Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.
Questions tagged [software-installation]
How do I install a .deb file via the command line?
Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages…
I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java 7, I followed this way to install Java 6. But it…
I installed Sublime Text 2 on 12.04 as per this tutorial. However I don't have adequate permissions when launching the program from the Unity launcher. For example I cannot install packages, or if I add a folder to the sidebar when I close Sublime…
My questions are divided into two parts: How to know the version of installed package? How to install a specific package version?
I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers for a BCM43xx card? I'm a user with no advance…
After a recent update, ttf-mscorefonts-installer prompted me to accept its license agreement. ┌─────────────────┤ Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐ │ …
I tried to install ffmpeg in trusty/Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following message: $sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ffmpeg is not available, but is…
I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I want to add "Open terminal here" to Nautilus context or right-click menu but it tries to download 32bit version from Internet.
My PC has both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I have installed all my drivers in Windows like Nvidia graphics, motherboard etc. Shall I install them in Ubuntu too? I looked on the web for my Nvidia drivers and I have found a .run file. How could I…
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 installation of user applications?