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Forgot to install the desktop environment while installing debian 12

Assuming you want to continue from where you are now, these instructions will help you get the graphical interface installed. However, since you are using a freshly installed system you might find it ...
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Forgot to install the desktop environment while installing debian 12

The best way is to use tasksel as said @Chris Davies. Alternatively, you can display the available desktop env by looking to Recommends packages in apt show task-desktop: Recommends: task-gnome-...
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No sha256sum in MacOS

If you just need a CLI command, simply shasum -a 256 <file> solves the problem. It is not necessary to install coreutils. This is mentioned, though not prominently visible, in the comment to ...
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Can I install programs in linux from any directory?

Yes, absolutely. The location you run a command from has no effect on anything except in the specific case where you use a tool that requires files in its current directory. That isn't the case for ...
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Forgot to install the desktop environment while installing debian 12

While the above are good answers, suggest we reduce this to just: sudo apt install task-desktop That is it. When you are new to Linux, the default desktop is fine. It seems that Chris's excellent ...
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How can I move a file to /usr/local/bin?

As explained in the comments, if you know the root password, then you can open a root shell or if your account has sudoer rights, which it usually does in WSL, you can also open a root shell or use ...
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Can I install programs in linux from any directory?

If you use a package manager, then yes, the directory you're installing your program from doesn't matter. That package that is going to be installed knows where every file belongs, and unless you ...
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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?

As indicated by the messages you quoted, if the Dialog frontend cannot be used (e.g. when running the package installation commands from within Emacs), the package configuration system will use a ...
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How to install slocate in Ubuntu

You can’t install it (without building it from source), it’s no longer available. Current alternatives are better so you wouldn’t want to anyway. slocate was “secure” a long time ago. However its ...
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How do I install the manual pages on NetBSD?

Run sysinst, then: choose "Re-install sets or install additional sets" from the main menu choose "current system" from "Available disks" when prompted choose "...
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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?

Sometimes, distributions backport feature updates into packages and keep the release numbers the same (they almost always backport security patches). In those cases, that's all you need. Neovim isn't ...
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Is it legal to download google chrome from Linux mint software manager?

Is it legal to download google chrome from Linux mint software manager? Yes, it is absolutely legal to install Chrome through the software manager. Google Chrome only official distributes Chrome ...
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downloaded application doesn't launch in Debian 12

What's wrong with what I do? Generally, you shouldn't even go and download software manually from any website, usually. You say you have debian linux, so just install telegram directly, like you would ...
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How to update programs compiled from source (from Github)?

Presumably you cloned the Github repository. So you git pull to update your local copy of the repository, and you build whatever it is, again. And you install it, again. You're backing up your ...
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Kali nethunter installation error on android using Termux (404 not found)

You will receive an HTTP status code in response to your request to the kali.download server, which you can use for troubleshooting. In this case it is the code 404, which means that the requested ...
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Would the `install` command help me merge a build directory into the root filesystem?

There is nothing magical about the install command. Unlike what the intro of man install suggests, it really just copies the files (with options to also chown, chmod, strip, mkdir...) -- so you may ...
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Installing ufw as root vs installing using sudo

The sudo command typically provides "one command at a time" root access. Running a command directly as root, and running that same command with sudo as a normal user is directly equivalent. #...
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Can I install programs in linux from any directory?

The directory you are in does not affect the destination your package manager installs the packages you request.
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How to add Launchpad repository to Fedora?

To add a custom repository you actually need a repository with RPM packages, Launchpad doesn't offer option to build RPM packages, only DEB packages for Ubuntu or Debian via PPA repositories, so there ...
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dnf won't let me overwrite or change packages

I get the impression there are a number of misconceptions or misinterpretations involved here. I don’t think it’s useful to try to fix your package installation problem, but I’ll try to address the ...
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What is column 3 (suite/release/distribution) in /etc/apt/sources.list?

Definitions Suite - See Definition 2e. Release - See Stages of Development. Distribution - See the paragraph RE: Distro. In Relation to APT jammy-* would be considered a "suite" as all ...
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Is not possible install MySQL 8 on Fedora Workstation 39

The error indicates that the GPG key for the repo isn't valid because the certificate is expired for /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-mysql-2022. It expired in October 2022. For some reason, the latest ...
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Why is it necessary to run 'dpkg-reconfigure' on bodged installs?

The postfix package uses debconf for its configuration. You can think of this as a kind of registry in Debian; it’s used by most packages which need configuration during installation. You can see the ...
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Changing yum source through Gnome GUI

AFAIK there is no (popular) app to manage yum repositories. The options you have are from command line. For example you can use: yum-config-manager --enable repository to enable particular repo. ...
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error: libcurl >= 7.28.0 library and headers are required with support for https

Since you’re stuck with 4.0.3, and since the R project determined that upgrading libcurl 7 to 8 doesn’t break API or ABI, you can patch the build. Before running ./configure, run awk '/> 7/ { c = 1 ...
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Failing to install PyPi package gdown via py2dsp

This is a known bug in py2dsp, unfortunately with no fix for now. Pointing py2dsp at the source repository doesn’t work either, so I suspect the only way forward is to write a source package from ...
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Understand Brother wireless printers installer (Driver Install Tool)

I haven't tried that particular printer, but I have some experience with other Brother printers like HL-...DW. It seems like there are generally two options with CUPS: Using the Brother driver, and ...
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How do you install a package offline within an ISO setup?

First on a networked computer use: apt-get install --download-only <package> to get the package. Then copy it from apt-get install --download-only to a USB thumb drive. Don't for get to fetch ...
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Installing ufw as root vs installing using sudo

No, these two approaches are the very same in effect. As you get the same result, there is no system-related difference. The only user-related difference is, that you did enter root account some way, ...
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Does getting WiFi working on Debian 12 really require an internet connection on the device in question?

Unfortunately the licensing situation around Broadcom firmware and drivers means that it’s rather difficult to get all the necessary pieces, even with the recent changes to firmware distribution in ...
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