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computing:department:unix:checking_or_requesting_software [2014/10/22 12:30]
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computing:department:unix:checking_or_requesting_software [2015/08/13 18:34]
allan Links to computing:department:unix:modules changed to computing:department:unix:software:modules
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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 "​[[computing:​department:​unix:​software:​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
computing/department/unix/checking_or_requesting_software.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/13 18:34 by allan