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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How do I build GNU scientific library from source?

I am trying to install the GNU scientific library on Ubuntu 12.04. I've downloaded gsl-1.15 from the nearest GNU mirror (in my case this one). I ran the building steps listed on the INSTALL file: $ ...
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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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THIS .. doesnt work: install per terminal with prefix

There's a wiki to install Unity lens named unity-bliss. First download the latest lens package from the project launchpad page (by clicking on the green button to the right). Move this package to ...
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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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netCDF and nf-config on 10.04: why does R not find them?

I hope someone can provide an explanation in plain English for this problem. My questions are 1) why is this happening, 2) how can I solve it. Trying to install in R a package called ncdf4 I got the ...
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Unable to install Jad 158

I am trying to install Jad. I followed this link but Its not helping. I am getting below error. jad: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: cannot open shared object file: ...
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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 ...
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determining what files a package updates / copying software between machines

How do I determine which files comprise an application (built from source, not from a repo), so I can copy it? I built an application from source, but because the libraries it needed to build were ...
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How can I install metatracker from source?

Following a question I raised a few weeks back, I would like to install tracker and see how it works with natty. The latest stable release of metatracker is 0.10.10, but unfortunately, only version ...
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How to install Own Cube on 12.04

Ok I wanted to install OwnCube (www.owncube.com) on my Ubuntu 32 bit 12.04 desktop. I still have plenty of Ubuntu One space but 5GB for free, I could keep my music there since it streams for free. But ...
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Ubuntu 12 breaks gcc 4.7 build from source

I use C++11 extensively, so right after installing the new Xubuntu 12.04 LTS release, I went to build gcc from source. After getting the required dependencies using sudo apt-get build-dep ...
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How do I install gcc 4.7.0 from source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to update gcc to the latest version(in this case 4.7) in Ubuntu 10.04? How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? I'm new user in ubuntu & I wonder if anyone can ...
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System broken after installing glib2 from sources [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 from VirtualBox. My goal is to install Gtk+ 3.4.1 from sources. I already failed to do this once (described in the original version of this question), then restored system ...
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How do I install UControl

How do I install UControl from http://www.negusoft.com/index.php/ucontrol-downloads It comes in a tar.gz. I unpacked it and tried fallowing the readme but am getting nowhere. What are the steps to ...
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'make: *** [TLS.o] Error 1' while installing nzbget

I'm trying to install nzbget on ubuntu 11.10. Here's the output of ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking ...
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How to solve huge number of errors on running ./configure on xvidcap downloaded from Sourceforge? [closed]

I downloaded "xvidcap" from sourceforge. When I run "./configure", i get a huge number of errors and warnings. How do I solve them? Here is what happens: usr@u:~/Desktop/xvidcap-1.1.7$ ./configure ...
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How do I build Terminator?

I don't have admin privilege on this Ubuntu machine, and I don't see a way to build Terminator. I found the tar.gz which contains setup.py but that is not what I want. Can someone please guide me? ...
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Install program from source to chroot env

I have an program source (Remmina) and want to install it to chroot environment. Remmina uses cmake system. I can install it to chroot using: sudo make install DESTDIR=mychroot but this is not ...
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Rhythmbox build error

I'm trying to build Rhythmbox in order to fix a bug, but am running into problems doing so. I downloaded the source using sudo apt-get source rhythmbox afterwhich I ran configure with the argument ...
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apt-get installation, path directory and running dependency programs

I am very new to Ubuntu and please bear with me if I present a very layman's version of explanation. My OS: Ubuntu 11.10 server, 64bit version I need to use three tools samtools, bowtie and tophat. ...
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Why ubuntu sources are different to the originals?

When I do: wget ftp://ftp.openbsd.com/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/portable/openssh-5.8p1.tar.gz wget ftp://ftp.openbsd.com/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/portable/openssh-5.8p1.tar.gz.asc gpg openssh-5.8p1.tar.gz.asc ...
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How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I Don't know how to install .tar, .bz2 and .gz packages. For example how do I install this?
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Ubuntu Equivalent to BSD Ports?

Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to the BSD Ports system? I realize that the Linux and Ubuntu culture tends to install new software from binaries, but having used BSD ports within both BSD and Mac OS X I ...
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How to install ffmpeg without root?

I want to install ffmpeg, however it seems that its impossible without root. there are sources, but I have to compile it somehow. how to compile it? I just need ffmpeg "exec".