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

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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" > ...
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wheezy maven install

I have wheezy installed from a pen drive. Updated things and thought I had got maven and eclipse. But maven projects would not compile. I uninstalled all the maven programs I could find in Add/remove ...
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How to pipe to bash as a different user

I am running an experiment as a way to solve a bigger problem. For the experiment, I need to install rvm as a user who does not have a shell. To install rvm, you use the following command \curl -L ...
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Fedora 19 install hard drives not visible

(Asking here as I haven't had a response to a post on Ask Fedora) I'm trying to install Fedora 19 Gnome as a dual boot system on my HP Envy laptop (hardware specifications HP ENVY 6-1202sa, although ...
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Installing php phalcon extension

I am unable to install phalcon php extension by folowing these steps. I use 64-bit Linux Mint 14 Nadia. http://docs.phalconphp.com/en/latest/reference/install.html#linux-solaris-mac For the ...
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linux + xzcat command

Please advice from where ( which site ) I can download the xzcat Linux command? I am using linux version 5.4 I tried to download the xzcat from the site: ...
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couldn't update git via git clone comand

I am just a beginner in Git. Was following through the documentation and installed Git using source code package. Now, after installing Git, I want to update it (Though it might be unnecessary at this ...
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Why does Debian under-report the space available when installing Qt?

I want to install Qt on my Debian but it doesn't detect the whole free space! I tried to install it in /home/Qt but it says that only 23.87 MiB of space is available while df -h says that there is ...
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Blender not starting Lubuntu 13.04 PowerPC

I have installed Blender via apt-get on a PowerPC G4 Mac Mini running Lubuntu 13.04, and now it will not start over VNC. Output from running blender in the terminal: Color management: using fallback ...
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Installing python module pyexiv2 on CentOS?

I downloaded the latest pyexiv2 files: pyexiv2-0.3.2.tar.bz2 and I looked at the README file which said: To build and install the library, while in the top-level directory (e.g. '~/dev/pyexiv2', ...
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How to install linux lmms multimedia studio

I have Linux Zorin OS and I'm trying to install the newest version Multimedia Studio. I get a tar file when downloaded but don't know where to go from there. Any suggestions for an old man trying to ...
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Install dwb browser

I try to install dwb on debian wheezy. There is a package but the version is old and I would like a newer version. The version in wheezy does not provide dwbem, suddenly I can not install flaskblock ...
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Error building Oracle client 11g R2 on RHEL 5.5

We are trying to install oracle 11g R2 64 bit in Rhel 5.5 machine ( 64 bit ). Kernel version is 2.6.18-194.el5. We are getting the below error while installation. error in invoking target 'mkldflags ...
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Offline install wi-fi drivers on old PC using Linux Mint 15

I want to use wi-fi connection on my old notebook on which the Linux Mint 15 is installed, but I can't because it doesn't see any available installed drivers on it. I have searched many website and ...
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How to install cacti in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?

I want to install cacti in my SUSE Enterprise Server 11 Edition. What steps do I need to do to accomplish that?
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Installer packages: .bin, -rpm.bin, tar, tar.z

Is it correct that most of Unix&Linux software supports x-copy deployment? If I download the installation package and uncompress the files into a particular directory - would that be enough to ...
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Installation script needs to be run as a certain (regular) user but needs to create a system directory

I'm new to Linux, let me explain the issue. I'm trying to install comsol with some sort of network license. If I use sudo ./setup the server directory does not recognize the username "root". The ...
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Would installing different versions of libssl cause problems?

I am trying to install testing version of Spotify on Debian. It's a testing version and they say it's for Debian Squeeze, my Crunchbang (64 bit) is based on Debian Wheezy, but I'm trying to install it ...
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Problem with the installation of synaptic from command line [closed]

I can't install Synaptic package manager from command line. When I try to install it, it shows... $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Handbrake for wheezy?

Has anyone figured out how to install/backport a Debian Handbrake package on Debian wheezy? The only version of Handbrake currently in Debian is in experimental, and the dependencies are not available ...
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Arch install Compiz

I'm new to arch, and want to install Xfce with Compiz. I saw on tutorials what packages to install , but when I try to install them with pacman -S compiz-..., I only get things like: error: target not ...
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How can the Debian DVD .iso file be used to install software without a CD Drive or the Internet?

Question Background: I donot have a CD-Drive I downloaded Debian DVD Wheezy 64 Bit Installed Basic Utilities + Desktop by usb boot NOW I want to install more software Problem: apt-get install vlc ...
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How to make mk809III run linux like picuntu?

I bought a mini pc Android stick called "mk809 III" which is quad core and has 2 gig's of ram. I want to make it as my web server with Apache and MySql, to do this I got to install some linux distro ...
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install java sdk 6, wheezy

Followed debian Java Sun wiki, and later 1[open jsk 7 ]2 which has a note on installing 6 : link to java 7 on debian aptitude install sun-java6-jdk No candidate version found for ...
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Install multiple packages via different methods in one Yum command

Is it possible to group these three commands into one? yum install emacs yum groupinstall "Virtualization" yum localinstall /tmp/hello.rpm I'd like to install a number of packages using all three ...