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Questions tagged [source-code]

Source code is the original programming code used to write a specific application. Open-source programs allow users to freely view and modify their source code, while closed-source or proprietary programs have their code kept secret.

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Why is SQLite compiled with the OMIT_LOOKASIDE option in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am working on a project using SQLite and I need an option enabled that is not enabled in the version installed on my Ubuntu 18.04.1 box. No big deal - I can easily grab the source and build my own ...
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Getting source code of installed kernel version

To get the source code of currently installed kernel version(4.4.0-59-generic), I'm running: sudo apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) This command gives source code for the latest version instead(...
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rebuild ubuntu from source, is it possible? How?

I want to rebuild Ubuntu for another hardware. So I'm wondering if there is any way to get the current stable source code for all software locally installed on my computer and recompiled them with ...
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Why Permission denied on package.dsc on package source download?

I am trying to get the source of a package using: sudo apt-get source package But in any packages I am getting Permission denied. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and also tried on 16.04, but same result. ...
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Adding a new Astonia 3 map to test it on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

One of my favorite games (Astonia 3) released its source code, and I got it running on my server. I also made a new area map to expand the game on my Windows PC and zipped it. Now, how/what do I ...
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How to download the source code of an Ubuntu package on a non Ubuntu machine?

I need to tweak the code of OpenSSH-Server version 1.5.9 installed from the Ubuntu 12.04.05 (precise) main repository. How do I download the source code of that package from the repos of that Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Qolibri from source code?

Qolibri is a EPWING Dictionary/Book Viewer. The official site can be located here: http://qolibri.osdn.jp/ I'm trying to install 'qolibri-1.0.4.src.tar.gz'. Link is here: https://osdn.net/projects/...
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Install VB6 (Visual basic 6 ) without using wine [duplicate]

How to install VB6 in Ubuntu 17.10 without using a wine, if Visual studio supports to VB6 codes then how to add extension in visual studio.
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Can i access and modify any software code working on linux? [duplicate]

So there's a bug in a certain software and i thought maybe i could look at the software code, since it's all open source, and try to fix it. Is it possible? are all software accessible by any user, ...
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How to securely retrieve ubuntu kernel source code?

According to BuildYourOwnKernel there are two ways to get the source code: apt-get Is apt-get signed by the Ubuntu team? I mean, will my computer verify the signature when I download it? Is there ...
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How to get the source code for a binary? [duplicate]

If I'm unhappy about something a binary does, let's say /sbin/ip, how do I find the source code and where to send a patch to?
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How to organize all the 3rd party libraries that I will install in Python?

I am new in Python and I realized soon that there is a lot of 3rd party libraries that I want to use. The thing is, I want to keep track of the libraries that I will install, is there any way to do ...
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How do I edit what is written in the keyboard shortcuts overlay when I press the super key in Ubuntu?

As the question says I want to edit what is written in the overlay when I press and hold the super key in Ubuntu. Also is it possible to include a cool image in the overlay?
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Where exactly is all the source code on Launchpad browseable?

I have always found the source code browser of Launchpad extremely useful when I need to link to packaging code in an answer. The URL pattern is simple enough (https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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Build Ubuntu from local source mirrors

Currently, we are using Android on our embedded system. When we fetch the Android source code, we get the actual git repository of every packages inside the system. We can then mirror locally and ...
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Getting a source code error [duplicate]

I get and error on right hand corner with a red error code display saying" E:Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list, E:The list of sources ...
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Extracting source code by using script language

I am trying to extract source code of a website. I code like this on my script file: curl http://www.example.com And the output is: <html> <head><title>301 Moved Permanently</...
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How does Settings control in ubuntu alter the settings in real time?

I have noticed that in Ubuntu, unlike windows, there is no "apply settings" button. I am wondering how is it possible to alter settings in real time. I mean there is some variable in some file getting ...
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Where to get ubuntu linux kernel source package? [duplicate]

Where to get Ubuntu Linux kernel source package from? Not a Debian package. Is there any repository which has tar/bz2 package of complete kernel sources of every version release.
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04 (from 16.04) - why I had to change downlad from main server & it is ok?

So I tried to upgrade from 16.04 & it failed to do that (I think error read "can't download package"). I messed around and noticed that under updates it said "download from" my country's server - ...
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Where is the source of firefox.desktop to send a pull request?

There is a small bug in /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1615549 and I'd like to fix it and send a patch but I can't find a repository ...
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Looking for solution file(s) [closed]

I am looking into a website that a coworker created and is used by the business; however, there isn't any documentation on where to find the code for this application. Any suggestions.
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How does one find a kernel commit from a launchpad bug report?

When reviewing the following launchpad kernel bug there is an notice that says it has been committed to the Xenial master-next. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1686099 https://...
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What is the Ubuntu installer called? [duplicate]

This may be a stupid question, but I want to check the source code of the default Ubuntu installer program . I can't seem to find it, and I assume it is easier if I know the name of the program.
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Fail to install source with dpkg-source

I need to install kernel source for 3.19.0-73. I downloaded the 3 packages from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-vivid/3.19.0-73.81~14.04.1 linux-lts-vivid_3.19.0.orig.tar.gz linux-...
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What component is the source code for determining desktop icons in?

I had wanted to compose an answer for Making a symlink for a bin file and renaming it to "readme" (w/o extension) gives it text file properties quoting the relevant part of the source code ...
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download kernel sources 3.19.0-69.77

I am developing a kernel module on top of ubuntu 14.04 LTS 3.19.0-69-generic codename trusty. I need to download kernel sources in order for my compilation. I cant find a proper package via the apt-...
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How I get Cinnamon sound applet source code

In Cinnamon desktop, when I press fn + f11, I get I want to clone and modify it. How can I get its source code?
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Is Haskell a Linux Dependency

I just thought to make the situation simple & attempt to figure out if Linux depends on Haskell. I don't use Haskell, & it seems that most of the columns published talk about how to install ...
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mysql and php rare not communicating

$db_server = mysql_connect('localhost', 'root', 'Kazibwe') or die(mysql_error()); have failed to connect and receive no error in my browser, actually the browser shows nothing. please help
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Unable to locate kernel source in usr/src for my Ubuntu on laptop [duplicate]

root@prasad-K53U:/usr/src# ls linux-headers-4.2.0-27 linux-headers-4.2.0-27-generic vboxguest-5.0.16 This is what I get when I look in my kernel source directory. Two header folders, but no kernel ...
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Improvement in AI of Ubuntu game

I have developed an AI for an Ubuntu game. My AI beats the existing Ubuntu AI. So I want to contribute to the improvement of AI of that game. Where should I send my source code, where do I ...
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How to change background with keyboard shortcut

What file controls the image displayed on the desktop background. And how might i go about editing it so that i can change the background by pressing a key on my keyboard (is a way to do that already?)...
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Technologies extraction using URL of the website

I would like to know whether is it possible to retrieve the technologies used to build a website just by having its URL using Ubuntu. Say for example: if I have the URL: https://www.wikipedia.org/ ...
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Ubuntu terminal grep escape all the special characters in the search term literal

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my system. Along with Magento CE 1.9.2.4 installed in webroot (/var/www/html/). Now I want to grep/egrep/fgrep an entire line of code which may contain special chars ...
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Find an application file containing code for popup window

Ubuntu 14.04 When launching installed third-party app, it displays a popup window with notification message. I want to find an application file which contains code that show this popup window. Is ...
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How do I download and view source code? [duplicate]

Say I know that a know a certain program was made using python and I wanted to take a look at its source code files. How would i do this? I know apt-get install is for downloading most stuff but i am ...
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Do softwares installed from source code use of shared libraries?

I am reading a book it says: "Most distributions install just one package system. It’s possible to install more than one, though, and some programs (such as alien) require both for full functionality....
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Is it possible to see tcpdump real source code? [duplicate]

Before question, my question article may have some incorrect content. I am a linux newbie and a newbie developer. I have a question regarding linux tcpdump source code. As I know tcpdump is ...
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How to collaborate code in real time? [closed]

A friend of mine needs me to give him some tutoring in Python, mind it needs to be done online. Is there an application or service where we can both see the code, as he is writing it, that is in ...
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Problem with apt-get for kernel sources [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu desktop 16.04 I tried to get the kernel sources using the command apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) as recommended in the Ubuntu wiki. I got the error E: You must put some ...
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Scripting a script that tests a shell [closed]

I have a custom shell and want to test its arithmetic function. I wrote a script to test it and it performs the arithmetic but it is also trying to execute the result as a program. printf "******...
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Where can I find the source code for the apt package manager?

I would like to modify some functionalities in the apt-get package manager, but I can only find the apt-get binaries. Where is the source code for the package manager?
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Is it possible to modify Ubuntu source code to change system language to new language?

I am an a software engineer, student, and i wanted to do my project on Ubuntu. I want to add Tibetan language as system language on Ubuntu But do not know how to start. I know python, C++, C, CSS3, ...
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How to install JDK sources?

How can I download the source code of Java on my local machine, so I can reference it in an IDE?
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Ubuntu Touch Store App and Scope sources

In the ubuntu store of ubuntu-touch there are open-source licenced apps and scopes. How can one gain access to the source of those apps/scopes?
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how to download a CVS reposititory from sourceforge

How do I download this code with cvs? I press "enter" when prompted for a password, but no download initiates. thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@jamochamud.cvs.sourceforge....
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Where can I find the Xenial source, and instructions on building it into an ISO? (custom install CD for Ubuntu 16.04) [duplicate]

I followed LiveCDCustomization and managed to build a distro: However it only boots with VirtualBox, and this guide is hopelessly out of date. Searching around the net, I found this handy tutorial on ...
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Good system for writing coding excerpts (possible cloud based)

I am using Ubuntu for some time, and 99% of time I am using Goggle drive Documents for writing code excerpts. However, Google experience, although super fast when searching, works quite slow when ...
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Ubuntu core snappy for rpi2 - source code

I would like to work on ubuntu core snappy for raspberry Pi 2. I got a the image - ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf-raspi2. How do I get the corresponding source code? Thanks. Said