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

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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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Embedded Linux: Which machine directory to pick in /arch/arm?

I am just starting out with embedded Android drivers, so any help would be great. I haven't found a lot of resources online. At the moment, I am working through a tutorial on porting a driver, and ...
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Why is =sys-libs/glibc-2.16's --enable-kernel is ignored on Gentoo Linux?

I'm trying to build eglibc support for old kernels, 2.6.9 in this case. So I set NPTL_KERNEL_VER in make.conf, and during configuration phrase I can see the --enable-kernel=2.6.9 parameter But this ...
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Selectively build packages with dpkg-buildpackage

When you download source codes with apt-get source command, it usually consists of multiple packages, e.g the eglibc source package contains glibc-doc, libc-bin, etc. Now with dpkg-buildpackage ...
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Cooking EDID and finding values for .S file

It became really annoying and the resolution is bad so I decided to make my EDID and pass that to the Kernel. (I am creating EDID for S20A300B and samsung says in its page the best RES for this ...
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Saving a kernel config file through menuconfig results with different options?

I'm experimenting with different kernel configuration files and wanted to keep a log on the ones I used. Here is the situation: There is configuration file called my_config which i want to use as ...
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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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MAME saving but not restoring games

Background I discovered Ms. PacMan some time ago, but you don't see many of that game in arcades. Then I did find out about mame (version 0.145), available on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine and about ...
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Which library files are needed to run a binary with an alternate libc version?

I built Firefox 26 on Mint 16 because the Ubuntu 10.04 build utilities are too old to build it. It does need to run on 10.04, however, since that's the target OS I'm building for. It built and runs ...
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File (products) of a kernel cross compilation

When the kernel is cross compiled (example. make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabi-), what are the newly created files and their meanings? I'm not looking for a detailed explanation of each ...
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How can I compile minix when I make changes in libraries

I am looking for a way to compile minix. The make hdboot command seems to do nothing with the directories under /usr/src/lib. I changed only one .c file in syslib. Do I have to do make world for this ...
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Make Install Linux Kernel Location Change

I have already run make to compile the Linux Kernel 3.12.6, but when I run make install, I don't want it to install it in /boot (as I don't want another OS on the hard disk). How can I change it so it ...
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In makefile when do we use .o files?

In the following make file, what is the significance of adding .o files instead of .c files? CC=gcc CFLAGS=-I. hellomake: hellomake.o hellofunc.o $(CC) -o hellomake hellomake.o hellofunc.o ...
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How to install libesedb? Build error

I'm trying to build the libesedb package so I can read edb files. I went to: http://code.google.com/p/libesedb/wiki/Building and found the following: tar xfv libesedb-alpha-<version>.tar.gz cd ...
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Compiling multiple C++ files with make

I made a makefile to help compile multiple C++ files, but it is giving me "command not found" errors. Could anyone help me to fix it? The errors I get: Make: line 1: main.out::command not found ...
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How to build nginx on Ubuntu with cache_purge module?

I have been trying to rebuild nginx with cache_purge module from here. I did the following and somehow the new build doesn't seem to include the module: Installed nginx Stopped it Installed build ...
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Where to get UUID libraries and code

What is the difference between the libuuid that comes with the util-linux-ng package and the one that comes with e2fsprogs? Also, if I want to compile libuuid from source, where should I get said ...
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Cross compiling libSDL

I'm trying to cross-compile libSDL version 1.2 for a custom made, Debian based Linux system. The toolchain I'm using is already configured properly so that I just run gcc/g++ on the desired code and ...
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GNU Screen: you have neither usable sockets nor usable pipes

I am trying to build GNU screen on CentOS 6 Minimal and When I type the command ./configure it gives me this error you have neither usable sockets nor usable pipes -> no screen I tried to use ...
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Install libxcb from source

I try to install libxcb from source, but I have an error, I do not understand why, this the error: configure: error: Package requirements (pthread-stubs xau >= 0.99.2) were not met: No package ...
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Installing PostgreSQL 9.0 on RHEL 6.4 (How to get Yum to Include a version of OpenSSL I built from source)

I receive the following errors from yum install postgresql90-server: Error: Package: postgresql90-9.0.15-1PGDG.rhel6.x86_64 (pgdg90) Requires: libssl.so.10(libssl.so.10)(64bit) Error: Package: ...
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Error compiling FTDI VCP drivers: Cannot find version.h

driver installation fails of FTDI VCP driver during make install. Running ElementaryOS with kernel 3.11.0-14-generic make install awk: cannot open ...
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Compiling code from apue

Just now I have began reading the book: Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment. I wanted to try running its first code example. I am running Scientific Linux 6.4. I downloaded the source code ...
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How can I automatically include all firmware needed by selected Linux kernel modules

I have certain modules which I need compiled into the kernel. Some of these modules require firmware, which used to be automatically included from /usr/src/linux/firmware/. However, no new firmware ...
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How can I install M4 on Linux, avoiding the dependency loop with Automake and Autoconf?

I am trying to install GNU M4 on my Chromebook using the 1.4.17 tarball, but when I run ./configure and thenmake I get an error related to aclocal, which is apparently part of the GNU Automake ...
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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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How to compile with third party libs properly?

This is a follow up question to Confusion about linking boost library while compilation: What is to do, when I generate a Makefile by qmake and I have only a third party boost lib installed (I ...
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Minimal Linux, stuck at building GRUB

I am trying to build a minimal linux, for experimenting out with drivers (LLD 3 book refers kernel version 2.6.10). LFS looks out to be a hell of a task, and I am not sure of if I would be able to ...
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Confusion about linking boost library while compilation

For a client I needed to add boost 1.54 to the system. So I downloaded the latest version (1.55) and built it within a special directory: /usr/local/lib/boost1.55/. This works. Then I had to adapt the ...
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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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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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When should one compile and install from source?

To install software on a Linux system, many tools like yum, apt-get, rpm, dpkg and so on are available to either fetch a package from a repository or install a downloaded package. Alternatively, it ...
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Do applications usually use dynamic linked libraries?

If I want to compile an application which needs packages that are not provided by distribution's package manager and I want to generate a distribution package from it, do users who use this ...
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Binutils documentation compilation problem

I'm trying to compile and install binutils+GCC for my machine on my own. I have compiled lastest binutils sources without getting any error, but installation seems to have some problems with gas ...
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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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Error while Compiling Subversion with a custom-compiled Apache on a shared server

Am using a RHEL 5.5 shared server, my user has complete access to /opt folder. No root access, cant write to /etc, /usr etc. So, I downloaded httpd-2.4.6 and httpd-2.4.6-deps onto /opt (ie. ...
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How to compile gcc toolchain with special sysroot correctly?

I try to compile a new gcc, including binutils and glibc. Since I can not be root, I want to install it all in ~/local. I set these variables: PREFIX=~/local && export PREFIX ...
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Doubt when compiling USB/IP drivers

I need to install a USB 3G modem to a Windows virtual machine (running on OVM). The modem will be plugged on a Linux host. (Would Windows be easier?) I don't understand what the following README file ...
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How to compile and install iperf on a MIPS based router?

I have a DIR-825 router based on Atheros AR7161 (MIPS) running DD-WRT v24-sp2 std. How can I compile and install iperf on it? Can I compile it directly on the target device, or do I have to cross ...
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“No such file or directory” when executing a cross-compiled program on a Raspberry Pi

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi. I already have configured it, and I install a cross compiler for arm on my desktop (amd64). I compiled a simple "hello world" program and then I copy it from my ...
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“Kernel panic - not syncing” after building Centos-6/elrepo 3.10.19 kernel from source

I need to rebuild the Centos-6 / elrepo 3.10.19 kernel from source. Background: the GVision touch screen drivers are incompatible with kernels > 3.8 and require source code patches to add code to ...
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What's the right way to install an appropriate package containing <signal.h> on a Linux Mint VM?

I have Linux Mint installed on a VM: Linux jonathan-mint-virtual-machine 3.5.0-43-generic #66-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 17:33:43 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux I tried to compile something that ...
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How do you know what development packages to install before compiling a program from source? [duplicate]

An example for Python: What are the packages/libraries I should install before compiling Python from source? At this point, the only way I know is to ./configure and wait for it to stop at errors, ...
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Squeeze/Lenny compilation : Library Link error

I've got a problem here : I have a C++ Library ("DataTsBroad") and a C++ Test app ("DataTsBroadTest"), to test it. Actually, the Lib and the Test app are both compiled an a Debian Lenny. Now, i ...
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How do I redirect only stderr?

I am having a bit of trouble doing this. I am required to run a compiled .java file and redirect only stderr to a file called error. So the .java file is named javaProgram.java. This is what I have ...
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How do I know on which IDE to edit a project's source code?

EDIT: Thanks to all answerers and commenters, there's enough material to keep me busy for a while ! I recently switch to Linux and wanted to do my first development steps with the following ...
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Where are my ALSA, pulseaudio lib

I tried to install darkice with lame. To compile it, I need ALSA and Pulsaudio: checking for lame library at /usr ... found at /usr checking for vorbis libraries at /usr ... configure: WARNING: not ...
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How to check if aptitude did something?

I've a CI build process during which I install a debian package from my local reprepro. I have a Makefile which does call aptitude to install the package from its own repository like this sudo ...
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Compiling programs to OSX

I have to decide between a MacBook Pro or an iMac. I have a desktop with Ubuntu and I love it. I have experience with terminal and I install texlive, TeXstudio, Bluefish, Geogebra, wxMaxima, gnuplot ...
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Compiling Wine 1.7.1 from git in Gentoo

Trying to compile Wine 1.7.1 with the great new D3D and Opengl patches. I proceed like this : 1-Download the GIT source code from here : ...