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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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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Problem selecting update sources by GUI (*Software&Updates - Updates*) in Elementary OS Freya (*ubuntu 14.04)

[Although I trust this is ubuntu-specific, it is cross-posted here for the moment, as the initial askubuntu post was closed (for being eOS-specific)] I am in eOS Freya stable, clean install. I had ...
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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 ...
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Why does checkinstall need sudo?

On Ubuntu, IIRC, checkinstall only create a deb package from compiled binary files, and doesn't install them to some destination directories (say, some system directories). But I always have to run ...
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How to install a C compiler on Linux?

I need to install a compiler in Linux. First of all, some system information: -bash-3.2$ uname -a Linux axentraserver.xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com 2.6.31.8 #97 Thu Sep 12 10:38:00 EDT 2013 armv5tel ...
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Install gcc4.9 on openSuse 13.1

I need to download and install g++4.9 in order to work with regex in c++11 for a school project. I downloaded the source but it seems it does not work .. I searched for the rpm and 1-ClickInstall and ...
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How to Install Fedora (not create bootable USB)

I have searched Google for how to download Fedora, and all I find is how to create bootable USB. Once I load Fedora from bootable USB how do I permanently install Fedora from USB onto my laptop?
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bash cannot find mvn command after install

I tried to install Maven on CentOS 7, but afterwards typing mvn -version in the terminal results in bash: mvn: command not found.... How can I fix this so that I can call maven from the CentOS 7 ...
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Use alternatives or adding to PATH?

I'm a bit confused about the proper way to make a script globally available from the terminal, like a command. There are two ways, using the alternatives utility, basically making a symlink to ...
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Where to verify and review various packages before installing them

I am new to Unix/Linux and corrently setting up a Debian Wheezy server for my domain name. Here and there I find useful tutorial on how to do this-and-that, but I am not sure where I can find a ...
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Package file without .rpm or .tar.gz… What to do?

I'm busy installing ELK package on a few RHEL6 servers, but we have two mail servers which are still RHEL5 i386 servers. So I go to https://www.elastic.co/downloads/logstash and downloaded the Linux ...
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Why does Chromium use so much disk space on Gentoo Linux?

I am a newbie on Linux, and I have chosen Gentoo for my Linux distribution. I installed it in VirtualBox for practice purposes only, so I just gave it 10GB of disk space. Yesterday when I tried to ...
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Why are there many accounts? I'm the only user

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop system. So far I have only installed some programs (I have sudo rights). When I check the list of users on the system, I see a long list, like more than 20 ...
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Is there a method of installing debuginfo package without registering RHEL7?

My RHEL7 isn't registered just for test. Now I want to install python-debuginfo rpm package. But according to this, it seems that I can't install python-debuginfo rpm without registration. Is there a ...
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Create complex installation script for Linux (Centos)

For deployment of a complex system I would like to create a script that runs all compilations and set up. I am looking for an existing product that interpret installation scenario and performs all ...
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How do I install programs in /usr/local if they shouldn't be compiled by root?

Somewhere in the back of my brain is the memory of reading a cautionary internet voice warning against compiling (i.e. running make) as the root user. Perhaps it's something like this story ...
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Deleting all old files after rebuilding world on FreeBSD

I'm rebuilding world and would like to have every other file not created by the rebuilding of world to be deleted. Is there some mergemaster option for this?
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Unable to Install software-center

Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Package software-Center is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package ...
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How to fix: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found

I need to install doctotext hence in the base directory, I run doctotext.sh and I got the following error (./doctotext: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version 'GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found). When I did ...
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Installed PHP extensions to wrong PHP version

I just bought a VPS and it came with PHP5.3.3 and that wasn't good for our website, so I successfully (so it seemed, anyway) installed PHP5.6.7 and successfully registered it with Plesk. For the ...
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How can I install an Arch package on Debian?

Is it possible? To install an Arch package on Debian?
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Install an additional completion function for bash

I have never used bash completion of todo.txt cli; however, I have decided to give it try. On the author's github, it says: (Optional, since v 2.9:) Install the Bash completion, either system-wide, ...
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Problem when using alien to install Oracle SQL Developer

I am trying to use alien --scripts to make a .noarch.rpm file into a .deb file, however, it is not working. I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer: I have downloaded the ...
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libmpich.so.10 missing

Yesterday I wanted to launch one of my older programs to generate some matrices. The problem is, it didn't work. I got this error: ./matrixBinaryGenerator: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Changing Desktop environment?

I am consodering a change from win7 to any linux distro, I prefer Linux Mint because it looks like windows to some extent( from pictures only, so I would like to give it a try). I want to know whether ...
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Installing and using Pipelight with Firefox

Did not notice errors in installing Pipelight per Pipelight Installation Page but the system check command ends with Libraries: FAILURE. Attempts to use Silverlight on County of San Diego's online ...
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Cannot use EPEL repo, get NSS error -5990 (PR_IO_TIMEOUT_ERROR)

I'm using vagrant to start up a centOS 7.0 VM. My provisioner is trying to set up EPEL 7 via yum install epel-release -y and then trying to install ansible via yum install ansible -y It installs ...
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Error When trying to install a package using dpkg

I am trying to install Oracle SQL Developer onto a Debian Linux server. I started off by downloading a package from the Oracle website; sqldeveloper-4.0.3.16.84-1.noarch.rpm I then called the ...
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yum - check if package already installed

When I run yum install <X> where <X> has already been installed, yum exits with a return status of 1 and prints "Error: Nothing to do". Aside from checking for this string in the output ...
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OpenVPN Server Setup [closed]

I've used OpenVPN Access Server in the past although it seems overkill for a second test server I am setting up. I am not very familiar with OpenVPN (including Access Server which I had help getting ...
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How do I move a installed package (installed in a USB), back into my computer's home directory?

How do I move an installed package (installed on a USB) back into my computer's home directory? First of all, I am running a Linux machine. I have installed the package libmodbus in my usb directory ...
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How to install proprietary drivers for Radeon HD 8570A/8570M on Fedora 21?

Well i think i can't be more clear. I've tried this guide: http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21 I've tried to just download the amd driver from ...
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OpenSuSE libusb installation

My System: Suse Linux 9.3 (i586) (no, I definitely can't update), no internet connection (!), no possibility to run updates (the system must not be changed in any way) and more important: it is ...
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Installing gcc offline on a Debian based distro

I installed Kubuntu 14.10 and it doesn't come with gcc compiler. Since I currently don't have Internet access on my laptop, I got the offline version (a tar.gz file) from a friend but I don't know how ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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uninstall Python installed by compiling source?

I installed Python 2.7.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 by compiling its source, by .configre, make, and make altinstall. make altinstall is because I don't want to overwrite the default Python 2.7.6. My self ...