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

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how to install HAL on Puppy Linux barebone 5.7.1

On other linux distros I have to install hal for certain flash player videos to work. youtube works fine with the adobe flash. Just can't find anything on installing hal in puppy linux.
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How can I fix the issue where Add/Remove Software never asks for my password?

Using CentOS Release 6.4 x86 when I go to **System > Administration > Add/Remove Software*8 and try to add software or refresh the package list, I immediately get the following error: ...
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How to install Okular under SUSE (on a server)?

I would like to install the pdf viewer Okular on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. I am familiar with apt under Ubuntu, but on SUSE, I only found rpm to install .rpm files. I am wondering how Okular ...
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phpmyadmin in linux installation

I am trying to install Request Tracker tool in my RHEL 5.6 machine.I am following the instructions as mentioned in this link. However, I am facing couple of issues. The first issue is in the below ...
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How to find by what means a software has been installed on linux

I have plenty of softwares installed on my Linux machine (RHEL) and some were installed with yum, some other by downloading a rpm and executed it from gnome file manager. I also have few softwares ...
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How to globally enable all of Gentoo's bash completions at once?

eselect bashcomp enable unfortunately seems to lack a --all option, and I certainly don't want to manually activate each of the 194 entries. Can this be automated somehow, and set up such that ...
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How can I determine the date when a piece of software was installed from source?

I've been asked to find out when a specific version of software was installed. The only thing I have to go on are the modification times of the directories in question. I'm having a hard time ...
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How to install a custom boost version in CentOS?

I'm trying to compile and install boost 1.54 from source in CentOS. The documentation is pretty straight forward and there are plenty of tutorials in the internet available (1) (2) (3). This is what ...
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How to start “Shape collage” application from terminal

I just installed application "shape collage" on my Archlinux, but I don't know how to start it via the terminal. Command shape-collage doesn't seem to work.
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Bash command to open a system's terminal [duplicate]

I'm making a Linux installer for Zero-K, an open source RTS game (zero-k.info). It will use zenity for dialogs but for that zenity must be installed. As plenty of people will not already have zenity ...
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Where are my ALSA, pulseaudio lib

I tried to install darkice with lame. To compile it, I need ALSA and Pulsaudio: checking for lame library at /usr ... found at /usr checking for vorbis libraries at /usr ... configure: WARNING: not ...
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Linux Mint 15: How to change permission of /opt folder

I'm trying install Pycharm Community 3.0.1. I'm extremely new to Linux and don't really know how to install things without explicit instructions (which for more popular software has just been pasting ...
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How do I install htop inside mac os x

How do I install htop for Mac OS X? (The easiest and laziest path)
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How to find the full path of a file from my Desktop in Centos? [duplicate]

My folders in desktop: My folder name about which I'm interested is Ram: I tried the following command for installing yoono-desktop: [root@localhost mpatil]# tar jxf ...
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How to unpack a downloaded tar.bz2 archive?

I downloaded YOONO-Desktop from http://www.yoono.com/, and I try to install it with the following steps: [root@localhost mpatil]# tar xfv yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar tar: yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar: Cannot ...
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Not able to install internet explorer!

I followed this link for installing Internet explorer. A GUI opens when I run the following command: ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~/ies4linux-2.99.0.1$ pwd /home/ravbholua/ies4linux-2.99.0.1 ...
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how to install yoono-desktop?

Just now i download yoono-desktop from http://www.yoono.com/desktop_features.html.While trying to install this app it showing error [root@localhost mpatil]# yum install yoono-desktop Loaded plugins: ...
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Can't get golang working on Fedora 19

I've installed the golang package on Fedora 19. Go also needs the the GOPATH variable. I added to my ~/.bashrc: GOPATH=$HOME/.go/ But go env didn't see it (after the source ~/.bashrc): ...
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How to install FileZilla on CentOS?

I downloaded FileZilla from here Now how to install this on CentOS? I used yum install filezilla but it is showing errors like: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security You need ...
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Not able to install via GUI, Message: requires installation from unauthenticated sources

I am not able to install any application via the command line which requires installation from an unauthenticated source. I tried installing recordmydesktop via the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I ...
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Problem with wheezy theme

I am a totally newcomer to Debian wheezy, and I can't install the Asian_Catharsis.tar.lzma theme from gnome-look.org; I've also copied it to ~/.themes yet no effects I earn. Also, I've changed my ...
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Ubunutu software-centre is not working, showing black screen

I am trying to open ubuntu software-center but it get paused and after that shows complete black and nothing is happening. Same thing has happened when I try to run from command line. This is the ...
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Bash script - determine vendor and install system (apt-get, yum etc) [duplicate]

I'm writing a shell script for use on various linux platforms. Part of the script installs a couple of packages. How can I determine the linux vendor and default system install mechanism, for example ...
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What is the equivalent of “ubuntu-desktop” package in Debian?

In Ubuntu, we can upgrade from text-mode installation to GUI desktop environment by installing ubuntu-desktop package. How to do the same with Debian?
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How to install Tuxpaint on Debian 7?

I want to use tuxpaint in Debian 7. Is there any software to get this software? I can't change my operating system. When I try to install through apt-get, I get this: utkarsh@Utkarsh[~]$sudo apt-get ...
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Entered wrong installation path in Ubuntu

I was trying to install Huwaie 3G modem on Ubuntu. The install.txt said: Run ./install in TERMINAL to install MobilePartner eg: # bash //install If you had installed this software in your ...
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Is it best practice to update mysql , php and apache on linux regularly to current version?

I have a VPS unmanaged and have installed CentOS 6.3, mysql 5.1.69, php 5.3.3 and apache 2.2.15 No formal or otherwise education in computer programming so trying to follow as many documented ...
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How to uninstall applications that were installed using tar command

Can anyone explain me how to uninstall the applications that are installed by extracting using tar command (tar files) . I am really struggling to find an uninstall file . Surprisingly, I dont't find ...
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Starting a .bin installer in graphical mode

I'm trying to install this software but after I run the usual commands: chmod +x gvSIG-desktop-2.0.0-2066-final-lin-x86-standard-withjre.bin ...
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Install newer unix sort command without root permission

The unix server I am using has an old version of sort installed (no -V option), would it be possible to install a newer version locally (I do not have root permissions)? Where would I download it and ...
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Upgrading software in linux

I have a program called zlib I need to upgrade. As I've never downloaded it before I suspect it comes with Ubuntu. Normally I'd just download and compile it, but a different tool (vcftools) is going ...
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How to install Sun/Oracle Java 1.6 onto centOS 6 using only textmode?

So, after a few days of struggle I have yet to be successful in installing Sun/Oracle java 1.6 onto my CentOS. The issues seem to be as follows No sun java 1.6 package available in repo due to ...
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How do I apply software patches?

I have an application foobar for which someone has written a patch to add a feature I like. How can I use the patch?
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Can I install other distro and use /home from previous one?

Pretty much it. I want to install CrunchBang, and I have been using Ubuntu 12.10. Should I format /home, or do I need to only format / and install #! there?
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difference between windows local admin and unix root

I am trying to understand what is a conceptual difference between unix root account and windows local admin. I am a developer and despite IT department efforts were always given local admin rights so ...
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Add 'install selected .deb files' as command in Nautilus actions

Running sudo dpkg -i *.deb in a terminal opened in '/folder', installs all debs in the location '/folder'. What command to add in nautilus-actions (Nautilus-Actions Configuration Tool) so that only ...
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linux + cant run dialog utility + got errors

Problem is as follows: Linux kernel: 3.0.13-0.27-default #1 SMP I’ve installed “dialog” utility ( /usr/bin/dialog ), just copied bin file to /usr/bin When I have tried to run it, error message ...
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How To Install Thunderbird 24.0 on centos

How do I update thunderbird to latest version 24 on centos 6.3 (final) 64bit. I cannot find any good tutorial on installing it on centos. Merely copying and pasting the 'thunderbird' folder in ...
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netcdf installation and usr/local… folders

I need to install netcdf on a SuSE Linux machine but I am having a few problems understanding the usr/local/ folders and my the myusername/local/ folders. What I think I need to do is go into the ...
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Unable to install any programs

I'm trying to install programs but no matter what program I try installing I get the following error. For example I downloaded skype 'skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb' and ran the command: $ cd ...
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Portable software for the Posix world

Is there any "portable" software for Linux (i.e., Ones that can just be un-tar'd and used, instead of in rpm, or similar format. to be used in conjunction with a package manager)? Also, are there any ...
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How do add GNU findutils into an existing location

I have installed the GNU "core" utilites coreutils-8.21 into this location on my UNIX server: /opt/app/p1sas1c1/apps/GNU I would now like to ADD the findutils-4.4.2 package. My reading the INSTALL ...
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Add GUI to Oracle Linux 6.4

I've installed Oracle Linux 6.4 on VirtualBox VM. As I understand, because of the fact that this is the server version, no GUI is installed by default. Can you guide me how to install/enable it? I ...
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Does Debian have any kind of virtual environment for make install?

If someone used a Python virtualenv he knows we can run scripts in its own environment installing all necessary libraries which won't impact main python distribution. Do we have something similar in ...
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getent missing in Ångström Linux

I'm trying to run a script called sakis3g on a Beaglebone Black to use a USB 3G dongle. This script depends on getent to work. However, when I run this script, it says that getent is missing. Also, ...
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gvim on RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) install in home directory

How to install gvim on a RHEL server that doesn't have it (for use with SSH with X11 forwarding*)? No sudo access is available, so it has to be in the user's home directory. *Getting all the ...
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Adding ALSA module in Python in Linux

I have recently started working in linux, I wanted to to add ALSA module in my Python. I have used this, sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev After that I've installed pyalsa package, pyalsa ...
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How to deploy programs on multiple machines [duplicate]

I need to install a few programs on around 40 Kubuntu 13.04 machines, and would like to know what options I have to do it as efficiently as possible. EDIT: I have the repositories already set and the ...
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MySQL aborting during initial db installation

Linux version: shell> cat /proc/version Linux version 3.2.0-4-686-pae (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 Installing MySQL ...
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GPG installation got messed up, can't fix

My GPG installation got messed up, after trying to do some experiments as follows: echo "trust" > "/proc/self/fdinfo/27" echo "trust" > "/proc/self/fdinfo/26" echo "trust" > ...