searching for a solution ...
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What is SVN snapshot?

In the last lines of website http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation it says Optional tools Download the latest SVN snapshot from http://ffmpeg.org/releases/ Unpack and ...
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Difference between .tar.gz.asc, git.tar.bz2 and .tar.bz2

I have a Mac running OSX 10.9.1 and I want to install Gerris and its dependencies. In the last lines of the page I have to install ffmpeg. But there are lots of releases of ffmpeg. Which one I should ...
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Stuck installing TexLive from scratch on Debian KDE!

I'm trying to install TexLive 2013 on my Debian 7.3 kde desktop from scratch. I've read these guides (1 & 2) but instead of getting the perltk installer's GUI, I get the txt mode installer which I ...
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How to install matplotlib on Linux?

I have the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for windows installer. I'm trying to install matplotlib on it. From this page it says I need to download the dependencies first using sudo apt-get build-dep ...
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How can I install tcl/tk8.6 on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install tcl/tk8.6 on Ubuntu 12.04? The default repositories for Ubuntu 12.04 include tcl/tk8.5 which I have installed but I need the latest version. Is there a PPA that I could add which ...
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Want to install windows software in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon [closed]

I have some software that I run under windows XP but now XP will no longer have support after April 2014, I'd like to run it in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. If there is no Linux Mint version of the ...
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How to install memusg tool

I've tried with yum install memusg but returned: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security Setting up Install Process No package memusg available Error: nothing to do Any solution
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of initramfs-tools

I started an upgrade of my Kubuntu 12.04 system with this command, as usual: sudo apt-get --show-upgraded dist-upgrade I came back later and it had failed: Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading ...
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Wireshark or MC installation wants to remove gnome and more

I want to install wireshark or mc (Midnight Commander) with apt-get or synaptic, but I get a message that "this installation will remove a lot of actually installed packages". There are for example ...
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Creating softlinks to header files that are not in the expected directory

3.12.6-300.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Dec 23 16:44:31 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Fedora 20 I am trying to install asterisks from source and when I run the ./configure script I get the ...
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Installing openssh-server after Rescue Disk boot

I tried to help a friend with hard drive boot problems. I first asked her to make a rescue disk (Ubuntu 12.04.3), and boot from it. Then I asked her to open a console (Alt+F1) and use sudo to become ...
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error when apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

I'm now using the command sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server to make my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server support NFS. But it reports this error: Need to get 559 kB of archives. After this operation, ...
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Failed make when installing madplay source

I am attempting to get madplay installed on my shared host I've run: ./configure --prefix=$HOME CPPFLAGS="-I /home/dir/include" LDFLAGS="-L /home/dir/lib" and then "make", but on that on run into ...
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Can't run boinc on fedora

I'm trying to install boinc to fedora 17 from packages. Everything is fine, client starts properly, I added port 31416 to firewall exception. However cannot add any project or execute any command on ...
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Installing packages from LMDE on debian wheezy

I downloaded thunderbird from LMDE repo and tried to install it on my debian wheezy machine, using apt-get install I get a ton of this garbage output; Note, selecting 'iceape-l10n-cs' for regex '.' ...
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Installing virtualmin over webmin

I'm setting up a CentOS 6 server, and I need to install virtualmin. The server already comes with webmin setup, but there's no way I can see how to access virtualmin, so I assume it's not been set up ...
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How to Install Fedora Live Desktop 20 in Windows 7?

I downloaded the Fedora-Live-Desktop.iso and mounting the image produces the following directories. /isolinux /LiveOS |- livecd-iso-to-disk |- osmin.img |- squashfs.img Now how can I ...
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How do I go about removing all my wifi tools in Arch?

My wifi setup is messed up and I keep disconnecting. I want to start from scratch, so I need to know how to thoroughly remove all my wifi tools. I don't want to forget some errant config file and ...
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Installing mailx on Openelec, Raspberry PI

Well I have searched some of the possibilities to install command line mail clients but there are no easy ways to install. Is this even possible without compiling the mail client ?
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How can I install file-roller for CentOS 6 to use in Gnome?

I've just started messing about with Linux and trying to figure things out as I go using tutorials. I've installed Gnome desktop and have some .rar files I would like to open. I've found file-roller ...
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Installing OpenJDK 7 (JRE) but only policytools found in ./jre/bin

I'm trying to install Java 7 onto my Ubuntu machine through apt-get. I'm issuing the to install using apt-get: sudo apt-get openjdk-7-jre apt-get claims a successful install, but I cannot appear to ...
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Install b43 firmware from Arch Install Media

I'm currently attempting to install Arch on my dual booted Linux box, however my system uses b43 which I have and used post-install on Mint and Ubuntu. I'm not sure how to run makepkg from the Arch ...
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How do I install Awesome Windows Manager in Terminal?

Right now I'm running on Kubuntu and I'd like to install Awesome Window Manager in terminal. I've used Xmonad but I'd like another window manager, but don't know how to install "Awesome" from the ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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Install qtile 1.6 from the source

I try to install qtile from the source, you can see also this link: Install libxcb from source When I try to launch qtile I have this error, I do not understand why: Traceback (most recent call ...
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Why use install rather cp and mkdir?

I've seen in many places used install -d to create directories and install -c to copy a file. Why not use mkdir and cp? Is there an advantage in using install?
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Reinstall software without re-downloading from software center?

Forgive me if this is an extremely noob question, I am new to Linux. I have installed FlightGear, a flight simulator. Some of the game's main files have been tampered with by a third-party app and ...
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How many ways can we install applications in Linux? [closed]

Can anyone explain me in how many ways can we install the applications in Linux os. And which is the better way to install ?
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How to install PHP 5.2.4 in CentOS release 6.5 (Final)?

Folks I need to install PHP 5.2.4 in CentOS release 6.5 (Final). My souces list are: # CentOS-Base.repo # # The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the # update status of ...
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How to install Mono v3+ in Ubuntu?

How can I install the latest release of Mono in Ubuntu Saucy? In order to develop in a free OS, I need to setup Mono (that now supports .NET 4.5). This is what I did: Download and uncompress ...
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When should one compile and install from source?

To install software on a Linux system, many tools like yum, apt-get, rpm, dpkg and so on are available to either fetch a package from a repository or install a downloaded package. Alternatively, it ...
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Can I stop SElinux from working?

I suspect that SElinux is backdoor and I want to stop it from working on my system. I want to stop it and delete it from the system also if that is possible. Questions How can I delete it without ...
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CentOS VPS not starting after installing zPanel

I've had some trouble earlier installing zPanel, but then I was told that I've been using the wrong package, I was supposed to use the 32-bit version, but kept trying with 64-bit. After figuring that, ...
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Docear on Kubuntu 12.04 64

I am running a 64bit version of Kubuntu 12.04 and I would like to run Docear (Some kind of research assistant) on it. The software is based on Java (which I had it installed) and has only a .sh file ...
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Binutils documentation compilation problem

I'm trying to compile and install binutils+GCC for my machine on my own. I have compiled lastest binutils sources without getting any error, but installation seems to have some problems with gas ...
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Preferred way to install bash functions?

I've written a bash function called up which I share via github. Now I'm struggling with installation instructions. I know of two options to 'install' bash functions: put them into .bashrc put them ...
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Can't install new applications [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock `var/lib/dpkg/lock` - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (`/var/lib/dpkg/`) Is another process using it?
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Making ruby available to all users

I intend to use Ruby when programming my Raspberry Pi which is running the Debian based Occidentals. Via SSH, I executed: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby which downloaded the ...
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Updating the desktop icons after moving a manually-installed program

I'm new here. I've installed a program manually and now I've moved the program files to a new location. How do I update the path of the program for my old launcher icons to work properly? -- without ...
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how to install yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2 in linux

I recently yoono-desktop from http://www.yoono.com/desktop_features.html .How to install this file.
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How can I configure all dependencies before installation?

I'm new for FreeBSD and currently I'm installing many ports and many of them have a long list of dependencies, I'm tired of wait to finish the installation of one dependency to configure the ...
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How to compile and install iperf on a MIPS based router?

I have a DIR-825 router based on Atheros AR7161 (MIPS) running DD-WRT v24-sp2 std. How can I compile and install iperf on it? Can I compile it directly on the target device, or do I have to cross ...
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What does it mean to redirect /dev/console through a non-existent file?

I have been trying to follow the "NAND firmware update" tutorial and I am perplexed by these last lines: now, in second stage, all processes are gone, only /dev/console in old root is still open ...