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

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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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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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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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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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How to get Source code for Ubuntu? [closed]

I've heard that Ubuntu is an Open source project. So, Suppose I've got Windows 8 installed at this time and I want to build the Ubuntu Operating System myself - by compiling each package, and build ...
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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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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 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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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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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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getting build dependencies and source by default

Is there an application by which the build dependency as well as the source code of the software gets downloaded automatically as soon as we install the software from a .deb package or the software ...
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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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How to build a 32-bit deb file on a 64-bit machine?

I have followed this answer to get the build dependencies for what I am building, and then actually compile the source and build it into a deb file, however I am needing to create a deb file for ...
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How I can create a 32-bit version of Atom?

The new Atom 1.0 text editor is now available. But only to 64-bit processors. How I can create a 32-bit version?
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Building Awesome WM, missing dependencies

Trying to compile Awesome Window Manager on 11.04, I've done apt-get build-dep awesome but still get errors about missing dependencies: $ make Running cmake… -- cat -> /bin/cat -- ln -> /bin/ln -- ...
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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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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 to install build-essential:i386 to compile a 32-bit executable on a 64-bit system?

apt-get install build-essential:i386 doesn't work at all: The following packages have unmet dependencies: build-essential:i386 : Depends: gcc:i386 (>= 4:4.4.3) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Rebuild davfs2 with libneon27 instead of libneon27-gnutls [closed]

I can't connect to my office's sharepoint webdav with davfs2. According to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=668968, it's a bug with the libneon27-gnutls instead of libneon27. How can ...
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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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cannot find -lboost_thread-mt

I'm getting 2 errors: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_thread-mt /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_program_options-mt what is the simplest way for me to install -lboost_thread-mt so that i can ...
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Error : Cannot run C compiled programs. if you meant to cross compile use --host' Ubuntu

I'm completely new to Ubuntu I downloaded and unpacked a tar.gz package, after extraction, it is said in its documentation : "type ./configure --disable-gts" But when I run this command alone it ...
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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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Mounting Flash Drive to Compile C++ Programs

I am very new to Linux, and thus have very noob questions. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my hard disk. However, my biggest issue is with flash drives. I have all of my .cpp files on ...
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/bin/bash: g++: command not found error 127

I was trying to install a software quicknet from a tar.gz file. After using ./configure when i tried using make it showed the following erroe g++ -I. -I. -c QN_args.cc /bin/bash: g++: command not ...
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How to install needed Qt packages to build kernel on 14.04?

I'm going to compile kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so I start with installing packages that I need: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget ...
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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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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 ...
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Compile 32 bit on 64 bitsystem

I'm trying to compile a 32 bit version of python on a 64 bit ubuntu system with the following configure command: CC="gcc -m32" LDFLAGS="-L/lib32 -L/usr/lib32 \ -Lpwd/lib32 -Wl,-rpath,/lib32 \ ...
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How do I compile a kernel module?

A good man on NetworkManager mailinglist provided a patch that hopefully would solve an issue I'm experiencing related to slow mobile broadband detection on Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. I'd really like to ...
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I think “/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build” points to incorrect folder

I compile/create my own deb packages of kernel with: make-kpkg --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd --append-to-version=$version --revision=1 kernel_image kernel_headers But when I install both packages, in ...
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Building Awesome WM

I am following these steps in order to build Awesome window manager on 10.04 I am building 3.4 while the tutorial is for 3.1 I installed all of the specified dependencies including cairo. After ...
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Build ubuntu-kernel-test mainline-crack v4.4 kernel fails to clean

fakeroot debian/rules clean step fails due to a missing ubuntu/ directory when building the Ubuntu kernel team's upstream branch of Linus' v4.4-rc8 . Is there another patch besides the three at ...
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OEM Install of Ubuntu Server [14.04.3]

I am trying to do an OEM install of Ubuntu Server (14.04.3) but cannot seem to get it working. I have managed to do a Ubuntu Desktop (14.04.3) easily. Why? I am trying to this to: Install all ...
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No package 'ncurses' found [duplicate]

I'm trying to install XWiimote and they tell me to run ./autogen.sh in the installation notes . This is the output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~/Downloads/xwiimote-master$ ./autogen.shlibtoolize: ...
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How to compile and install ia32-libs in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

How can I compile and install the package ia32-libs in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Compilation of Realtek RTS5229 driver fails

I'm currently trying to compile the driver for the SD card reader, a Realtek RTS5229, of my new laptop computer. However, when running make, I'm presented with the following errors: $ make # ...
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Issues with importing existing source C++ code in Eclipse CDT

I have cloned an emulator's source code from git, and would like to work on it on Eclipse CDT on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried different ways, such as creating a hello world project, and simply ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Makefile:448: *** missing separator. Stop. error

The tutorial I am following is the automake hello world. I am compiling a code using GTK+2 and C language hp@ubuntu:~/amhello$ autoreconf --install configure.ac:2: installing `./install-sh' ...
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How to install build dependencies for source not available in Ubuntu repositories?

I keep myself busy compiling (makeing) several packages and some of them are not in the repositories (so apt-get build-dep doesn't help), the complete documentation about build dependencies is missing ...
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What is changelog.Debian.gz file during packaging?

while packaging I encountered following error dh_builddeb dpkg-deb: building package `remotedevicecontroller' in `../remotedevicecontroller_1.0-1_i386.deb'. dpkg-source -b remotedevicecontroller-1.0 ...
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/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpulse

Can you help me to fix this issue. I try to compile Qt application but I always get this error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpulse I know I have to install some libs I just don't know which one.
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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 ...