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

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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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: ...
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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 ...
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custom sysconfdir for coreutils

I compiled coreutils with --sysconfdir=/test/etc instead of default /etc, moved /etc/group to /test/etc/group, and chgrp failed with chgrp: invalid group: $groupname. How can I fix that and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Building KDE from source?

I am trying build the kde from the source available on https://www.kde.org/info/4.14.3.php, but I am a bit lost about the order of installation of the packages listed on the page, which would give me ...
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How can I undo the changes after compiling a package? [duplicate]

Let's say that I have build a package using the typical method ./configure make make install and then I would like to uninstall this package. There is no any uninstall script. How can I revert my ...
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Installing Xcape (a newbie question involving the “make” command)

I executed the minimal building directions of xcape: $ sudo apt-get install git gcc make pkg-config libx11-dev libxtst-dev libxi-dev $ mkdir xcape $ cd xcape $ git clone ...
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Compilation error when building a custom kernel

I'm trying to build a custom kernel from a git repository on my Ubuntu virtual machine. I run the make command as follows : sudo apt-get install vim libncurses5-dev gcc make git exuberant-ctags mkdir ...
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Where is <libraryname>.pc?

When installing a library with configure, make and make install, does make install copy <libraryname>.pc to some place? If yes: Where is it? If no: Should we copy it somewhere rather than ...
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modpost.h:12:23: fatal error: elfconfig.h: No such file or directory

I am running Ubuntu: #lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise Kernel info: 3.8.0-38-generic ...
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Building Snapwm on FreeBSD (Problem of gcc and clang)?

According to FreeBSD, from version 10 they use Clang/LLVM instead of gcc. on the surface of it all things should perform as been before even better. but I have faced this reality more than I want to. ...
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Linux Kernel Compile-time options for Seagate IDE drive

I am configuring linux kernel 3.12.14 obtained from linux.org for compiling using 'make gconfig'. My question is what options exactly I need to enable to make it work for my Seagate IDE HDD? I am ...
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php --enable-calendar=shared

I have on my Arch linux system, php compiled with --enable-calendar=shared, what does that mean? I couldn't find any relevant information on that topic on the web. Problem is, that I have to ...
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How to modify source code of collection of programs of a GNU/Linux OS? [closed]

Basically the title says everything, Ubuntu/Fedora (to mention a few ones) is composed for several applications or programs dedicated each one to a specific task, but I've got a few questions: How ...
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Utilizing a newer standalone glibc [duplicate]

We're running RHEL6, which only officially supports glibc 2.12. A user is requesting that we install a newer version. I grabbed 2.18 from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/glibc/ and had no trouble running ...
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compiling bash 4.2 with patches

I want to compile bash 4.2 from source. but http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.2.tar.gz is more 2 years old. Should i apply all the patches from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.2-patches?
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Missing libraries in fedora 19

On fedora 19 64bit, which packages should I install for the compilation options -lz and -lcrypto? I am trying to compile git statically. This is the complete error message: [rubenroy@localhost git]$ ...
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Does SerNet compile Samba 4 with CUPS support? (How to tell in general?)

I have SerNet Samba 4.0.9 installed on CentOS 6.4. How can I tell if it was compiled with CUPS support?
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Get latest Rekonq developmental source code

I see that I can get the latest stable Rekonq through http://sourceforge.net/projects/rekonq/, but I want to get the latest developmental-version/daily-build. Where can I obtain the developmental ...
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Error in installing R package headers/libs are not available

I am installing the R package (R-3.0.1) in Red Hat Linux 6.0. Initially when I tried to install it gave the error “F77 compiler not found”. I installed the compiler and tried it again, now the error ...
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USB-Serial Driver(Exar Xr21v1414) Run Error

I'm currently trying to run the bellow driver in linux-3.8.3 on Exar xr21v1414 http://www.exar.com/connectivity/uart-and-bridging-solutions/usb-uarts/xr21v1410, but when i install the driver ...
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Specifying local install directory for ./configure for pango-1.32.6

I have built cairo-1.7.6 for use in building pango-1.32.6, and I have installed it to a directory in my home directory: /home/me/local/cairo-1.7.6. Under this directory are the expected include, lib ...
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Compiling multiple source file with arm-ulinucxeabi-gcc including -o -c option

I am compiling multiple c source which depend on multiple header files. Makefile SHELL=cpp2 ...
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How do I resolve the following error during “configure: error: XSLT configuration could not be found”

When compiling Icecast 2, I get this error when I run autogen.sh: $ autogen.sh ... stuff ommitted configure: error: XSLT configuration could not be found What is the reason for it, and how do I fix ...