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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 install an RPM file on CentOS into a custom location

On a CentOS 7.8 machine I install locally present RPM files usually with sudo yum localinstall /path/to/file.rpm Now I want to install a large RPM which yum lists as 1.1GB when it would install it. ...
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When to useradd

I'm writing a daemon in C which needs to do some things as a separate user from root. I will call this user "testuser". My program is installed by its makefile. My question is thus, when ...
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Installing software under home folder (i.e., on other than root partition)

Due to space issues, I would like to install some software under the home folder, let it be LibreOffice, third party paid software or Firefox.  That's because I partitioned my disk and the root folder ...
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Installing software on a different directory in RHEL 8.x

I am currently using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.9 for installing some software. Now, we know that Linux can have multiple hard drives like sda, sdb and sdc. I want to install software like Java amazon ...
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CodeLite install Ubuntu

Can you show me step by step how to install CodeLite on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS via terminal ? Which is the last version ,which version should I install? I have seen there versions 17.0.0 and 17.10.0.. I ...
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Package 'snapd' has no installation candidate on Linux Mint when wanting to update it [duplicate]

This is after installation using apt-get on my Raspberry Pi 4B running Debian Bookworm: root@rpi4:/root# apt-cache policy snapd snapd: Installed: 2.57.6-1+b5 Candidate: 2.57.6-1+b5 Version table:...
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Snowdrop Install started uninstalling my system. How can I revover?

I tried to install a piece of software called "snowdrop" via the "apt install" command. Specifically, "apt install -y snowdrop. As usual, the installation starts. Everything ...
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Application/Packet installation seems to be broken

I have been messing around trying to set up my new Debian Trixie machine, and after a few hours of messing around trying to install Wine, I am stuck. I tried following the Wine installation steps, but ...
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How to uninstall software from linux mint?

From the terminal I install (Blender). now I am trying to uninstall it But I can't. After shut down it comes back again. Not only this software, every software that I installed from terminal.
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Force non-interactive `apt-get install` to fail on config file conflict

I'm doing unattended / non-interactive package installations via DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y my_package This works as attended in most cases, but still gives me an interactive ...
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How to set up deb question priority with an apt flag?

We have the nice tool dpkg-reconfigure to re-ask install configuration questions of a single package. For example, by dpkg-reconfigure -plow something I can re-configure the package something, i.e. re-...
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add repo to debian (gpg issue)

First, I have done literally hours of work and research on this... attempting to find a solution my self. But I am unable to either understand what I am missing or get all the info I need (not sure ...
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Trouble Installing Oracle 19c on Oracle Linux 9

I am following a tutorial to install Oracle 19c on Oracle Linux 9. If I run the installer (runInstaller) as a non-root user, I get a permissions denied error. But if I run it with sudo, I get Oracle's ...
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tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

I running $ cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="12" VERSION="12 (bookworm)" VERSION_CODENAME=...
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How to install JDownloader? X Server not found and directory name must not contain spaces error

I'm on Fedora 39 KDE. I downloaded the "JDownloader2Setup_unix_nojre.sh" file from https://jdownloader.org/jdownloader2. The installer doesn't work. ./JDownloader2Setup_unix_nojre.sh ...
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What is the significance of lib, share and include? What to do with them?

I installed node.js using: wget -q -nc --show-progress "https://nodejs.org/download/release/latest/node-v21.7.3-linux-arm64.tar.gz" sudo tar -xvf node-v21.7.3-linux-arm64.tar.gz -C /usr/ --...
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Flatpak install freezes when downloading resource. Can I find source URL to download file manually from browser?

I am trying to update the Gnome Web (org.gnome.Epiphany) flatpak, on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS (on WSL2). One specific resource, "org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264" always freezes when downloading. ...
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Should I run the KOreader AppImage as an executable or integrate it into my openSUSE Tumbleweed system?

I've downloaded the KOreader AppImage for my openSUSE Tumbleweed system, and I'm trying to decide whether I should run it directly as an executable or integrate it into my system by creating a desktop ...
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dnf install gnutar ... bf81de15: NOKEY

I am using dnf configured for OpenMandriva Cooker, and I have this problem bf81de15: NOKEY when trying to install gnutar. What is the procedure to do in these cases? And if it is not possible, how to ...
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How do I install a pip package on a machine without Internet access?

I'm working on a Linux machine without (direct) Internet access. I want to pip install foo for some pypi package foo, but - obviously, that won't work. I have, of course, other machines which are ...
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Installing KOReader on openSUSE Tumbleweed without using Flatpak

I'm trying to install the KOReader e-book reader application on my openSUSE Tumbleweed system, but I don't want to use the Flatpak version. Is there a way to install KOReader from native packages or ...
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Unable to install MySql on Amazon Linux 2023

I am working on a EC2(AWS) machine running Amazon Linux 2023.4.20240319. I need to install apache, php, and mysql. I stuck with mysql. I have followed many instructions found on the internet: https://...
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Install failed when installing PDO sqlsrv on debian 12 with PHP 8.3

I want to install pdo_sqlsrv on a Debian 12 server with PHP 8.3. I'm following the documentation available here. The latest version seems to be perfect (5.12.0), but I can't install it. After doing ...
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Is it legal to download google chrome from Linux mint software manager?

when I download google chrome I see this....... NOTE: This wrapper is not verified by, affiliated with, or supported by Google. What does it means? Is it legal to download google chrome from Linux ...
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dnf won't let me overwrite or change packages

I want to do something that is supposed to be simple in any package manager, install a package, in my case it is this specifically lib64MLIRVectorToSPIRV13. LC_ALL=C dnf install ...
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Force dnf install yum

I have the problem with dnf that I cannot install yum. dnf install yum I want to be able to solve this problem in any way, it may be by deleting files, or making it detect files that are already ...
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How to add Launchpad repository to Fedora?

On Fedora, custom software repositories need to be added as a file to the yum.repos.d directory. But, which actual baseURL shall I add, when the software is hosted on launchpad? Examples: 1, 2.
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Install mysql 8.0 on Debian 12

I'm starting with a new installation. sudo wget https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-apt-config_0.8.29-1_all.deb sudo apt install ./mysql-apt-config_*_all.deb sudo apt update sudo apt install mysql-server ...
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pip install command fails

Q: how do I fix this pip install issue? I tried to install some libs with pip3 install pinecone-client openai tiktoken langchain and this happened: $ pip3 install pinecone-client openai tiktoken ...
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Lutris terminates with code 256 on operation vc_redist.x86.exe /q

I want to install Escape From Tarkov via Lutris. Judging by the reviews, this is the only working option. Installing dependencies when starting the Escape From Tarkov installation (config from Lutris ...
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Problem upgrading after trying to install wireguard in Devuan Chinera

Trying to install wireguard / wireguard-tools on a Raspberry Pi3b running Devuan Chimaera. Get blocked in generating the system images --- see below: dpkg: error processing package linux-image-rt-...
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Forgot to install the desktop environment while installing debian 12

I forgot to install the desktop environment while installing Debian 12. I'm stuck in tty1 when installing, no GUI, only text. I've asked on a Facebook group, and people there say I forgot to install ...
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Debian 10 Odoo 17 apt install odoo

I'm trying to install Odoo 17 on Debian 10. However, its giving me invalid syntax. File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/odoo/tools/sql.py", line 65 def __new__(cls, code: (str | SQL) = ...
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How to install NeoVim v0.9.5 on Debian, by means of downloading the tarball file, unpacking it and running ./nvim-linux64/bin/nvim?

I'm asking this, because I need to install NeoVim from github to get the latest 0.9.5 version instead of the v0.7.something available via apt package manager. $ sudo apt list neovim Listing... Done ...
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How to install SAGA GIS 9.3.0?

I need to install SAGA GIS for some interpolations. Sadly, sudo apt-get install saga will only install version 7.3.0, but I need version 9, preferably 9.3.0. The SourceForge repo doesn't contain Linux ...
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Installing Qt 6 on CentOS 7

I need to install Qt 6 development files to build a third-party application in CentOS 7. I have been informed that the following packages are required on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: qt6-base-dev qt6-tools-dev ...
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What is column 3 (suite/release/distribution) in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I'm confused what the value of column 3 ("suite" or "release" or "distribution") is supposed to be in Ubuntu's /etc/apt/sources.list. From man sources.list (edited for ...
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Certificate verification failed: The certificate is NOT trusted. The certificate issuer is unknown

When trying to update Google Chrome the following error message appears: Certificate verification failed: The certificate is NOT trusted. The certificate issuer is unknown. Could not handshake: ...
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What is the meanning of these messages I get while installing virtualbox on openSUSE?

I ran sudo zypper install virtualbox to install virtualbox on openSUSE 15.5. I got the following output: Retrieving repository 'Update repository of openSUSE Backports' metadata ..........................
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"dpkg: error processing archive" when trying to install python3-samba

I'm still early in my understanding of Linux and computers in general. I have a Raspberry Pi 3, and I'm trying to install python3-samba, and I've encountered some errors that I'm not too sure about ...
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Trouble with MESA SDK setup: Missing prerequisites for mesasdk_init.sh

I am facing an issue while trying to set up the MESA SDK on my system. When I run the command: source $MESASDK_ROOT/bin/mesasdk_init.sh I encounter the following error: mesasdk_init.sh: checking ...
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Is not possible install MySQL 8 on Fedora Workstation 39

Through VirtualBox was installed Fedora Workstation 39. Now I tried to install MySQL 8 server . I got the mysql80-community-release-fc39-1.noarch.rpm file from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ about ...
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Would the `install` command help me merge a build directory into the root filesystem?

I have successfully built a project from source and would like to use it. For various reasons I do not have a simple make install command available but I noticed that the sufficient portion of the ...
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How can I move a file to /usr/local/bin?

For some preliminary information, I am using WSL2. This is my first time using Linux. I would like to install Typst which is similar to LaTeX. I have used wget to download the file for my computer ...
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Can I install programs in linux from any directory?

I am using the latest Linux Mint 21.2. Can I install programs from any directory? For example, if I want to install vim, can I write sudo apt install vim in any directory and linux installs it ...
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How do I interact with a program that requires clicking on its system tray icon if my GUI doesn't have a dynamic system tray?

In the installation process for Talon, I need to install the Conformer voice engine by right-clicking the Talon system tray icon. I'm currently running Mabox and a couple of ricing decisions I've ...
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Why is it necessary to run 'dpkg-reconfigure' on bodged installs?

I recently became acquainted with the restorative power of dpkg-reconfigure following a bodged installation of the GNU mailutils package. At the end of the installation process a dialog (ncurses?) ...
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How would I install a different copy of linux on a old laptop?

TLDR; I am trying to install a GUI version of Linux on an old laptop with Ubuntu Server already installed, but get a grub error when I boot. How can I get past this problem. error: file '/boot/grub/...
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What is the practical consequence of the message "unable to initialize frontend: Dialog" when installing packages in a non-standard shell?

When I install some software packages from Emacs in a non-interactive shell, say from an org-babel file some of the packages result in the message below: debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog ...
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Failing to install PyPi package gdown via py2dsp

On Debian-like/apt-based distributions, instead of installing Python packaged system-wide with pip install --system, we use APT packages. Here: Install a Python package on Debian/Devuan when apt has ...
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