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 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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Cannot find install-sh, install.sh, or shtool in ac-aux

This is my first time trying to compile and install anything on a linux machine. I got the latest version of https://github.com/processone/exmpp via git and read the instructions which state: 2. ...
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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 ...
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Uninstalling application built from source [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely? I know that Ubuntu has come a long way in helping new users to get used to their linux ...
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Problem running Ubiquity when compiled from source

I've written a patch for Ubiquity that I'm try to test. I've modified the Ubiquity source and successfully run ./configure, make and sudo make install, however I'm having problems running it. When I ...
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Error when running ./configure on Ubiquity source

I have added a patch to the Ubiquity source and am attempting to build and install the package to test it, however I get the following error when I execute ./configure, checking for pkg-config... ...
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Would compiling programs from source speed up my operating system?

Somewhere I read that I should remove my default programs in Ubuntu and then build them from source to speed up my system. Would this work?