Compiling is the process of transforming source code into byte codes for a particular computer architecture.

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What is the meaning of Scratchbox2?

Somewhere i heard the term 'Scratchbox2'. Why this is used? what is the exact meaning of this? What is the advantages over Scratchbox 1?
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Force directory to always be in cache

I've been testing out different methods to improve the time it takes to compile my entire c++ project. Currently it takes ~5 minutes. I experimented with distcc, ccache, and others. Recently, I ...
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How to build-compile a .c file

I have little experience with LINUX . I am using Debian. It has a library glibc which has several useful programs. iconv is the program that i want to use to do several charset conversions... However ...
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What is Wayland?

I was looking for a lightweight X server, but failed to find one. Then I found out about Wayland. I says that it aims to coexist with X, but can run standalone. When I try to compile it, it needs ...
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libcanberra is failing to build

I got version 0.26 from libcanberra site, and running make gives: make[2]: *** No rule to make target `README', needed by `all-am'. Stop. make[2]: Leaving directory ...
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kernel compilation error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kernel can't find /dev/sda file during boot I got the following errors after new kernel compilation (linux-2.6.25.tar.bz2) mount: could not find filesystem ...
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Is it possible to compile a code from within target?

I have a target in which i have the toolchain installed with the RFS image. If i have the kernel source code in some PC in the network which i can mount via NFS, is it possible to compile the source ...
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Do I need to cross-compile my program when my target is 64 bit arch. and host is 32 bit arch from x86 family?

I have scenario in which my host is : x86 32 bit processor my target is : x86 64 bit processor I have a couple of questions : I want to know if i can simply compile a program in my host using ...
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How to use STL in unix and linux?

How to use STL(standard template library) in HP-Unix . How to compile and run the program with STL functions?
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Why does my vim-7.3 compile fail to include clientserver?

I am trying to compile vim-7.3 will all features enabled. I ran configure with $ ./configure --with-features=huge --enable-gui --enable-cscope $ make ; make install When I check the version, it ...
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Get list of required libraries when installing something from source

When installing something from source (say, Ruby 1.9.2), what command can I run to get a complete list of all the dependencies needed to install that application? Is this possible?
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Recompile Kernel to Change Stack Size

I need to recompile my kernel on RHEL WS5 with only two changes. Change stack size from 4k to 8k Limit usable memory to 4096. How do I recompile the kernel without changing anything else but ...
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How do I install GCC on a system with no compiler?

I've been messing around with my NAS which runs on Linux. I have root access, but there is no compiler. I seem to remember something about being able to compile on another system, but I'm not certain. ...
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linux static compilation issue

I am building testdisk as static and when i run make static i am getting the following error /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -luuid collect2: ld returned 1 exit status what's the problem? ...
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Kernel memory allocator patch

Is there any patch for Linux kernel to use different memory allocators, such as ned allocator or TLSF allocator?
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Compiling GNU/Linux with -O3 optimization

It's said that compiling GNU tools and Linux kernel with -O3 gcc optimization option will produce weird and funky bugs. Is it true? Has anyone tried it or is it just a hoax?
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What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?

What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?
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libX11.so.6 Not found

I tried to make && make install package, but I get an error: libX11.so.6 not found Where can i get this lib?
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What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?

What benefit could I see by compiling a Linux kernel myself? Is there some efficiency you could create by customizing it to your hardware?
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How to compile and install programs from source

This is an issue that really limits my enjoyment of Linux. If the application isn't on a repository or if it doesn't have an installer script, then I really struggle where and how to install an ...
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Is automake and autoconf the standard way to compile code?

I sometimes compile apps from source and I've either been using: ./configure make sudo make install But recently, I came across ./autogen.sh which generates the configure and make scripts for me ...
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Where should I put software I compile myself?

I need to compile some software on my Fedora machine. Where's the best place to put it so not to interfere with the packaged software?
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Distros that support compiling from source

A long time ago I used to use FreeBSD with its ports system and after that Gentoo for portage in order to install applications via compiling from source. I did this in order to directly target my ...