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

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When building a new kernel in OpenBSD 5.6, can the name of `config` be something else?

I am using the release version of OpenBSD 5.6 and have to apply a patch called 004_kernexec.patch.sig (URL: http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/5.6/common/004_kernexec.patch.sig ) An excerpt ...
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Why does PyCrypto require a C compiler?

Is there a python crypto library that does not rely on anything besides python? Or pre-complied bundles of PyCrypto for Linux?
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Compiling python .py to .pyc doesn't happen

I have read that python will compile the source file .py by itself to produce .pyc, but this doesn't happen in my case. I have the source file inside /opt/osqa folder where I always have to use sudo ...
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Building from source on linux - mess in installed packages [duplicate]

Everytime when I want to build application from source on linux, I have to install dependencies libraries in my operating system (ubuntu). Typical scenario: Start ./configure Got error about missing ...
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Kernel upgrade 2.6 to 3.5.3 on CentOS 5.8 -> switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory

I upgraded kernel on my CentOS 5.8 from 2.6.18 to 3.5.3 and now it is unable to mount the root filesystem: I could not find any explanation through Google. Can you point me in the right direction? ...
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How to install wireless driver in Fedora 15?

I have tried ndiswrapper 1.56 for fc15... it gives the following error : $ make make -C driver make[1]: Entering directory `/home/dhinesh/sware/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver' make -C /usr/src/...
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Configuration file for kernel in VM environment

I downloaded a fresh kernel that I'm planning on using in a VM. In the instructions of the tutorial I'm using, I'm told You will also need to build a new instance of the kernel, and ensure that ...
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Build Linux for a Raspberry Pi without /opt/vc?

Now that the vc4 DRM/GBM driver has been making progress, is it possible to build Linux (not just the kernel but the entire operating system eg. Linux From Scratch) without libraries and programs from ...
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can not install, No targets specified and no makefile found. Error

I'm trying to install kiwix on fedora 23 when I tried to compile kiwix sourcecode under my computer. and when I want to run make, it shows me this message! [ar.lnx@host kiwix-0.9] $ make make: *** ...
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Loop device support on self compiled kernel doesn't work

I compiled 3.10 kernel, I checked that these configuration lines are not commented CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP=y CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP_MIN_COUNT=8 When i'm trying to mount loop device I get this error # ...
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How to install a custom GMP lib for just one user?

I'm doing some heavy number crunching on one system and I'd like to compile (and finetune) a custom GMP 6.1.0 for the user launching the number crunching computation. Previously I had a Debian wheezy (...
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Having problems with make and opencv

I'm trying to build opencv for my x86_64 Centos 6 operating system. I think the problem is make is trying to use the 32 bit version of the bz2 library instead of the 64 bit version. I get this ...
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Compile Package without installing needed libraries

I try to compile bluez-utils-3.36, but after a try to configure the package, the error message: configure: error: Bluetooth library is required appeared. The problem: i am not allowed to update or ...
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How could I install epeg on Arch Linux?

I've been trying to install epeg on Arch Linux, and I'm not having any success. I tried following the instructions for compiling it on the GitHub site, but I just ended up with a libepeg.so and an ...
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how to untar file in linux red hat?

I am compiling linux red hat stable kernel on red hat linux and the error which I am facing is as below
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Why is necesary to compile the entire kernel for a simple patch?

So I am patching my kernel to fix my Bluetooth and building using this guide https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel Why do I have to compile the entire kernel which takes about an hour?
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Combining parts of original Android with newer sources to create a new image [closed]

Hi I wanted to talk to the pros on the compiling and decompiling Android source and binaries respectively. Is it possible to decompile an Android OS running in a device and get its source, so that you ...
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-fPIC Flag System-wide?

Position Independent Code means that the generated machine code is not dependent on being located at a specific address in order to work. and the jumps are relative. So is it OK to declare -fPIC ...
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building php-5.3 on arch linux

I'm trying to build php-5.3 on arch linux using phpenv + php-build. The problem is bison is too new: $ phpenv install 5.3.29 [Info]: Loaded apc Plugin. [Info]: Loaded pyrus Plugin. [Info]: Loaded ...
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Cross Compiling - Platform Vs Architecture

Could someone explain, what is the precise definition of cross compilation. I am asking this because. When a program is compiled to a different platform (operating system) other than the host ...
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Can the --prefix path be the same as the directory where I downloaded/unzipped the source?

I was trying to build R myself and put it in a temp_R folder by giving a command like ./configure --prefix=/dir/where/I/wanted/to/put/R. But it seems that some of the important stuff was put into the ...
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in which directory should Firefox be compiled?

I want to compile Firefox browser in RHEL. I found two directories one is /root/.mozilla/firefox and other one is /usr/lib64/firefox. Which directory is the one where Firefox should be compiled?
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Compiling Netcat with DFLAGS [closed]

I've been trying to compile netcat so that I can use the -e option but I am not sure as to how or where to place the custom flags. So far I've done: ./configure Make and then I edit the Makefile ...
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Where does g++ store compiled sources?

I compiled an application with a Makefile and g++ and it turned out, that g++ doesn't have to recompile the whole application again when I modify the Makefile (I changed to paths to the dynamic link ...
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Kernel panic after building kernel in Red Hat Linux?

I've been trying to build a new kernel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual installs under VM Ware. I've followed these steps so far: Download the kernel from kernel.org. Extract the downloaded file....
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Problem building GPG

I'm having a problem building GPG on my system; when I try to run make it fairly well before it suddenly bails out with an error. Here's my latest result from running it: make all-recursive Making ...
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mon linux monitor install on centos - can't find glib.h although present

I am trying to install the linux_monitor package under Centos 5.5. When I try make I get: make[3]: Entering directory `/tmp/linux_monitor-2.0RC3/src/server' if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../...
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Kile freezes running pdflatex

When I run kile I get the message: QStatusBar::insertWidget: Index out of range (4), appending widget and I am not able to compile from Kile. While I press pdfLatex inside Kile, it freezes. What ...
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Install samba4.4.4 from source on centos7

Following the steps on Samba wiki page, I was able to build the samba source code. However, after sudo make install, I could not start the samba service since there is no systemd entry under /usr/lib/...
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How to turn off stack protector in linux kernel easily? [duplicate]

I wrote a simple module for the Linux Kernel and it has a stack buffer overflow vulnerability. I want to exploit the module, but I have to turn off the stack protector in the kernel first. How could I ...
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GCC 5.1.0 fails to compile following the LFS guide — pass 2; linking errors?

I'm trying to follow the LFS guide for compiling the GCC 5.1 with binutils 5.25 and glibc 2.21 and the process fails when reaching the "gcc pass 2" step giving me the error: ld: /tools/lib/../lib64/...
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Shell script getting 'permission denied' despite using umask 000 before command

I have a shell script (build.sh) that ends by attempting to copy some files into a new directory. However it says: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/files/ondisk/shared//comp/auto/bleeding-1169-...
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Can ifort and pgi complier coexist in the same system?

My linux cluster has installed ifort compiler now. But for some purpose, I need pgi compiler in the same computer. Can they coexist? I'm not familiar with this area, afraid of meeting trouble.
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How to create /usr/src/linux-headers-{version} files

I am trying to compile a custom kernel for Nvidia's Jetson TK1 board, and it seems that as well as the kernel itself (zImage) I will need /usr/src/linux-headers-{version} and /lib/modules/{version}. ...
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How do I install NTP from source on CentOS v7? (/bin/ld: cannot find -lcap)

I unpacked the .tar.gz file. I installed the gcc compiler. I ran the ./configure command with various flags and options. I ran make check and found an error. The exit status is 2. Only 0 is ...
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Smallest Distro To Compile Code

I am running Windows and I don't have a very big SSD. I want to use Linux in a VM to compile GIMP but I want to keep the VM as small as possible. What is the smallest distro you can use to compile ...
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Package naming and compatibility for Linux system

I have library built as a .so file. I compiled in my Fedora 22. The release of OS is. $ uname -r 4.2.6-200.fc22.x86_64 for example if my library name is 'libfoo.so', how should I properly name it ...
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Downgrade Kali Linux

I have upgraded my system to KALI Sana 2.0 and kernel 4.0.0-Kali1-amd64. Previously I had the version kali-linux 1.1.0 and kernel 3.18-Kali1-amd64. The reason I want to downgrade is that Kali Sana 2....
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Having trouble compiling BFLT Utils: can't find libiberty.h, despite being installed

I'm attempting compile BFLT Utils (https://github.com/nihilus/bflt-utils), but keep getting the following error: $:/tmp/bflt-utils/flthdr# make gcc -Wall -g -O2 compress.c -c gcc -Wall -g -O2 stubs.c ...
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Link libraries when compiling g++

This might seem elementary but I am new to Linux and Unix. I am trying to link some libraries my g++ code and I am getting the following error: $ g++ -O myprob.o -o myprob -Wl,-rpath $PATH/lib -...
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Trying to compile GNU Screen

I am trying to compile GNU Screen in my home folder on a machine where I don't have super user rights. I am taking GNU Screen version used by Linux from Scratch. tar xvzf screen-4.3.1.tar.gz cd ...
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boost_1_58_0 install fails on Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8

Get error during installation of boost: #./b2 ..failed gcc.compile.c++ bin.v2/libs/iostreams/build/gcc-4.1.2/release/threading-multi/bzip2.o... ...skipped <pbin.v2/libs/iostreams/build/gcc-4.1.2/...
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Compile freedink couldn't find SDL2

I tried to compile GNU Freedink as described in the BUILD file but when I try to configure it couldn't find SDL2. Log: http://pastebin.com/GYHHa4T0
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Installing libssl1.0.0 and OpenSSL 1.0 in Debian 6

I am newbie to OpenSSL. We are trying to connect to our server where its configuration requires the TLS1.1 protocol for connection. Debian 6 repos do not have direct backports for libssl1.0.0 and ...
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Safely updating packages on Centos and custom compiled applications

I've inherited some Centos servers (6.2) that I want to get up to date, we have one dev machine. I'm starting off on the dev machine going through updates with security amendments, and applying ones ...
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build X11R7.7 from sources - in which order

Is there an automatic way to understand the order in which individual libraries of the X11R7.7 package should be built when I want to build all of util, lib and xcb?
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How to get a grsecurity kernel on Debian Wheezy using the linux-patch-grsecurity2 package?

There is a package linux-patch-grsecurity2. But it seems to be lacking documentation. How to make use of linux-patch-grsecurity2 to get a grsecurity enabled kernel?
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Compiling LibSSH2 with specific LibSSL

I have downloaded and compiled the latest version of libssl, the result of which is located at /usr/local/ssl. I want to compile libssh2 using the files in this folder, and to do that I've set the ...
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Error openSSL appears to lack for elliptic curve cryptography? What's that mean and how to resolve it?

I followed this step to compile Bitcoin code, but got an error. Could you please explain what the problem is and how can it be resolved? Error: [root@localhost bitcoin-0.10.0rc1]# bitcoind Error: ...
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How to tell the compiler to search some libs inside /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

I try to compile a project, I got the source files from git hub. But when I launch make, the compilation complains that the dependency on wayland-server is not met. However, I have wayland installed....