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computing:department:unix:checking_or_requesting_software [2012/11/05 11:22]
allan created
computing:department:unix:checking_or_requesting_software [2015/02/20 16:27]
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 ===== Checking for software on a computer ===== ===== Checking for software on a computer =====
-If you're looking for a particular software ​package, you can check for it using the ''​yum''​ command. For example:+Software can be made available using a number of methods on our linux systems 
 +  - installed using the native linux package manager (rpm/yum) 
 +  - available within "​[[modules]]"​ 
 +  - available within a Redhat [[.:​development:​scl|"​software collection"​]] 
 +  - installed to a shared network directory on a server 
 +This can sometimes make it hard to determine what is available to you
 +Running the ''​locate''​ command on a particular ​machine can help to determine is a piece of software ​is present. 
 +You can check if a particular item is available as a linux package ​using the ''​yum''​ command. For example:
   yum list lapack   yum list lapack
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   yum provides "​*/​liblapack.so"​   yum provides "​*/​liblapack.so"​
 +Finally, if you find a package you need but which is not installed, let us know at net@physics.umn.edu so we can add it to the distribution list.
computing/department/unix/checking_or_requesting_software.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/13 18:34 by allan