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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How to change the repository settings for yum installer?

I am pretty much new to Linux. I am trying to install tint2 on CentOS. When I try to install using the command yum install tint2, it gave following error checking for X11... configure: error: Package ...
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Trouble installing lxml with custom install location for libxml2/libxslt

I am attempting to install a python module called lxml to my account on a supercomputer running RHEL. I do NOT have root access or super user status. lxml requires the dev/devel versions of libxml2 ...
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How to run Software Update w/out root password?

I am a sudoer on my system, but not a root. I have a Software Update tool (yumBackend.py, I think) prompting for specifically root password to install system updates. How do I install updates as ...
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Red Hat no package realmd available

I would like to use AD authentication with a RHEL server using realmd and SSSD. I tried installing realmd using yum install realmd but I get the following message: Loaded plugins: product-id, ...
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Troubleshooting Wine Errors (for SkySaga)

I want to run programs in Wine, but I don't know where to start debugging. Are there any tips on how to use Wine's error logs? I made this by trying to install the game SkySaga with PlayOnLinux. ...
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How to create a module on a CentOS cluster [on hold]

I would like to create a module on a CentOS 6 cluster (e.g. module load gcc-4.7.2). Basically, I have no clue how modules work. Are there any good tutorials illustrating this or could someone ...
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Difficulty installing and compiling Dada Engine on OSX

I am trying to install Dada Engine. The readme can be found here: https://github.com/orenmazor/Dada-Engine I have run the install bash successfully and "sudo make". However, when I run "make ...
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qmake error when installing PyQt5

I'm trying to install PyQt5 for python3 from source files. I install SIP correctly. Then when I want to prepare the make file for installing PyQt, I get this error: #python3 configure.py Error: ...
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Install Git offline without sudo

I have a corporate Linux server which does not have internet connection, and sudo access needs to be approved through many levels of hierachy. I've tried install git but I soon realized this needs a ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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Install powernap on debian?

I just read about powernap here but don't know how to install it.. Download and untar was simple: axel https://launchpad.net/powernap/trunk/2.20/+download/powernap_2.20.orig.tar.gz && tar ...
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How to install cctrlapp on debian?

I try to install the cctrl command line client on a debian 8 machine. Following the install instructions, I installed python, pip and then (via pip) cctrl apt-get install python apt-get install ...
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Install userspace programs on server without root access

I would like to install some programs on my work development server because it is missing some programs I need for my day to day job. I don't have root access. What I did up to now is compiling the ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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PECL memcached installation gets error

I installed Zend Server 6 (debian). Also installed several packages: apt-get install gcc apt-get install g++ apt-get install libncurses5-dev apt-get install zlib1g apt-get install zlib1g-dev ...
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How to install BPG (Better Portable Graphics) on Linux Mint 17?

How do I install BPG (Better Portable Graphics) on Linux Mint 17? I downloaded the tar.gz file from Fabrice Bellard's website. The ReadMe file says, Edit the Makefile to change the compile ...
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I need help installing mate 1.10 from source

I have debian 8, with mate 1.8. I would like to update to mate 1.10. I have been to the mate desktop installation page: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download#debian and I have downloaded various ...
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How can I install my network driver on Debian from a USB media?

Here's my typical workflow for installing Ubuntu/Mint: 1) Boot from a USB stick with Live installation 2) Install, reboot 3) Use my USB network adapter which is supported by Mint to get internet 4) ...
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How to use yaourt on arch linux under proxy?

How do I install applications using yaourt under proxy network. For pacman I can simply use: export http_proxy=http://usernm:passwd@link:port sudo -E pacman -S application But how do I do this for ...
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How do I create a deb package for a python progarm?

I created a python game that I want to distribute on my website via a Debian package. The game has a few dependence that are usually not installed (such as pygame) on some linux computers, but often ...
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How to install ruby-devel and python-devel in SuSE Enterprise?

I've been trying to install some software in SuSE Enterprise (SLES 11 SP 2 64 bits), and keep getting errors about missing dependencies. In the past, I could work around them (in an Ubuntu system) by ...
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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...
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Is there any program like deep freeze for Debian allowing installations and compilations?

I researched and found some similar programs to deep freeze for Linux, not yet tested any program but the descriptions they leave not install programs on the operating system or am I wrong? Does ...
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CentOS VPS not starting after installing zPanel

I've had some trouble earlier installing zPanel, but then I was told that I've been using the wrong package, I was supposed to use the 32-bit version, but kept trying with 64-bit. After figuring that, ...
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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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Installing libx11-devel from source, error in string.h

I'm running Linux version 2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@c6b9.bsys.dev.centos.org) (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-11) (GCC) and trying to install libX11-devel from source on a ...
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Remote installation of packages on Ubuntu

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this?
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Installing netbeans on Scientific Linux- NoClassDefFoundError thrown from the UncaughtExceptionHandler in thread “main”

I'm installing netbeans 8.0.1 on Scientific Linux. I have executed the installer .sh but I get the error: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError thrown from the UncaughtExceptionHandler in thread "main" ...
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Can't install locales [closed]

I'm working under Raspbian (for RaspberryPi): Linux version 3.18.14-v7+ (root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-32) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140106 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG linaro-1.13.1-4.8-2014.01 - ...
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I'm trying to Install Eclipse But When I Try to Run ./configure It Doesn't Work

So I am trying to install Eclipse through terminal by watching a video, but when I attempt to run ./configure I get a message saying bash: ./configure: No such file or directory I looked around ...
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C compiler cannot create executables when installing h4toh5 on debian

This is the first time to install from source code in my life so thank you for any help. I am trying to install h4toh5 utility which could allow converting a hdf4 to hdf5 file. After a long process ...
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Error while installing r 3.2.1 in linux mint

I am trying to install r version 3.2.1 in linux mint 17 using the commands below sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://cran.rstudio.com/bin/linux/debian wheezy-cran3/ sudo apt-key adv ...
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A way to keep dotfiles and configuration with ssh

I'm using vim, tmux and zsh. I love those tools I passed a lot of time to configure those tools, particularly Vim. In my day to day job, I have to access to a lot remote machines. I use ssh to be ...
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How to install applications temporary into RAM on LiveCD?

So I have a Scientific Linux LiveDVD. And I have it installed on a PC that has no hard drives configured and avaliable at all. I want to install some applications that would allow me to configure ...
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How to install Scala?

Please note: I have to use the source package, not the prebuilt package from the repo (it is broken, at least IDEA complains). From the page: http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads I downloaded ...
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Can't install MDM on linux mint

One day when booting my computer it froze at the Linux Mint logo. I pressed ESC and i noticed that it failed to start the mdm. I tried reinstalling from the command line but it did not work. I ...
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Switching from Ubuntu: What is software support like for other distros? [closed]

I'm about to reformat my laptop and am considering trying a new Linux distro. Ubuntu was my first Linux OS, and I chose it because it seemed to have the most support and documentation for different ...
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recommended procedure to create a user/group during RPM install

after trying hard to search for RPM best practices guides and finding virtually none, to my surprise, I resort to the community - I need to ensure that some users and groups exist after the ...
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install latest gcc on rhel 6 x86_64

I have an RHEL 6 server with gcc version 4.4.7. I wanted to update the gcc version (I think the current one is 4.8). Yum update doesn't work. Also, SO answers for a similar question on CentOS does not ...
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Installing MySQL on CentOS throws error that cannot find mysqld.sock

I have yum install mysql in CentOS 6.4. Now, when I use mysql command, it throws the following error: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket ...
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How can I determine the distribution in a .spec file?

I am using Helios for my current development and initially I was using SUSE. In the distribution package, how can I check whether I am running on Helios or not? On the basis of this condition I have ...
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Unmet dependencies when installing mtrack

I'm trying to install mtrack on Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack But I get unmet dependencies: The following packages have unmet dependencies. ...
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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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Trying to compile GNU Screen

I am trying to compile GNU Screen in my home folder on a machine where I don't have super user rights. I am taking GNU Screen version used by Linux from Scratch. tar xvzf screen-4.3.1.tar.gz cd ...
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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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Unresolved dependencies though the packages are installed (Debian 6 Sqeeze)

I'm working with a VirtualBox 4.2.14 VM and Debian 6 Sqeeze as guest system and want to install some PHP modules: root@devmv:~# apt-get install php5-fpm Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install Debian packages via internet instead of from a CD?

When I enter root to install sudo on Debian Testing I type this: apt-get install sudo Which returns this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to change default directory programs get installed

I have Debian wheezy chrooted in my Android. However all its directory is in my internal memory. So, if I apt-get install something it gets installed in /data/data/.../debian/usr/local/bin directory. ...
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Installing drivers for the ASUS AC-51 Network Adapter

I'm not very good at installing drivers for these 3rd party devices manually. The provided instructions in the "readme" have poor grammar and I'm not experienced enough to fully interpret exactly what ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia proprietary drivers installation

I require some Help and Guidance in installing NVIDIA drivers on my system with a Dual Intel/Nvidia Graphics Processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and i am aware that the OS is in its ...