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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Running an executable from a symbolic link, when the executable expects it's config files to be in it's directory

I want to install p0f 3.08 (https://github.com/p0f/p0f) globally on my Ubuntu box. The repos only have the old version so I want to install it from github. I ran git clone then make and the program ...
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Can't install phpMyAdmin with PHP 5.6

I work on a Centos7 with php56 (via remi-repo) and httpd and maria-db I try to install phpmyAdmin via "yum install phpmyadmin" but every time I have this message: Erreur : Paquet : php-tidy-5.4.16-...
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Downgrade Centos 7.2 to 7.1

I am currently using Centos 7.2.1511(check from file /etc/redhat-release) and trying to downgrade it to Centos 7.1.1503 (due to some package installation issue in centos 7.2) using the command yum ...
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Error Installing Firefox

I'm getting this error when I try to install Firefox. Can anyone help me? Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb 404 Not ...
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How to install ABAQUS software on Rocks cluster 6.2

First of all sorry for my english. I create a new cluster with 3 . which one of them is frontend and two of them is compute . i should notice that, i am newest in linux and linux hpc clustering. I ...
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Make python 2.7 the default python in centos, making an alias didn't work

I am trying to install llvm on my centos 6.7. While running the configure file it says it throws the error checking for python >= 2.7... not found configure: error: found python 2.6.6 (/usr/...
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service collectd not starting properly

after starting service collectd (to monitor system stats), I am getting below exceptios - logfile plugin: fopen (/var/log/collectd.log) failed: Permission denied any idea?
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Folding at home “Attempt #6 to get work failed, and no other work to do. Waiting before retry.”

I installed F@H on my Debian box using these instructions: http://folding.stanford.edu/Spanish/LinSMPGuide#ntoc2 After installing the program terminal loops through: "Attempt #6 to get work ...
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Where did Unity3D just install?

I downloaded the Linux beta .deb package of Unity3D from the official place with the official links. (I'm too lazy to recover the link and include it; it doesn't really matter anyways.) I ran sudo ...
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Unable to install dahdi - /usr/bin/install: cannot stat ‘’: No such file or directory

I am trying to install dahdi in my centos 7 system using this link but having some errors [root@localhost ~]# cd /usr/src/dahdi-linux-complete* [root@localhost dahdi-linux-complete-2.11.0+2.11.0]# ...
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Where should an application be installed if it consists of multiple files?

I have noticed that essentially all the files in /usr/bin are stand-alone executables, rather than a directory containing the executable plus other files that the executable might need (such as ...
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Where should I install seafile-server: /opt or /home?

Reading Filesystem Hierarchy Standard I was considering those directories: /opt: Optional application software packages. /home: Users' home directories, containing saved files, personal settings, ...
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FreeBSD 10.2 unable to find package

When checking the ports website I find a package for btsync. https://freshports.org/net-p2p/btsync When I try to install via pkg install btsync pkg is unable to find it sudo pkg install btsync ...
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How can I make symbolic link to a file in /home/user/.local/share to use with Alt+F2?

I apologize if this question is too elementary or if it has been asked previously. I did try to thoroughly search for it, but it is possible that I did not use the right keywords. I have zotero (a ...
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Compile xf86-input-libinput and get my version to be used [closed]

Wayland Libinput has a noticeable 0.5s delay at two-finger scrolling. The setting is in code with the line #define DEFAULT_GESTURE_2FG_SCROLL_TIMEOUT ms2us(500) in the file evdev-mt-touchpad-...
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Debian how to install downloaded program [duplicate]

I just downloaded https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahviewer/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahviewer_7.4.4_amd64.deb . How do I install it? I am used to Windows programs installs ...
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Installing programs on a removable drive

I am planning to install some software on removable media (which will presumably always be present in the computer, though it's possible that there could be occasions where it is absent). After doing ...
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E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while updating php

I tried to update php to php5 and getting below errors. root@Ansible-VirtualBox:~# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Gimp misses libraries after installing a compiled version and removing the package

I was trying to remove the older Gimp version in order to install the latest version on my Ubuntu 14.04, I've compiled and installed it. When I start gimp, it says that it was installed in the same ...
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What other steps to run Groovy by using the SDKMAN install instructions?

Today I went to install Groovy on this Linx Mint 17.2 install. The SDK (or GVM, SDKMAN) instructions seemed very clear. http://www.groovy-lang.org/install.html SDKMAN site: http://sdkman.io/ ...
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Install PostgreSQL client (psql) only on CentOS

Simple question, but no resources found about this. Is there any way to install only a PostgreSQL client, the terminal-based one, psql, on a CentOS7 system, without installing the complete PostgreSQL ...
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Installing USB Wi-Fi driver on Zorin

I installed Zorin 10 (after trying Mint and Ubuntu). My problem is I have a TP LINK Archer T2UH USB Wi-Fi adapter. Their website has the Linux driver for it(http://www.tp-link.com/res/down/soft/...
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What is the error message here?

While I am trying to update my linux through synaptic package manager, I found the following error message. Question: 1.What is this? How to get rid of this?
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Install recommended packages of an already installed package with apt

I previously installed a package with the --no-install-recommends and am now missing some functionality due to these packages missing. Is there a way to install these packages with an apt-get command ...
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R IDE and RStudio won't open in lubuntu

I've installed R (3.2.2) in latest lubuntu (apt-get) and the RStudio (0.99.489 - Ubuntu 12.04+ 32-bit). R works from command line, but the IDE fails to launch from the shortcut that installation ...
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How to install PPAs (from Launchpad) on non-Ubuntu distros like Debian?

AFAIK only Ubuntu and (obviously) Ubuntu-based distributions can handle PPAs. A major (and maybe the only) source of PPAs is Launchpad - another service by Canonical. A real-world example is ...
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Lubuntu -How to Add software to menu [duplicate]

I'm new on Lubuntu and so I downloaded a editor like LightTable and it runs only with this command from command line ./LightTable So HOW CAN I ADD THIS SOFTWARE ON MY MENU ?
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How should executables installed under /opt be added to the path?

Can programs installed under /opt be safely symlinked into /usr/local/bin, which is already in the PATH by default in Ubuntu and other Linux distros? Alternatively, is there some reason to create a ...
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How to add the correct repositary in gedit?

I am trying to install Rstudio in my linux mint 17.1 using software package manager. I tried the following way which is given by this link. But I am getting the following error. E: Malformed line ...
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Installing APSIM Software on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install APSIM software on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the instructions given here and used the following commands: sudo apt-get install g++ gfortran mono-devel mono-vbnc libboost-all-dev ...
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How to install code blocks in kali?

First thing first - I am pretty much new to linux based operating system. Please be patient with me. Hi, I recently installed kali on my computer. But I dont know the basics of this OS. Please help ...
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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 GammaRandomVariable::...
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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 /usr/local/lib/python3....
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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 $HOME/custom as a regular, non-root user. Are the following Bash environment variables reasonable? export PATH="$HOME/...
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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 http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/jkaluza/httpd24/...
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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 /var/cache/apt/...
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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 ...