What is "public" software? I'm having trouble with a program installed in /p/bin (type which [programname] to find out where something is installed.) How do I install software in "public"?

The "public" software is anything installed in the /p or /public directory (typically, actual programs are in /p/bin). This software is installed by non-staff (students, researchers, or professors) and is not monitored, installed or maintained by the staff; if you're having trouble with a particular program, contact the person who installed that package (as shown by ls -l) directly, or email public [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu, which is a mailing list of all people who maintain programs in /public. If you want to enable your account to install software in /public, email udb [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu and they'll add you to the group and mailing list.