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

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Kernel questions

I'd like to install kernel 4.0.4 on my 14.04. I want to do it mainly for educational purposes. In fact, I want to learn how to install the binary kernel and how to compile it from sources. I found ...
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Installation of 3rd party soundcard driver

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I got a new PCI soundcard with 3rd party divers: aqprox 32bit pci. CHIPSET C-Media CM8738 PCI-6CH-CX In the linux drivers folder I have this files: -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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How to recompile the kernel without the sources?

Is it possible to recompile the current running kernel WITHOUT downloading new sources packages? I just want to reconfigure my currently running & patched kernel. I no longer have the original ...
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How to get unity build dependencies after apply the LTS Enablement Stacks?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.2 installation with the LTS Enablement Stacks (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack). I would like to build the Unity package from source to apply some custom ...
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How to compile a cpp file using cmake?

this is my first question here so excuse me if I'm doing something wrong. I try to compile a cpp file (named code_kinect.cpp) using cmake, but when I compile I get an odd error message /usr/bin/ld: ...
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How to get libloginhelper in Trusty?

I'm trying to compile gok (Gnome On screen Keyboard) version 2.30.1 on Xubuntu 14.04. The only pkg-config packages that I'm missing are: checking for gtkdoc-mkpdf... no checking whether to build ...
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What are cflags? [closed]

I have some experience with Gentoo, so I know the compiler meaning of CFLAGS, but when I try to configure https://github.com/OpenSC/pam_pkcs11 : # ./bootstrap&&./configure&&make ...
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Error trying to compile fox-1.6.36 on ubuntu 14.04.0

I'm trying to compile fox1.6.36 from source to install mkahawa. ./configure went fine. make ended with this error. /usr/bin/ld: ControlPanel.o: undefined reference to symbol 'XGetDefault' ...
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Altough I installed GSL library, g++ cannot compile my code

In order to use gnu gsl library I've installed it with the following command : sudo apt-get install libgsl0ldbl When I write a simple c++ code just to check whether I installed it correctly or ...
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Build Ubuntu Touch: adding android system image to installation … error: device not found

I'm trying to build Ubuntu touch from source. I'm building it for nexus 4 (mako) I've alredy install ubuntu on it, but a want to play with the source code so I need to build it. Everything seems to ...
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How to specify to install libraries to /usr/local/

I'm trying to configure and install an application and library package. The package is this. I followed the instructions and it installed fine, and I'm able to run the binary from the src directory, ...
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VMHGFS not compiling with VMware Workstation 10.0.6 under Ubuntu 14.04

I've got the current Ubuntu desktop installation from the website and installed it within my VMware Workstation 10.0.6 build-2700073 with the VMware Tools version 9.6.5-2700074. Every time I try to ...
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mps430-gcc .run file not doing any thing

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on virtualbox on Windows 8.1 64 bit host. I have to build some project and the project uses cmake system. I need to cross compile my project for Texas Instruments ...
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Compile kernel gets no error but version doesn't change

So I'm trying to compile a linux kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 to change the linux version from 3.16 to 3.14.4 and also to change one thing in config. I followed this tutorial step by step. Exept Step 6 ...
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Recipe for target 'vmlinux' failed?

I'm attempting to build a kernel for QEMU to emulate a raspberry pi: http://xecdesign.com/compiling-a-kernel/ https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/kernel/building.md However, running the ...
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Error when using command 'make'

I get error whenever I'm trying to 'make' file, I did this before I typed 'make': tar xjf xarchiver-0.5.4.tar.bz2 cd ./xarchiver-0.5.4 ./configure Configure command: ...
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Esterel Compiling in Ubuntu 64 bit

The latest version of esterel is available only in 32 bit. Installed it in 64 bit ubuntu. When compiling esterl to C. I haven't get any errors. esterel -simul foo.strl cc -c foo.c While running: ...
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How to copy artifacts generated by a build (php web app) to a directory on the same server?

We're using TeamCity 9 on Ubunutu system. I want to copy the the artifacts published in the build to a directory (defined in Apache config as virtual directory) so that our application would get ...
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Cross compling Gstreamer for ARM

Hi i was trying to compile Gstreamer for ARM platform. I am facing some issues as followed i have set INSTALL_PATH installed glib at INSTALL_PATH ./configure --prefix=$INSTALL_PATH ...
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In 15.04, Ubuntu SDK “make” is failing to build and run Ubuntu Core apps for the desktop.

I am getting this error in compile 01:09:30: Starting: "/usr/bin/make" Scanning dependencies of target ubuntu-clock-app.desktop [ 1%] Merging translations into ubuntu-clock-app.desktop... Died at ...
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Mozilla NSS building

In this instruction :"In order to start the build process, use "cd nss" and execute "make nss_build_all". By default this will produce a build in debug mode and for a 32-bit architecture. You may set ...
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Restore ZFS automount

I've upgraded to 15.04 and I found the package ubuntu-zfs to be broken on systemd. I found the bug description on GitHub but I don't know how the procedure to be done as described: The correct ...
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Are Ubuntu builds deterministic? Why not?

Are Ubuntu builds deterministic? I assumed they are, that is, if I recreate the process of building Ubuntu installation media, I will get the same image, (bit-for-bit, with the same checksums) as the ...
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How to build a package for my QML app?

I want to build a package for my app, written with C++ and QML. For this I'm using Ubuntu SDK. I'm working on Ubuntu 15.04. Here is the project tree : Player : player.qmlproject components (a ...
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The imported target “Qt5::Gui” references the file “/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libEGL.so” but this file does not exist. [closed]

So, 15.04 x64, just installed. I installed the nvidia binary in the old way (console, switching off lightdm) because I got an error about DRI2 authentication. Then I wanted to build the nv opengl ...
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Error while building Unity 8: “Could not determine USS private plugin installation dir.”

I am going through the steps to build Unity 8 and when I get to $ ./build it fails with this error Could not determine USS private plugin installation dir. How do I proceed?
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What are the steps to Install WRF and NetCDF?

I've to install the Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) model software from http://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/users/download/get_sources.html It must be installed with a lot of other libraries, ...
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How to install Gnome Software Center in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

How can I install the Gnome Software Center? I have found the .tat.xz file on Softpedia http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Software-Distribution/GNOME-Software-102470.shtml but am unable to ...
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Navit compile and run failure

I'm trying to compile and run Navit navigation software on Linux. Procedure is quite simple and with suxes I compile and run Navit on another Ubuntu machine. ~/co svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/navit/code/ ...
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Error while compiling softwares using make: cannot find -lXm, -lXt, -lX11

make compilation showing errors like /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXm /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXt /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11 collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [candle] Error ...
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VMWare player and Ubuntu 15.04: net driver does not compile anymore, how to fix?

I use VMWare Player on Ubuntu and run a different number of virtual machines on it. It worked fine until 14.10, when the kernel was upgraded I would be asked to recompile the modules etc; but it ...
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configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables Ubuntu 14.04

I am getting configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables error while installing harminv program for meep simulations on Ubuntu 14.4 . Kindly guide me how can i remove the error. config log ...
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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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Error in statically linking libSDL

I am trying to statically link libsdl on a test I wrote. What I did is: g++ test.cpp -Wl,-Bstatic $(sdl-config --static-libs) -Wl,-Bdynamic which gave me the error: ...
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How to compile programs that use term.h?

I try to compile the code below: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <term.h> //#include "/usr/include/term.h" void clear_screen(void) { ...
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How to build .deb files of vim which support both python2 and python3 on Ubuntu14.04?

I tried this tutorial but when I ran the command dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc, it failed.... I don't know what's wrong. This is the log: Test results: test87 FAILED TEST FAILURE Makefile:49: recipe ...
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Adding custom changes to the OpenBlas for Python

My question: How do I get Python to use my own compiled OpenBLAS version? Background The Theano install guide suggests that one should test that the BLAS library components associated are correctly ...
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Compiling on ubuntu from raspberry pi

Could somebody help me out on getting the compiler that a raspberry pi uses on ubuntu? I am using NOOBS on the raspberry pi, but when I transferred a program over on ubuntu, I get a seg fault (core ...
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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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How to install osdlyrics in Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to install osdlyrics on ubuntu 14.04 via ppa but it kept saying package not found everytime i run sudo apt-get install osdlyrics so i finally decided to get the tarball and compile ...
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Compile node.js

How do I compile a node.js file on Ubuntu 14.04? I have tryed what the terminal tells me to do " ./configure and make" but nothing works. please help Thanks Geza
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What are the make/build/install commands for module?

I'm working on a hardware issue. In a nutshell, Bluetooth isn't working. Solution I saw was to build and install this package but it's been years since I did that. Could use some hints. ...
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Installation of file on ubuntu

I just tried to install this file here on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. When I click on it ubuntu opens a dialogue to install pypar2 which I did and then the file is opened with pypar2 it looks like this: ...
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How do I build the Ubuntu installation media? [duplicate]

I would like to build my own variant of Ubuntu, taking the stock Ubuntu as a starting point. For starters, I would like to replicate the process of building Ubuntu installation media, and go from ...
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How to use a never library on Ubuntu 12.04

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and I have originally installed libxcb version 1.8.1 from package, but I need a newer version, because I need it to use the new mesa. I have compiled it from git with ...
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Ubuntu touch compiling: missing msm_ion.h

I've started porting Ubuntu Touch to the LG Volt (LS740) from Boost Mobile. I have my device tree vendor blobs and kernel sources all in place, but I'm getting a compile error: In file included from ...
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How to install Cockatrice in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install the latest client of Cockatrice in Ubuntu. I was told I had to do it from Github, and I'm trying to follow the instructions but I don't know how to download the Readme file or ...
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“gl31.h not found, please install gl31.h” but libgles2-mesa-dev includes it

I recently changed my OS to Ubuntu to use some open source based on GCC compiler. However, after installing NVIDIA Cuda 7 and compiling Cuda 7 sample, I got this warning message: WARNING - ...
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Nginx compile error

./configure --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --pid-path=/var/run/nginx.pid ...
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custom kernel for secure system

I am pretty new to the linux community and I've started learning it for last few months. After learning the basics of commands and system architecture im now trying to learn the grass root level ...