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

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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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kernel config with strange dependancies

I am trying to build the Android Linux kernel from source following this README. The instructions very clearly state: 1.1 Required enabled config options: After building a standard defconfig, ...
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Building HDF5 with GCC 4.7 and OpenMPI

I am trying to install hdf5 with GCC 4.7 from binary, because I do not have root permissions, using following script on a machine using CentOS release 5.6(AMD64bit): module purge module unload ...
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Source of biggest machine-code optimization

I've read somewhere that recompiling libc with the -march=native and -mtune=native flags will provide the maximum benefit for programs, where shared libraries are used instead of static libraries. Is ...
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ldd:FATAL: Unresolved symbol “getopt_long” called from Executable - using compiled binaries for QNX on arm. Why?

The Blackberry Playbook has formally reached EOL(april 2014), but I've installed BGShell, BGSSH-SCP-SFTP, and Term48 on it. So I have some ksh-like shell it seems with things like GNU awk 3.1.5, sed ...
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multiple ffmpeg library paths, how can exclude older ffmpeg installations?

I am trying to compile Simple Screen Recorder. I had a linker error due to a wrong library path relating to ffmpeg. When I checked installation paths with whereis ffmpeg, I get: ffmpeg: ...
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Understanding SPL & U-Boot Memory Map using bdinfo?

We are using beaglebone black based custom board, I want to write some test results into RAM location from SPL, and read that log and send it via tftpput to the host PC. So far I'm able to do tftpput ...
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Find out extension of executable files?

When I am building software from source on a GNU+Linux system, during the ./configure stage I frequently see the following line: checking for suffix of executables... How do I create such a check ...
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Compilation error on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install the driver of the probe IPEH-00202242179, I downloaded an installation file with the following commands: $ cd peak-linux-driver-7.9 $ make clean $ make $ su -c "make install" ...
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View all disabled or hidden linux kernel options

I am trying to build a 3.12 Linux Kernel and I see some of the options (sub menus) are hidden and their branch (menu entry) is disabled in make menuconfig. [---- instead of being --->] I know ...
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What does make[number] mean in make V=s?

When I enable make V=s to read the full log of make. I always see make[numer] in the log. e.g: datle@debian:~/workspace/cpx/trunk$ make rm -rf openwrt/tmp cp config/defaut.config openwrt/.config cd ...
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Is building Perl an inside joke or is it supposed to require this many `make` invocations?

So I am building Perl version 5.18.2 from source on an ARMv7 processor right now, a Krait on the Snapdragon S4, and I am not too sure how much support there is for such an architecture. By the way, I ...
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Installing from source - do I need to keep the extracted tarball directory

If I'm installing from source, do I need to keep the extracted tarball directory? So if I download the git tarball. I then do: tar -xvzf git.tar.gz This will create a git.x.x. directory, into ...
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Automatized kernel upgrade

I am writing a BASH script that automatically configures, builds and installs the most recent kernel image. The generated kernel should include the grsecurity patchset. It would use the previous ...
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How do I find the NetBSD release for CentOS 6.5?

I want to find the NetBSD rump package used for CentOS 6.5. The list is present here. I want to get the rump package for CentOS and after searching, I found this version of netbsd-rump used in ...
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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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kernel build: why does 'make install' complain about missing modules?

I'm building a 3.2.x kernel on a RedHat Enterpise system. During 'make install' it takes a very long time and is complaining : ERROR: modinfo: could not find module xxx I assume its probing ...
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Library missing compiling XBMC from source

Somewhere between the 13 and 13.1 releases I was no longer able to compile XBMC from source. I was able to compile v13 when it was first released (from the Gotham branch). Then, 13.1 was announced and ...
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How does make continue compilation?

I know that I can interrupt a make process anytime without having to recompile the entire source tree again. As I know, make only compiles a target if it's not compiled yet, or the source code is ...
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Get ld to pick the correct library

I'm trying to compile a program prog and link it against OpenSSL's 1.0.2 beta, built from source and installed in /usr/local/ssl-1.0.2. On an older system using 0.9.8, this works without too much ...
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How to preserve .d files after kernel compilation?

I'm compiling third-party kernel modules. Their build system goes to /usr/src/linux-headers-[version] (of a custom kernel chroot) and runs make from there. I want to find out, which files - sources ...
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Load shared objects relative to executable path

I'm trying to get a C application to load shared objects from a relative directory regardless of where I call it from. So far it only works if I'm in the same directory as the executable when I call ...
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How to compile AMD Legacy driver on 64-bit kernel, Linux Mint 17 [closed]

I'm trying to get the legacy driver for my HD 2400 GPU but I had an error while it was building. I looked at this answer, and have the same result, in the driver manager is empty: ...
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Run script without ./ before the name

I am running a quite complicated script which changes directories and runs many other commands. All these commands are run using 'scriptname', which works fine when I execute the main script from my ...
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configure error when trying to build OpenSSL on CentOS

I have a Centos 5.7 operating system box and I have installed OpenSSL 1.0.1h successfully. but when I am upgrading OpenSSH I am getting the below error message while running ./configure. Kindly help ...
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GCC: set architecture to pass to linker

GNU C compiler passes the wrong architecture name to the linker. For example gcc helloworld.i throws the error ld: unknown/unsupported architecture name: -arch arm. After some experimenting with LD, ...
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How do I determine which configuration options an rpm package is built with?

This is my first question and I'm still pretty new so please forgive me if I've missed or botched something, or if this is an obvious solution. I'm using CentOS 5.8 (yes I know it's ancient) and ...
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What is the best tool for automating the building 32-64bit libraries for Unix & Windows building C++ software, replicable by users and machines?

Is there a system or product that can be used in automating the process of building 32bit and 64bit libraries for multiple platforms (Solaris (Sparc & x86), and windows) used in building C++ based ...
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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 because I wrote .configure --prefix=/dir/where/I/wanted/to/put/R, but it seems that some of the important stuff was put in the temp_R ...
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Virtualbox installation

I'm trying to install virtualbox. But when I run dpkg -i {dpkg package} I get following error: sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.1_4.1.18-78361~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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Installing Dummynet on Linux Ubuntu

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install dummynet. I cannot however find a tutorial for Ubuntu. I've tried to follow this tutorial http://goo.gl/ZzKrpk however I get an error when making a kernel ...
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Cannot install libevent on CentOS 6.5

I'm on CentOS 6.5. Specifically, I'm running this AMI: Adobe Media Server 5 Extended. I followed these steps: $ sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" $ sudo yum install glib2-devel fuse-devel ...
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An obscure autotools error with Epson iscan project

I'm seeing the following error when attempting to build iscan using the master branch on Debian wheezy. This project provides support for Epson scanners, in cases when SANE doesn't. This project ...
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Sharing a project tree between environments

To save space and time I copied a large project tree on a network drive as hard links, i.e. cp -a -r --link proj proj_B (background: it's huge, needs to be rebuilt from two incompatible ...
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Kconfig - compiling kernel module

I stumbled over this site about USB video grabber under Linux, I'm trying to compile the code found here. I have read about makefiles but this one confuses me, cause it's so short: usbtv-y := ...
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Why does kernel-devel contain so many “empty” directories?

I have been a Windows kernel developer for many years. Now I start to develop Linux kernel modules. To begin with, I installed kernel-devel under /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r). However, after checking ...
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Error in compiling file using gcc: “/bin/sh: g++: command not found”

I want to compile a c++ program in Fedora Linux, but the program isn't compiled correctly. I got the following error: /bin/sh: g++: command not found make[1]: [*.o] Error 127 make[1]: Leaving ...
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LFS 7.5 - Glibc-2.19 compile errors at section 6.9, are they fatal to my LFS build?

I am using a host Ubuntu 14.04 system, and I am currently going through the Linux From Scratch guide here. At section 6.9, http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter06/glibc.html, after ...
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Segmentation faults during compilation - where to begin?

I have a particular problem I need solved right now, but I'd really like to know a good strategy for approaching this type of problem - segmentation faults when compiling other people's code, so I'm ...
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make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2 make[1]: *** [all] Error 2

I tried to install MADWIFI on my OpenMediaVault-Server. Any more information needed? I get this error, every time i enter make: root@NAS2024:/media/5703066A59887FF7/Dsys/madwifi-0.9.4# make Checking ...
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Is there any alternative to genext2fs in RHEL?

I am tryting to make initrd file system following [this tutorial][1] My host system is RHEL 6 64 bit. I am unable to get the required command: genext2fs No rpm is available for it, neither ...
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Why is the .config file not copied to /boot after installing new kernel?

I run across such a weird problem: According to this: The kernel and modules must be moved to special locations in order to be used, 1. make modules_install 2. make install The first ...
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What is Binary package? How to build them?

I want to get detail about binary package and run them on linux. I am running Debian base (Ubuntu/Linux mint) Linux os. How to build binary package from source? And can I directly download binary ...
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Cannot build sox with FLAC support

I'm trying to configure and build sox v14.4.1 with FLAC support enabled, on Ubuntu. I have downloaded and installed flac and done an sudo ldconfig (just in case the libs were wrongly linked), but ...
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Pre-compiled Finale substitute for Fedora 20?

I recently lost my dual-booted HDD (with both Linux and Windows). It did some weird stuff and started changing all files to read-only on every start-up. So, I bought a new HDD and put Fedora 20 on it. ...
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How to compile Chromium OS [closed]

I know that there is this guide, but every time I tried to compile Chromium OS I never finished. I need some clear instructions to compile Chromium OS project and install it on my machine. There is ...
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Installing openambit on Ubuntu 12.04

My question is in regards to installing openambit which is software for Suunto's ambit watch. I followed the installation instructions here but it didn't work. When I did: $ mkdir libambit-build $ ...
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Some questions compiling linux kernel with make-kpkg

I'm doing my first steps compiling the linux kernel and adding a new system call. I've managed to do it, but I still have some questions. For this task, I has set up a Virtual Machine guesting debian ...
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Build kernel with multi_v7_defconfig setting

What is multi_v7_defconfig used for and how do I build the Linux kernel with this? I think I can write this into config file as: CONFIG_multi_v7_defconfig=y Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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How to compile to a specific executable format?

I'm a bit confused. I just read this: http://www.es.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/binary-formats.html, which basically says that freeBSD uses the elf binary format. But when I compile my code I using cc, I ...