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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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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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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How can I install Celtx 2.9.7 properly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and I want to install and use the newest version of the screenwriting software Celtx on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After trying ...
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How do I get iperf on a Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running from a live DVD disc. Unfortunately it does not include the iperf tool, so it will need to be added separately. I already tried the command below. apt-get install iperf ...
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Installing jdevstudio in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install jdevstudio from Oracle on Ubuntu 12.10. I have downloaded a file with .bin extension. Unfortunately neither of the two provided methods (using terminal or setting the permission) ...
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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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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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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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Installing software from source

I'm trying to understand the rational behind installing from software from source in Ubuntu 12.04. Obviously, I know I can download what I need from repos, but I want to develop a deeper understanding ...
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Compiling Meshlab

I am trying to install Meshlab as per the documentation. I installed all the dependencies and followed the steps. But am having trouble with certain steps here. In order to successfully compile a ...
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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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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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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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will my files still remain after OS replace install option?

I'd like to try the replace OS option of install....can my files (downloads etc) etc remain intact with this option post installation?
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cannot execute executable files x.run

I use Kubuntu 14 on HP Envy. I'm trying to install software (software: MPLAB® X IDE v2.05 and MPLAB® XC32 Compiler v1.31) from .run files this fails. The .run files have executable flags set: ...
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New to Ubuntu (linux). Would like to install a printer. A bit clueless

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my old Dell desktop. It runs fine and I like the Ubunte experience. I found most software using the 'software centre'. But not for my Canon printer. I went to their website ...
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Error compiling a package: “configure: error: no gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.0”

I am trying to compile a package, which requires gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.3. I think I have an older vesion installed on my system. So I downloaded and compiled gstreamer-1.0.4 and it got installed in ...
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Building maven from source

I'm trying to build maven from source (on Ubuntu 12.04) following the tutorial: http://maven.apache.org/guides/development/guide-building-m2.html I installed a previous version of maven using sudo ...
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How can I install PIKLAB on 12.04?

I'm trying to install PIKLAB IDE for Microchip PIC controllers programming but got stuck at an error message as below: -- Could NOT find Threads (missing: Threads_FOUND) CMake Error at ...
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Scanalyze install

I am trying to install Scanalyze. I downloaded the source code, and in the compilation instructions for Ubuntu, he has mentioned that for later versions of gcc (mine is 4+), there is a separate ...
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Building Ubuntu server from source on very old hardware?

I'd like to build Ubuntu LTS 12.04 from source (kernel+daemons) on very old hardware. The hardware I'm on is i486 cpu on a pc104 single board computer. Most live cd's have trouble getting further than ...
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problems installing Stata12 on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to install Stata12 on Ubuntu 12.10. I stored the directory stata12 64bit in /usr/local and then I followed this procedure: sudo apt-get install libgtksourceview-3.0-common sudo ln -s ...
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Error installing ath9k Wireless Driver for Ubuntu 12.10

I'm following the instructions of this external link. When I enter sudo make install }}} I get the following error: make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build ...
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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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E: Unable to locate package mkinitrd

root@cliu-HP-ZBook-15:/# apt-get install mkinitrd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package mkinitrd Can ...
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How to install gmp 4.3.2 on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install gcc-4.4.3,for which I have to install gmp 4.3.2. When I run: ./configure make I get this error. Can you help me? make all-recursive make[1]: Entering directory ...
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Where are downloaded files stored?

Today I installed 12.10 as my second OS. I made all updates and upgrades. Then I downloaded crunch-3.4tgz and fern-wifi-cracker 1.6 all.deb but I could nowhere find these files to be able to install ...
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Black screen after login when installing Mesa 10 from source

I wanted to update my Mesa version to 10.0, so I compiled it from source, installed it, rebooted and when I logged in, I had a black screen with only my mouse visible. I have reinstalled Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Problem when compiling GCC in Ubuntu

I have run into the well known problem when installing GCC: configure:3605: error: in /usr/local/gcc-4.8.1/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libgcc': configure:3608: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: ...
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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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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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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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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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How to upgrade a repository package from source without also upgrading its dependencies?

I tried to upgrade python3-sip from 4.15.5 (latest version in Ubuntu 14.04 repository) to 4.16.2 (latest version from source). However, the version being imported in python3 is still the old version: ...
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Raknet library how to install

I'm trying to install Raknet library on linux without results what I did: wget http://www.raknet.net/raknet/downloads/RakNet_PC-4.082.zip unzip RakNet_PC-4.082.zip cd RakNet_PC-4.082 cd Source ...
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Error 255 when installing openSSL from source

I need to build openssl from source because it's needed to build a mysql driver for android for Qt but when I do "make install" I get the following error: cms.pod around line 457: Expected text after ...
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The different between install mpich2 from Ubuntu Repository and from mpich source package

I am trying to build parallel computation system with Master Machine and Helper Machine. Based on the literature review I get: Install mpich2 from sudo apt-get install mpich2 Make a shared folder ...
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What is the difference among various options of source package download?

I want to download source package of eglibc. I get three options eglibc_2.17-97.dsc, eglibc_2.17.orig.tar.xz, eglibc_2.17-97.debian.tar.xz. Please explain me the differences among these options and ...
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How to build latest Gnome apps (music, photos etc) from source?

i've been reading for a while your answers but now the time came to ask mine. I tried several linux distros and i ended up with a customized saucy to run on Gnome 3.10. Though ricotz has compiled ...
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Pythonika installation error on ubuntu 12

I have been following links: to install pythonika on ubuntu: How to install Pythonika on Ubuntu? I get error: $ make -f Makefile.linux ...