Every time you want to build a software from source, you need to enter a lot of commands in the terminal. Is there a way to compile software using a graphical user interface?

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    Maybe using an IDE. The terminal is better, though, you learn more from it and have more control. You should put more details about your problem in your question. – edwin Jun 14 '13 at 2:23

via GUI for configure -> make -> make install,

ubucompilator ( Download Link )

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Ubucompilator is a gui to compile and make .deb by the source code.

An easy software to ubuntu, debian, linux mint to compile, make, install and create a .deb package.

  • On Ubuntu 13.04 I have to manually download the dependencies ( googled each one ) ...and they are 11 ...so if you are going to use it on Ubuntu 13.04 .... its take time...... – Qasim Jun 14 '13 at 3:42
  • Here is the Ubuntu 13.04 amd 64 dependencies , download it and extract it and install it .. ubuntuone.com/1Dhoh4PfUd4syZnLH4NcOj – Qasim Jun 14 '13 at 4:03

You can do a shell script where you write all your commands and then you execute the script each time you want to use them :

The script (in a file called "myscript.sh") :


Write your commands here

And then in the terminal :

The Terminal :-$ chmod +x myscript.sh    # Doing it once to have the right to execute it
The Terminal :-$ ./myscript.sh           # Each time you want to run your commands

Have also a look at software automation tools like GNU make (with its famous "makefiles").

There are plenty of tutorials and examples on the Web which shows you how to write a shell script ("BASH scripts") or makefiles.

NB : it is not specific to Ubuntu or Linux.

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