Questions related to compiling software, normally using the "make" command.

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Uninstall build dependencies using apt-get

To install the build dependencies of some software, we use command $ sudo apt-get build-dep XXXX What to do in case we want to remove those packages only, those dependency packages installed by ...
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What to do if 'sudo make install' does not work for tar.gz files?

I downloaded the galaxium chat client tar.gz package from google code repositories. But, I am not able to install it with normal sudo make install command as described in the instructions, it gives ...
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Cannot find -lgfortran

I'm trying to install a package in R (package "ks"). It fails with error message: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran I've already installed the Ubuntu package build-essential: sudo apt-get ...
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warning messages while compiling c program using gcc [closed]

I am new to linux. I use gcc (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) 4.6.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I compiled the c program using pointer, I got the -Wformat warning as shown below. But if I execute a.out ...
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Can't compile with GCC on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to compile and run the below C program on my Ubuntu & Windows machines with both GCC & VC9. However, I'm facing below issues: On Ubuntu machine: GCC compiles fine, but when run, ...
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How to install new tmux 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04?

Are there any PPA? If no, how to make it from sources? Which dev libs I'll need to do this?
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How to fix compilation errors that mention “stray ‘\342’” and “stray ‘\200’”?

I wrote this program: #include<stdio.h> int main() { printf(“Hello World\n”); return 0; } I saved it as first.c and tried to compile but receiving this problem I have installed even gcc ...
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Which version of Python do I have installed?

I'm trying to write a simple Python script using Geany. This IDE will automatically compile the code I write but I'm not sure which version of Python it is using. If I enter python --version in the ...
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How To Install Powertop 2.3 & Permanently Save Changed Of Powertop Suggestions In Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Google every ppa and checked that they all have the powertop 2.1, So how can i install powertop 2.3 just recently released. How do make permanently save changes of powertop, i know i can put ...
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When compiling the Linux Kernel, what is the purpose of `make randconfig`?

In what scenario would one want to use this tool? It would seem to make less work, but the upshot is, of course, that you don't know what configuration options will be used for your kernel, which ...
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How can I use Stroustrup's graphics libraries (Simple_window.h, Graph.h,…) in Netbeans

I'm reading and learning Bjarne Stroustrup's "Programming principles and practice using C++". I want to use graphics libraries from chapter 12-16 in Netbeans 7.3. I have already added header files ...
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Broken python (2.7) after manually building and installing python 2.6

running Ubuntu 12.04, I had the usual python 2.7 in place . I needed python 2.6 , so I downloaded the source and did ./configure make sudo make install A mistake, as I did not want to replace my ...
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Solve error file compiling PHP configure: error: libXpm.(a|so) not found

I got an error while compiling PHP, I am listing the details below. Error configure error libxpm.(a so) not found I have checked with dpkg -L libxpm-dev. it is showing the needed file is in the ...
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Trying to compile Magic Set Editor

When I try to compile magicseteditor I get these errors: g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I./src -I/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/wx/include/base-unicode-debug-2.8 -I/usr/include/wx-2.8 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 ...
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Installing gphoto2 to use the python binding not working

I want to use the Python bindings that are available for gphoto2 and this requires a build from their tarballs. My first step is simply to build gphoto2 such that it recognizes my camera and thus far ...
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curl/types.h file or directory not found [duplicate]

I have a cpp code to compile but while compiling it is showing the error of curl/types.h file or directory not found, compilation error, fatal error. I am using ubuntu 12.10. please help me to fix ...
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top source code compilation error

I have downloaded the top source code from the following location. http://sourceforge.net/projects/unixtop/?source=dlp After extracting the code, i run the following command: ./configure make cc ...
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Where can I download mingw32 version 4.72 for ubuntu?

I am cross compiling some software for linux that needs the 4.72 version of the mingw32 compiler to work. However, the version in the repos is only 4.4, where can I find 4.72?
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Update to PHP 5.4.7 [duplicate]

I am currently running PHP 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.1 (cli) (built: Nov 15 2012 01:18:34) on xubuntu . I would like to update to latest version or >= 5.4.7. Is there another way to do instead of making it from ...
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I have a problem installing activestate python instead of the default. How can I fix it? Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am getting this error when trying to run the ./install.sh for ActivePython. How can I correct this? cd /tmp wget ...
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/bin/bash: --pkg: command not found

I am attempting to build a package using jhbuild but am running into an error during the build phase. The output for this phase is: *** Building egg-list-box *** [1/1] make -j 8 make all-am make[1]: ...
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Installing tar.gz when there is no configure file

I've downloaded a tar.gz for the game Solar 2, and extracted it. Frustratingly, there is no configure file for it, nor is there an INSTALL or a README file. If I skip straight to the "make" command, ...
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Why does people say 'make install' is bad?

I keep seeing people saying make; make install is bad. I can't seem to find anyone with a reasonable explanation. So, why is it bad? Or why does people tend to say "It's bad, use clear install ...
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Error while installing tiff-4.0.3

I get the following errors while installing tiff-4.0.3: pranav@pranav-Inspiron-1545:~$ cd dependency/ pranav@pranav-Inspiron-1545:~/dependency$ tar -xvf libtiff4-3.6.0-5.tar.bz2 usr/bin/cygtiff4.dll ...
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Scanalyze install

I am trying to install Scanalyze. I downloaded the source code, and in the compilation instructions for Ubuntu, he has mentioned that for later versions of gcc (mine is 4+), there is a separate ...
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Compiling Meshlab

I am trying to install Meshlab as per the documentation. I installed all the dependencies and followed the steps. But am having trouble with certain steps here. In order to successfully compile a ...
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Compiling php 5.2 from source under 12.04, apxs2 (via libtools) ignores the -prefix used with ./configure

In the source directory: ./configure --prefix=/home/ashkan/Development/php/bin/php-5.2 --with-mysql --with-apxs2=/usr/bin/apxs2 make works fine but make install says: Installing PHP SAPI module: ...
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Source package: precise build dependencies policy for Software Centre

I was seeking for a detailed specification of what's allowed as build dependencies for sources packages to be published in the Software Centre. I found Ubuntu Policy Manual — Chapter 4 - Source ...
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dcraw issue with fuji x raf

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bits. I can not decode raw raf fuji X file with the dcraw utility (report error : Corrupt data near 0xdc800) as availaible in the "logithèque" dcraw 8.99-1build1 This is ...
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How to compile a c++11 program using future in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to compile a c++ program in Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using g++ 4.7 (installed from a ppa). I'm using std::future, but I have an error. The code: $ cat main.cpp #include <iostream> ...
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Patch, compile and run Wine without installing

I'm not familiar with compiling software from source. I would like to test a patched version of Wine following this procedure. I already have Wine installed and do not wish to modify it. I just want ...
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How to install arduino-1.0.3-linux32.tgz?

Can't ./configure after I tar'ed Linux version from here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
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Manually Adding Installed Package

i built some packages myself using make & make install instead of apt-get because some packages in ubuntu repositories are not the latest version, sometimes not new enough to build some package ...
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'libavformat/avformat.h: No such file or directory' while compiling OpenCV for Arm A8

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I get errors while cross-compiling OpenCV for Arm A8. Can someone help to resolve? $ make Scanning dependencies of target zlib [ 0%] Building C object ...
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Installing Trimaran

I'm having the same issue as posted here, but in my case, using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live USB, inside ~/trimaran/openimpact folder, try to execute ./install_openimpact Shell replies me at the end: ...
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Installing Piklab

I have tried to install Piklab into my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit, and I tried to use this and this method. None of them really worked. During cmake ., my shell displays me lots of messages, but I think ...
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Initialising the Build Environment for Android on 64-bit 12.04

I am looking to initialise the build environment for the AOSP codebase (or for that matter, any Android source), and one of the first steps in the process is to; $ sudo apt-get install git gnupg flex ...
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Which settings for re-compiling libav-tools?

Which settings is Ubuntu's package libav-tools compiled with? I want to re-compile libav-tools (even better: the whole libav) without adding or removing its features.
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How do you rebuild and apply a portion of the kernel?

I was following the steps here to build my own kernel, which worked great, then I wanted to make a small tweak to the setup file (/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c) and rebuild it to see my message printed in ...
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How to install a program from a .tar.gz [duplicate]

I already extracted the file and when I drag the file to the terminal this is the directory I get " '/home/ali/Downloads/Stencyl-2.1.0 ". Now can someone give me exact instructions for this ...
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How do I compile/run C++ code in the console?

I'm trying to run my C++ code using the console. I used the header file conio.h like I did when I used Turbo C++ IDE in Windows, and I ran the code in console using g++ filename.cpp I have ...
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How to Compile and install Virtual usb?

after days of searching I found this link and seems it has what I've been looking for ! I couldn't install it , I'm so new linux user can u give me a hand in this :( please readme file says : ...
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vlc no gui from build

When I start VLC(installed version), I get output like the following in a Terminal window and then a new VLC player in graphical window: $ vlc VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision ...
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Cross-compilation issues with GCC/G++

I am using gcc to compile a C++ application on my CI server (http://ci.berboe.co.uk) and as the vps that it is compiled on has the x86-64 architecture I need to cross-compile to get the compiled ...
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Cross-Compile for ARM?

How do I set up GCC for cross compiling for the ARM processor? The host would be on x68 ( AMD64 - Ubuntu 12.04 ) and the target would be ARM ( Raspberry Pi as well as Pandaboard - will do separate ...
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linking cpp object file to c object file and create executable

Suppose i have a c++ file, created an object file and c file created another object file. Now i need to link both into one executable. While i'm trying it is giving errors about c++ not found. Can ...
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How do I obtain the offical Ubuntu patched kernel source without using git?

I'm needing to custom compile a kernel to enable some very specific hardware features that are not on by default and have to be compiled in. I started following this guide but it seems to be slightly ...
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How to Install touchegg on Ubuntu 12.10?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to install touchegg so I can have multi-touch on my mousepad. I was following the guide here but I am not able to compile the source for some reason. Can ...
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Compiling RTL8192CU Driver for Edimax EW-7811UN for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) [closed]

Yesterday, I upgraded to Ubuntu Raring 13.04 and can no longer compile the latest RTL8192CU driver from the Realtek website (3.4.4_4749-2012/11/12). Raring Ringtail runs under kernel 3.8.0-1-generic ...
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Why I get “No Vala Compiler Found” while compiling?

I tried to install Unity Greeter (unity-greeter_0.2.8.orig.tar.gz) to my Ubuntu 12.04 system from source. But after enter ./configure in terminal, following error appeared: