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 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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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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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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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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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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Google-Earth will not launch

After installing Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit I am unable to launch Google Earth. When I try to launch in terminal I get the following: pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~$ cd /opt/google/earth/free ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to install a software manually?

I have recently learnt how to install programs from the terminal and would like to know the meaning of a few commands that I use to install. For example, I downloaded python 3.2 from source and ...
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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 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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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 ...