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

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Help with Compiling a Driver with Kubuntu 15.10

I am trying to compile up a webcam driver for my old HP Pavilion. I have done this before with previous version of ubuntu, but now its having problems finding videodev.h. I have done the following: ...
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f77 undefined reference to getgid_

I'm trying to compile a program that came with a Makefile. The makefile uses f77 and it seems that the programs call several f95 intrinsics. When I try to compile I get: plotkit.a(userid.o): In ...
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How to set TOOL_CHAIN_TAG while compiling EDK2

I am trying to compile EDK2 following these instructions. I am using GCC 4.8.4. I know I didn't set TOOL_CHAIN_TAG correctly in WHERE_EVER_EDK2_IS/Conf/target.txt because when I typed build, it gave ...
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Antlr can't be found when building Processing

This is my error when building http://www.processing.org/: BUILD FAILED /opt/processing/build/build.xml:309: The following error occurred while executing this line: /opt/processing/build/build.xml:...
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Compile a program in a “compatibility mode”

I need to use a program called SPMRoot. It works great on Ubuntu 12.04, but somehow it can't compile without errors in ubuntu 14/04 due some libraries dependencies or anything like that. Is there a ...
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Android rom and kernel build error

I am trying android building but I have error I cant solve it. help please I am using ubuntu 15.04 compile error
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iulib - header not found when compiling test cc files

I installed iulib (https://github.com/tmbdev/iulib) by following the instructions in the install file and downloaded the ubuntu-packages, then when I tried to compile and run a cpp file namely: test-...
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Compile ATK for arm comes with errors,S.O.S

When I am try to cross compile atk for arm on ubuntu,error happened.I have tested on atk 1.2.4 , atk 1.3.1 and atk 1.26,The error was same,so I think there would be some "problems" on my computer,...
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How to properly update / install / compile ibus on 14.04, dconf problems?

I updated recently to phpstorm 9.5 and it says I should update ibus to 1.5.11 or newer (which at this point the current one). Ok. I downloaded 1.5.11 from source and try to install it. I got some ...
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Encountered “error: command 'c++' failed with exit status 1” while trying to install pymedia in ubuntu

I'm trying to install pymedia in ubuntu to run scripts using python 2.7. So, I tracked down the dependencies and got them installed : sudo apt-get install python-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev liblame-...
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How to compile code without having the needed library 'installed' in your system?

In one of my projects in working with the SDL 2.0 libraries. My computer went kaput last night and at my uni my profile doesn't have sudo powers. Is there a way to compile and run my code without ...
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Problems building libmodbus 3.0.6 ubuntu 14.04

I am finding that libmodbus http://libmodbus.org/ is compiling incorrectly on both my laptop and desktop running Ububtu 14.04 both were upgraded from 11.10 some time ago. I have tried using the live ...
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TT watch installation

I'm probably completely out of my depth as this is all new to me, but on the basis that if you don't try you never learn I have tried to install TTwatch so I can connect and upload my TomTom sports ...
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Running PolSARPro 5.0 - How to compile?

Hej, I'am new with Linux and I want to install PolSARPro. But I don't know how. I should compile a .bat-file, but I can't find how to do that. From Install instructions: "Before running PolSARpro, ...
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How i install Budgie on Ubuntu 15.04

I want test Budgie Desktop on my Ubuntu 15.04 64 bits PC but i can't install due some problems; So, i tried install from several ways: Official PPA: In several guides to install Budgie say that in ...
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Trying to install KISS IDE on Ubuntu, Qt5 and cmake problem

The KISS IDE is an IDE used for programming, compiling, and exporting code/executables to a device called the KIPR link. http://www.kipr.org/products/kiss-ide https://github.com/kipr/kiss It is ...
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ubuntu14.04: opengl for qt development

since a half day i try to get qt-creator to compile ... but i get errors. This is the output i get, when i start to compile a standard graphical project of the qt-creator (just created this empty ...
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OpenCV compilation error

I am installing OpenCV 2.4.11 on my Ubuntu platform. It has been build. But on compiling it shows an error: Linking CXX shared library ../../lib/libopencv_core.so /usr/bin/ld: skipping ...
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Configure installation of R in ubuntu

How can I install R in ubuntu with non default flags? For example, for debugging, I would like to build R with the -fsanitize=address option. How to do that?
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Question regarding installing after building from source (pros and cons)

This question has nothing to do with the pros and cons of compiling from source, it simply has to do with the single step of installing, example: make install or waf install. The normal routine ...
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Removing source dependencies after building from source

Now while installing the dependencies I've realized that they actually take up quite a lot of space (depending on what the dependencies are). So my question is: How do I remove all of the dependency ...
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Question regarding removing source files after building

I've been building a lot of software from source as I've been wanting to learn it for quite a while now. The following happens: Download source files (normally a tarball file) Install dependencies (...
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Error on running Grayscale using Opencl c++

I am new to OpenCL so I have been working on some simple OpenCL C++ programming. I have written a code on Gray scaling using OpenCL and OpenCV. It has been compiled properly, but on run it gives me ...
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Compiled vs Install(speed comparation) [closed]

I have a quick question because I'm not sure what to think... When Ubuntu run more fasted? When I've compiled the source code or when I've install it normal? Because I've see and read a lot of ...
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Configure: error: cannot run C compiled programs. If you meant to cross compile, use '--host'

Following the steps of @Nephente I pass you the error and then the guide I'm using to install de package dependencies and the content of config.log: 1) Error: root@ettus-e300:~/ortp-0.22.0# ./...
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Missing “asm/types.h” or “asm-generic/types.h” : fatal error : No such file or directory

I am trying to compile my sdk(switching development kit) code on ubuntu 14.04. When I am doing make, I am getting the following error : /lib/modules/3.13.0-32-generic/build/include/uapi/linux/types....
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Compiling custom kernel with debug symbols

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Linux-3.14.3-rt51 kernel. I need to use Systemtap so I compiled my kernel with the following options chosen during make menuconfig: General setup [*] Kprobes [*] Kernel->...
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g++4.9 -fvtable-verify link error: cannot find vtv_start.o

I am running g++ 4.9.2.0ubuntu1~14.04 (installed from the toolchain ppa: ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test), and I want to use the Virtual Table Verification (VTV) feature (-fvtable-verify in C++ dialect ...
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How to install multiple versions of git simultaneously?

I had git v1.9.1 installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The executable is /usr/bin/git and I decided to try the latest and greatest v2.6.1. I cloned the repo, compiled and installed it into /usr/...
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Writing a shell program in Unix to compile and run a COBOL file using the Open-Cobol a.k.a GnuCOBOL compiler

The two lines below are what I have for my UNIX shell. cobc -free -x -o$(basename "$1" .exe) "$1" ./$(basename "$1" .exe) When I type: ./myshell file.cob ...the program runs fine. But the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop libVMi installation error

In Ubuntu 14.04 I install KVM and successfully created Win 7 guest, Info: Kvm version: QEMU emulator version 2.0.0 (Debian 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.19), Copyright (c) 2003- Now I am following this link ...
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Trying to compile gnupg from source

I downloaded the latest stable tarball from https://www.gnupg.org/download/ and extracted it to a folder on my ubuntu machine. I had to chmod 775 configure in order to be able to run it, then I ran ./...
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Package was not found in the pkg-config search path

I am trying to install WaoN. When I run sudo make -f Makefile.waon it gives me the following errors: gcc -Wall -march=pentium -O3 -ffast-math `pkg-config --cflags fftw3` `pkg-config --cflags sndfile` ...
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GNU Packages: compiling

Can someone help me about free software from GNU project. I downloaded some packages, in this case coreutils (http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/coreutils.html). I then started browsing through ...
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Failed to create a symbolic link

akhil@akhil-Aspire-E1-571:~$ sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi [sudo] password for akhil: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gcc-...
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Error While compiling U-Boot

/bin/bash: arm-linux-gcc: command not found /bin/bash: arm-linux-gcc: command not found dirname: missing operand Try 'dirname --help' for more information. Generating include/autoconf.mk /bin/bash: ...
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Why does my kernel fail to build?

So I am a Linux noob, but I am still working on getting my Intel tablet working with all the devices, this is very much a learning experience for me. Plan in the end is to just have a bootable image ...
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Installing a driver from a Github project - Robotic Arm

I am new to Linux so i'm sorry if this is obvious. I have built a robotic arm (http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/usb-controlled-robotic-arm-kit-a37jn) and would like to get it working under the linux ...
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Installing gfortran and netcdf

I installed netcdf and gfortran for my code. but don't know how to link it with the code. I am new to working with linux. any help?
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Cross Compiling GMP to ARM

I am a newbie to Cross compilations. I was able to cross compile GCC to ARM but am facing problems while cross compiling GMP. Any tutorial links for compiling GMP to ARM? I have been getting errors as ...
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Linux Kernel Compilation Error — cp: cannot stat 'scripts': No such file or directory

I need help to fix the error message below. As can be seen, I am trying to build Linux kernel, but for some reason, I keep getting the error below when I execute sudo fakeroot debian/rules binary-...
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How to cross compile to an old i486/i586 architecture (Vortex86DX)

I need to cross compile to Vortex86DX. It seens to have a i486/i586 architecure. What packages is needed to install on Ubuntu ? As stated here, just asking the compiler to -match=i586 doesn´t work ...
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Docker and linux-kernel-extra packages

I am using kernel version 4.2.1-040201-generic downloaded and installed from here. But since then my Docker is not working again and when I tried to upgrade it, it complained about being not able to ...
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How is `initrd` for debian installer being built?

I would like to know how I could generate a custom initrd (like the one here) for the installer. I've googled for how to do it and all I could find was basically how to insert a random kernel module ...
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Not sure how to get around build error (libimobiledevice 1.2)

I'm running a VM of Ubuntu 14.04 32bit if this makes any difference... I followed along with the answer from this question: How to compile libimobiledevice 1.2 on Ubuntu 15.04? But I run into an ...
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Errors while compiling systemc-2.1.v1

I am installing systemc-2.1.v1 in order to run nirgam2.1; after running make I am getting these errors: ../../../../src/sysc/kernel/sc_process_int.cpp: In member function ‘virtual void sc_core::...
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msp430-gcc compiling error

In a last post problems with path of msp430 gcc I've could solve the problem with the msp430-gcc version... My problem now is that wen I go to contikis folder to compile a simple hello-world example....
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Why a single cross compiling doesnt work? Error: bash: ./test1: No such file or directory

I'm using my Ubuntu 14.10 x64 PC to cross compile to run my programs in my Beaglebone Black but I'm getting a strange error when I try to run the compiled program in my BBB. The command lines bellow ...
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How to copy libraries a dynamically linked program is built against?

Recently, I've been into compiling software and distributing it. Last time I did it, I did so by building my program and running ldd on it to get all of the libraries it was linked against. I got the ...
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./configure output in terminal but also in file with 2>&1?

For compiling source code, I would like to know how I can "copy" the terminal output so that stdout and stderr go where they are supposed to go, but also to gedit. When I use ./configure 2>&1 ...