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Questions tagged [software-installation]

Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.

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Why `sudo apt-get install XXXX` sometimes request confirmation, others not?

Just for curiosity, sometimes while installing software throught apt-get install software_name the terminal prompt me for a confirmation "type Yes or No", but not allways. I dont mean the sudo ...
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Can't install openSDK 6 - ubuntu 10.04

While trying to install openJDK to start installing netbeans 6.9 - I'm getting this: The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was ...
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How to install an RPM using a GUI tool in Ubuntu Desktop?

I've been given some RPM files on CD and want to install them in Ubuntu (10.04) Desktop using a GUI app. Is there a way for me to do this without resorting to the command line? I'd like to know what ...
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How can Wolfenstein Enemy Teritory with dependency on libgtk1.2 be installed on Ubuntu?

Hey, Im trying to install Wolfenstein E.T however it comes up with this error message when running, Saying its missing Libgtk-1.2. In the repos there is only libgtk2.0 any ideas how i can get around ...
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How can I strip down Ubuntu?

I'm trying to fix what I consider a bloated install of Ubuntu. When I install Ubuntu on a machine, I get things that I don't want - web browsers, office applications, media players, accessibility ...
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How to install php-gtk?

I can't find it in the repositories.I am using Maverick.
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When installing user applications, where do “best practices” suggest they be located?

Occasionally I install applications manually, rather than using apt or another package manager. What location (/usr/, /usr/local/, /opt/, /home/, etc.) is suggested by "best practices" for the ...
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Installing Netbeans 6.9

I downloaded the latest Netbeans installer (6.9) which is not yet available on 10.04. I tried to "sudo ./netbeans-6.9-ml-linux.sh" but it does not install anything. I get the following messages ...
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Where would I find a PPA for the newest version of GIMP?

Does anyone know of a PPA that has the development version of GIMP? I would like to try out the new single window mode.
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How do I install pyjamas?

When Ubuntu 10.4 was in alpha stage, there was pyjamas package, which didn't work. I posted a bug on launchpad and the only resolution, was removing this package altogether. Does anyone know, how to ...
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How can I install a package without root access?

I have no root access on this machine. I would like to know if there is a way I can download Ubuntu packages and install them as non-root? Probably in my ~/bin or ~/usr/share or something like that? ...
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What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack?

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be ...
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Where should I install sagemath?

Sage's installation instructions basically tell me to just untar it and run it from wherever I'd like. Not being experienced with the Linux way of where things should go in the filesystem, I'm kind of ...
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How do I install Adobe Flash player?

I have had significant problems with watching flash video in 64-bit Ubuntu. Does anyone know of a good way to get flash running on the platform?
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How can I set the Software Center to install software for non-root users?

How can I set the Software Center to allow non-root users to install stuff from the Ubuntu repos without having to type in their password? I'm fully aware of the security implications, and I am ...