I tried to build a project while it reports: # ./autogen.sh Can’t exec “aclocal”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.pm line 326. autoreconf: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory How should I handle this? How to install aclocal? yum install aclocal shows: No package aclocal available. Error: Unable to find a […]
How to install the Chrome browser on Fedora Linux from Google? Google provides a repository for yum/dnf on Fedora. First, following http://www.systutorials.com/3471/additional-repositories-for-fedora-linux/#google-chrome-repository to add Google Chrome repository. Then, you can install Google Chrome by yum/dnf: # dnf install google-chrome-stable Answered by Eric Z Ma.
VitualBox is installed on Fedora 21 by # yum install VirtualBox The following packages are installed kmod-VirtualBox-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64-4.3.20-4.fc21.4.x86_64 VirtualBox-4.3.20-3.fc21.x86_64 There is the kernel modules package installed. However, when running virtualbox (after reboot), it reports: [zma@laptop:~]$ virtualbox WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current kernel (3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64) or […]
On CentOS 6.6, I find that it can make the screen (console, not X) blank after a while. However, it does not power the screen off. This usually work on Fedora or other releases. I guess this is caused by some configurations specific in CentOS 6.6. How to make CentOS 6.6 power off the console […]
I found CentOS 6.6 does not ship vbetool in its default repositories, EPEL or RPMfusion. How to install vbetool on CentOS 6.6? First, download the source package from http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/vbetool/ and unpack the package. Second, install needed packages: # yum pciutils-devel pciutils-devel-static libx86-devel During the building, it will try to find the libpci.a in a different […]
It seems Fedora 21 does not ship with musl-libc. How to install musl libc on Fedora 21 Linux? First, download musl libc source package from its download page: http://www.musl-libc.org/download.html . Here we use 1.1.5 as the example. After unpacking the source package, configure and build it by $ ./configure $ make Then, install it by […]
How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux? With aptitude, you can use this command to show the available versions of a package: aptitude versions <package name> In the console GUI, aptitude also show the versions. You may also simulate installation of a package and see which version will be installed: aptitude […]
How to list all files from a .deb package like rpm -ql on RPM based systems? Use this command dpkg -L pkg_name More on the dpkg command, check dpkg manual. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to find which package can be installed for a file, like “yum provides”? That is, the package is not installed yet and I do not know the package for a file that I want. The apt-file tool can do the similar things as yum provides. You may need to install it first by sudo […]
How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude? To list available versions of a package: apt-cache showpkg <package-name> For example, to check all versions of thunderbird: $ sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird Package: thunderbird Versions: 1:31.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages MD5: 68ed1001b79d708ad48956a0c129114d Description Language: en File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en MD5: […]
How to find whether a package is installed on Linux Mint? For example, I would like to check whether ghostscript is installed. Using dpkg: dpkg -l List all available packages (installed and not installed): apt-cache pkgnames Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to install multiple versions of sbt on my Linux host For example, some projects use 0.12.x while some use 0.13.x. Installing neither in the system only is not sufficient enough. You may use the excellent sbt-extras: https://github.com/paulp/sbt-extras Most of the time, it detects the version of sbt needed in the project direoctory automatically: [zma@office […]
How to package a Scala project to a .jar file with sbt? Manually packaging the .class files are fine but too tedious. A jar of just the project classes The command: sbt package will produces the main artifact as a jar into target/scala-2.x.y/project_name_2.x.y-zz.jar. Continuously building the package: sbt ~package Standalone jar with all dependencies If […]
How to install sbt for scala on Fedora Linux? It is not included in the default Fedora repository although scala is included. The download page of scala-sbt.org provides the RPM package. You can install the sbt rpm package by yum. We only need the URL to the RPM package. Here, let take version 0.13.1 as […]
I come across some closed source software that only provides .deb packages. Fedora manages packages with rpm/yum. How to install the .deb packages on Fedora? Alien is a tool to convert .deb package to .rpm package: http://joeyh.name/code/alien/ To download and install alien: $ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/alien/alien_8.88.tar.gz $ tar xf alien_8.888.tar.gz $ cd alien $ perl Makefile.PL; […]