Questions tagged [software-installation]

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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Fedora 29 VirtualBox possible conflict

I did a complete re-install (not upgrade) to Fedora 29 in November 2018. At that time, a Fedora-29-compatible version of VirtualBox was not yet ready. Discussed below the ========= line in this ...
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Install TCP Wrappers in Slackware 14.2

How to install TCP Wrappers using the appropriate package manager? When I run pkgtool, I can see in the list that tcp_wrappers is included tcp_wrappers-7.6-x86_64-1. I want to install it. I tried the ...
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Flatpak - Safely Relocate Sandboxed Home Directory

I would like to transparently provide a Flatpak app with a fully sandboxed ~/ directory located at an arbitrary location of my choosing. That is, I want to sandbox the entirety of ~/ such that ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry in update after Tor install

trying to install Tor on Debian 8.11 following Tor project instructions, i get this warning when updating the system W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main ...
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Trouble using/installing pip3

I would like to install pip for python 3. I check the following on my computer: which python3 python3 --version which return /usr/bin/python3 Python 3.5.2 Since, I already installed python3. I ...
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Collect2 error while installing yay for Arch Linux

OS: Arch Linux (64-bit) Kernel: 4.18.5-arch1-1-ARCH Shell: bash I tried to install yay for my Arch Linux, but faced with an error. Here is the log: ==> Making package: yay 9.1.0-1 (Mon 18 Feb ...
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sudo never works. I have no permissions on my computer [closed]

I want to reinstall Linux Mint..... Many commands start with sudo and then apt-get or whatever. I am never able to get past this. Typical attempt: john@john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to install Linux Headers

I was trying to set up a Virtual Machine, and when I ran a command to fix an error, it said to install headers. So I try the command "sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)" And I get the ...
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Imagemagick: Installing Jpeg Decode Delegate with Existing Installation

I installed ImageMagick 7.0.8-11 Q16 x86_64 from source, and I didn't know that decode delegates are not automatically included when installing from source. I should have installed a binary of ...
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CentOS rpm package not available when using yum

I wanted to install Oracle 11.2 on my centOS7. I did all but one prerequisite steps. Oracle requires me to have a lot of rpm packages preinstalled. Do I need to find all of them and then download ...
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FreeBSD: What is the counterpart to apt called?

I'm about to install FreeBSD 12.1. I'm a longtime Ubuntu user, and I prefer to install apps via the command line. Just wondering.
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What is the best way to offer people to install a script plus simple dependencies

I have a trivial project which consists of a simple executable script plus a couple of data files. I'd want to offer a way for users to install this; which would just consist of copying the script to ...
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How do you install a package to a directory?

I am a Debian user. Configuring different servers using Debian distro. I am trying to install packages that locate into my /usr/ directory. How do you install packages to the /usr/ directory? I ...
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cannot offline install vnc server on CentOS 7

I am trying to install realvnc server on my CentOS 7 VM. I've downloaded the rpm package from the official website. I am using ESXI and nothing is or should be connected to the internet. When trying ...
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What microarchitecture are packages on apt/yum typically built/tuned for?

I'm just learning a bit about lower-level languages and I've noticed that gcc you can specify -march and -mtune parameters to optimise the software for particular CPU families. But I've also found ...
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Libness3-dev what is this and the dev at the end

So I just installed Linux mint 18 yes 18 not 19 and ran sudo apt-get update also ran sudo apt-get update Firefox and I run these commands I got errwith the repository’s then running the second command ...
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Issue with NordVPN app installation in Linux Tails (Terminal)

I need to install NordVPN into Linux Tails. Followed the instructions to perform in a Terminal window for the normal NordVPN https://nordvpn.com/download/linux/ : sudo apt-get install /home/amnesia/...
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Incorrect virtualbox (kernel) installed for Manjaro/Arch/pacman

I did a bad virtualbox installation on 4.19.2-1-MANJARO with pacman. This is my initial install stdout: [gloom@tacos-pc etc]$ sudo pacman -S virtualbox error: could not register 'multilib' ...
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How to install gnumeric on Oracle Linux 6?

Many blogs suggest sudo yum install gnumeric and sudo yum install gnumeric.x86_64, but to me both are giving the following message: Loaded plugins: security, ulninfo Setting up Install Process ...
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NPM always fails to install packages Deepin Linux

I Have Deepin 15.9 Installed on my Hp ProBook 5330m as the main OS! I am sharing VPN connection from my android phone to my laptop using android app called (Proxy Server) and after set my phone as ...
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how to correct a conflict to install gns3 in opensuse?

When trying to install the gns3 from this repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Dremor:gns3/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/home:Dremor:gns3.repo It conflicts with files from an already installed ...
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Fortran 90 with a front-end

I am looking forward to re-run a fortran program I made years ago on Intel Fortran for Windows XP, with external subroutines and modules. I changed recently to Linux. Is there any free Fortran 90 ...
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Cannot update software center repositories

There is an app in kali by name 'Software' which is empty. So i tried to install software center and this is what i got "You need to add the repositories first. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add ...
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opensuse use rpm install NOKEY problem

i facing a problem on installing pcsc-tools on opensuse (server mode), i have download the pcsc-tools from opensuse website flow by this link [https://software.opensuse.org/package/pcsc-tools][1]. ...
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problem installing curl [duplicate]

I am currently running kali linux(light, 64 bit) on a multiboot usb using YUMI and i'm trying to install curl but it needs additional storage, what should you suggest?
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Arch Linux - wireless configuration [closed]

I just installed Arch Linux, and I'm in the process of setting up my WiFi. The problem is that I'm missing many utilities necessary for setup. When I run wifi-menu, I get Please install 'dialog' to ...
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Downloading software for Outdated Linux Mint

Supposedly I have an outdated Linux Mint edition whose corresponding Ubuntu version has been discontinued i.e. it has reached its end-of-life. How will I download software for the same outdated Mint? ...
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Ubuntu & Linux Mint (Ubuntu Based) software availability?

Since Linux Mint is Ubuntu based, does this means that most of the softwares and commands for software installation & updation will be same? For eg. sudo apt-get install vlc ? For eg. Will ...
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Is it Conventional to put libraries and include into standard directories like /usr/lib/ after installing a package with Make

After installing mesa-12.0.0, I have the library and header files in ~/Downloads/mesa-12.0.0/lib ~/Downloads/mesa-12.0.0/include Is it better to simply add the path to LD_LIBRARY_PATH or should ...
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Installing deb to a different directory

Is there any possible way to install steam from a .deb file to a folder on an external usb hard drive? I have tried something like "--root=" but I can't get it to work.
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What is the difference between apt, apt-get and git?

I use Xubuntu and found that I can update packages by using apt and apt-get. But I have heard that programmers use usually git in their project to manage different version. So why Xubuntu do not use ...
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How does one create a full-screen Text-based User Interface on first boot setup script?

I'm busy creating a very specific project using a Raspberry Pi Zero W that is connected to a screen running 800px x 480px and a few navigation buttons (up/down/left/right/enter/back). So on first run,...
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Cannot connect to wireless wifi and cannot manually install drivers

I've been trying to set up SparkyLinux for the past hours, and I can't seem to get the internet connection working. I'm dual booting it on a USB through my Mac, and it seems that the drivers for my ...
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Linking issues with leptonica and libpng

Working through an install of tesseract without sudo permissions and without a standard bevy of prebuilt libraries. The installation I've got to go through as far as I know follows the path of zlib -> ...
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How to install Bootstrap Studio on Manjaro-Linux

What do I have to do to install Bootstrap Studio on my Manjaro-Linux System? I downloaded the 64-bit Version for any linux distribution here, but I dont know what to do. There is a package in AUR, ...
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Detecting downloaded (and not installed) packages with Synaptic / apt / dpkg?

Is there any way to detect downloaded (in cache) and not installed packages using Synaptic, apt or dpkg? Do I have to create a specific filter for that? If so how do I do that? Where could I learn ...
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How to Resolve Yum Dependencies for Oracle DB Installation

I have a Ubuntu 18 VM and am trying to install an Oracle XE 12c database locally. I have downloaded the related .rpm file and try to install it as instructed via: yum -y localinstall oracle-database-...
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How to package a Bash program for installation in Linux

I have a program written completely in Bash, which includes the main script, a set of modules called by the main script, a config file, a lib file, etc. Since nothing needs to be compiled, what's the ...
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Sudo installation problems

I just downloaded Debian 9.6.0 from osboxes to run it on a VM. However, I ran into a few problems. I can't sudo. Ok, you have to install it first. No problems... I thought. Turns out, there are a few ...
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Unable to find relevant linux headers

I am going through the steps to be able to use my Wacom tablet (CTL-6100WL) and I am to the point where I am installing the linux headers however this happens. (xenial)grace@localhost:~$ uname -r 3....
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Is it possible to add compile options to an already-installed program?

If I have installed a program from source (.tar.gz) using ./configure, make, make install – and then later on, want to add a build option (not sure the proper terminology – compile option?), is this ...
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How to install SDL on Ubuntu and use in Codeblocks?

I want to use and learn SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer). How do I install SDL on Ubuntu and how to use it in Codeblocks?
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When I try to configure RStudio for installation on Linux Mint I get a libcurl error

I'm trying to install the newest versions of R and RStudio on Linux Mint version Sylvia, and it seems I also have some Ubuntu repositories on version Xenial. I have tried using the package manager ...
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What's the advantage of mere Ansible on mere shell-scripting if one doesn't use communally-maintained Ansible-Galaxy roles? [closed]

I establish a LAMP with a few extras on a remote Debian machine with a similar shell (Bash) script: #/bin/bash apt update -y apt upgrade ufw sshguard unattended-upgrades wget curl git zip unzip tree ...
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How to install Composer with Ansible?

In Bash I usually install Composer this way: curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer -o composer-setup.php php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer I tried to read ...
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conflict dependencies manjaro-hello and manjaro-hello-dev are in conflict

recently I installed Manjaro Xfce but I'm having a problem with some dependencies.I cannot perform update for my OS and is giving an error: conflict dependencies manjaro-hello and manjaro-hello-dev ...
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Dealing with NixOS missing dependency ~ libpng-dev

Moving away from an OS like Arch where packages are mostly available, how does one deal with a missing dev dependency like libpng-dev? I have an issue with a Node package dependency - pngquant-bin. ...
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Command to install works in ubuntu 18.04 but not 14.04

I am trying to install some software in an old version of Linux (the updated software for 18.04 is unstable, the older version seems to be better). However, the code I used way back to install the ...
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How do I install linux “header” files for virtual machines?

I installed virtualbox on my desktop running Debian 9 and I downloaded a virtual machine file that I imported into virtualbox. The problem is when I try to start the VM it tells me to run '/sbin/...
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Solaris 11.3 - Unable to install system/header

I'm (unsuccessfully) trying to get GCC installed on Solaris 11.3 but am running into a lot of issues. My current issue is that I'm unable to install the package "pkg://solaris/system/header". ...