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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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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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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Integrating source-compiled package into ubuntu

For performance reasons, I compiled GSL with icc (intel C compiler). I ran ./configure with some flags, make, make check and sudo checkinstall. I had to remove libgsl0ldbl, which is used by a ...
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How to point to Boost built from source

I like to keep my Boost installations full and up to date to the latest release. I just noticed that I sloppily approved libboost-dev-all, and some of my programs that I develop are not able to ...
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How do I install Foldit.tar.gz (specifically)?

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE QUESTION. It is specific to Foldit.tar.gz and installing this game is done uniquely. There is an askubuntu page answering the question, "How do I install a .tar.gz (or ...
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What is the good way to remove SDK and other soft?

I have installed AMD-APP-SDK-v2.9 using install script: ./Install-AMD-APP.sh Everything is ok and here is the installation log: 1) Starting Installation of AMD APPSDK v2.9 .... 2) 64-bit Operating ...
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Discrepancy with Swish++ names

I asked this question earlier, but I still have no answer. The problem is: I use ubuntu 12.04, and I need to install Swish++ from the source code. I've downloaded the package from the official page ...
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Error while running make to install drivers

Everytime I want to run make while installing a driver, I get these error messages : make[1]: ***[_module_/home/alaa/Downloads/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012] Error 2 ...
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Flashplayer 11.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I've visited pretty much every webpage that exists on the internet about how to install canonical Flashplayers. Ubuntu 12.04 comes with Adobe Flashplayer 11.2 but that is not ...
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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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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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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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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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Help with error: ‘struct sockaddr_storage’ has no member named ‘s_addr’ [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new machine, and I'm trying to install Ushare from the source from the website. I would just install it through the terminal using 'sudo apt-get install ushare' but ...
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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 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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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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Liferea dev build with indicator-applet? [closed]

Stable Liferea 1.6.4 provided by Ubuntu packaging system is build with indicator-applet (just like there is mail indicator, IM indicator etc). It's easy for evoking and it displays unread feeds ...
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FGLRX does not have /usr/lib/libGL.so lib

I am trying to compile some OpenGL apps from sources but there is no /usr/lib/libGL.so, or /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 or even /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2. However fglrxinfo says: display: :0.0 screen: 0 ...
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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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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 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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'/usr/' versus '/usr/local/' for source installation

Are there any differences when you compile software and move it to either '/usr/local' or to the '/usr/' directories? Personally, I try to move everything to '/usr/local/' so I don't need to search ...
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How to install packages from Launchpad which are not in a PPA?

Launchapad contains a wealth of packages that are not usable (they seem to be in source form or something). For example, by searching for a "ndoc ubuntu" on google, I fell on the page ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Replace prebuilt package with self-compiled version

I need to update my Point Cloud Library (PCL) that I installed via official instructions with my own version that I just compiled according to this manual. The reason is I need to fix a bug in PCL ...
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config.status: error: cannot find input file: `Makefile.in'

I'm trying to install mod_WSGI on Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the set of commands that I'm following: wget http://modwsgi.googlecode.com/files/mod_wsgi-3.4.tar.gz tar xvfz mod_wsgi-3.4.tar.gz cd ...
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Which is exact method to install from source?

I have run (gradually) following command to install gdebi from source: apt-get build-dep gdebi apt-get source gdebi cd gdebi-0.9.5.3 dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -b Which gives me error (posted last ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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How to delete files used by kernel?

I have a very peculiar situation. I installed a piece of software by building it from source. I used "make install" from the folder that I downloaded it into (on my desktop). Later on, after not using ...
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How to install Groovy in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Groovy? I need to install Groovy 1.8.2 in my Ubuntu 10.04. Here is the site download link. There are two options available binary download and source ...
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Installing Memcached from source

I am trying to install Memcached to my VPS Ubuntu 12Lts but there is no package. I am following this site: https://code.google.com/p/memcached/wiki/NewInstallFromSource. First it says I need to ...
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Blender not working on Ubuntu

I am trying to get Blender to start on Ubuntu. When starting the version from the official repositories, it starts, but the opening window does not go away unless I resize the window, and then ...
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Ubuntu install taking too long

I'm installing an upgrade for the first time in two years (I know). I was given various options and chose to keep existing files etc and upgrade to latest version. I am installing from a USB key. I am ...
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HOW TO INSTALL .tar.xz file [duplicate]

I recently downloaded gnome-shell-3.14.2.tar.xz Now I want to install it I tried opening it but it opened in archive manager.May I know how to INSTALL and UNINSTALL it also. THANKS