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, 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 and they'll add you to the group and mailing list.

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