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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Installing programs on a removable drive

I am planning to install some software on removable media (which will presumably always be present in the computer, though it's possible that there could be occasions where it is absent). After doing ...
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How to setup networking for Linux Mint - VM when host machine uses a PAC file?

My host is a Windows 7 x64 machine. The office network uses a PAC file for the LAN settings. So, under Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings, I have Use automatic configuration script with ...
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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 a webmin module by command line (bash)?

I want to install a module in webmin by command line (bash). How do you do this? Example: wget https://download.webmin.com/download/modules/text-editor.wbm.gz inside this .gz: text-editor.wbm sudo ...
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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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GCP: Debian stuck at setting up dbus

I have been trying to install GUI, i.e. gnome and lxde, into Debian 9 stretch in google cloud computing instance. I have even increased the cpu, ram, harddisk size. However, the installation is always ...
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Is the directory /apps/ a legacy of anything?

Several times, I have seen in (quite) big projects, software installations made under /apps/ First I thought it was a fantasy, refusing FHS normalisation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Installing packages on Guix: How to specify a specific platform/system?

On Guix, I can install the hello package like this: $ guix package -i hello I can see that this package is available in different architectures: $ guix package --show=hello [...] systems: x86_64-...
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Offline install of a flatpak application

I am working in a locked-down corporate environment and I need to install the latest MonoDevelop (http://www.monodevelop.com/download/linux/) in an totally offline environment. I have the ability to ...
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Starting Tomcat Service when starting CentOS/RHEL/Fedora

I want to install tomcat 8 and run it at startup time I am following these tutorials: Install Tomcat 7 on CentOS, RHEL, or Fedora How to install Tomcat 8 on a CentOS 6 VPS I created the tomcat user:...
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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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Emacs on Minix 3?

Has anybody managed to install Emacs on Minix 3? Emacs was available on earlier versions of Minix. I am OK with an earlier version of Emacs if necessary. I don't find Zile, mg or Elle adequate and ...
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AIX install Mercurial no root

Is is possible to install Mercurial on AIX system without root? I'm an ordinary user of our colleges IBM cluster and in there I fond no version control software. Could you show a brief guide of how ...
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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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qmlscene could not find a Qt installation of

I'm running this in folder with main.qml qmlscene main.qml qmlscene: could not find a Qt installation of '' Then I checked qtchooser -list-versions 4 5 qt4-x86_64-linux-gnu qt4 qt5-x86_64-...
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How to install X window system for a minimal desktop?

On a server running CentOS 7, how to make a minimal install of the X window system? The idea is to build a very minimal desktop that the end-user will use with only one software for backups. No need ...
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How can I install rexecd on Ubuntu

I tried to install rexecd executing this codes: apt-get install xinetd apt-get install rsh-server But, following the steps found on a web page, I try access to /etc/xinetd.d/rsh, /etc/xinetd.d/...
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Error (qt5-qtwebkit) trying to install notepadqq on Redhat 7.4

I am trying to install notepadqq on Redhat 7.4. To do this I run sudo yum install notepadqq However, I get the following errors, Error: Package: notepadqq-0.46.1-0.el7.centos.x86_64 (FedoraPeople-...
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error installing oracle 11g on Ubuntu 17.04 Mate

I am trying to install Oracle 11g on my Ubuntu Mate 17.04 machine. In one of the installation steps, I am required to key in the proxy details/credentials. In our college, there is a wifi as well as ...
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How to make a script “wait” for an operation to finish?

I have two scripts, or maybe better call one a wrapper for the another. Here comes the wrapper: #!/usr/bin/expect set timeout 20 spawn "./installOracleDatabase.sh" expect "replace Disk1/upgrade/...
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How to install the wget package on AIX server 7.1 without having a local repository?

I have remote access to my AIX 7.1 server. It has no local repository. It has internet access but I cannot use wget command in this machine as the wget package is not installed. I downloaded a tar ...
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Installing Mujoco from AI gym onto Windows 10(For research)

I've been trying to download and play with the Open gym software that past two days. Specifically the Mujoco which I'm planning to use for research. After some trials and tribulations actually ...
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Should I install a custom webapp in /opt or /srv?

My understanding is that custom/non-distro software should be installed in /opt. However in a Django deployment tutorial [1] I found a suggestion to install a Django webapp to /srv which is described ...
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How do I downgrade a whole group of packages with pacman?

I need an old version of qt5 for anki. (qt5-5.7) Therefore I would like to downgrade all qt5-packages (the whole group). Is there a way to do this with pacman?
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R configure file error: C compiler cannot create executables

I am trying to install R 3.3.1 on AIX 6.1 server. I am getting below error. checking whether the C compiler works... no configure: error: in `/opt/R-3.3.1': configure: error: C compiler cannot ...
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How do I successfully install GLFW on Linux Mint?

I believe I am in dependency hell. I am trying to get GLFW working. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. When I try to compile GLFW using these steps, I get the following output: $ cmake -G "Unix ...
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Build and install kernel module into a defined /lib/module/*kernel directory

I had problems with my distribution's kernel, so I built a kernel (same version) to build my modules. My modules would be compatible. However, if I install the modules, the script creates a new ...
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Installing wpscan and metasploit

I installed metasploit and all dependencies following the instructions here: sudo apt-get install build-essential libreadline-dev libssl-dev libpq5 libpq-dev libreadline5 libsqlite3-dev libpcap-dev ...
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How does one run Multiple parallel Tomcat instances in CentOS 6?

I can install them to different directories, and I think I can make them use different ports, as well. I'm going to add 10000 to each port number for the second installation, and 20000 to the third ...
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How to Install Oracle 12 on Debian Jessie server?

I want to install Oracle version 12 on a server Debian Jessie, but I can't find any tutorial or commands to follow. How can I install it?
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't detect Win10 partitions

I've installed Win10 and I want to install Linux Mint 17.3. When I'm installing Linux Mint, it doesn't see Win10 partitions. It's just showing whole disk size. By the way, I'm installing Linux Mint ...
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Debian Livestick with additional software

I've got a bunch of USB-Sticks with Debian for teaching young students HTML, PHP and MySQL alongside Linux. Because it has been decided (not by me) that I'm not allowed to install Linux on our school ...
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Running an executable from a symbolic link, when the executable expects it's config files to be in it's directory

I want to install p0f 3.08 (https://github.com/p0f/p0f) globally on my Ubuntu box. The repos only have the old version so I want to install it from github. I ran git clone then make and the program ...
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What is single user equivalent for /opt?

I'm creating the installer for my application. The app comes with specific versions of some popular libraries and binaries (Tcl/Tk and Python), so I can't install it to standard locations. If the app ...
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Installing Qt Creator on Debian

I'm following this guide http://exploringbeaglebone.com/chapter11/ and I am stuck at part Click on the “Qt Versions” tab and click on “Add…” and browse to /usr/bin/ where you should see the ...
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How to remove a broken installation of glibc

I just attempted to install glibc version 2.19 to my computer as follows: 1) I cloned the glibc git repo with $ cd ~ $ git clone git://sourceware.org/git/glibc.git 2) I checked out version 2.19 ...
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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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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do 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 practice"...
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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 re-...
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Installing netcdf libraries - processor not allowed error

I'm trying to install netcdf libraries (v3.6.3), as I need them to be compiled with mcmodel=large to allow a simulation to run (the simulation uses ifort, and currently gives 'relocation truncated to ...
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How to set up environment after installation of a software inside home directory?

I am not familiar much with environment and path settings in UNIX environment. I have installed CDO (climate data operators) in a folder in my home directory. I am only able to run it when I go into /...
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Compilation error on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install the driver of the probe IPEH-00202242179, I downloaded an installation file with the following commands: $ cd peak-linux-driver-7.9 $ make clean $ make $ su -c "make install" ...
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getting access to the itunes store

I have minx 13 XFCE installed on both my laptop and my desktop. For purchasing music I had no problem in XP with running iTunes. In Mint however, this is more a challenge because there is no itunes ...
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How to install Liquidsoap & Airtime on CentOS 6.5?

That's the question, I already try some tutorials but I don't get any one to works What repositories are needed? Is there any repo than I can add than have it to install it directly? Is there any way ...
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Binutils documentation compilation problem

I'm trying to compile and install binutils+GCC for my machine on my own. I have compiled lastest binutils sources without getting any error, but installation seems to have some problems with gas ...
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Best way to release an RPM that includes an independently version module

I work on a server software that is targeted for RHEL/CentOS and is currently distributed via a standard RPM file. What brings me here is that it includes a downloadable client engine that users can ...
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AIX apache rpm dependencies

I am evaluating the Crowd SSO by Atlassian. Now to get apache to use CROWD for authentication, there is a connector available by the vendor. Problem Unfortunately they do not provide anything for ...
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Missing dependency during rpm install

When I install CodeAnalsyt, i get a failed dependency on libbfd-2.20.51 on Centos 6.3. Binutils is installed on my system and the failed dependency does exists at /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.20.51.0.2-5.34....
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Hanging at “Running Transaction Test” when trying to install php-soap

I have here a CentOS 5 and I'm trying to run yum install php-soap but the installer hangs on and the last step is Running Transaction Test. I found out that NFS shares are the problem. See here or ...