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

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How can I solve this make error when building gcc-4.7.2 for LFS?

Everything was going so well... I'm trying to build gcc-4.7.2, following the instructions in the LFS book. When I run make, I get the following: checking for MPFR... no configure: error: libmpfr ...
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Yarbu Execution

I am attempting to use a Project called Yarbu It appears to be exactly what I am looking for. However I am a noob at Linux and am having difficulty getting it to work. I successfully completed the ...
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Compile a program without sudo access

I am connected to a linux system with SSH in my college. I found that ctorrent is a console alternative of bitorrent. I have downloaded the tar.gz source but to compile/install it needs sudo access ...
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Build kernel in one machine, install in another

I want to build my Linux kernel on my host and use it in my VWware virtual machine. They both use the same Ubuntu kernel now. On my Host, I do make and make configure. Then, what files should I copy ...
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Compile mkvtoolnix for router with customized firmware

I am using my router (asus-rt66u with customized firmware (tomato) as a media server. To get the tools I need, I have been using the optware package manager which has has bunch of cross-compiled ...
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Linux From Scratch 7.2: Error while making binutils-2.22 in chapter 6

I get the following error while executing make tooldir=/usr ../../binutils-2.22/libiberty/regex.c:130:1: warning: function declaration isn't a prototype [-Wstrict-prototypes] ...
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Adding Objective C compiler to GCC 4.7.2

I finished building the GCC 4.7.2 with C, C++ and Go compilers on my Ubuntu 12.04. I now want to add the Objective C compiler, is it possible to add it to the previous build? If so, how should i ...
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Galculator does not compile

I'm trying to compile galculator-2.0.1 but when I run make I get some errors like galculator-general_functions.o: In function `set_button_color': ...
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IP_TRANSPARENT missing from glibc headers

I'm trying to use the IP_TRANSPARENT declaration. I am using debian 6.0.5. IP_TRANSPARENT is only defined in linux/in.h however it conflicts with netinet/in.h. In centos for example, IP_TRANSPARENT is ...
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How to compile tmux 1.7 on CentOS 5.8?

I would like to have tmux 1.7 on my machine with CentOS 5.8 (64 bit). It requires libevent in version at least 1.4.14b or 2.0.20 and the latest version in yum packages for CentOS 5.8 is 1.4.13 . I ...
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Automatically apply module patch and compile kernel when updated?

I've recently applied a one-line patch to drivers/bluetooth/btusb.c in order to enable compatibility with my Bluetooth device. However, whenever I get a kernel upgrade, the patch will be lost until ...
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how do i check if (manually) upgrading software will break existing software?

As an example, let's say I want to upgrade sqlite3. The version I have after (apt-get) updating and upgrading is 3.7.13. The most current version is 3.7.14. If I install the most current version from ...
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compiling with gcc broken for users but fine for root

So somewhere along the way compiling as a regular user has stopped working on my server. I'm on Debian Stable. Can't think what has changed on my system that would result in this, or how to fix it, ...
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Building kernel module

I have a 3rd party device driver which I am trying to cross-compile. When I build the driver everything goes smooth but I don't see any driver.ko file, however driver.o file is generated fine and I ...
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cannot find libarchive when compiling YAP prolog in OSX

I am trying to compile the last development version of Yap Prolog in OSX (Mountain Lion). The first time I tried I saw this message: ################################################################## ...
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gcc 4.6.3 local installation with gmp 5.0.5 mpfr 3.1.1 errors

I am trying to install a new gcc version (g++ version) in my home directory on a server I have access too. This server already has gcc elsewhere (and gmp etc) but older versions, and I want to locally ...
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How do I install additional modules when building an Apache RPM?

We've been compiling and installing Apache under /usr/local/apache2 and in turn would tar the folder up to distribute to our other servers. I would like to convert this into an RPM package for easier ...
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How to build a custom kernel? [duplicate]

I want to test an (upstream) custom kernel on Fedora. The plan so far is: use a recent fedora config as starting point, e.g. /boot/config-3.6.6-1.fc17.x86_64 lookup build dependencies lookup right ...
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Compiling libqwplot3d on armhf

This started as an attempt to compile GNURadio on armhf (Pandaboard & Beagleboard). Thanks to the answer by Mike Larsen. I tried to compile libqwplot3d. apt-get build-dep qwtplot3d apt-get source ...
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Is there a way to know which options were used at compile time?

Take a look at the following command line: gcc -o hello -Wall -D_BSD_SOURCE hello-world.c Now, is there a way to know about these options by doing some processing on the 'hello' executable.
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Autotools does not detect my architecture correctly. How to handle?

I am trying to build the latest ffmpeg from the git repo. However, as you can see below, autotools does not detect correctly that my box has 64-bit architecture (Ubuntu 12.04). Consequently, during ...
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Can't compile kernel in gentoo

I installed gentoo by the handbook from official site. When I got into the step 7.b. Installing the Sources, the book says: Code Listing 2.2: Viewing the kernel source symlink When you take ...
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How to compile a c program without leaving the editor? [duplicate]

I am using vim editor on Linux mint. I want to know if there is any way to compile c program without leaving the editor.
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Unable to mount root fs after new kernel compile in VMware

So, I'm attempting to compile and use the 3.6.2 kernel on my Debian 6 VM (running under Windows 7 in VMware Workstation 9). I've already had several hick ups, but I am slowly getting through them but ...
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Building Qt: 'make clean' causes everything to get recompiled?

(This applies to Qt versions >= 4.7.3.) I made an attempt to build Qt with custom parameters on my Debian box and it actually took AGES to compile (IIRC more than 6 hours on a single-core CPU). That's ...
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Building MariaDB 5.5.27 without OQGraph: How to deselect the plugin?

I'm trying to build MariaDB 5.5.27 from source. In fact, I just need the client, but I seem to have to build the complete database system anyway. While configuring with cmake and later compiling with ...
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Install only a few GNU coreutils?

Is there a way to build and install only a few of the GNU coreutils? The README in coreutils-8.19.tar.xz lists 100-odd, but the INSTALL doesn't say how to install only a few, and the Makefile is (to ...
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Why is FreeBSD deprecating GCC in favor of Clang/LLVM?

So I was surfing the net and stumbled upon this article. It basically states that FreeBSD, starting from Version 10 and above will deprecate GCC in favor of Clang/LLVM. From what I have seen around ...
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“Wrong version of libnet” when configuring nemesis

Whenever I try to configure Nemesis it stops at "checking libnet version....no" and claims I have the wrong version. I have checked my libnet folder to make sure, and I do have the right version. ...
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Build Gimp from custom-path libraries

I'm installing Gimp (2.6.10) on Debian. The system has all the required libraries (dependencies) installed in the default directories, so giving to Gimp ./configure && make && make ...
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Replace python built with UCS4 with UCS2

I've got fedora fc15 installed with python 2.7.1-7.fc15. It is built with ucs4 and I've got some packages here at work that are built with ucs2. I now cannot build other packages that use these ucs2 ...
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%post section of rpmbuild not interactive

Situation: I'm trying to build a custom rpm to place a config file in a particular location. The installation completes fine by placing config files in proper directories but the %post section is not ...
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mod_python won't “./configure” because it can't determine httpd version

I'm trying to install mod_python 3.3.1 on Apache 2.4.3 and whenever I try to run ./configure (with apxs etc) and instead of configuring correctly, it says that Apache 2.x is required and my current ...
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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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Install CentOS in a VirtualBox to a Compact Flash and use it on a mini PC

I got into a very specific situation and want to get to know your opinions. I have got a mini PC with Intel Atom processor which should run CentOS with an upgraded kernel to 3.x and some ...
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What exactly are Linux kernel headers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does a kernel source tree contain? Is this related to Linux kernel headers? I know that if I want to compile my own Linux kernel I need the Linux kernel headers, ...
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New source install over existing one

I have Slackware installed on my computer, and I install a lot of software from source. Now I want to install ffmpeg from source just to recompile it with some more options. But I already have ffmpeg ...
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Relocatable emacs

Is there a way to build emacs on Linux so it doesn't embed the path where it was built into the binary, and it can be relocated harmlessly to a different path? That is, if you build with ...
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Effect of compiling from source on already installed applications

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Say I have installed package x from the repository (with all its dependencies) at version 1.7 but I need some functionality that is only available in version 1.8, so I download the ...
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Compile parameters for MIPS based codesourcery toolchain?

I installed codesourcery cross compile toolchain for mips32 architecture on my WIN 7 machince. I want to first compile a simple 'factorial' binary for my router which is based on MIPS32. From little ...
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Generic Preprocessor adds extra whitespace

Following up on this article I use GPP to empower Markdown parser pandoc with some macros. Unfortunately, gpp seems to copy all whitespace into the result. For example, consider file test.md % Title ...
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How can I create a .deb package with my compiled OpenCV build?

OpenCV 2.4.2 took 6 hours to compile on the Raspberry Pi and I'd love to package everything up as a deb but I have never done that before. How can I package the compiled files so that they download or ...
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Eglibc cannot compile suffix of object files while trying to cross compile

I'm currently making my way through Trac's CLFS book. When trying to configure the 32-bit version of EGLIBC-2.15, using the options: BUILD_CC="gcc" CC="${CLFS_TARGET}-gcc ${BUILD32}" \ ...
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Compiler flags for mplayer2 to optimize it for old hardware

I just compiled mplayer2 from source (git://git.mplayer2.org/mplayer2-build.git) because the repository (ubuntu 12.04) version didn't work on my system. Since I have old hardware I was just wondering ...
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Error cross compiling linux kernel using buildroot

I am trying to build a kernel bt in cross compiling the kernel when I ran following command make CROSS_COMPILE=i686-linux- ARCH=x86 I got the following error: UCLIB_EXTRA_CFLAGS="" \ ...
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/usr/include/stdio.h:140: parse error before `__gnuc_va_list'

I keep getting this error, when trying to compile my C program in SCO (using gcc). I have had a look on Google, and found this other forum: Linux Questions, and that guy had the exact same issue as I ...
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Loading a custom library [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Entry point of linux kernel I'm compiling my own linux kernel and I was wondering how I could make the kernel load a library that I made when it first boots up.
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Present USE flags upon emerging a package in gentoo

I was wondering if there are any tools to present the compile time options/ flags of a package in Gentoo when emerging. I am referring to something like this
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stuck at “make install”

I'm building the kernel (3.5) from /media/src_prog/linux-3.5/ to /media/sda5_k/. I've gone through the following steps: make O=/media/sda5_k/ menuconfig make -j2 O=/media/sda5_k/ make ...
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executing binary file: file not found

I know there are similar questions out there, but I haven't found a solution nor this exact case. The binary was built on Arch Linux using its GCC 4.7. The package works fine on the build system. The ...