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

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Compiling error while installing Realtek RTL8111E in 64 bit 13.10. “CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support”

I downloaded the Linux drivers for my onboard RTL8111E (Mobo MSI B75 Pro3-M) from the Realtek site. The Realtek driver has been updated 23/09/2013, so I assume it can handle 64 bit Ubuntu (13.10 in my ...
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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 to get 32 bit version of libraries on Ubuntu 64 bit?

I'm trying to compile a program which uses Google's V8 library (which is 32 bit). Therefore any library I use within my program also has to be 32 bit. Where can I download the 32 bit version of ...
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How to config and compile kernel

I know I can download new and stable kernels from kernel.org but I don't know how to config , compile and install it. of course there is a document file in kernel folder. But that text is very complex ...
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Missing modversions.h

I`m trying to compile a program, which was actually designed for Linux OS based on kernel 2.4. When I run the make command, I get the following error /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/build/include/...
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Kernel compile error with iw_ndis.c

I have a hp pavilion dm3t with intel HD graphics running ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. I'm trying to compile and install a patched kernel according to this, https://launchpad.net/~kamalmostafa/+archive/linux-...
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How to install RevKit

I’m trying to install a software called RevKit on Ubuntu 12.10 and the following instructions1 need to be followed: RevKit can be downloaded from the www.revkit.org website. Opening a Bash ...
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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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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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Cannot compile Glasgow Haskell Compiler

./configure checking for gfind... no checking for find... /usr/bin/find checking for sort... /usr/bin/sort checking for ghc... no configure: error: GHC is required unless bootstrapping from .hc files. ...
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Where to enter commands to compile and run C program that resides in gedit?

I am running Ubuntu. Please advise where I should enter the command to compile the C++ program that I have entered in gedit. Please also advise if I need to relocate the C program before trying to ...
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Trouble installing VMware workstation 11.1 on ubuntu 14.04

Trouble installing VMware workstation 11.1 on ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Module Updater prompts Compiling Error : Virtual Network Device Unable to start services See log file .... I have gone through several ...
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vmhgfs module not compilable for VMware Tools 9.9.0 (Fusion7.1) after Ubuntu Linux kernel update to 3.13.0-46-generic?

vmhgfs module not compilable for VMware Tools 9.9.0 (Fusion7.1) and VMware Tools 9.9.2 (Fusion7.1.1 Build 2496486) after Ubuntu Linux kernel update to 3.13.0-46-generic (Febr. 2015) (Shared Folder ...
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How to compile a python file?

I have started learning python and I'm also a new user to Ubuntu. I need to know the ways of compiling the .py files. I have tried with the command python "hello.py" What are the other ways of ...
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Receiving error while trying to debug in QtProject

I installed the latest version of the QtProject so now I can debug C++ code. While trying to debug for the first time I got this error: ptrace: Operation not permitted. Could not attach to the ...
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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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Where can I find the configure options used to build a package?

I need to install asterisk 1.6.2.18 on Ubuntu 10.10 I would like to know what the configure options were that were used to generate the ubuntu package of asterisk 1.6.2.7. My favorite server distro ...
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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 >= 2.53....
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How to build application without sudo privileges?

What do I need to setup on a Ubuntu 9.10 server so that a user can build applications of there choice (i.e. ./configure , make && make install) with out the need for sudo/admin privileges. I ...
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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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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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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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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 to install ktechlab?

How to install ktechlab in Ubuntu 11.10?
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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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What is “openssl binaries” and “openssl development package”?

Build it using general C development environment with bash, gcc (3 or 4 series), make, etc on a linux machine. Building pre-requirements are: ** 1. openssl binaries; 2. openssl ...
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How do I set up ccache?

I want to use ccache to speed up compilation. I came across how do I enable ccache This is what I have done so far: $ sudo apt-get install -y ccache $ dpkg -l ccache ii ccache 3.1.6-1 Compiler ...
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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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“make” and “make install” never work

I have been trying it from a long time now and this time it got my nerves. The commands make and make install used to install a program from an extracted tar ball never work for some reason. The ...
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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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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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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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How can I install boost-devel in Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to compile flvtool++, but it requires boost-devel libraries. I tried to install it via this command: sudo apt-get install boost-devel But I got the error: E: Unable to locate package boost-...
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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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Building own kernel on ubuntu

I'm trying to build my own kernel, as I want to write a kernel program which I need to compile into the kernel. So what did I do? Download from kernel.org, extract, do the make menuconfig and ...
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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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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 2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO....
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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 12....
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How to cross-compile an existing deb package from 64bit to 32bit architecture

I have rebuilt a deb package with a custom patch for my computer which is a 64bit machine. I did it using: sudo apt-get -b source [package name] Now my question is, how to do that in a similar ...
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Does a file reported as “not a dynamic executable” by 'ldd' depend on other libraries?

Just making sure I got this right - I call ldd /path/to/executable and it returns "not a dynamic executable". This means that it doesn't depend on other libraries, correct? If so, does it mean that ...
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Maya Calendar from Elementary OS on Ubuntu

The Maya Calendar from Elementary OS seems really nice: Has anyone been able to run it on Ubuntu ? Is it available on some repository ? After installing the dependencies, I only get a ton of error ...
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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 255 when trying to install openssl-1.0.1g from source

installing man1/cms.1 cms.pod around line 457: Expected text after =item, not a number cms.pod around line 461: Expected text after =item, not a number cms.pod around line 465: Expected text after =...
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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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“ERROR: zlib check failed” while compiling Qemu

I recently formatted my PC and reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 via Wubi in Windows. And after updates I'm getting this error: basel@ubuntu:~/Desktop/qemu-1.6-test$ ./configure --cross-prefix=i586-...
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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 : http://...
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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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Installing missing package that provides Xm/Xm.h

I'm compiling a software package that requires a header file. The header file is missing from my Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) installation. During the compilation using make, gcc and gfortran, I receive ...