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

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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 ...
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Best practices for maintaining Ubuntu packages across versions?

I have a bunch of packages in my PPA and a reasonable knowledge on how to build Debian/Ubuntu packages, so far so good. My issue is that I don't really have an idea how to properly maintain them for ...
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Has anyone gotten Edimax 7811 to work under 11.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Afterwards I needed to have wireless capability on the same machine. The Edimax 7811 is listed as Linux compatible, but it did not work with Ubuntu 11.10. It uses ...
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Build Avahi without GUI

I'm running Ubuntu Jaunty on a plug computer which I only ever access via SSH. I want to update Avahi on the device (without GUI) and the only way (that I know of) to get the very latest version is ...
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How do I install the penmountlpc kernel module?

I would like to install the penmountlpc touchscreen driver in Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dialogue Flybook A33i. When I try installing it using module-assistant from the source packed in ...
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Cant install/compile utorrent from tar.gz source

I tried to install/compile utorrent like that: sudo ./configure make make install and like that: sudo ./configure --prefix=/path make make install and like that: sudo ./configure ...
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Auto compile service on for Ubuntu packages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PPAs and how do I use them? create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries Is there any service provided by Ubuntu , to automatically compile source to binary ...
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Cannot run compiled files on file exchange partition on a MBP 3,1

Since I dual boot on my Macbook Pro I created a partition to exchange files between Ubuntu and Mac OS X easily. I can copy and delete files easily on the exchange partition from both OS. I can also ...
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Kernel xconfig for cross-compilation fails with “no package 'qt-mt' found error”

I am cross-compiling a Kernel.org Linux kernel (linux-3.0.4) for an embedded ARM system. A few days ago, I was able to successfully build the kernel xconfig on an Ubuntu 11.04 Natty (64-bit) host ...
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How can I build GNOME Shell from jhbuild? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, and wanted to build gnome with jhbuild to get the latest and greatest. ...
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How can I install a realtime kernel?

I have read a lot of threads with similar questions, but after reading the answers, I am very confused. I have found in them lots of url's with repositories but people discusses about which ...
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Can't install inkscape

I tried to install several packages older ones too.Tried to upgrade it from terminal,to compile it.Once I did it and wait it for long time,but at the end of instalation it showed me 2 errors.When I'm ...
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Why does gsl-library not compile/link in 11.10, despite that it did under 11.04 with the same makefile and program?

I have a problem with the gsl library in Oneiric - after upgrade from Natty to Oneiric I cannot build a program anymore with my own makefile, despite the fact that in QT Creator everything works fine ...
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How to compile gedit LaTeX plugin?

Because I'd like to use the Gedit LaTeX plugin that is unfortunately not available for Gedit 3.2 in the repositories, I want to compile it myself. The most recent version you can get on ...
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How to install pymedia without compiling prereq's from source?

I'm trying to install pymedia: http://pymedia.org/ on ubuntu. I'm fine with building pymedia itself from source, as that seems my only option, but I'd rather not have source built versions of its ...
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Can't build gcc anymore since upgrade to 11.10

On Monday I've upgraded to from Ubuntu 11.04 (my initial installation) to 11.10 and now I can't build gcc from source anymore. Since I forgot to uninstall the gcc package before the upgrade, Ubuntu ...
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Madwifi Driver Installation Error : “Cannot detect kernel version”

I cannot get past this error when trying to run "make" on the driver source. Makefile.inc:81: *** Cannot detect kernel version - please check compiler and KERNELPATH. Stop. Does anyone know the ...
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LaTeX build server with git

I have a LaTeX project in git, there is a makefile. So basically a server would have to do this: git checkout master make > logfile 2>&1 Given that I push into a repo on the server. I ...
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Missing linux/autoconf.h [closed]

I 'm trying to compile a package in Ubuntu but getting error "linux/autoconf.h: No such file or directory" Now I see that the missing file is under ...
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Writing a “Hello World” Device Driver for kernel 2.6 using Eclipse

Goal I am trying to write a simple device driver on Ubuntu. I want to do this using Eclipse (or a better IDE that is suitable for driver programming). Here is the code: #include ...
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Easy Native Package Rebuild [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recompile all packages and trigger on updates What's easiest way of to rebuild a package in Debian/Ubuntu using a specific set of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS. In all the tutorials I ...