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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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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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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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 software 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 understanding ...
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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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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 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 ...
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How to build libHaru and the examples which are included

I downloaded libHaru from http://libharu.org/. libHaru is a opensource pdf creator. Now in the INSTALL file says I only have to run ./configure && make && make install. When I run this ...
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Does installed from source software get overwritten by automatic updates?

As an example I've installed libcurl v7.30 from source, using their tutorial: ./configure --disable-ipv6 --enable-ares make make install I've had libcurl installed from the official repository ...
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“cannot determine current directory” while building Haskell in 13.04

I'm trying to install the Haskell Platform on Raring. Since there's no apt package, I've downloaded the GHC 7.4.2 binary x86_64 distribution (which is a prerequisite), and I am trying to run ...
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How to configure Qjoypad?

I followed the steps on this page but when I run make it gives me this error: /usr/bin/ld: keycode.o: undefined reference to symbol 'XKeycodeToKeysym' /usr/bin/ld: note: 'XKeycodeToKeysym' is defined ...
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How can I install PIKLAB on 12.04?

I'm trying to install PIKLAB IDE for Microchip PIC controllers programming but got stuck at an error message as below: -- Could NOT find Threads (missing: Threads_FOUND) CMake Error at ...
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“make install” errors

I am trying to install vmd on my ubuntu but " make install" is giving these errors. Can someone help? These are the errors. Thanks for the helps. if [ ! -d "/usr/local/lib/vmd" ]; then \ ...
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Getting configure command of php

I am using an ubutnu OS, I have installed LAMP stack using "tasksel", I am not able to find the "Configure Command" while I am going through phpinfo. But , in the same OS I am able to see the ...
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Solve error file compiling PHP configure: error: libXpm.(a|so) not found

I got an error while compiling PHP, I am listing the details below. Error configure error libxpm.(a so) not found I have checked with dpkg -L libxpm-dev. it is showing the needed file is in the ...
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How to find dependencies of php

I need to install LAMP in my home directory. I wish to install from source. It is so difficult to find out dependency of PHP manually, so, is there any easy way to do it. I hope build-depends will ...
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Where is the python library installed?

When I try to do ./configure over AWN v0.4 I get this error: configure: error: in `/home/desktop/Software/avant-window-navigator-0.4.0': configure: error: Could not link test program to Python. ...
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How to install TestDisk from source

I have just come downloading a software called testdisk-6.14-WIP.linux26.tar.bz2. Therefore I'm wondering how to deal with the installation.
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I have a problem installing activestate python instead of the default. How can I fix it? Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am getting this error when trying to run the ./install.sh for ActivePython. How can I correct this? cd /tmp wget ...
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Scanalyze install

I am trying to install Scanalyze. I downloaded the source code, and in the compilation instructions for Ubuntu, he has mentioned that for later versions of gcc (mine is 4+), there is a separate ...
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Compiling Meshlab

I am trying to install Meshlab as per the documentation. I installed all the dependencies and followed the steps. But am having trouble with certain steps here. In order to successfully compile a ...
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Building Ubuntu server from source on very old hardware?

I'd like to build Ubuntu LTS 12.04 from source (kernel+daemons) on very old hardware. The hardware I'm on is i486 cpu on a pc104 single board computer. Most live cd's have trouble getting further than ...
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How to install a Virgo FTP on ubuntu 12.10 on Session fallback desktop

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with session fallback desktop and really very much confused about how to install a software on Ubuntu. Please clarify few issue. I want to install virgoFTP . I download it from ...
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Patch, compile and run Wine without installing

I'm not familiar with compiling software from source. I would like to test a patched version of Wine following this procedure. I already have Wine installed and do not wish to modify it. I just want ...
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How to install arduino-1.0.3-linux32.tgz?

Can't ./configure after I tar'ed Linux version from here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
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How to install Audacity's manual?

I am trying to find the Audacity Folder so I can add the manual to it so I don't have to use online resources for help. I can't find where Ubuntu 12.04 stores the Applications Folder (as in a Mac)
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problems installing Stata12 on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to install Stata12 on Ubuntu 12.10. I stored the directory stata12 64bit in /usr/local and then I followed this procedure: sudo apt-get install libgtksourceview-3.0-common sudo ln -s ...
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How can I install Celtx 2.9.7 properly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and I want to install and use the newest version of the screenwriting software Celtx on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After trying ...
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How do I install the manpage from node.js' source tarball?

I have downloaded node.js tarball from its website, and now I would like install the manpage that comes with it so that I can view it by typing: man nodejs How can I do this?
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Installing jdevstudio in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install jdevstudio from Oracle on Ubuntu 12.10. I have downloaded a file with .bin extension. Unfortunately neither of the two provided methods (using terminal or setting the permission) ...
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Installing swagger-ui

I'd like to use Swagger, the api-documentation tool on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. On a Windows machine I just open the index.html file with Firefox and put in the address that I want the swagger-ui to ...
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No acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

I want to install one package named speech_tools-2.1-release.tar.gz. After I run command ./configure in this package, it show me a message: Configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH ...
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Installing driver for Atheros AR8131

I am having the same trouble as others getting my Atheros AR8131 Ethernet card recognised by Ubuntu 12.10 on my new HP Pavillion P7-1449 PC. I found the same question where the answer suggested the ...
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How to install a program published as a tar.gz file?

I'm trying to download and install software for my Ubuntu Linux machine. I've downloaded it by wget or the download link and so I get this tar.gz file. After that, I extracted it and saved it to my ...
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Error installing ath9k Wireless Driver for Ubuntu 12.10

I'm following the instructions of this external link. When I enter sudo make install }}} I get the following error: make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build ...
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LESS CSS compilers returning blank

I am not even sure where to start debugging this. Months ago, I could happily compile my CSS from my LESS files. Today, I run either recess --compile test.less or lessc test.less and I just get a ...
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Free Software for Billing (Colombia)

English I'm looking for a billing application (also inventories, shopping, clients, providers, accounts, etc) for small businesses. The software should adapt with Colombia's necessities. I searched ...
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install CMake occurs a error, how to deal with it?

I am installing CMake in ubuntu, after did the last step "make install", This is the result: -- Install configuration:"" CMake Error at cmake_install.cmake:36 (FILE): file cannot create directory: ...