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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How much can I compile the open source code of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a mix open source source code like the linux kernel and other sources like the one from Canonical My question is at which point can I see and compile its source code before being stuck on ...
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Is there a problem with my source code? [duplicate]

enter image description here Source code Its saying there's a problem click 'enter image description' to see the code
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How can I install and uninstall a package's source with apt? Or, when installing a package with apt how can I put its source in /usr/src?

I want to install a certain package. However, I also need to be able to inspect its source code (I need to use the source code as documentation; I have no interest in building the package from its ...
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How to clone git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git behind proxy?

I'm not able to do a git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git behind proxy, even though I have configured my git for proxy. Any ideas?
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How to install newer supertux2 from sources

I wanted to test my laptop's and pc's graphics cards by playing supertux2. It turned out that Lenovo G550 GL40 graphical chipset works better then Nvidia G220 on PC. Graphics on Nvidia GT220 with ...
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How do I scan all ubuntu source code? I have downloaded & extracted all 5 source dvd iso images

I have downloaded and extracted all 5 source DVD iso images (ubuntu-19.10.1-src-*). There is no useful README; README.diskdefines is useless to me. I guess that the source code is embedded inside a ...
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Where to find repository for Ubuntu language localization file source code?

Ubuntu supports a number of different user interface languages (e.g. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17528/change-the-user-interface-language-in-ubuntu/). Where can I find the git (or other) ...
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Where to find the code for the terminal commands?

I want to be able to see the code that gets executed whenever I type 'ls' or 'cd' in my terminal. With that I would like to get into modifying existing programs and writing new ones. In what language ...
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Where to get Gnome Night Light source code?

I had thought of asking this question on Stackoverflow but there all the "Night Light" references are for Windows 10 Night Light. Too bad Microsoft and Gnome Developers didn't draw straws for who ...
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How to get all the source for my current Ubuntu installation?

I think it would be really useful (and cool) to be able to get all the source code for my current Ubuntu installation. I mean everything, every last package from the kernel all the way up to user ...
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How Can I View Source-Code for Updates in Software Updater?

Is it possible to get more details (source code) on the updates in Ubuntu? I feel like I'm just installing handfuls of opaque binaries every time... It would be nice to be able to dive in and do ...
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Where is the /etc/X11/Xsession upstream source?

I tried searching Xorg gitlab but can't find it for now. I would like to suggest this patch to give option of avoiding .xsession-errors completely.
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What exactly is Ubuntu? [duplicate]

From kernel all the way up to the Desktop Environment, where does Ubuntu reside? Linux kernel is the kernel for all distros. The basic utilities (fdisk, ls, bash, whiptail, etc.) are mostly GNU tools ...
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Compilation error when building squashfs tools

I tried to compile unsquashfs tool from GPL source, the sources are in the 'squashfs-tools' directory. Executing make gives error: Makefile:2: *** Sqlzma is not defined. Stop. As I see, the sqlzma ...
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How to get the source code of an application created with native react from the APK file?

I'm trying to get the source code of an application to study its operation and try to make my version of the same APP from scratch. I have seen several ways but none of them worked on Ubuntu 18.04. I'...
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Missing driver source code in Ubuntu

I'm trying to create an spi Linux module. When I try to see function definition of built-in functions in the path referred in Bootlin Elixir Cross Referencer in my system, I'm unable to find the C ...
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How can I view the source code of the actual package version online?

I was trying to find online source code repository for BleachBit package for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. So I started by visiting search on https://packages.ubuntu.com and found the source package. Clicking ...
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Printing Ubuntu source code [closed]

Newbie reading Ubuntu Unleashed 18.04 book & DVD. I want to print out the source code. Ubuntu Unleashed, page 30, states 55 million lines of code in C and 5 million in C++. One member responded ...
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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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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 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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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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