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

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How do I install glib?

I want to build the Empathy in Ubuntu 11.04. When I follow the build process, ./autogen.sh The shell said to me that libtoolize: copying file `m4/lt~obsolete.m4' checking for autoconf >= ...
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Where does Ubuntu store its library files?

I want to add my own library to use in c compiling, but don't really know where ubuntu stores it.
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No acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

I want to install one package named speech_tools-2.1-release.tar.gz. After I run command ./configure in this package, it show me a message: Configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH ...
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Is there any open-source way to make a static from a dynamic executable with no source code availability?

Let me explain the problem with an example. I use some old program in my day to day work, like for example xfig and pdfedit. Now, these programs are quite old and not updated too often; my fear is ...
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How do I install the X.org Radeon/ATI driver?

I recently downloaded version 7 of the Radeon/ATI X.org Driver from this link: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati My question is how do I compile and install it? I don't like ...
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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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Aircrack-ng SVN error 1 [closed]

i've already downloaded aircrack-ng from the SVN repo and i'm trying to build it from source and this is what i get: make -C src all make[1]: Entering directory `/home/chris/aircrack-ng/src' gcc -g ...
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Does compiling programs from source speed up my operating system?

Somewhere I read that I should remove default programs in ubuntu and then compile and install them again for speeding up my os. Is this true?
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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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How to install ktechlab?

How to install ktechlab in Ubuntu 11.10?
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How to build Compiz from source?

Similarly to this question made for Unity, I would like to know what is the correct procedure to build the latest development release of Compiz from source. In particular, it would be useful to know ...
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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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Is there a plugin for the terminal which allow to detect and open files?

I'm looking for a terminal plugin/extension that would allow me to detect files path in terminal output and open them in a text editor by clicking on them. The perfect solution would open the file at ...
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How to build and install latest SimpleScreenRecorder from git?

I want to install SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) from git as recommended by the developer. The binary version crashes and it is possible that the git version already has the fixes for my crash problem. ...
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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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The best way to compile a kernel for an i7 processor?

I have compiled my own kernels for a while now. I started when I got my i7 processor and wanted its turbo boost to work properly. I've since bought an SSD so continue to benefit from a more recent ...
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Help do I install the Ralink RT3070 wireless driver?

I bought an AZTECH WL562USB wireless adapter and am stuck trying to install the driver. The driver file I downloaded is a BZ2, called ...
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How to solve dpkg-source source problem when building a package?

Has anyone here had some experience creating a Debian / Ubuntu package? I am trying to backport the lammps package (http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/lammps) from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) to Ubuntu ...
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Unable to compile RealTek RTL8188CE driver on Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to compile the Realtek drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: make -C /lib/modules/3.11.0-12-generic/build M=/home/david/Downloads/rtl8188ce-linux-driver modules ...
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Installing CoverGloobus

Is there any easier way to install Covergloobus 1.6 in Ubuntu 10.10 ? PPA doesnt work , tried to compile it but failed , are there any other ways??
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“error adding symbols: DSO missing from command line” while compiling g13-driver

I'm trying to compile the download received here: https://code.google.com/p/linux-g13-driver/ by running make but I'm receiving errors that to me, after searching on the web, look like they're the ...
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Getting an error when using 'make' command (installing aircrack-ng on Ubuntu 12.04)

I followed these instructions. I edited the common.mak file successfully and when I ran make I get this error: mohd-arafat-hossain@TUD:~/aircrack-ng-1.1$ make make -C src all make[1]: Entering ...
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VMWare player and Ubuntu 15.04: net driver does not compile anymore, how to fix?

I use VMWare Player on Ubuntu and run a different number of virtual machines on it. It worked fine until 14.10, when the kernel was upgraded I would be asked to recompile the modules etc; but it ...
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How to compile & install Emerald window manager in Ubuntu 13.04 64bit?

Please give me directions to compile & install Emerald specifically in Raring Ringtail 64bit edition. I've tried to compile it from the source many times, but had no luck.(Compile log : ...
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How to compile wine

I am a Wine PPA user for Scott Ritchie for several years and have loved that PPA but I want to start compiling Wine for testing purposes in another PC with Ubuntu. So I have a couple of questions ...
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configure: error: *** Unable to locate Tk includes

I am trying to install the latest stable release of GRASS GIS from SVN. In the stage of running configure command I get the following error at the last stage. checking for location of Tcl/Tk ...
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linux-3.14.4 kernel install problem in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install the latest kernel 3.14.4 on my Ubuntu 14.04. But it gives me an error when I try to install using make file. I have also done the make oldconfig, it took more than 3 hours to ...
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How does one build android kernel from sources on Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to build Android from sources on Ubuntu 13.04, yet there are numerous issues: Setting up the environment issues (wrong tool chains) Compilation/Build errors
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Building a static version of Python?

I tried asking this question at StackOverflow, but the dead silence that followed made me wonder if some more Ubuntu-specific expertise might be required. I am trying to build a static version of ...
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What is the best config file for kernel compilation

I need to recompile the kernel and I'm not sure what config file is the best Should I use make oldconfig or make defconfig I need all the features and modules that are installed by default in a ...
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cannot install lxml in virtualenv (python)

I cannot install lxml. In system i have python-lxml package, but i need other... Please help, if you can - my task is install lxml for development in virtual enviroment using virtualenv. I found this ...
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How to configure debian/rules file for packaging with CDBS and Cmake, Qt5 on Ubuntu 12.04

this is the first time I ask here. Recently I played packaging --a new thing for me-- in Launchpad. I tried compiling Sigil 0.7.4 for Ubuntu Precise. The source code had to be compiled with Qt5, while ...
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How to build a newer version of a package than is available for my stable release?

I want to use a newer package version with my stable Ubuntu release. Asking for backport takes too long without visible result, so I thought that maybe I can build newer version myself. Can anybody ...
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“/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11” building Firefox OS?

Tried to Build Firefox OS with Ubuntu 13.10 and got this error: host SharedLib: libOpenglRender (out/host/linux-x86/obj/lib/libOpenglRender.so) /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11 /usr/bin/ld: cannot find ...
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Compile Linux Source in /home

I went through many Linux kernel compilation tutorials ... All of them suggest to put the kernel code in /usr/src . Is it for any special reason ? What happen if i compile code in /home ? Because my ...
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Terminal commands for installing g++ 4.8?

Could somebody please advise how I could install g++ 4.8 ? I understand its not an official release yet (and that I would need to manually download a file) but I get internal compiler bug issues with ...
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determining what files a package updates / copying software between machines

How do I determine which files comprise an application (built from source, not from a repo), so I can copy it? I built an application from source, but because the libraries it needed to build were ...
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Unable to update to Evolution version 3.10.1?

I'm unable to update to the lastest stable version of evolution. I got the .tar.xz file but I cannot install it. Appreciate your assistance
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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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PPA hosting packages not built on launchpad build farm

Is it possible to build the deb packages in house and then upload the binaries to launchpad PPA, instead of uploading the source package and let it build by the build farm ?
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I can't compile a C++ program with the g++ command

If I try compiling my C++ source file by the following command: g++ a.cpp it outputs: The program 'g++' can be found in the following packages: * g++ * pentium builder try: sudo apt-get intsall ...
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How to compile bcmwl-ubuntu?

Running on kernel < 4.0 I used the precompiled bcmwl-kernel-source from the repository without any problems. Now I updated my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to kernel 4.0.0-040000-generic where the package ...
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How do I install a driver provided as source code?

I have a USB-to-LAN converter, and downloaded the its drivers. The driver folder consists of a Makefile file, a .c file and a .h file. How do I install such a driver?
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How do I compile sndpeek on the latest ubuntu?

What do I sudo apt-get as prerequisite to be able to make install sndpeek. Also, there are three options, make linux-alsa, make linux-oss, and make linux-jack. Which is appropriate to current ...
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How to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't depend on nautilus and gnome

Basically I want to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't have nautilus and gnome related dependencies. Can this be done? if so how?
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How do I handle a “No such file or directory” error for a header file from make?

When compiling a source package, I got an error from make that looked like: In file included from foo.c:28:0: bar.h:23:18: fatal error: bar.h: No such file or directory #include <bar.h> ...
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Linking error when trying to compile on a shared drive

I am trying to compile OpenCV library on a shared drive on my system. I was able to configure and generate makefiles successfully by using these settings, but when i try to compile I get the following ...
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Now that I built Unity How do I Install it?

Hello there I built my own custom unity 6.2 and I built it so that it is in my home directory. I like how it looks now and want to replace the unity that I have installed on my system with the one ...
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Can't Compile in NTFS Partition

I want to compile a source code in a NTFS partiotion but can not as shown in the following picture: Although i can write files into that partition but Compile NOT! How can i solve it?
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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 ...