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

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How to repair a broken compiler?

Few months ago I was using gcc 4.6. In order to get C++11 functionality I upgraded to gcc 4.7 using a PPA. Today gcc 4.7 was recommended to me through the update manager. I just mindlessly clicked ...
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How to compile Linux kernel 3.8 in Ubuntu 12.10?

How to compile Linux kernel 3.8 in Ubuntu 12.10 without modifying the Vanilla i.e Ubuntu patches? How to install Vanilla kernel 3.8 and dual boot already installed Ubuntu 12.10 and Vanilla kernel?
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Can't Install UVC drivers: “implicit declaration of function 'x' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]”

I am working on a project for my final year project which involves the use of a web-cam. I bought an external one and tried to install new drivers for it. Now my integrated web-cam won't work. My ...
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Difference between apt-get compilation and manual compilation from source

I am trying to replace manually a library for freeradius. On a one hand I installed freeradius with an apt-get install. There was a library "libfoo-2.0.4.so" (let's call it the lib(apt)). On the other ...
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Installing source code in a package manger

So, in my quest to start learning more about Linux, I want to start compiling software. Note: any additional information or side information is greatly appreciated I have a program that I wish to ...
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Python: module not found after manual install

I've recently updated to the current version of Ubuntu, 13.04 and Python 2.7.4. Since then I have problems importing the gobject module and dunno what to do to fix it. I'd like to use dreampie which ...
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how to remove httpd built from source

I'm aware of the post: How do I remove apache installed with make install and use apache from the repositories?. I installed httpd2.4 from source. But for httpd2.4, there is no make uninstall ...
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Building GCC 4.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install GCC 4.8 on Ubuntu 12.04, but during make I get the error shown below where compilation aborts. (To the best of my knowledge I have all prerequisites satisfied as I have already ...
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undefined reference to symbol dgemm cblas error

I am trying to compile a code package, which makes use of cblas and Lapack. Thus, after specifying the path of Lapack and cblas in its makefile, when I try to make or compile, I get the following ...
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libusb program not compiling

I am trying to compile a program that uses libusb library in Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed the libusb-1.0-0-dev. However when I try to compile a program as below:- #include<usb.h> ...
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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 do 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 do people tend to say "It's bad, use clear install instead" ...
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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 ...