Questions tagged as ['software-installation']

Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.
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Jus avatar
How can I install mathpix tool in ubuntu 20.04
jp flag

I just tried to install the source from the web page and search the tool in snap, but it didnt work, has someone knows how to install this app. Thanks

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mLstudent33 avatar
re: How to find unnecessary files downloaded for an install of dart on Ubuntu 20.04
ph flag

From the documentation:

I did sudo apt-get install libdart6-dev then I scrolled down and saw the install everything option so did sudo apt-get install libdart6-all-dev. First one was about 590M and second one about 298M which I thought meant after the second command, it just inst ...

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where can one get Adobe Air 2.6 runtime for Ubuntu?
id flag

I've tried googling all over the place, but .. could not find any page with a working download link for Air 2.6 runtime for Linux. I've started off here

This one here ( says "The last version to support desktop Linux distributions is AIR 2.6. AIR 2.6 is available from the AIR Archiv ...

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HyperNight avatar
Can't install kwin-common when trying to install KDE Plasma
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I cannot install kwin-common when trying to install KDE Plasma. I've tried sudo apt update and other Google answers, such as dpkg -a --configure, apt upgrade, but none of them worked.

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Dan avatar
Turning off all password prompts for specific user
cn flag

I'm looking to turn off all password authentication prompts for a specific user (let's say Steve) on my Ubuntu 21.04 machine.

I added the line steve ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL using sudo visudo and that removed the need to authenticate Steve's password when using sudo commands. However, I still get password authentication prompts when using GUI applications such as Ubuntu Software.

Is there a way to turn t ...

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pvdb avatar
How to change the Microsoft account for OneDrive in Ubuntu
lk flag

I have installed onedrive (version v2.4.13-9-g7857a50) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

After using my (test) microsoft account I want to use my "production" microsoft account.

I did the following : rename ~/.config/onedrive/refresh_token into refresh_token_backup and removed the originale file. After starting Onedrive it still uses my test MS-account.

Have someone a solution for me ?

rgds pvdb

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N0rbert avatar
How to correctly proceed with "There is no application installed for ... files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file?" on MATE?
zw flag

I have Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS installed. I have downloaded DXF file which is not known for my operating system.

I open Caja, navigate to this file, try to open it. And then get the following message:

Could not display "/home/user/file.dxf"

There is no application installed for DXF vector image files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file?

and I clicked 'Yes' in this window. But not ...

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puma avatar
Cmake fails to build an executable
in flag

Trying to build a program with Cmake Results in:

me@ubuntu-20-04:~/Downloads/UxPlay/build$ cmake ..

-- The CXX compiler identification is unknown
CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:3 (project):
  No CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER could be found.

  Tell CMake where to find the compiler by setting either the environment
  variable "CXX" or the CMake cache entry CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER to the full path
  to the compiler, or to  ...
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Ero Stefano avatar
How to install downloaded app?
ru flag

In Windows there is a wizard for the installation. How does that work in Linux/Ubuntu?

Example: I downloaded How can I install it and use it?

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kkollin avatar
How to install/download darktable 3.6 via cli. Ubuntu 20.04 has only darktable 3.1
br flag

I have a dell xps 13 with ubuntu 20.04.I'm confused about how to download darktable 3.6, the latest version. If I could access it Software in ubuntu only has darktable 3.1. Mostly Software is just blank - but that's another question.

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Aritra Mandal avatar
Cannot make HepMC work in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
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I am trying to work in the field of particle physics and I need help configuring software for that. I am trying to install HepMC3 in my ubuntu 20.04 but I am unaware of how to run it. I have followed all the installation instructions listed on their website. I am mentioning the command for installation below

  tar -xzf HepMC3-3.2.2.t ...
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Hyeon avatar
i can't install tensorflow. (no matching distribution found)
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i am sorry to ask such question, but being new to coding, i can't solve this problem even with googling full 2 days. so here it goes.

I'm trying to run a demo posted at github using ubuntu for window10. there, i made a env using python 2.7.13 by virtualenv. i need to use tensorflow 1.3.0 with python 2.7 to run this demo, but when i try to install tensorflow==1.3.0 by pip (pip install tensorflow== ...

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“Unable to locate package” after a crash installing other package with apt-get
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After a crash installing java with apt-get, I was trying to install maven, but apt wasn't finding:

> sudo apt-get install maven
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package maven

Already tried everything described here: "Unable to locate package" while trying to install packages with APT

But nothing helped, I found a solutio ...

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Ubuntu Get's Logout Automatically, After Installation
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I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Virtual Box. When I run Ubuntu, it works fine but when I open a terminal and Try to install any thing or try to update it by typing sudo apt update, I automatically get logout .

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Ikramul Islam avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 server installer crashes with raid1
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I am installing fresh ubuntu 20.04 with disk 1 ssd disk 2 ssd raid1 md0=/boot 5gb raid1 md1=/ 441gb server install crashing everytime erroe2

error images

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NoComprende avatar
install gtkmm-4.0 in ubuntu 20.04
us flag

Why can't I do this with

sudo apt install libgtkmm-4.0-dev

It appears to be available in I know I can install libgtkmm-3.0-dev using the above so why not 4.0?

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HippoMan avatar
apt forgot about more than 1,000 packages, and I'm unable to reinstall
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I'm running 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa)

I hadn't run aptitude for a couple days. It always worked fine, but when I tried it now, it started giving me the "e Examine" dialog each time I run it. When I type "e", it goes into a 10-20 minute run with the following showing at the top of the page:

open: aaa; closed: bbb; defer: ccc; conflict: ddd

Where 'aaa', 'bbb', 'ccc', 'ddd' are increasing numeric val ...

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Koré Jules avatar
Maarch Courrier and maarchRM installation
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ood evening everyone, I have just installed Maarch Courrier and after some testing I realize that I cannot archive my mail I have this error: "The producer service does not exist in MaarchRM". so I tried to install maarchRM by following the installation guide. but the browser is showing me this Not Found error The requested URL was not found on this server.

Apache / 2.4.46 (Ubuntu) Server at 138. ...

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apt and dpkg error
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I am trying to install anydesk using apt-get and dpkg using .deb file but the system is showing the following error.

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
mdqmlab@ubuntu-desktop:~$ anydesk
anydesk: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkglext- ...
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nolambda avatar
How do I install a specific Focal version like 245.4-4ubuntu3.10?
br flag

I am currently using Docker to install Ubuntu 20.04 like this:

FROM ubuntu:20.04

I ran some security audit and there are a few vulnerabilities and it says they are fixed in version


and my current installed version it says is:


Are these tags for nightly builds? I am just referencing ubuntu 20.04 as you can see so curious as to how I would install this specifi ...

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rude_rumit avatar
Getting error in Installing droid cam
cn flag

I tried to droidcam using :-

$cd /tmp/

$wget -O

$unzip -d droidcam

cd droidcam && sudo ./install-client

And after running :-

linux-headers-`uname -r` gcc make

I am getting error :-

linux-headers-5.8.0-63-generic: command not found

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rude_rumit avatar
Not able to install any app from Ubuntu software
cn flag

I tried to install a software from Ubuntu Software but i am getting an error :

'''Unable to install Photo GIMP:

status-code=409 kind-snap-change-conflict

message=snap "photogimp" has "install-snap" change in progress'''

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Bruna Quintas avatar
Trying to install Python 3.8
in flag

I am trying hard to install python 3.8, but using the command:

sudo apt-get install python3.8 

I get the following error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
python3.8 is already the newest version (3.8.10-0ubuntu1~20.04).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  accountsservice apport-symptoms distro-in ...
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Sorlaa avatar
Da Vinci Resolve: How to open and execute a putty terminal in Ubuntu 20.04?
kh flag

I'm trying to install Da Vinci Resolve for Ubuntu using a guide on the Blackmagic forum which tells me to open a "putty terminal" by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 but this locks my screen. I've already installed Putty but am not sure how to proceed.

I'm not that savy with linux so all help would be welcome. Here's the link to the forum guide I was referring to: ...

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Haseef Azhaan avatar
cannot install anaconda in ubuntu 20.04
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I am trying to install anaconda. In my computer. I already had anaconda, but I uninstalled that, now again I am reinstalling it, but I am facing a weird error. that:

subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command 'lsb_release -a' returned non-zero exit status 1.
[15057] Failed to execute script entry_point

I am also not able to create a virtual python environment

here is my full error

PREFIX=/home/haseef/an ...
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tgkprog avatar
Installing VS Code on Ubuntu 20.04 with auto updates
cn flag

I did see How do I uninstall Visual Studio Code? and

Mentions snap and apt as ways to install with auto-updates. Wanted to know which is the way to get it with the latest stable changes? I usually install via apt, but snap is listed first here, is there any advantage? Just trying to pick the best so I do not need to deal with the update notifications ...

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cesar col avatar
Desktop file didnt specify exec field
ar flag

I downloaded coq-proof Through ubuntu software but whenever I open it I always get that (Desktop file didnt specify exec field) message what can I do?

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Cant install , update or remove without getting this problem!
sz flag

I have had this problem for about a week, i cant install , autoremove, or update without the problem showing up, since i tryed to update the kernel and it stays the same , i assume the problem comes from the kernel.

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Example of autoremove:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The follo ...
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Confusing error upgrading linux-firmware?
ao flag

So, I just made a brand new vm installation of Ubuntu 20.04 under vmWare 7.

Everything is fine, but I can't apt-get upgrade the linux-firmware package:

Unpacking linux-firmware (1.187.15) over (1.187.9) ...

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.187.15_all.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './lib/firmware/netronome/flower/nic_AMDA0099.nffw' to '/lib/firm ...

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How can I install xfce4-screenshooter newer than 1.9.7 in Xubuntu 18.04?
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There is no screenshot on the clipboard when calling my screenshot-shortcut xfce4-screenshooter -rc or xfce4-screenshooter -mcw. I first asked a question on but finally I was directed here because it was not the right forum.

I am using xfce4-screenshooter 1.9.7 under Xubuntu 18.04.5 LTS currently with kernel 5.4.0-80-generic x86_64.

I h ...