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

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How do I recompile Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am struggling to get the Python module sqlite3 to work. I found this, and am following it, since Python can't seem to find the modules even after installation of the packages. I tried following ...
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My computer doesn't recognize the following library: linux/config.h when compiling

I have code written in C and I have included some libraries such as linux/config.h and linux/kernel.h. Whenever I compile the file, it gives me an error saying No such file or directory ? Is there ...
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Can't run x-executable through gui/shell

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and today I was trying to get g++ to work. I compiled: #include <iostream> int main(void) { std::cout << "Hello World" << std::...
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hostapd compile error

while trying to build hostapt I get the following error. make ../src/crypto/tls_openssl.c:17:25: fatal error: openssl/ssl.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make: *** [../src/crypto/...
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Compile fail. SDL problem

When I try to compile this program using make command, it fails. I think I have all the neccessary libraries for this. Here is the screen shot of the trerminal with the compile fail. And here is a ...
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How to build Ubuntu Touch in 32-bit computer

I was trying to port Ubuntu Touch for my HTC Incredible S. I had setup the source code and drivers. During build, I am getting error that the build can be executed only on 64-bit computer. When I ...
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Rootstock not working

I am getting this error: ./rootstock: 1000: ./rootstock: cannot create /tmp/tmp.C7sAyhcAxf/tmpmount/etc/fstab: Directory nonexistent Ubuntu 13.04 When I want to create simple qemu image with this ...
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Problem with /usr/bin/ld: main.o: undefined reference to symbol 'exp@@GLIBC_2.2.5'

During installation Emerald in ubuntu 13.04 when I write "sudo make" I have problem: libtool: link: gcc -g -O2 -pthread -I/usr/include/libwnck-1.0 -I/usr/include/compiz -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/...
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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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How to get running out of space warning earlier?

I'm running 12.04 and my file system and /home are both on a rather small 120Gb SSD. They need to be there, because my principal daily activity is compiling phone Roms, and that takes forever if I do ...
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Compiling HHVM - how to add libpthread to linker?

I am trying to compile HipHop VM on Ubuntu 13.04 and I have this error message: Linking CXX executable gen-ext-hhvm /usr/bin/ld: ../../../bin/libfolly.a(ExceptionTracerLib.cpp.o): undefined ...
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How to install athena file-manager

How do I install Athena file-manager, under 13.04(amd64) I tried to compile it, but I ran into several dependencies issue. I know it is possible, cause I saw a screen-shot at www.iloveubuntu.net ...
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/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1: could not read symbols: Invalid operation

I installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 64-bit in VMware. I am trying to compile PHP 5.4.14 on the machine. Here's the bit where make stops due to an error: /usr/bin/ld: ext/mysqlnd/.libs/mysqlnd_net.o: ...
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install qtSerialPort library

I want to install qtserialport in precise1-Ubuntu. I got the source directory using git. next I download lib-qt4-dev and qmake. I ran qmake. it works fine. but, make fails with the following error: ...
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Installing proxychains. HELP NEEDED! [duplicate]

OK so i am new to linux. I am trying to install proxychains but im sure it has dependencies that i do not have on my system can somebody look at the following script and tell me the list of packages i ...
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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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How do I install qBittorrent from the tarball?

Source Tarball. I started with the instructions found in the "INSTALL" file found in the extracted tarball and after I typed ./configure after which I received the error: Configuring qbittorrent ... ...
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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> #include<...
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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, I'...
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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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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 http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePython/releases/2.7.2.5/ActivePython-2.7.2.5-...
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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 ...