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

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Organize local builds

A common thing for people who work on machines without having root rights is to locally build your own little suit of your favorite tools. The workflow goes a little something like this: tar xvzf ...
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Is it possible to compile individual software from the FreeBSD source tree?

I wonder if it is possible to compile individual software packages from FreeBSD source tree without compiling the whole kernel and world....Say,for example ex , which is included in the nvi (new vi) ...
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How to use my cross-compiler to compile something?

I informed about cross-compiling and found many information on how to create one, but very little information on how to use it. I would like to compile the tool bluez-utils-3.36 from this site with ...
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Where to find this toolchain?

I am searching for the toolchain arm-linux-gcc-4.4.3.tgz. I need to download it, but it seems like this file does not exist anymore. If i don't find this file, i have to create it by myselve. Can ...
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Why do I need GTK+ to build GTK+? And how to fix it

I am trying to build GTK+ using JHBuild. I ran into the following error: checking for GTK... no configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-3.0 >= 3.12 gtk+-x11-3.0 >= 3.12) were not met: ...
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Update GnuTLS for JHBuild

I am trying to compile GTK+ from source and have installed JHBuild for this purpose. I've already managed to build PyGObject using JHBuild and the sanitycheck runs without output. For building GTK+ ...
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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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Error while trying to compile/install kernel, 4.1.6 on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying kernel compilation in Linux for the first time. I'm using the guide here to learn the basics. I'm able to pull the source code from the git repository, and can compile it. However, I run ...
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use custom intltool installed in home directory?

OK, I would never do this on a system that I was running, but I'm having to build on a server that I don't administer. To test out how to do I have a "dummy" project that I'm trying to build on the ...
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C compiler cannot create executables when installing h4toh5 on debian

This is the first time to install from source code in my life so thank you for any help. I am trying to install h4toh5 utility which could allow converting a hdf4 to hdf5 file. After a long process ...
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Function symbol gets '.part' suffix after compilation

When cross compiling the Linux kernel 3.18.10, the compiler adds a .part.<N> suffix at the end of some symbols (see an example below). The number <N> changes when using different ...
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Squid cross compile

I've been trying to cross compile the Squid 3.5.7 on ARM Cortex A8 (Linux). I downloaded it from http://www.squid-cache.org/Versions/v3/3.5/ I have arm-linux-gnueabi-gcc and arm-linux-gnueabi-g++. ...
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allow non-root user to run programs compiled by root in /root/bin

I just finished and installed ffmpeg installation on a centOS box via the guide made by ffmpeg themselves https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Centos As it turns out, ffmpeg was installed at /...
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How to compile a third party driver in to the kernal? [duplicate]

I am using Linux Mint 17.2 on Toshiba c640. As my LAN driver is no more functional, I am using a USB to LAN converter which was provided with some driver installation files. Every time i want to use ...
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How to compile a third party driver into the kernel?

I am using Linux Mint 17.2 on Toshiba c640. As my LAN driver is no more functional, I am using a USB to LAN converter which was provided with some driver installation files. Every time i want to use ...
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Conspy: “Undefined reference” errors when trying to compile the latest version

Conspy is a neat remote control program for the TTY virtual consoles in Linux. I am trying to compile the latest v1.10-1 version, but after installing all the supposedly needed packages, I still ...
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Cross compile for ARM without installing anything

I have to cross compile bluez for another machine, but i am not allowed to install anything on the host machine. I never did this before. How can i get started? Host machine: Processor: Intel(R) ...
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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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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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Unattended build of linux kernel

Goal: I am trying to automate the 4.0.4 kernel build to provision it to multiple machines. Since AUFS no longer ships in "extras" package, I am compiling it as well, and then adding via make ...
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How can I get self-compiled packages to play nice with packages managers (e.g. apt-get, yum) [duplicate]

Suppose I want to: compile and install my own custom application which requires downloading, compiling and installing the source for newest version of libthrift which requires downloading, compiling ...
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musl-gcc not working

I have linux installed in armv6 android phone in chrooted environment. I have installed musl-libc from source for building static binary for android. Here are the commands, I ran for building & ...
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Arch: Compiling toplev.o fails in GCC install

I'm currently trying to install gcc41 using the AUR and I'm experiencing an issue. Everytime it goes through the compiling process the build fails because it cannot complete compilation of the toplev ...
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Compile mex files for spm12 in Matlab r2012a student version

in 2012 I bought a student version of Matlab (r2012a, 32bit) which I have now installed on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. This far, everything works. However, I would like to install SPM12 (a software used ...
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'pkglibexecdir' is not a legitimate directory

I'm following some outdated instructions in an attempt to compile some proprietary, closed-source, unsupported, legacy code. Here is what a typical shell session looks like: $ autoreconf -fi src/...
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Building and installing C* Music Player (CMUS)

I really like C* Music Player (CMUS) and I just installed Fedora 22 because I had issues with Fedora 21. The thing is that I cannot find any executable to install this music player. I tried with dnf ...
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How to create gcov files for a project in a different dir?

I want to analyze code coverage datas. I want to create gcov files from OpenSSL (and from other projects), but I can only create them in the same directory of the project, and only for the files in ...
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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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How to compile shared library on AIX

I have a simple shared library that is currently compiled on Linux using: gcc -c -fPIC foo.c -o foo.o gcc -shared -o foo.so foo.o I need to relay instructions to a colleague for compiling the same ...
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Linux kernel build : shouldn't make <manufacturername>defconfig yield the same .config file?

I'm building a cross compiled 3.2.15 kernel for a Marvell Armada 370 system. The vendor's default config file for this is armada_370_v7up_defconfig. So when I perform a make ...
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Editing make process?

So.. I figure this is alright to ask around here. https://github.com/swarren/u-boot — I have this, need to get the binary so I can finally run something other than Raspbian on the Pi. The ...
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Undefined reference to math functions when linking with gcc

I'm getting an error when using make to install a program. The full step that it fails on with error looks like this: gcc -g -O2 -fopenmp -L/usr/lib -lcfitsio -lm -o lenstool_tab e_nfwg.o ...
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Build customized Linux using Ubuntu or Debian Source

I want to customize a Ubuntu or Debian distribution for my Raspberry Pi. How can I remove packages and applications from Ubuntu or Debian? And is it possible to modify the GUI (graphic interface) of ...
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Recommended way to install software to /usr/local — use sudo or chown?

I'd like to install software from source (e.g., third-party GitHub repos) to my machine. Generally /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/src are for non-distribution-specific software, right? Taking ...
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“--with-x=yes (default) and X11 headers/libs are not available”

i am trying to install R in our cluster(OS of cluster is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6), where i dont have root access.I tried $wget http://cran.rstudio.com/src/base/R-3/R-3.1.1.tar.gz $ tar xvf R-3.1....
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“configure: error: Package requirements (blkid) were not met”

I'm trying to build btrfs-progs from sources, but when I run ./configure I get the error: checking for BLKID... no configure: error: Package requirements (blkid) were not met: No package 'blkid' ...
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Compiling Python 2.7.10 Error

I want to add Python 2.7 to my Unix. I downloaded the sources to the VirtualBox on which the Unix is installed and run ./configure --prefix=/usr \ --enable-shared \ ...
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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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Install Inkscape 0.91 on Debian (build from source)

There is no Debian build of latest (0.91) stable version of Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/download/linux/). So i can't use apt. I have try to obtain source code using Bazaar. First I install bzr: ...
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Some questions regarding linux kernel external module build process

The Linux kernel documentation page for building external modules (https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kbuild/modules.txt) says this: === 2. How to Build External Modules To ...
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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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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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How to determine if the kernel sources are installed?

I just bought a USB 3.0 Gigabit ethernet adapter. It uses an ASIX ax88179_178a driver. I need to build the driver and the readme says: ...you need the Linux kernel sources installed on the build ...
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How can I run my program without having to type ./?

My teacher wants to be able to compile our programs without having to type ./. For example we would write: g++ some_program.cpp -o some_program some_program He says to type: cp .bash_profile ....
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Can I resume make after a Ctrl+C?

I am installing gcc version 5.1 on a supercomputer cluster. I configured it and am now running the make command. It has been several hours and is still running as it is a long install, but the work ...
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Manually compile and add module r8169 (and others)

When typing lspci i get: ... 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor CO., LTD RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06) 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros ...
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fakeroot make-kpkg buildpackage

When I run make-kpkg --initrd buildpackage with concurrency_level set to 17, all cores are at 100% according to gnome-system-monitor, when running the cc1-jobs. When I run fakeroot make-kpkg --...
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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 do I include a port into FreeBSD distro?

I want to build my own FreeBSD installation media (an .iso file to burn on a DVD) with selected ports. What I mean is: I use a DVD to install new system, and after installing it I can (for example) ...