install-from-source refers to one method of installing software packages on Ubuntu without using the Software Centre. It is generally not the recommended way of installing software.

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cannot execute executable files x.run

I use Kubuntu 14 on HP Envy. I'm trying to install software (software: MPLAB® X IDE v2.05 and MPLAB® XC32 Compiler v1.31) from .run files this fails. The .run files have executable flags set: ...
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How do I install Foldit.tar.gz (specifically)?

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE QUESTION. It is specific to Foldit.tar.gz and installing this game is done uniquely. There is an askubuntu page answering the question, "How do I install a .tar.gz (or ...
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How do I Install X13-arima-seats for Rstudio from source?

Hello all and thanks for interest! Im trying to install x13-arima-seats to be used with Rstudio. There are compiled version for RedHat and source available. I have followed these steps from the ...
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What is the good way to remove SDK and other soft?

I have installed AMD-APP-SDK-v2.9 using install script: ./Install-AMD-APP.sh Everything is ok and here is the installation log: 1) Starting Installation of AMD APPSDK v2.9 .... 2) 64-bit Operating ...
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New to Ubuntu (linux). Would like to install a printer. A bit clueless

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my old Dell desktop. It runs fine and I like the Ubunte experience. I found most software using the 'software centre'. But not for my Canon printer. I went to their website ...
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Install Popcorn Time from source files

How can I install Popcorn Time beta ? I see on their website that they only offer a 64-bit installation files, but the sources are open. I can't use the usual ./configure && make. So, what ...
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Discrepancy with Swish++ names

I asked this question earlier, but I still have no answer. The problem is: I use ubuntu 12.04, and I need to install Swish++ from the source code. I've downloaded the package from the official page ...
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Permission denied while running make install

I am trying to install gtk-server. First I typed the command ./configure and then make, but when I typed command make install it gave me this error: ...
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installing antivirus [duplicate]

Why it is not possible to possible on ubuntu to install antivirus or other software just by downloading exe file instead of using command line? Im having all the pains to install free AVG 2014 on ...
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The different between install mpich2 from Ubuntu Repository and from mpich source package

I am trying to build parallel computation system with Master Machine and Helper Machine. Based on the literature review I get: Install mpich2 from sudo apt-get install mpich2 Make a shared folder ...
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What is the difference among various options of source package download?

I want to download source package of eglibc. I get three options eglibc_2.17-97.dsc, eglibc_2.17.orig.tar.xz, eglibc_2.17-97.debian.tar.xz. Please explain me the differences among these options and ...
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GitLab Omnibus Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to build GitLab from the Omnibus project in my Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit following this link After issuing sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-bundler I downloaded the source from here and after ...
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Black screen after login when installing Mesa 10 from source

I wanted to update my Mesa version to 10.0, so I compiled it from source, installed it, rebooted and when I logged in, I had a black screen with only my mouse visible. I have reinstalled Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Error while running make to install drivers

Everytime I want to run make while installing a driver, I get these error messages : make[1]: ***[_module_/home/alaa/Downloads/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012] Error 2 ...
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How to build latest Gnome apps (music, photos etc) from source?

i've been reading for a while your answers but now the time came to ask mine. I tried several linux distros and i ended up with a customized saucy to run on Gnome 3.10. Though ricotz has compiled ...
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How can I build and install a Qt project/.pro?

I would like to install sqlite database browser from sourceforge. I downloaded the file and unzipped it with tar -xvf sqlitebrowser_200_b1_src.tar.gz Now it's a directory in my downloads with this ...
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Error compiling a package: “configure: error: no gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.0”

I am trying to compile a package, which requires gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.3. I think I have an older vesion installed on my system. So I downloaded and compiled gstreamer-1.0.4 and it got installed in ...
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How do I get iperf on a Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running from a live DVD disc. Unfortunately it does not include the iperf tool, so it will need to be added separately. I already tried the command below. apt-get install iperf ...
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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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Installing group of fonts in Ubuntu [duplicate]

How to install group of fonts in a folder in Ubuntu? There are many font folders and I don't where to copy my fonts cause I want to use them in whole Linux environment not in a special program? What ...
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Pythonika installation error on ubuntu 12

I have been following links: to install pythonika on ubuntu: How to install Pythonika on Ubuntu? I get error: $ make -f Makefile.linux ...
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Flashplayer 11.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I've visited pretty much every webpage that exists on the internet about how to install canonical Flashplayers. Ubuntu 12.04 comes with Adobe Flashplayer 11.2 but that is not ...
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How do I compile lbflow 1.1?

After using "sh ./configure" command, I encountered another error during lbflow package installation (a scientific one). The sequence of operations is here with error: ./configure --disable-gts ...
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How do I install cdemu? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu and made it as flexible as possible I'm stuck while installing cdemu. I successfully installed vhba module as instructed by them now i'm stuck at compiling libmirage. When I ...
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GraphicsMagick not listed in installed packages after install from source

I've installed GraphicsMagick following the instructions on the website, and ran the build verifications it says, and though I'm not sure if those were to verify that install was successful or not, ...
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TOTEM installing issue

I have downloaded the latest totem_3.8.2.orig.tar.xz but how do i go about installing it. I don't have the faintest idea of LINUX so anything would be helpful. When I have tried installing the ...
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Building maven from source

I'm trying to build maven from source (on Ubuntu 12.04) following the tutorial: http://maven.apache.org/guides/development/guide-building-m2.html I installed a previous version of maven using sudo ...
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Problem when compiling GCC in Ubuntu

I have run into the well known problem when installing GCC: configure:3605: error: in /usr/local/gcc-4.8.1/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libgcc': configure:3608: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: ...
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problem with the installation of wireshark ubuntu “make” failed

I need to install Wireshark but it seems to have some problems when I type sudo make command. Here is what I get: dell@ubuntu:~/wireshark$ make LANG=C /usr/bin/perl ./make-version.pl . Version ...
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Trouble installing specific .tar.bz2

I've used Ubuntu for over a year now and I have never gotten the hang of tarballs. I have a .tar.bz2, I've extracted it but I can't figure out where to go from here. I tried running ./configure but I ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 update install prob [duplicate]

I can't update my ubuntu 11.10. I'm using a proxy server, wired connection LAN. Firefox connects perfectly fine but my update or install commands do not work. I can't connect to in.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Shell not recognised by configuration scripts

When I try to compile different packages from source (e.g., ipsec-tools, openvpn, etc.) I obtain always the same error from the configuration script: $ ./configure ./configure: This script requires ...
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Python ImportError after reinstallation of nautilus

I have a problem with python on my Ubuntu 12.10. Firstly the problem arose when I was trying to reinstall nautilus because of some troubles with it. I used apt-get --reinstall install nautilus*. The ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu through network?

I would like to install Ubuntu for almost 120 users. But it's very difficult in using USB and drives. please suggest ....
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How to install latest version of Cheese from source in Raring?

The source files can be downloaded from here. I want to use the last stable version. How to install Cheese from source? Or Is there any .deb file of version 3.8.3 available somewhere?
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How to compile ubuntu os from source

I want to build ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS system from source code. Is there a user guide for the build process anywhere available?
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Installation difference between from source and apt-get?

What's the difference between installation from source (./configure && make && make install) and with apt-get? I can think of these: apt-get version usually is more stable and less ...
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Where are downloaded files stored?

Today I installed 12.10 as my second OS. I made all updates and upgrades. Then I downloaded crunch-3.4tgz and fern-wifi-cracker 1.6 all.deb but I could nowhere find these files to be able to install ...
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If I'm building from source, why does it require more space than installing via apt-get?

I was trying to install the program by compiling and then installing it. I choose PINTA. It requires these dependencies: mono mono-xbuild automake autoconf libmono-cairo2.0-cil gtk-sharp2 and it ...
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Psiphon 3 & Compile a Package

I am a newbie and I use XFCE desktop based on 12.10. Psiphon 3 is open source but I have 2 questions: How can I download the source. When I go to the related site, there's not a file but so many ...
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Installing the latest Node.js / MongoDB?

How can I install Node.js and MongoDB so they are the most current versions? The available versions from package manager are not up to date, and PPA from Chris Lea for Node.js doesn't get updated on ...
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How do I install WhatPulse?

I was expecting a .deb file but instead I got this: http://whatpulse.org/downloads/50/64bit/
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Installing from source

I'm trying to understand the rational behind installing from software from source in Ubuntu 12.04. Obviously, I know I can download what I need from repos, but I want to develop a deeper ...
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How to install Anjuta from source? [duplicate]

I tried a bunch of times to install Anjuta from the source code, but every time I start it a message pop up saying that was not possible to find the some plugins even after have installed the Anjuta ...
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cannot find lcblas ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to use the make file of a program and I hit the following error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcblas I tried the solution from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/atlas/+bug/769180 ...
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installing Dollybase

I try to install Dollybase and errors appear: $ ./configure Cheking Unix type: Linux -e Checking for /usr/bin/ar ... OK -e Checking for /usr/bin/ranlib ... OK -e Checking for ncurses.h ... OK -e ...
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How do I fix “/bin/sh: 2: patch: not found” and “make: *** [lib/libcurl.a] Error 127” errors?

curl-loader is a traffic generator. You can generate HTTP, HTTPS, FTP etc. traffic with it. Add to that, you can simulate multiple clients (multiple source IP addresses). Here’s an explanation of ...
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How to compile 'stygmorgan-0.29'?

I am trying to compile stygmorgan-0.29.tar.bz2 and got these messages: stygmorganui.cxx:7:28: fatal error: stygmicon128.xpm: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make[2]: *** ...
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Installing Python2.7 from source?

I am trying to build python 2.7 from source. I have gotten past the Unicode error and have gotten a different one. It was saying a module couldn't be found (specifically zlib). So I googled and said ...
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Installing PCRE from source…make install error!

I was trying to install pcre as it was needed by swig which is needed for installing gem5, anyway I am receiving this error after successful ./configure and make (however it's interesting that ...