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Where do I get a package for GNU Parallel?

I want to install GNU Parallel in Ubuntu but I can't find a package for it in the default Ubuntu repos. Where can I get it?
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How to write an internationalized manual using gettext?

I need to write a manual to the software I made. If it possible to use gettext when writing a manual, or other documents?
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Using GNU Screen with 256 colors

I recenetly installed GNU screen on a machine I ssh into. How do I get GNU screen to use 256 colors? So far, I've tried adding the following to my .screenrc: term screen-256color and attrcolor b ...
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License concerns for Ubuntu/Linux and a prospective business

Having a hard time finding specifics, could someone link me to some materials concerning licensing issues of Ubuntu, and link's at large? I'm considering starting a business installing ...
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Where is the GNU Pascal Compiler?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I had installed the GNU Pascal Compiler (package gpc). After moving to Ubuntu 12.04 / 64 bit I cannot find the package any more. Google and the GNU Pascal homepage did not help much. ...
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Is the Linux kernel required to run Linux?

At the risk of sounding like a complete dumb: is the Linux kernel required to run Linux? I ask because I'm brand spanking new to the Linux scene and Google doesn't help with this question.
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GNU Make not found - How to install GNU Make on 12.04

We have set up an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server for RoR. We did successfully install rvm and git. However installation failed with rvm for zlib and ruby 1.9.3. Here is the error log for $rvm install 1.9.3: ...
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Can I install GNU Hurd in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use HURD Kernel on ubuntu(any version)? It would be good to see other kernels running with ubuntu. But I really wonder is it even possible?
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Bash, what is command, utility, builtin, how do I distinguish

I'm running Bash scripting, but sometimes I get confused which of these commands I use belong to who. Sometimes 'Man xxx' works, sometimes doesn't, so I use '--help' or 'info', mostly one of these ...
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Help me!! Extract partition table GPT

English is not my native language, so I apologize. I want to remove the partition table from my hard drive /dev/sdb and then put it on my disk /dev/sda, but when running the following command: sudo ...
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Someone tell me why people writing GNU code use { like that?

I saw the rules on how to type code for UNITY project or GNU software in general. Why do they write code in such an ugly form? Is there a particular reason why they don't put brackets the way (from ...
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“fatal error: gtk/gtk.h: No such file or directory” using make

I am trying to use make command to build. I am following this. I am compiling a code using GTK+2 and C language hp@ubuntu:~/amhello$ make make all-recursive make[1]: Entering directory ...
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What is a easy way to view texi files?

I am reading some files for a library I plan on using and the files are of extension '.texi' and although I can open the files in gedit, all the syntax and markups make it difficult to read. Also, I ...
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gnuplot: how to set grid as cylindrical grid

Is that possible to set cylindrical grid (polar grid + z in the 3rd dimension)? Or I have to draw it manually (how?)
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What text do I have to put in mc's File Find text field “Content:”?

Midnight Commander 3.4.8.1 > File Find. What text do I have to put in the »Content:« text field and in the other fields? I tried several settings in the other fields but mc always returned no result. ...
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open text file and dispaly in GTK+2 and display

please tell how text file can be read and the data can be then manipulated in GTK+2 C language. i have tried to compile a code but the problem is that only one line is displayed from the text file ...
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cross compiling error for helloworld program

I have already created the amhello-1.0.tar.gz using this tutorial click to open now am trying to make cross compiling but error occurs. i am following this tutorial click to open after entering ...
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HF and VHF interoperability in GNU radio platform

Please help me out in creating flowgraph of receiver and transmitter waveform in GNU Radio. I have got Ubuntu 13.04 and GNU version 3.6.4.1. USRP1 with both HF and VHF daughter card. I have to create ...
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I am stuck at the “GNU” screen and I need to know how to get past it

I have had Ubuntu 12.04 for 6 days now and now, for some reason, I am getting the GRUB screen when I try to restart my computer. When I turn it on, it asks me, since I also have Windows 7 on my ...
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Need to close the 12.04 GNU Bash screen [closed]

I recently upgraded my Toshiba Satellite P105 laptop from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 (I don't have windows there). It was working fine for a couple of days, but now every time that I start the laptop, I ...
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List of GNU binutils

How can I get such a list from command line, including the version of each utility? Are they by default in the same file by any chance?
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How do I boot from CD in GNU grub?

Forgot my Admin password to Windows and have oph crack on a CD but how do I boot from CD in GNU grub?
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Makefile:448: *** missing separator. Stop. error

i am trying to use make command to build but error occurs the tutorial i am following is click to open i am compiling a code using GTK+2 and C language hp@ubuntu:~/amhello$ autoreconf --install ...
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Can I install Hurd in Ubuntu?

I was thinking that, if Ubuntu is based on Debian, and Debian has the GNU Hurd, why there's not an Ubuntu GNU/Hurd? Is there a possible way to install GNU/Hurd in Ubuntu? Thanks
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What Is This GNUsetup Folder?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and i Opened The GUI and noticed this folder called GNUsetup and Mail. Here is a screenshot of it: Inside GNUsetup is Library which is empty. And inside of Mail is ...
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How to customize GRUB menu entries (e.g. the name)?

I want to change the names of my os's in my grub and i want to change the default os... my grub version is "GNU GRUB1.99-21ubuntu3.14" I also want to know about any bugs that affect this GNU GRUB... ...
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how to compile a C code to call an octave function and make the GUI using GTK+2

i am trying to call a octave function from C code but the problem is that when why run this command in octave mkoctfile --mex addition_GUI.c error occurs addition_GUI.c:1:20: fatal error: gtk/gtk.h: ...
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13.10 won't start after upgrading

(Warning: typed on an iPod touch) I downloaded 13.10 (from 13.04) today as recommended by the software updater. I left it to download for a couple hours (it said at the beginning it should 41 minutes ...
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Why Ubuntu uses eglibc instead of glibc?

I checked for the libc version on my Ubuntu 64bit 12.10 machine by issuing the command ldd --version. I saw that Ubuntu uses eglibc instead of glibc. As egiblc is for embedded machines, Is there a ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Seperate Partition and now Can't boot Into Windows

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 computer. I Installed on a septate partitions , all my files are still in that partition, but now I am getting the Ubuntu boot loader and it does not ...
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How to make gmail standard work in Icecat (v.17) - JavaScript problem

I want to try Icecat browser (I like having different yet similar browsers, so I want this beside Firefox). To install sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && sudo apt-get ...
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ERROR: GNU libc not found!

While using make.sh command for toolchain, I encountered the following error: Checking for toolchain prerequisites Checking for GNU bash [ DONE ] Checking for GNU binutils ...
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disk check error at boot and then GNU GRUB. How do I fix it?

When I have booted my machine and choose Ubuntu. It did a hard drive check and got an error. Then it opened a black screen like a terminal where I can enter commands. How to fix?
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My Laptop Booted Into Grub and then Died [closed]

My laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 recently stopped booting (no BIOS screen, nothing) after a few tries, it booted into a screen that said GNU Grub. not knowing what this was, I restarted. now it won't ...
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GNU Radio Companion (GRC) fails to execute

I installed GNU Radio from here (http://code.ettus.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/wiki/GNURadio_Linux) Now when I execute a simple flowgraph, the GRC fails to execute and gives the following error: ...
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I'm trying to install windows 7, but the GNU GRUB menu pops up while in in windows boot menu

This is preventing me from re-installing windows 7. Can i make the GNU GRUB menu not pop up so I can get through the installation?
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Installing and Running GLPK

I'm trying to do some simple linear programming problems, and from what I gather, GLPK is a good tool. Problem is, I am COMPLETELY lost on how to download/install/run this! Any help appreciated!
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Assign expenses to jobs in Gnucash

I would like to ditch QuickBooks, but the contractor addition comes with a great "job costing center." I'm wondering if in Gnucash there is a way to assign expenses to jobs as in QuickBooks? This is ...
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GNU Toolchain required on Ubuntu 13.04 - for offline PC

I am very new to this site. Recently I have successfully installed Ubuntu-13.04-32Bit-Desktop version on my Dell laptop and IBM PC. Earlier I was developing Qt-5.0.2 based applications on Windows 7. ...
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Ubuntu boots to GNU Grub version 2.00-7 Ubuntu 11

I am using dual boot windows7/Ubuntu 12 and it has been working just fine in the past. After my last reboot when I select Ubuntu it goes to a black screen that shows GNU GRUB Version 2.00-7 Ubuntu ...
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Accidentally deleted windows partition, how can I do a factory reset with only Ubuntu working to restore windows?

While installing Ubuntu, I made a tactical error of my laptop turning off during the Partitioning of my hard drive (manual). Okay, so in my Grub loader i have Ubuntu (12.04) (works just fine) , ...
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Cant boot ubuntu grub wubi install

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 which was an Wubi install so I don’t have a LiveCD. Whenever I boot the computer it goes straight to GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.1. Is there a way that i ...
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What is the GNU operating system and the Unix shell?

I have seen the GNU labelled as an operating system. The Unix shell, as I understand it, is related to Linux. I would like an explanation of what they are, exactly how both of them are used and how to ...
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How to install gnuplot in ubuntu

I want to install gnuplot in my ubuntu12.04. When I try it shows: forhad@forhad-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install gnuplot [sudo] password for forhad: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Help! ASAP with linux [duplicate]

I put Linux onto one of my USB sticks using Universal USB Installer. Then I booted onto the USB after restarting the computer. I decided to try Linux, but after trying it I decided to install Ubuntu ...