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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Remount Arch Linux installation CD to download some additional packages

According to this post I can: Start the livedisk again, remount your drives archroot into your root partition and then install the packages you need and everything should work. However, I ...
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Why are programs not distributed in compiled format?

But they give instructions like cd downloaded_program ./configure make install This creates the ELF that is needed, and probably some .so files. Why not put those inside a zip file for download, ...
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How to install framework on remoter server without root privileges

I'm trying to install caffe deep learning library on my university cluster grid running on Debian. The grid has some preinstalled modules, such as python, CUDA, compilers etc. The problem is, some of ...
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Network Simulator in fedora - tools/ranvar.cc:219:70: error: how to solve this error

I'm trying to build and install NS-allinone 2.34 on Fedora 23. During the build process I'm getting the following error: tools/ranvar.cc: In member function ‘virtual double ...
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How to reinstall python

I messed up my python3.4 installation by make install of python3.5. $ python3 --version Python 3.5.0 This is what I get from pip --version: $ pip --version pip 7.1.2 from ...
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What environment variables to set when building and installing as regular, non-root user?

Scenario: Using GNU/Linux tools, I want to configure, make, and install to $HOME/custom as a regular, non-root user. Are the following Bash environment variables reasonable? export ...
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How is the “apt” command different from “apt-get” and “aptitude”?

I just found out that there is a third command for installing packages available on my Debian GNU/linux distribution. I found that I can install packages by simply entering: apt install sl ...
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KeePassx install

I am noob who tries to install KeePassx on Linux. Downloaded tar. Decompressed it with ~/Desktop$ tar -xzvf keepassx-2.0-beta2.tar.gz In decompressed files I found installation command but I am not ...
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Yowsup on ubuntu touch: --enable-jpeg requested but jpeg not found

I have been following this tutorial for trying to install whatsapp client on ubuntu touch. But while installing Pillow, it keeps resulting in error: ValueError: --enable-jpeg requested but jpeg not ...
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filename.gz installation on AIX

I use sudo tar xvzf forwarder.tar -C /opt/ on Linux and this works perfectly then I proceed with a . /splunk start to install a forwarder file. While in AIX, its forwarder is in .gz format and ...
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What is single user equivalent for /opt?

I'm creating the installer for my application. The app comes with specific versions of some popular libraries and binaries (Tcl/Tk and Python), so I can't install it to standard locations. If the app ...
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Unable to install mod_pagespeed on Apache 2.4

I have installed Apache 2.4 on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.7 (Santiago) by following these steps Step1 cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ wget ...
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How to upgrade Vim 7.2 to 7.4 latest on Red Hat 6.6 the easiest way? [duplicate]

I'm a Vim user, and usually I just install vim via a one liner "apt-get install vim", but for red hat how can I update the 7.2 version to 7.4 with a one liner? I googled it and many places tell me to ...
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View logs for nix-env last installation

I use NixOS: $ nixos-version 16.03pre71289.7ae05ed (Emu) $ nix-env --version nix-env (Nix) 1.10 $ nix-channel --list $ sudo nix-channel --list nixos https://nixos.org/channels/nixos-unstable ...
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Installing tig and ncurses without root privileges

I don't have root privileges on our servers but I would like to install tig. Downloading the source and running ./configure --prefix=$HOME/pkg gives me configure: error: ncurses not found Okay, ...
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“ruby: Command not found” on FreeBSD, despite having installed it

I just tried to run a ruby script on a FreeBSD box I hadn't used in a while, and got "ruby: Command not found." So I figured I just hadn't previously installed it. Went to /usr/ports/lang/ruby22 and ...
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No package pgadmin3 available

I'm running CentOS release 6.7 (Final) I'm trying to install sudo yum install pgadmin3 I keep getting Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Setting up Install Process ...
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Where is the deb package of wpasupplicant in my debian8?

The deb package can be found in cache after the package installed with apt-get install command.network-manager was installed with the form of apt-get install,it can be found with: ls ...
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acroread only runs as root

Note I already asked the exact same question here, with no success. I hope it's not a problem. I am working on a computer connected to a LDAP server. The computer is running under Linux Mint 17. I ...
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Tomcat Homepage (localhost) doesn't showup

Assuming, I've successfully installed Apache tomcat in RHEL 7 followed almost similar instructions in here, except that I've tomcat8 user, assigned permissions and generating a keytool as ...
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My distribution has etags symlinked to ctags, but where can I get original etags?

That's weird that I completely failed to google this question. The situation is ridiculous: Linux Mint 17.2 (almost the same as Ubuntu 14.04) has etags as a symlink to ctags. But actually, as we can ...
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C compiler cannot create executables exit 77

I am using a RedHat linux environment where I do not have root permissions (I am on a paid server account). Every time I try to run "./configure" on a new package that I am trying to set up and ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
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Installing Qt Creator on Debian

I'm following this guide http://exploringbeaglebone.com/chapter11/ and I am stuck at part Click on the “Qt Versions” tab and click on “Add…” and browse to /usr/bin/ where you should see the ...
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Fresh build and install of bison with custom --prefix is not looking for its data where I expect

I'm trying to get a fresh build of bison to run from a custom install directory specifiied with ./configure --prefix=, but it doesn't seem to be able to find the files it needs to run. Instead of ...
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How to install gpointing-device in Debian 8.1?

I made a fresh Debian 8.1 installation in studying this thread better. I know this how do I install gpointing-device in Ubuntu but the software seems to be in some Debian repositories here. However, I ...
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Moving HD from one machine to another

About two hours ago I had a Lenovo X220 w/Evo 850 SSD containing a CentOS 7 installation on it (yes, a server distro on a laptop - I know, but I'm familiar with RHEL). Several weeks back I'd completed ...
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Does omxplayer run on normal 64bit?

omxplayer is supposed to be a nice player that can play movies on Raspberry PI. I'd like to test it on debian virtual machine first, that would be also more suitable environment for remote control ...
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How to remove a broken installation of glibc

I just attempted to install glibc version 2.19 to my computer as follows: 1) I cloned the glibc git repo with $ cd ~ $ git clone git://sourceware.org/git/glibc.git 2) I checked out version 2.19 ...
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Installing libusb 1.0.9 on Debian 8 Jessie

I am new to Linux so I don't really know how to install from source. I went to libusb.org and downloaded the latest version of libusb. Where do I put it? When I follow the install instructions, ...
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How to add new keyboard layouts in Manjaro Fluxbox?

I want to try Manjaro Fluxbox, and I would say it's my favorite Manjaro to date, except for some quirks like the one that I don't know --- not only how to get a keyboard layout indicator / switcher, ...
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How to fix “cannot find -lxml2” error while installing 'igraph' for python?

On Ubuntu 15.04 I am trying to install 'igraph' using the following command: pip install python-igraph in order to, well, use the igraph package in python to work with graphs and stuff. However, ...
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Problem while installing ReviewBoard on Oracle Linux 6.2

I am trying to installing ReviewBoard on Oracle Linux 6.2. For that first of all I have installed a epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm provided by Fedora. Then when I am trying to give command yum ...
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Why the old binary is still running? [duplicate]

It is the default version of the imagemagick program convert that comes with ubuntu 14.04 ip-173-31-35-119:~ [prod]$ convert -version Version: ImageMagick 6.7.7-10 2014-03-06 Q16 ...
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Couldn't find postgresql.conf & pg_hba.conf files in my postgresql installation

Following all the instructions from UNIXMEN, installed postgresql-9.4 in CentOS 6.4. Everything went well, started the service and could access pgsql screen. But when I try to configure the ...
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Where should I install packages built from source as a non-root user?

I'm building several (> 10) packages as a non-root user from source, and want to install them (for the sake of this question, choose the --prefix= value). Two obvious options are: Use my home ...
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Is there a dpkg argument to warn about incomptibilities/broken dependencies?

A command like dpkg -i *.deb will install all deb files in a folder without warning of incompatibilities and such. Can this command be changed so that installation of broken packages is avoided, ...
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How should I test installation procedure on clean system (quickly and disk-space cheap)?

I was asked to invent an installation procedure for existing application, including compilation, downloading and installing the server and some other things. I have managed to get the program to work ...
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Trying to Install Subsonic or Zorin 10 (Ubuntu 15.04)

I'm trying to install latest subsonic package (subsonic-5.2.1.deb) on Zorin 10 Pro but I get a "Package of bad quality" message. Lintian check results for /tmp/subsonic-5.2.1.deb: E: subsonic: ...
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Linux debian dependency issues and wine installation

I am trying to install wine since several days but I cannot succes I have so MANY dependencies issues when I try to install a missing dependency it requires another dependency etc .. infinite circle ...
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What does it exactly mean if something “Requires Qt4”?

I need to get this program to work. As usual with linux software, it requires that I compile it myself without any real instructions. Fine, I tried to run cmake on it. ...
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How do I quickly setup Tomcat server with Java web application on Linux (Debian)?

I was recently setting up a web application running on Tomcat on Windows. What I had to do was the following: Unpack Tomcat in any folder I wanted Copy folder with my web application in ./webapps ...
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Why unprivileged pkgsrc wants to change owner and permissions?

I bootstrapped pkgsrc as unprivileged user on RHEL 6.5, but when I try to install devel/nbpatch utility I get /usr/bin/install: cannot change owner and permissions ... Operation not permitted ...
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Can't install Open Hexagon on Debian Jessie

The only way to install it, with which I got so much as an error message, is the debian build script: -- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred! See also ...
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How to install Ruby 2.2.3 in root user account of Kali Linux OS?

I'm new to Kali Linux. Before this i have experience of Ubuntu.Here in Kali I have ruby 1.9 installed. But I want to install latest version of ruby 2.2.3. For this i wrote :- apt-get install ruby ...
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Get an error when trying to install Matlab 2014a on Debian

I'm trying to install Matlab 2014a on Debian Testing. When I run the install script with sudo ./install -javadir /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/ I get this output Preparing installation ...
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Software Center installation Error

Every time I try installing Software Center on Kali Linux 2.0. it says: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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How to install Blender in a version of your choice using the command line?

I have Blender 2.69, this is the version I got when I typed sudo apt-get install Blender in the command line. I do not know if this version is stable, but maybe it is the reason why a part of ...
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Installing Atom editor on RedHat (Scientific) without root priviliges

I'm on the verge of giving up installing the atom editor on a university machine to which I don't have root access to. The instructions on the Github page for building from source require some ...
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how do I manage dependencies for this manually installed rpm file?

How do I manage the dependencies while manually downloading and installing these rpm files? Googling the names of the rpm files results in differently-named rpm files. I cannot use yum install ...