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

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converting .c module to .o module

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and the installed kernel for driver programming. In rubini's book it is mentioned to create a .o file from a .c file, but I'm not getting it. it uses obj-m := eg_drv1.o, but ...
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Issue with compiling OpenSludge

I've tried compiling an adventure game sdk called OpenSludge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensludge/). I can compile everything okay include libalure through git (openal library). But whenever I ...
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Driver installation: compiling source code for newer kernel

I am trying to install a driver for this DAQ card, but when I execute (as in given documentation): insmod /usr/.../advdrv_core.ko i get this error: invalid module format As I found out, this is ...
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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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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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What is the right way to reinstall from source after package was installed via apt?

I have a python package previously installed via apt(by default). Now I want to install new version and compile it manually from the sources with all the required modules. How can I do that? I ...
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Installing e text editor

I am trying to get e-text editor to run. I read http://www.e-texteditor.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14953#14953 and Compile e-text editor on Linux as well. But on my 10.04 Lucid it fails at the ...
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Is there a PPA with a Wayland build I can use?

It seems like Wayland is coming to Ubuntu in the distant future. Being the curious type, I thought I would give it a try. I was going to build it myself, but wanted to save myself the trouble if there ...
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Kernel panic: unable to mount root fs after building mainline kernel

Similar problem as reported by another user. While booting, the system can't find /dev/sda1 and so a "kernel panic: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)" appears on screen. I'm compiled ...
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How to build mainline kernel and make it show up on GRUB?

After successfully compiling and building my mainline Kernel (2.6.32.25) under my Ubuntu 10.04 with these headers I was wondering: how to make this kernel on startup, so I can choose which one to ...
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Compile Mercurial

I'm trying to install latest version of Mercurial (1.6.4) into my Ubuntu 10.10 but I'm getting this error when I do "make install": Couldn't import standard zlib (incomplete Python install) Worth ...
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PPA build failed because of unmet dependencies of another package in the same PPA

I have 2 packages swami-2.0.0 and libinstpatch-1.0.0 in my PPA where the first one depends on the latter. The swami-2.0.0 control file contains libinstpatch-dev (>= 1.0.0) but it seems this is not ...
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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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How can I quickly recompile the kernel after changing the configuration?

I'm trying to fix a suspend problem on my Dell Inspiron 600m. I think the problem is that the video driver modules aren't being reloaded properly. So, I'm going to try to compile the video drivers ...
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Help compiling (need old libs)

I need to get a scientific software running but it requires older libs and I don't want to screw my current system. I thought about using an old ubuntu version in a VM. But which would I need? The ...
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VMware no longer compiles after upgrade

I used VMware on ubuntu 10.04 for quite a while. When 10.10 was released I did a clean install. I tried to reinstall VMware, but after installing, I wasn't able to compile the modules. Does anybody ...
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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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What can I do about missing libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.la?

I'm trying to compile an application (peekabot) from source on a clean install of 10.10 (this is under VirtualBox on OS X, but I don't think that this is a problem). When it performs a linking step it ...
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How to compile Vim with GUI?

I want to learn how to compile vim from the sources, because there are some additions that I want to add, and learn how to deal with this situations, but until now I didn't have success doing it, I ...
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Compiling latest GNOME-Shell

This question pretends to be a central place where people share info about compiling the latest and greatest GNOME-Shell environment in Ubuntu 10.10. As GNOME-Shell now depends on gtk3 and in a lot ...
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How to install tmux from source?

I've download tmux and am trying to install it on Ubuntu 10.04. $ ./configure Configured for Linux $ make cc -DBUILD="\"1.3\"" -std=c99 -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -iquote. -c -o attributes.o ...
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apt-build & Chromium PPA

I'd like to build an (optimized) Version of Chromium for my machine with apt-build on Ubuntu 10.04. I've added a Chromium-PPA to my /etc/sources.list.d/ like this: deb ...
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Why is 'libgnomevfs' files under /usr/include/gnome-vfs-2.0?

Most applications, including the gnomevfs headers themselves, expect the files to be under /usr/include/libgnomevfs, but Ubuntu has them under /usr/include/gnome-vfs-2.0/libgnomevfs. Why? The package ...
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iFolder on ubuntu 10.04 32bits

I'm trying to install iFolder on Ubuntu 10.04 32bits by following the steps presented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/iFolderInstall. When issuing the command bzr-buildpackage it seems to ...
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How can I make a program (using SDL) built on Ubuntu work on other systems?

I'm writing a program that uses OpenAL. When I link against it (I'm using CMake), it also links against libpulse - PulseAudio. This results in the binary not working on other systems. Can I somehow ...
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How should I set up a Linux file server for data sharing with Windows PCs and a PS3?

I have the following pieces of hardware I would like to network mostly for file sharing (media primarily): 1 gaming laptop, 1 i7 (2.3Tb storage) desktop, 1 P4 desktop (500g storage), and 1 250gig PS3. ...
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Can I rebuild a package without recompiling the source?

I am building a new .deb and want to fix lintian errors in the packaging. However, every time I rebuild, the rules file does a 'make clean' and thus starts compiling again. Is there a way to ...
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What packages do I need to install to compile Kubuntu themes? [closed]

What -dev packages do I need to compile Kubuntu themes with, like the default Oxygen theme uses? Don't want to compile Oxygen obviously, but I might want to compile others from kde-look.org down the ...
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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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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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How to upload package with dependencies to my PPA?

I made a package for my PPA and uploaded it. It built without any problems. Then I made another package that depended on the first and uploaded it. It failed because it couldn't find the files in the ...
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How to compile source code from a tarball? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? please explain in an easy way.
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How to get .so file to show up in package?

As many of you know by now, I'm building a package :) I am so close to getting it finished so I can upload it to my PPA, but there is still one slight problem: the shared library (.so file) doesn't ...