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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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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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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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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Compiling source into a DEB package

I have always had a problem installing and removing compiled software, so I have decided I would like to build software from source into a .deb package for easier installation/removal. I would like ...
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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?
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Can't start DrRacket

I downloaded the unix source for racket5.3 http://racket-lang.org/download/ and followed the build instructions, it installed succesfully. I tried running ./drracket from the created /bin directory ...
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Can't find sendmail Courier binary when configuring clamcour 2.0

when i install clamcoure and run this command clamcourdir# sudo ./configure It gives me this error : configure: error: Cannot find sendmail Courier binary
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How do I upgrade to the latest Grub 2.00?

According to this link, GRUB 2.00 has just been released. How can one upgrade to this?
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How do in I install the StreamRipStar software from source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: installing applications in linux from source! If i start my streamtuner i have no problems... but if i want to record it doesnt work. so i tried to install StreamRipStar ...
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Advantages/Disadvantages of installing from source code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to compile from source or to install from a .deb package? I've just installed conky from a source code, the advantage that I see is that I have the newest ...
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Can we add back track tools to 12.04?

If possible, then how can I add the tools available under Back Track Linux to my Ubuntu 12.04 distribution. I prefer their functionality from the terminal.
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How to I compile uget from source?

I've downloaded uget from its source fourge link. It is a tar.gz file. I have read that i could install a file of this type by extracting its contents and following these steps. ./configure make ...
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Error while building rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3 from source

I've already install the build-essential package but it doesn't work that's right i'm trying to compile a wireless driver i'm trying to use aircrack-ng so i need to patch the driver of my wireless ...
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OpenSSH 5.9p1 on Ubuntu 11.10

I want to build a deb package with the latest version of openssh from source. Then I want to install it on my machine. I am running: Linux Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal 3.0.0-12-server #20-Ubuntu ...