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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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 ...
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How to install udisks1 in CentOS 7?

I have several scripts that I need for various tasks with USB devices, but they were written with udisks1 in mind. Porting them over to udisks2 has proven difficult, if not impossible, so I'm ...
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How to add software sources and install programs in evolveOS?

I am trying evolveOS which looks in early beta. Firefox is crushing all the time and I don't know yet how to install new programs. I like its concept and want to keep an eye on it, but I need to be ...
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How can I set up using a different version of Python from the OS?

my OS (Ubuntu 14.04) uses an older version 2.7.6 of Python as /usr/bin/python which points to /usr/bin/python2.7 I installed a new version 2.7.9 of python as /usr/local/bin/python2.7. In my own ...
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Installing R-base in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

I'm trying to install the package r-base using the Linux Mint community software view. By clicking on the "install" button one asks me for the "install of additional software?". By clicking on ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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How to add a Thunderbird addon globally?

I have downloaded a Thunderbird extension as a.xpi file. I know, I can install it in Thunderbird by going to Tools -> Addons -> Install Add-on from file However, I am using several ...
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What is happening to the files during the installation tripple “./configure, make, make install” ? [closed]

One recurrent pattern of installation I learned is as following: wget ......./program.tar.gz tar xzf program.tar.gz cd program ./configure make make install after step 2 (tar xzf program.tar.gz) ...
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Simple install script says it is unable to locate package

This install script is giving me the error Unable to locate package for most of the programs. #! /bin/bash apps=( 'python-dev', 'python-pip', 'python-numpy', 'python-scipy', 'python-matplotlib', ...
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Is there a quick way to install packages if there is a prompt?

If I want to install a package, wlhunag: ~ $ pip install django The program 'pip' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-pip wlhunag: ~ $ I wonder if ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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Is there a methodology to download and load a R package without installing it?

I need to produce some graphics using R package gridExtra, however, I don't have permissions to install packages in the computer I am working on. I tried the methodology explained Installing packages ...
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How do I add a program with a directory of dependencies to $PATH?

I want to add a program to my $PATH, but its code is split into various files that it imports at run-time from a lib/ in its root directory. projectRootDirectory ├ programBinary └ lib ├ someLibrary ...
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How to install OpenSUSE 13.2 OS over Elementary OS without loss of Windows 7 partition?

I have a laptop which contains Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7 on separate partitions. I want to install OpenSUSE 13.2 over the existing Elementary OS. Is there an option in Open SUSE that allows ...
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Disable Language Packages in Zypper

I am an OpenSUSE user, which means that I use zypper as the main package manager. When I install almost anything, I get a package with the same name but with a -lang suffix that is recommended by ...
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How to automatically update the top info directory

I use MSYS2 on my Windows machine and when I installed make, as a dependency pacman installed guile. Listing the files of the guile package revealed that it has info pages (guile.info.gz) installed at ...
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How do I know when I installed package FOO

I was wondering if I installed 'Tor' on my Ubuntu 14.04 or it was shipped as a default package since I hadn't remembered installation by myself. So what's the way to find out if a package is ...
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Installing vim locally on a cluster: can't find syntax

Unfortunately, the school I currently work at has one of the wonkiest, worst-configured clusters I've ever used. And the IT department is totally incompetent and blames the users for basic issues. ...
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Using pyenv with sqlite3

I'm trying to install Python via pyenv and I would like to compile it with SQLite. I understand that this requires libsqlite3-dev or similar, but I don't have root access on this machine. I ...
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Where to find the RPM file of GIMP for installation?

I wanted to install GIMP just like installing it on Windows using the exe or msi file. Where can I find the RPM file so I can just issue the command rpm -ivh gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm I like to ...
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Standard convention installation folder for GitEye on Linux and how to start it

I couldn't find an answer for this here already (maybe didn't know the right keywords to search for...) - my apologies if this kind of question have already been asked. What about be a "good ...
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How to add runnable OpenSSH server to an Ubuntu ISO?

In order to create my own custom Linux ISO (Ubuntu), I have decompressed the Squash file system and would like to make the changes to leave it with a installed and working OpenSSH-Server before ...
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What ./configure make and make install does [closed]

I would like to know exact backgounf taks that happen when you install an application from source What happens when you run ./configure What happens when you run make What happens when you run make ...
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Install GCC on an old version of Fedora

yum install gcc-4.9.2 Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Adding en_US to language list Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify ...
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moving binaries from bin to specific folder

I want to install RNAhybrid tool so I downloaded it and configured it. I wanted to keep in a directory called programs, so I downloaded the tar.gz in that directory, extracted it and then used ...
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difference between apache installations

I wanted to learn perl CGI. So first I installed apache2 using following command: sudo apt-get install apache2* Then I configured apache and some configuration for CGI. But moving forward I ...
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Dual Boot Install Question

I have Windows 7 and am going to reformat/reinstall, but want to try a dual boot configuration with Linux mint. If I install Windows creating 3 partitions: one for Windows, one for Linux, and one for ...
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What does the term 'installation' or 'install' mean when used in connection with Linux software?

I do not have programming experience, but I understand how a shell script works theoretically. There are only two steps important to make a script executable, I have to tell the shell how to ...
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How to install stardict from a tar.gz manually ?

I have downloaded stardict-2.0.0-pre2.tar.gz and applied the extraction on it by writing: tar xzvf stardict-2.0.0-pre2.tar.gz , thereupon a new folder was created with the following content: From ...
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What else is needed to use clang besides “apt-get install clang; clang hw.cpp”?

Installed clang: $~/Projects/clang$ sudo apt-get install clang Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be ...
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zPanel install error

I'm trying to install zPanel on CentOS VDS. However, I am stuck with an error. What's wrong? Description of the error in the screenshot below:
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How do I install some required libraries for a program without sudo?

I am trying to run a program on a computer running Red Hat 6.5. This results in the three following errors: "/lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found" "/usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version ...
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atom cannot start because libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 is not found, but ldd can locate it

I've installed Atom editor on my Crunchbang VM. Atom depends on libc6>=2.15, but the stable Waldorf has libc6 2.13, so I had to set up dynamic linking as described here After that, I get another ...
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Installing Java JDK in busybox in an LXC container - java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object

In a web application I'm developing, users will be able to upload java code and I will need to compile and run that. For security reasons, I'd like to that inside an LXC container, and for footprint ...
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Mint: where are installed applets

I want to use an alarm applet in Linux Mint 17. I clicked the install button, the software manager popped up and asked for my password. The applet was installed, but it doesn't show in the applet ...
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Is it possible to see which components were uninstalled (last time or as back in time as possible)?

I am running Elementary OS Freya beta2 which being beta may run into trouble. One error that may appear is a message in terminal saying that certain components that are in fact useful and even vital ...
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nvm command not available in bash script

I am trying to build a script in in which nvm and eventually node will get installed. I have installed nvm with cURL. I see the modifications in the .profile or .bashrc file (both work) and when ...
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Installing VirtualBox in Fedora 21 using RPM Fusion is giving me problems

I've recently installed Fedora 21 Workstation and I want to install the VirtualBox package from RPM Fusion. But it is giving me problems. $ uname -a Linux a10-5800k 3.18.5-201.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon ...
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How to install Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1 (ImportError: No module named os)

I'm not able to install/run Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1. I installed dropbox package from repository (and also from archive on official site - same results): sudo apt-get install dropbox python-gpgme ...
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How to correctly deploy/install scripts?

I've developed several utility scripts that solve specific problems of my team's day-to-day work. Up to now, what I have done to deploy the script in my co-workers' laptops is as follows: Every ...
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Errors when installing Maldet on an Fedora 20 system, have had these before

I just installed maldetect-1.4.2 on a system(Fedora 20) and it gives this error when installing: gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not ...
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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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How to install Apache Ant using pkgsrc?

http://pkgsrc.se/devel/apache-ant says Apache Ant is in pkgsrc. However, $ pkgin se apache-ant No results found for apache-ant $ and $ pkgin show-category devel | ack ant tre-0.8.0 ...
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Local installation of .rpms using YUM

I'm asking this question cautiously because I don't want to get this wrong. I have a program_name.rpm file saved locally on my server (CentOS 6.5). I have installed it previously just by navigating ...
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gdrive -bash: /usr/bin/drive: cannot execute binary file

I am processing hundreds of image files on a weekly basis and gdrive would be perfect for automatically making duplicate copies of the raw images for archive before the originals go through the ...
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“Makefile:29: recipe for target 'siplib.o' failed” - SIP installation

I'm trying to install SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4 on Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. I type python3 configure.py and I get the following: This is SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4.2 on linux. The SIP code generator will ...
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How to install php5-auth-pam on newer versions of Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install php5-auth-pam on Ubuntu 14.04, but package doesn't exist after Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried by downloading package here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/php5-auth-pam I've done ...