Using the Software campus software library (Linux - RHEL9)

You can install selected software (without administrative privileges) on fully managed Linux devices running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) using the campus software library. This feature is only available to fully managed Linux office workstations, not lab computers or Colossus and Guardian. If you require software in Linux computer labs for a class, please see this article with information about the Linux lab software list.

For macOS and Windows devices, refer to the Related Articles.

Instructions for pkcon

Pkcon is a Command Line Interface (CLI) that allows users to install software.

  1. Press the Windows key and type terminal in the search bar.
    Pkcon window with search field
  2. In the terminal window type pkcon install <Your Software> where <Your Software>  is the software you would like to install.
  3. You will then be prompted for your Michigan Tech password. Once that is typed in the software will install
  4. If you are having trouble finding the software you can use pkcon search <Your Software>. This will output the full name of the package to be installed with pkcon install.

Instructions for Gnome Software

Gnome Software is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows users to install software. Please note that some software is not available through Gnome Software, but may be available with the pkcon instructions above.

To open the software application:

  1. Press the Windows key (super key).
  2. Begin typing "Software" and select the Software icon.
    Select software icon from search results
  3. Once open, you can search for software using the search button.
    software window
  4. Type in the name of the software you’d like to install.
    Search for software and select corresponding icon
  5. From the search results, select Install.
    select install
  6. You will be prompted for your Michigan Tech account password, and the software installation will begin.

If you experience any problems during this process, contact IT at 906-487-1111 or email IT.

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