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

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not able to execute a compiled file - “permission denied”

I've compiled my file using the following command gcc -o rget rget.c filerpc_clnt.c filerpc_xdr.c -Insl I find that the file property "Allow files to be executed as program" is not enabled. and so ...
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compiling from Ubuntu 12.04 using older glibc version

I am an old newbie I am learning now a Operating Systems course where we need to compile a program in 9.10 Ubuntu. this program is not running as expected on further releases of Ubuntu (such as 12.04) ...
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How to install non compiled programs?

I was using Ubuntu from 9.8 until now 11.10 ,and there are some programs that have this sequence to install : In the terminal cd to the program's folder and write ./configure write configure make ...
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'make: *** [TLS.o] Error 1' while installing nzbget

I'm trying to install nzbget on ubuntu 11.10. Here's the output of ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking ...
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How can I use Cygwin under Ubuntu?

I have written a tiny application for Ubuntu, and it works great. I am interested in cross-compiling it for Windows. I have installed mingw32 from repository, and it compiles simple files very well. ...
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How do you get “reaver” to run? [closed]

I found directions on this site, on how to do this, but it won't work for me. The Echo i get is a Syntax Error I used the commands, that came with these directions as followed: You need to install ...
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Compile Mono without .NET 2 support

I have an application that is targeted to .NET Framework 4.0, and I am building an installer script for Linux that needs to build a custom version of Mono which is installed to the user's home ...
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Compiling on Ubuntu (10 or 11) 32 bits for Debian 6 64 bits

Does a program compiled on Ubuntu 32 bits work on Debian 6 64 bits? I went googling and found: "Normally a program compiled on a 32bit system works on a 64 also, but not the other way." So the 32 ...
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Compiling Pyqt4 program

I am trying to package a program I wrote (using Pyqt4) into a single executable for linux. I tried using Pyinstaller however it has problems with importing Gio (for settings) from gi.repository ...
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Trying To Compile But Missing Headers?

So I'm trying to update my sound card driver but I need to compile first. After entering the sudo make command, I run into errors, missing files, etc. See link. Terminal_Lines I've installed the ...
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How to speed up compilation of Ubuntu apps (make, cmake, gcc)

I am compiling some programs here and I have 4 cores. Is there a way to tell make, cmake or gcc to compile using all cores or something to that affect.
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Compiling an RT3062 PCI Wireless Driver

I have an Ralink wifi card installed. The driver shipped with ubuntu 11.10 does not appear to run my card. On the ralink website there is a source download for compiling the driver but being new to ...
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Updating PHP to the latest version in Ubuntu 10.04 server edition

Please explain to me why Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server version don't release the latest version of PHP. The PHP version is still in version 5.3.6-13 while the updated version is already at 5.3.10. Will this ...
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Error when installing gtk+-3..2.3

This is the error I get when running the ./configure command in the source folder for gtk+-3.2.3. Any help on how to resolve this?
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Recompiling Ubuntu stock kernel

I want to recompile the stock Ubuntu kernel (on Oneiric) with just one change: include usbcore as a kernel module so it can be reloaded at runtime (I have some issue with usb support crashing at ...
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How do i install with makefile? I get erorr while typing `./configure` [closed]

I'm trying to install Intel driver from here: http://intellinuxgraphics.org/2011Q4.html However when running ./configure and then make I get the following output: $ ./configure checking for a ...
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Is it better to compile from source or to install from a .deb package?

Sometimes, when downloading software from the Internet, I find that there is a .deb package ready for either my Debian/Ubuntu and also a tarball to be compiled. In the beginning I would simply use the ...
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./configure not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? I am trying to install Java 7 via tar.gz, but when it comes to the command "./configure", it says it don't exist. I am using ...
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“configure: error: Intel WiMAX SDK is required ” error when recompiling Network Manager

I tried to to recompile network manager in this way but did not succeeded. Can you explain me how can I install wimax tools? Or tell me what is wrong with my installation? I installed wimax tools ...
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unbuild. Remove a built package

I was having issue with the vim-gnome package and command-t with vim not compiling with the system ruby. So I built vim with. sudo apt-get install mercurial hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ ...
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Does compiling a linux kernel make the OS faster?

Does compiling a downloaded linux kernel (e.g 3.2) make the OS (e.g ubuntu) faster on that specific machine?
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Why do I get a “configure: error: Could not compile basic X program.” error when trying to compile Spidermonkey?

I am trying to install spidermonkey on 11.10. However I am having many compile issues. Most recently I have received this error, but I cannot understand exactly what the error is. checking whether ...
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Messed up gcc/build-essential - how to revert?

I have some strange problems regarding my build setup... acutally I am trying to compile #include <stdio.h> int main() { printf( "Hello World!\n" ); return 0; } By running gcc -o ...
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How do I compile and use liboverlay-scrollbar from source?

I'm trying to install and use a patched version of liboverlay-scrollbar that matches my personal preferences. I've successfully downloaded lp:ayatana-scrollbar and ./autogen.sh; make; sudo make ...
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Help with install Epiphany 3.3.4

When I compile from source, it gives me this after the "./configure" command. I've already installed the "glib-2.0.0" that it initially told me it dependent on.
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Uninstall Ubuntu TV

i was testing and installed Ubuntu TV via instructions which can be found here. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuTV/Contributing But how do I remove it? make uninstall doesn't work and I am stuck. It is ...
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How to build binary packages in Launchpad?

I have a Launchpad account and a PPA. I have just uploaded a source package using dput. Is it possible to instruct the Launchpad build machine to build binary packages?
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Incompatible libraries when trying to compile a program I wrote

I'm not a native speaker, but I will try my best in English. For a self-made program I need some libraries (which are from someone else). On my first Linux PC it worked, but now on this PC it doesn't ...
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When compiling my own kernel I end up with 6 packages, which do I need to install? [closed]

I have compiled my own kernel and I ended up with 6 packages: linux-doc_3.2.0-030200.201201042035_all.deb linux-headers-3.2.0-030200_3.2.0-030200.201201042035_all.deb ...
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Compiling for 64bit file access

I've reviewed a number of answers for compiling code to make it read/write files beyond the 4GB max allowed by 32bit file offsets. I'm not having luck with any of the "simple" solutions that I'm ...
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How do I compile gwget from source?

i extracted the source and ran Terminal i logged to source directory using following command: sudo ./configure it errors: command not found! what is wrong with it?
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How to install JailKit?

i want to install jailkit in ubuntu http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=248724 so i have downloaded jailkit http://olivier.sessink.nl/jailkit/index.html#download after downloading i did tar ...
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How do I compile ALSA 1.0.24?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick on my main PC, and I got the system configured just the way I like it (yay!) a long time ago. Everything was well until the recent Wine releases which are apparently made to ...
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How to install Media Explorer?

Media Explorer is a Media Center much like XBMC, it is part of Meego. The latest version, 0.3, is only available as source, which one has to build. A PPA exists, providing version 0.2, yet I don't ...
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How do I port software that I have written for Windows to Ubuntu?

I have written software packages for the Windows platform. I want to change to Ubuntu. At the moment I use Visual Basic and Access Databases. Can anyone suggest What I should use to rewrite my ...
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Problem with compiling GTK3 program

I recently decided to learn gtk+, so I installed the gtk3 developement package which contains all the necessary libraries, then I just wrote a simple program test which is supposed to display a gtk ...
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How to install ffmpeg without root?

I want to install ffmpeg, however it seems that its impossible without root. there are sources, but I have to compile it somehow. how to compile it? I just need ffmpeg "exec".
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Kernel compiling help

I was compiling the kernel 3.2 when it was taken more time than the walkthrough indicated. So I cancelled it, realizing that it took 5 gb of hard drive space. I deleted all the kernel folders ...
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Error in node_crypto.cc when building node.js with nvm

The error message is the following (tried with multiple versions of node v0.4.1, v0.4.7, etc): ../src/node_crypto.cc:101:29: error: ‘SSLv2_method’ was not declared in this scope ...
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How can I compile Shotwell to be able to use the faces feature?

It seems shotwell has the capability, you just have to compile it. I tried to configure with --define=ENABLE_FACES but the feature isn't showing up. I used playya git which included a recent fix for a ...
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How to solve configure: error: readline library not found?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server with a minimal install that I want to compile postgres on. With the minimal install the server did not have gcc so I had to do an apt-get install gcc but now I keep ...
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How to find out how many people have downloaded from PPAs

How do I find out how many people use a particular PPA. I see on a particular PPA ; Package build summary A total of 108 builds have been dispatched for this PPA. Completed builds 108 successful 0 ...
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How do I install Clang Version 3 in 10.10?

How would I go about installing version 3 of Clang/LLVM in Ubuntu 10.10? Ubuntu 10.10 installs version 2.8 by default. Version 3 has more extensive/up to date support for C++ and possibly C (I am not ...
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Specifying variables in checkinstall

The compile command that I should use is: make KLIB=/lib/modules/$(uname -r) But as make utility is not good at uninstalling packages I want to use checkinstall like so: checkinstall install=no ...
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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Configuration and compilation settings used for Ubuntu packages

I want to be able to recreate specific packages by compiling the source code of the package. To compile the source code one has to run the configuration process, followed by the compilation process. I ...
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How to install software from source and tell the apt-get that I have installed the version?

For installing software from source: ./configure make sudo make install How to tell the apt-get that the software has been installed, so that sudo apt-get install someSoftware Will show that the ...
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PCRE compilation errors on 11.10 (but not on 10.10 and 11.04) [closed]

I compile a project in C + +. The project uses a library PCRE. The project is not written by me. I run the SH-file. On Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 is compiled. At 11.10 - no. This error occurs when: g + ...
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How to download, modify, build and install a Debian source package?

If I want to make minor changes to the source code of a Debian package, how do I go about downloading, incrementing the package version, building the (modified) source, and installing it on my ...
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How to escape spaces in pwd path when creating a Boost build script?

I want to compile Boost with some specific options (eg: using zlib from its latest source) So I try next bash code like: WD=`pwd` #//... cd $BOOST_ROOT_DIR echo_run ./bootstrap.sh #// problem with ...