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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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".
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How do I install Clang Version 3 in 10.10?

How would I go about installing version 3 of Clang/LLVM in Ubuntu 10.10? Ubuntu 10.10 installs version 2.8 by default. Version 3 has more extensive/up to date support for C++ and possibly C (I am not ...
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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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How to compile Ubuntu from source code?

Hello i wanted to know how can get Ubuntu source code and compile it on my own . Basically i wanted to give it a try so can some one help me regarding the steps to compile a full Ubuntu system . ...
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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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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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Compiling GTK2 from source

I download and try to compile the source code for GTK2: sudo apt-get build-dep libgtk2.0-0 sudo apt-get source libgtk2.0-0 cd gtk+2.0-2.24.6/ ./configure --prefix=/usr make And I get an error: ...
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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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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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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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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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Injecting packages installed from source into apt/synaptic

Example: I build/install SoX myself, as provided Ubuntu package did not include additional audio format libraries that I might use and it's one of the packages I want latest version anyway. Now I ...
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How can I install a tar.bz2 file?

In Ubuntu 10.04, how can one install a tar.bz2 file? I do not know how to do it so are there any one can help me? ex: package name is : Manager-0.8.3.998.tar.bz2
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Upgrading Evolution from source

As with most people I presume I am running Evolution 2.32.2 inside 11.04 Natty and regardless how annoying the crashes are I prefer it to Thunderbird. Obviously as soon as 11.10 Oneiric is released ...
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What is Ubuntu's Definition of a “Registered Application”?

I've run into this a few times when installing apps from source, and during the occasional hack with update-alternatives. So far, it's only been a minor annoyance (ie, not got in the way of the ...
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Recompile all packages and trigger on updates

I am using Ubuntu on a bespoke router and after seeing the latency drops capable with custom compiling on Gentoo, I would like to recompile all packages with CFLAGS="-march=atom". The guide for this ...
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How to install the StackExchange Data Dump Viewer?

How do i install the StackExchange Data Dump Viewer ?
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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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Installing a tar.bz2

I am trying to install laidout-0.0o91.tar.bz2. its a publishing program for Linux. can you please give me the right terminal instructions to install this on my system.
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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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Confusion about git; how to undo?

I wanted to install some source code that was on git. Don't really know what that means ; I've never used git before, but I figured it was time to learn so, I first installed git. Next I tried to ...
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How do I build Unity from source?

I'd like to know how I would build Unity from source code in the current development release. Please cover the following topics: Which packages are needed to compile Unity? Where would I get the ...
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Ruby compilation error in Ubuntu 10

I've got a vps which runs solusVM. I'm now trying to install ruby 1.9.2 in it. I'm following this guide: After I run this command: apt-get update apt-get -y install build-essential zlib1g ...
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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 install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file?

I have downloaded tar.gz files. But I don't know how to install it. How do I install this kind of file?
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How to build and compile a bzr branch for testing

When I pull down a bzr branch using bzr branch lp:ubuntu/<package name> I get one set of source files. However, when i go apt-get source <package name> I get another. The command ...