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 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 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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Building LMMS: “Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!”

I tried to build Linux MultiMedia studio from the source of the SourceForge git:// repository under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32b: git clone git://lmms.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/lmms/lmms cd lmms git ...
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Installing applications from source

I was wondering about generic installations of all applications in linux. And what that means? Well, when I was using windows I knew that if I want to install an application I am double-clicking the ...
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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 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 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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Can't install packages using apt-get install or Software Center

I installed recently in my personal computer 12.04. When a try to install some software (Dropbox or Chromium per example) from the Ubuntu software Center or when I try to install some package using ...
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How to properly Install chromium from zip and make it the default browser? [duplicate]

Since the Chromium PPA is no longer maintained, for those of us preferring to use Chromium over Chrome, we have two options: Build and Install from Source Download either 'beta' or daily builds (in ...
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Error while installing libX11-devel, package cannot be found

I was installing [HTK speech recognition kit][2] from source. When I gave make all it is giving following error: (cd HTKLib && make HTKLib.a) \ || case "" in *k*) fail=yes;; *) exit 1;; ...
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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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Why do I get this error trying to build Komparator from source?

I downloaded Komparator source from this page. The INSTALL file in the source say the following: Unpack komparator4-xxx.tar.bz2, and open a shell inside this directory mkdir build cd build cmake ...
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What procedure should I take to update a specific application?

I installed nmap from the Software Center and their version is 5.21. After this, I downloaded the latest version that is 6.01 but I haven't installed it yet. What I should do and why? Uninstall the ...
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Reverting problems caused by checkinstall with gcc build

I recently downloaded the GCC 4.6.2 source in order to play around a bit with C++11. Having been told about checkinstall and its usefulness in installing programs from source, I created a Debian ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help installing plugin from source with make

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 x64 desktop DVD, and I have installed GIMP 2.6.12 from the Ubuntu Software Center. I need a plug-in for batch resizing of images, and found one. I downloaded the plug-in, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shank installation problem

after several attempts I was not able to install Shank.I've download the bin and .deb (for 64bit architecture) files. The bin shows this message on launch: "No such file or directory". The Deb not ...
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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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Building SANE from git-source produce backend missmatch on 12.04 even if built locally

It seems to me that with Ubuntu Precise Pangolin it is all but easy to do a proper install of SANE from source (git-repo). I've found other scanning issues trying to find an answer to this, where the ...
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What does “ext” mean, as referred to by the sfntly installation instructions?

This should be an easy one. I'm following these instructions to install sfntly. The instructions for installing a package say that the package should be "extracted to ext". What is meant by "ext"? Is ...
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How to circumvent full system update to install just 'build-essentials'?

After I install a fresh copy of Ubuntu (version 12.04), I need to install build-essentials. To do so, in the terminal I have to run this first: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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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: ...
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How to build Compiz from source?

Similarly to this question made for Unity, I would like to know what is the correct procedure to build the latest development release of Compiz from source. In particular, it would be useful to know ...
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How do I compile ndiswrapper?

I have been working for a good 2 days now trying every forum post I could find when it comes to ndiswrapper. I can get it installed but get the error module ndiswrapper not found keeps coming up. In ...
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installing program file

I am trying to install openssn on Ubuntu 12.04. I have extracted the file, and when I type cd openssn then sudo make in a terminal I get this: main.cpp:32:17: fatal error: SDL.h: No such file or ...
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“dpkg -i mysql-5.5.25-ubuntu10.04-x86_64.deb” not installing anything?

I has been logged in as root I want to install MySQL 5.5 in Ubuntu 10.04. When browsing tar.gz for source installing, I found DEB release mysql-5.5.25-ubuntu10.04-x86_64.deb in this page for Ubuntu. ...
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Build .deb package from source, without installing it

Suppose I have an installer program or source tarball for some program I want to install. (There is no Debian package available.) First I want to create a .deb package out of it, in order to be able ...
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How to convert .tar.gz etc to .deb format using ubucompilator/checkinstall? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling source into a DEB package I have some tarballs I want to convert into Debian packages. I usually use gdebi to install .debs but tarballs are difficult for me ...
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How do I install .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, and .tar.bz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? Help! I found a program that I really, really want, but they only have a .tar.gz file for the download, and it just opens ...
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How do I install Inventory Management Software?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu- about a year- and I have still yet to figure out how to install something that is not in the software center, nor have I figured out how to use SPM for files that are ...
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Permissions problem installing python 2.5.4 from source [closed]

I was trying to install Python 2.5.4 to my ubuntu 12.04 LTS I downloaded the package from their website Python 2.5.4 Release and I did everything they told me to, but when trying to "execute" the ...
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How to install appcelerator titanium on ubuntu 12.04?

I downloaded the available zip file which -from its name- seems to be gtk, and when trying to run TitaniumStudio as explained in the installation guide run the TitaniumStudio executable I get ...
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Docbook errors building Komparator from source

I'm trying to install Komparator4 v0.8 from the terminal of Ubuntu 11.10. I entered this command and work fine: mkdir build && cd build && cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config ...
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How to add application to application list?

I installed Sublime Text 2 from source. How can i open text files with sublime? How can add sublime text to application list? How can i set up subime the default text editor?
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Can someone tell me how to install reaver-wps?

Here is the webpage http://code.google.com/p/reaver-wps/ Can someone help me install it so I can play around with it?