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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OpenVPN Server Setup [on hold]

I've used OpenVPN Access Server in the past although it seems overkill for a second test server I am setting up. I am not very familiar with OpenVPN (including Access Server which I had help getting ...
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yum - check if package already installed

When I run yum install <X> where <X> has already been installed, yum exits with a return status of 1 and prints "Error: Nothing to do". Aside from checking for this string in the output ...
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How do I move a installed package (installed in a USB), back into my computer's home directory?

How do I move an installed package (installed on a USB) back into my computer's home directory? First of all, I am running a Linux machine. I have installed the package libmodbus in my usb directory ...
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Installing a bz2 file

Coming from a windows platform I am a bit confused over how compressed files are installed in Linux . I am using fedora 20. Now I downloaded FoxIt pdf reader from here. I also read this post which ...
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Why is this Python package trying to use a non-existent gcc?

I'm trying to install PyCrypto for Python 3 on Solaris. Whether I do it via "python3 setup.py install" or "pip3 install pycrypto", I run into the same problem: a call is made to a gcc which does not ...
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How to install proprietary drivers for Radeon HD 8570A/8570M on Fedora 21?

Well i think i can't be more clear. I've tried this guide: http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21 I've tried to just download the amd driver from ...
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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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Ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64 doesn't go past installation type [migrated]

I downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64. I checked md5sum and it's correct. I tried creating the bootable USB flash with pendrivelinux or unetbootin windows. Check disk for defects gives me no ...
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Is it safe to install software globally with npm?

The node.js package manager, npm, has an option to install packages globally. Since distributions typically have their own package manager, is it safe to use the global option? Could npm packages ...
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Wireshark or MC installation wants to remove gnome and more

I want to install wireshark or mc (Midnight Commander) with apt-get or synaptic, but I get a message that "this installation will remove a lot of actually installed packages". There are for example ...
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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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Could not allocate requested partitions while instaling Scientific Linux

I am installing Scientific Linux, and I must choose a drive to install it. I have a deleted partition with the size of 150 GB. When I select the deleted partition and try to create a partition ...
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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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puppet certificate catching error

After installing puppet master and client, when I request for catalog, I am getting the following error: [root@INFINI-ONE puppet]# puppet agent -t warning: peer certificate won't be verified in this ...
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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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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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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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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 an interface for Linux to run Arena simulation software?

Is there a version of Arena for Linux? As far as I know, there is not but, is there an interface that I can run the Arena model in Linux?
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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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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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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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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 to install Touchégg on Fedora 20

How do I install Touchégg on Fedora 20? https://code.google.com/p/touchegg/wiki/CompileSourceCode seems to be written for Ubuntu (Debian) systems, which makes me confused; 1 - Download and unzip ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I maintain a separate (newer) glibc / gcc / … stack as non-root on Linux

Our computation cluster runs a very old version of CentOS, with an old Kernel (2.6.18) and, of course, old libs and binaries. Because updating the whole thing requires a lot of work on all the nodes, ...
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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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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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Install from a deb file, by dpkg -i or by apt?

I have a deb package for installation. Shall I install by dpkg -i my.deb, or by apt? Will both handle the software dependency problem well? If by apt, how can I install from the deb by apt?
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What “bad list v: No such file or directory at -/usr/libdata/per15/OpenBSD/Pkg_Add.pm line 1115” means?

I recently installed OpenBSD on an old laptop from 2005 and I am trying to install nano and then xfce4 and then a few other programs, but every time I try to use pkg_add, I get the message: Fatal ...
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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 ...