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 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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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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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 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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Install Popcorn Time from source files

How can I install Popcorn Time beta ? I see on their website that they only offer a 64-bit installation files, but the sources are open. I can't use the usual ./configure && make. So, what ...
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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Since the Chromium PPA is no longer maintained, for those of us preferring to use Chromium over Chrome, we have two options: Build and Install from Source Download either 'beta' or daily builds (in ...
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Installing the latest Node.js / MongoDB?

How can I install Node.js and MongoDB so they are the most current versions? The available versions from package manager are not up to date, and PPA from Chris Lea for Node.js doesn't get updated on ...
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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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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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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 a program published as a tar.gz file?

I'm trying to download and install software for my Ubuntu Linux machine. I've downloaded it by wget or the download link and so I get this tar.gz file. After that, I extracted it and saved it to my ...
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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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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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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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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 to Install vaio-control-center from source?

I have a problem about turning off keyboard backlight that I asked here with no useful answers. After searching on internet I find a package for vaio control center and downloaded it from here, I ...
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Error while installing libX11-devel, package cannot be found

I was installing [HTK speech recognition kit][2] from source. When I gave make all it is giving following error: (cd HTKLib && make HTKLib.a) \ || case "" in *k*) fail=yes;; *) exit 1;; ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I build and install a Qt project/.pro?

I would like to install sqlite database browser from sourceforge. I downloaded the file and unzipped it with tar -xvf sqlitebrowser_200_b1_src.tar.gz Now it's a directory in my downloads with this ...
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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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How to install build dependencies for source not available in Ubuntu repositories?

I keep myself busy compiling (makeing) several packages and some of them are not in the repositories (so apt-get build-dep doesn't help), the complete documentation about build dependencies is missing ...
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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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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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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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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 do I compile lbflow 1.1?

After using "sh ./configure" command, I encountered another error during lbflow package installation (a scientific one). The sequence of operations is here with error: ./configure --disable-gts ...
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Can't install packages using apt-get install or Software Center

I installed recently in my personal computer 12.04. When a try to install some software (Dropbox or Chromium per example) from the Ubuntu software Center or when I try to install some package using ...