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

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How do I install VMD on Ubuntu 15.04

I have been trying to install VMD (if it helps here's the installation guide in PDF format: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/current/ig.pdf) on my 32 bit 15.04 installation. I have extracted the ...
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Is autogen.sh missing from Webkit? getting error : No such file or directory

I am trying to Build webkit by referring https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebKit After getting the code I see following message that indicates code checkout success A ...
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How can I install dependencies from source in Lubuntu 14.04?

I need to rebuild and install one of the packages which is in the apt repositories (i.e. with modified options to ./configure). I first tried downloading graphicsmagic from the repos as a dependency ...
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How do I install things from inside a tar.gz? [duplicate]

I click install on whatever website i get the app from and it downloads it to google chrome. Then I drag it to my desktop and open the cardboard box that says tar.gz on it. How do I actually install ...
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OCSP Responder (openca-ocspd) won't make

OCSP Responder is giving me a lot of grief. I've tried installing it from OpenCA, but it encounters an error at make. configure goes fine, and when I do make, it ends like this: Making all in docs ...
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Cant Install .bundle file

I attempt to install VMware player, Here is how I go about It -Open terminal and type in: sudo sh VMware-Player-7.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle -Type in my password -The error "Cant open file ...
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tesseract-ocr `./configure` triggering Error “leptonica not found”

I was trying to install tesseract-ocr using these commands: auto-apt run ./configure make checkinstall Auto-apt and apt-file are installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 and up to date. However, during the ...
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How to build libgee (“undefined reference to 'g_get_num_processors'”)?

I am not able to install libgee. When I tried running on the command line sudo apt-get install libgee it said libgee is already in its latest version, when it is actually is not in its latest ...
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installation of fftw on ubuntu

i am installing fftw but it gives error and terminal shows this make[2]: Entering directory `/home/suraj/Desktop/fftw/api' make[3]: Entering directory `/home/suraj/Desktop/fftw/api' make[3]: Nothing ...
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Error when i do ''make'' in cado-nfs map

When I’m in terminal and in the map cado-nfs. Then I do make. It will run for a second or two and then I gives a stops and gives this error: CMake Error at config/python.cmake:32 (message): Did ...
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Multiple files in program tar.gz installation package. What should I compile?

I downloaded a tar.gz file, extracted it and there are 3 files: Makefile, program.c and protocol.h I've opened them in gedit and Makefile contains only one line program : program.c protocol.h In ...
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How to remove ANY files related to a certain application that is not a package?

I downloaded Telegram (https://telegram.org/) and put the unzipped directory with the two executable files in /usr/bin. Later I removed it there and put it into /opt. I also created a .desktop-file in ...
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How to install numpy, scipy, and other packages from source for Python3 in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows-7 (64-bit). I wanted to install the latest versions of numpy, scipy, matplotlib, and other packages for Python3. I saw the we can use ...
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Gearbox installation failed

Gearbox is the only program that's preventing me from wiping windows off my hdd. I very badly want this installation to work. ~/trunk$ make ./set_revision.sh ./set_revision.sh: 9: test: ...
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OpenCV installation

During the installation of OpenCV I get the following error: moslah@moslah-Lenovo-G560:~/Downloads/opencv-2.4.10/build$ cmake ../ -- Detected version of GNU GCC: 48 (408) -- Found OpenEXR: ...
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perl/bin/perl: Syntax error: redirection unexpected

I am using ubuntu 12.04. i am trying to install ActivePerl-5.18.2.1802-x86_64-linux-glibc-2.5-29802. i used this command sudo sh install.sh but i am geting this error perl/bin/perl: 1: perl/bin/perl: ...
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How do I install torbrowser 4.0.3 in Ubuntu 14.10 using tar command?

When I enter the command: tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux32-4.0.3_LANG.tar.xz It gives me this error: tar (child): tor-browser-linux32-4.0.3_LANG.tar.xz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar ...
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How to install second life?

I downloaded Second life from the website for Ubuntu . And I extracted the file but I cant get it to run or know how to get it to run so that I can install it right.The program is in script until I ...
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How to change DPI in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

What I would like to do is "Change DPI to 144 in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04". Because it's first time to me to use linux, I installed VMware Player in my laptop, and I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. My laptop ...
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When installing applications, why do you have to do a make install? Why not just install it? Why compile? [closed]

This issue always stumped me with my years of linux installing stuff. I usually find an app i want to install and I just copy/paste the commands to have it run and install assuming random dependencies ...
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Synaptic and sudo apt-get update broken Ubuntu 14.10?

I just tried to build Riak unsuccessfully. Now something happened that messed everything up. When I try to start synaptic I get this: E: Type '500' is not known on line 1 in source list ...
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Building and using a lib without installing it? (e.g. libcurl)

I'd like to use libcurl (a lib that handles HTTP connections) by linking it statically to a program I am writing. I am new to building programs from their source, so I have no clue on how to do it ...
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Installing Memcached from source

I am trying to install Memcached to my VPS Ubuntu 12Lts but there is no package. I am following this site: https://code.google.com/p/memcached/wiki/NewInstallFromSource. First it says I need to ...
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How to install Telegram Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to install Telegram Desktop software on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have downloaded the tsetup.0.6.15.tar.xz file. Now I want to know how to proceed further.
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Blender not working on Ubuntu

I am trying to get Blender to start on Ubuntu. When starting the version from the official repositories, it starts, but the opening window does not go away unless I resize the window, and then ...
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Ubuntu install taking too long

I'm installing an upgrade for the first time in two years (I know). I was given various options and chose to keep existing files etc and upgrade to latest version. I am installing from a USB key. I am ...
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HOW TO INSTALL .tar.xz file [duplicate]

I recently downloaded gnome-shell-3.14.2.tar.xz Now I want to install it I tried opening it but it opened in archive manager.May I know how to INSTALL and UNINSTALL it also. THANKS
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Trying to install from source. minisat

I am trying to install the following plugin of minisat. link But when I go in the directory using terminal and do make install. It gives an error install -d /usr/local/bin install -m 755 ...
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Replace prebuilt package with self-compiled version

I need to update my Point Cloud Library (PCL) that I installed via official instructions with my own version that I just compiled according to this manual. The reason is I need to fix a bug in PCL ...
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How to build a source file using make? [closed]

I am trying to build a source using make? This is the first time I am trying to do this as there is no other way to install the program. Contents of directory containing the source are shown here. I ...
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will my files still remain after OS replace install option?

I'd like to try the replace OS option of install....can my files (downloads etc) etc remain intact with this option post installation?
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Installing reaver on ubuntu 14.04 lts [duplicate]

I have such a message what does it mean shpejta@shpejta-DOA150:~/Downloads/reaver-1.4/src$ make install rm -f /usr/local/bin/reaver /usr/local/bin/wash /usr/local/bin/walsh rm: cannot remove ...
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'/usr/' versus '/usr/local/' for source installation

Are there any differences when you compile software and move it to either '/usr/local' or to the '/usr/' directories? Personally, I try to move everything to '/usr/local/' so I don't need to search ...
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Should I use “sudo” before “make install”?

I am installing the latest FFmpeg from this guide: In some places it suggests performing make install without sudo, here is a single example of several: cd ~/ffmpeg_sources wget ...
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uninstall package compiled from source

This question extends this one, where the advice is to use checkinstall in the future. Sound advice, but I wonder if it is possible to just repeat the compile process and then store the list of files ...
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How to upgrade a repository package from source without also upgrading its dependencies?

I tried to upgrade python3-sip from 4.15.5 (latest version in Ubuntu 14.04 repository) to 4.16.2 (latest version from source). However, the version being imported in python3 is still the old version: ...
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E: Unable to locate package mkinitrd

root@cliu-HP-ZBook-15:/# apt-get install mkinitrd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package mkinitrd Can ...
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Install from source does not work but apt-get works

I try to install from sources modified version of icewm but I get error so I decide to first install original version to see if it goes and I does not go. I installed icewm using apt-get: sudo ...
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How to install gmp 4.3.2 on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install gcc-4.4.3,for which I have to install gmp 4.3.2. When I run: ./configure make I get this error. Can you help me? make all-recursive make[1]: Entering directory ...
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Installed a software from source code, how to uninstall it? [duplicate]

Recently I've been doing some reading on FFmpeg, and so I was told that FFmpeg served by the Ubuntu official repository is outdated. I followed the official FFmpeg installation guide, and managed to ...
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How to Install vaio-control-center from source?

I have a problem about turning off keyboard backlight that I asked here with no useful answers. After searching on internet I find a package for vaio control center and downloaded it from here, I ...
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How to manage software that is installed from source?

From time to time, we may have to install something from source due to various reasons. While it is fairly standard how to install software given appropriate dependencies, it is not clear to me how to ...
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config.status: error: cannot find input file: `Makefile.in'

I'm trying to install mod_WSGI on Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the set of commands that I'm following: wget http://modwsgi.googlecode.com/files/mod_wsgi-3.4.tar.gz tar xvfz mod_wsgi-3.4.tar.gz cd ...
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Raknet library how to install

I'm trying to install Raknet library on linux without results what I did: wget http://www.raknet.net/raknet/downloads/RakNet_PC-4.082.zip unzip RakNet_PC-4.082.zip cd RakNet_PC-4.082 cd Source ...
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How do I install redshift 1.9.1?

I'm new to linux and I don't know how to install redshift 1.9.1, configure the color temperature and make it automatically start. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Where can I get fresh new Wine DLLs?

I was acting careless today and I accidentally deleted one of the .dlls in my Ubuntu Wine installation, ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ole32.dll to be exact, and need a new fresh copy of only this ...
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How to install packages from Launchpad which are not in a PPA?

Launchapad contains a wealth of packages that are not usable (they seem to be in source form or something). For example, by searching for a "ndoc ubuntu" on google, I fell on the page ...
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Identify X libs during installation from source without sudo

I am trying to install a program (HTK) from source, but after ./configure (which doesn't give errors), make all complains that /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11. This is a well-known problem which ...
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How to install an application from gitweb

I need to get the latest available version of an application called arm which is a terminal monitor for Tor. The download instructions [on the application webpage][2] has a link to an older version ...
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Which version of Banshee in repos with Ubuntu 14.04

I need to know which version of Banshee is the one in repos of Ubuntu 14.04 According to http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/sound/banshee It is 2.9.0+really2.6.2-2ubuntu2, so its is 2.9.0 OR 2.6.2?? ...