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

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How to overcome “Permission denied” running C program even after “chmod +x”?

After compiling a C program on Ubuntu 10.10, after executing chmod +x ./a.out, I am still getting bash: ./a.out: Permission denied. How can I run my new executable?
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g++ cannot find include files (qt3)

allan@allan-VirtualBox:~/blackjack_for_the_hopelessly_luckless$ make g++ -c -pipe -g -Wall -W -O2 -D_REENTRANT -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -DQT_SHARED -DQT_TABLET_SUPPORT ...
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How do I build Allegro?

I'm trying to build allegro on 12.04 but it continues to give me error, I've downloaded the tar.gz folder of version 5.0.7 and installed cmake, what else do I need? And how do I proceed?
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“./configure: command not found” error when trying to install the JRE

I was trying to install JRE on my 64-bit ubuntu 10.04 installation. Just to be sure that that is what I really want, I need to run a .jar file. I downloaded java from this link. Then I chose linux ...
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How can I install Inkscape from BZR?

In order to get the latest version of Inkscape, one has to use BZR. How can I install inkscape using BZR and properly install it on my System?. Detailed step by step guide would be preferable.
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Why can't I compile the Ralink wireless driver on 12.04?

I'm an ubuntu 12.04 user and my wireless Network card(D-Link WIRELESS N 150 DESKTOP ADAPTER DWA-525) has always worked well with the driver suggested here, However this morning I updated the Generic ...
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Will a package I compile myself perform better than installing from the repositories?

Does a package performance is different when it's compiled from sources, or installed from repository ? Is it possible, what during the compilation, the package will be "more adapted" (performance, ...
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No Terminal Library Found when Compiling Vim

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to a get a particular plugin for vim working and it requires that vim has ruby support enabled (the plugin is command-t). People tell me that I must go into my ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest Grub 2.00?

According to this link, GRUB 2.00 has just been released. How can one upgrade to this?
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compile a java program as different user

I am able to login as a different user using a shell script in Ubuntu, but I want to run a Java program in that user, but it halts there... for example: login as a guest user with limited ...
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Where can I find the source code to the kernel shipped in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find the source code for the Ubuntu Kernel? I downloaded 12.04 LTS desktop and compiled kernel. Loaded the new kernel but i did not get wireless. I have ...
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How do I recompile X.org from git?

I am having some problems with wheelmouse and mouse movement at the same time on ubuntu 12.04 and I found that the problem has been solved here: ...
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How do I compile and install gnome-tweak-tool from its git repository?

How I install the Gnome tweak tool from git://git.gnome.org/gnome-tweak-tool? I have install the Synaptic
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How to build PyQt for Deadsnakes Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 10.04?

I am trying to configure Python2.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 as an alternative package. I got the Deadsnakes PPA I set up pip and virtualenv Now, I am trying to build PyQt (PySide seems to have similar ...
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“No such file or directory” error when trying to install pcre

am using ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install pcre however I encountered an error message when I tried to use the command: sudo make after the ./configure command. I have this error message ...
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Why am I getting autoconf AC_* macro errors?

I am trying to build this language modelling toolkit but I run into this problem when trying to get it set up. I am trying to understand what the error means, and what I should do to fix it, I dont ...
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How to run a .pyc (compiled python) file?

When I compile a python file, I get a *.pyc file. When I try to run that, I get a message saying there is no program for running them. When I search for a program online via that option, it says there ...
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What should I do about this error?

jonquil@jonquil-Satellite-L755D:~/Downloads/akonadi-googledata-1.2.0/build$ cmake .. -- The C compiler identification is GNU -- The CXX compiler identification is unknown -- Check for working C ...
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How do I get past this dependency?

I'm trying to install libgcal, and when I run ./configure I get the following error: configure: error: "* libxml2 not found! You need it to build Library gcalendar. *" I installed libxml2 from the ...
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Compiling a software with GTK which has no configuration script

I bumped into green, a PDF viewer for the Framebuffer. I would like to compile it, but I am not having much success, although I have installed all the dependencies... The error I am getting is: ...
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Launchpad fails to build a package for my PPA

I'm trying to build a package on Launchpad's Debian build system for PPAs but I'm having some issues with a certain package. The package I'm trying to build (zorin-xwinwrap) contains a source C file ...
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How do I create a deb for GCC 4.7?

I'm sorry but I have tried the tutorials on various websites. Nothing, so far, has worked. I'm using Ubuntu Maverick 10.10. I've downloaded, compiled and installed GCC 4.7.0. Now I want to make a .deb ...
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I have problems with compiling powertop on Ubuntu Precise

I tried to compile the latest release of powertop from github. I get some errors and I dont know what to do to fix this. make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/powertop/src' make[2]: Leaving directory ...
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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 can I create a temporary sandbox to compile from source?

I want to follow the steps found here in order to run League of Legends under Ubuntu. According to the guide, I have to compile wine from source because it needs some patches. Compiling from source ...
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Compiling on the desktop!! no?

so I have compile my first program today, with the help of the "askubuntu's members"..... thanks so much!!! ;) this is what I have compiled : https://github.com/treeder/logitech_unifier But now, I ...
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How can I compile a C program file which I created using the Libre Office editor?

I'm new to Linux and I need some help! I am trying to compile the code taken from this post to the linux-kernel mailing list. I have pasted the file into Libre Office and saved it as pairing_tool.c ...
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How to I compile uget from source?

I've downloaded uget from its source fourge link. It is a tar.gz file. I have read that i could install a file of this type by extracting its contents and following these steps. ./configure make ...
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How to compile a .java file

How can I compile a .java file. What programs will I need and if I need java jdk I need help installing that. I'm very new to ubuntu so any program I need to install I will need a tutorial on how to ...
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How to enable RELRO support?

We have been trying to build a LFS system on 12.04 64-bit. In the configuration stage of glibc, I receive the error configure: error: linker with -z relro support required How can I enable the ...
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Error with trying to compile with make.(This also includes a snapshot after doing apt-get update)

This is the error I get: Fetched 120 kB in 1min 1s (1,937 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://update.yuuguu.com hardy Release: The following signatures couldn't ...
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Compiling C++ inside a folder in Ubuntu 12.04

I have some question about compiling .cpp inside a folder, it says first.cpp No such file or directory but when I run it in home it compiles. Any settings I might have left out? Thanks. Here's ...
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How do i install Broadcom wireless driver after compile a custom kernel?

i have compiled a custom kernel(ck-patchs,ubuntu-patchs) for my netbook, everything workis good, but not wireless, i can't install "Wireless Broadcom STA driver" i got this message : Desculpe, a ...
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Segment fault error when try to scan host by ettercap

I wanna scan host via ettercap in ubuntu 11.04 but it return following error Ooops ! This shouldn't happen... Segmentation Fault... Please recompile in debug mode, reproduce the bug and send a ...
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Eclipse not creating a binary file when building a simple program

I have a problem with linking and\or running a simple program in my eclipse. I'll try to first give a full description of the setup I'm using, to help identify the problem. Please notice that this is ...
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Install program from tar.bz2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? Could someone explain to me in the simplest way possible how to install a program from a .tar.bz2 file? I've looked this up and went ...
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How do I compile and install the latest PiTiVi 0.15.2?

As there's a critical bug in PiTiVi 0.15.1 (version released in Software Center) and I need to finish a project, I tried to install the latest version, 0.15.2. I tried to add the PPA and to compile it ...
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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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Is gcc portable between all 64 bit linux machines

I'm doing work remotely by connecting to a Linux terminal with ssh. The machine I'm connecting to is a 64 bit x86 Linux machine. My computer is also 64 bit Ubuntu machine with an x86 processor. I ...
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File durability in global directories

It seems to me that some files I write to global directories such as /usr are not persistent. Concretely I experience that the installation of some self-compiled software (webkit-qt) to global ...
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“kde-config not found” error while installing kstars from source

I am trying to install kstars from source ,but I got the following error while configuring ./configure checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu ...
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How do I compile & install the newest version of Transmission?

I'm trying to install Transmission 2.51 on Ubuntu 10.04. Compiling the source goes fine, but I can't seem to get it to compile the GUI as well. This is the configure output: Configuration: ...
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How to resolve pycuda installation error “/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcuda”?

I am installing pycuda2011.2.2 on ubuntu 11.10, but can't complete it. Cuda is 4.0. When I do: $ make -j 4 I get this error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcuda /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible ...
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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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What are 'nightly' builds?

When referring to the Ubuntu releases, I've come across something called 'nightly' builds. What do 'nightly' builds mean?
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How to compile C++ source code (“iostream.h not found” error)?

I do not want to discuss about C++ or any programming language!I just want to know what am i doing wrong with linux ubuntu about compiling helloworld.cpp! I am learning C++ so my steps are: open ...
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How can I compile a program and update an program already installed

So I have vsftpd 2.3.5 installed (using apt-get) and I want to install vsftpd-ext. But I have to compile it my self and install. How can I install it so that it updates the version installed by ...
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How can we install all the necessary dependencies for a package so that we can build it?

well, after i installed freecad on my ubuntu 12.04 with the help of this blog i started asking about compiling and building from source. So, when we are trying to install a package some times the ...
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How do I install gcc 4.7.0 from source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to update gcc to the latest version(in this case 4.7) in Ubuntu 10.04? How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? I'm new user in ubuntu & I wonder if anyone can ...
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How can I compile imgcnv?

I'd like to compile imgcnv so that I can chop up images for panojs. imgcnv's INSTALL directions are extremely curt: $ pwd /home/$USER/src/imgcnv $ ls build-imgcnv-cygwin.sh INSTALL matlab ...