A Configure script is an executable script designed to aid in developing a program to be run on a wide number of different computers.

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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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How to Cross Compile elfutils

My system (uname --all) Linux shyamdaramubtnb 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My target ARM Cortex A7 I am in the process of cross ...
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Can't make ./configure find tcltk while building R

I am trying to build R-3.2.1 from source with support for tcltk, but anything I try don't work, since I get then in R: > capabilities("tcltk") tcltk FALSE I am running Debian 8, I have installed ...
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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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Configuring a build with GTK3?

I have the development libraries for both GTK2 and GTK3 installed on my system. The ./configure script only offers a --with-gtk flag, and it detects GTK2, whilst I would prefer to build the software ...
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Automatic solution to reduce Linux kernel package size at compile time

Are there automatic solutions to disable unused Linux kernel parts (in particular unused modules) before compilation to fasten compilation? A daemon, that logs used kernel functions (or modules) at ...
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How to Fix Configure Error on Fedora?

The Problem/Error: checking for libxml - version >= 2.7.6... no configure: error: No supported version of libxml2 found. The above mentioned error occurs when I do: ./configure ...
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How to Install “remotely” Binary source from another path location

Suppose this I have a Bynary_Package.tar.gz When i unzipped this: zxvf Bynary_Package.tar.gz -C /path/dir/ Now, I move to cd /path/dir/Bynary_Package/ when I list this with ls -Al I have the ...
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A puppet configuration style for users

I want to set a configuration managment utility for users, like puppet but for users, I need to install one package or another or apply one manifest (in puppet) in order of the user that is logged in ...
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build error: “log4cpp does not work”

I have been trying to build avxsynth on CentOS 7. First I successfully build the prerequisite, log4cpp: mkdir ~/avxsynth_sources cd ~/avxsynth_sources curl -L -O ...
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Detecting `.configure` dependencies in Debian

To package applications as Debian packages for personal use, I need to know what are their dependencies. The auto-apt command installs the dependencies of a ./configure script automatically. aut-apt ...
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How the Python suffixes obtained by imp.get_suffixes() are set (in particular in Debian Jessie)?

The command python -c "import imp; print(imp.get_suffixes())" prints a list of tuples with suffixes used when importing modules (see the doc of imp.get_suffixes). Usually it is simply: [('.so', ...
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Automatic build errors resolving

Again I am compiling from scratch a big OSS project for custom embedded environment and receive a lot of errors like: warning: libXXX, needed by YYY, not found fatal error: XXX: No such file or ...
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php can't find zend extension (ioncube)

On one server I've got php-5.6.7-1 and I installed ioncube there without a hitch. I put ioncube_loader_lin_5.6.so into /usr/lib/php5/20131226, and added zend_extension = ioncube_loader_lin_5.6.so to ...
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./configure: What is an insane build environment?

./configure always checks whether the build environment is sane... I can't help but wonder what exactly a insane build environment is. What errors can this check raise?
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Find default options used for compiling an application (SQlite in this case )

On compiling sqlite 3.8.8.3 on a debian(vagrant) I am getting significantly lower performance, as compared to the pre-compiled version on windows(same 3.8.8.3) and even compared to the .deb(3.7) from ...
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Why doesn't commons-daemon ./configure recognize $JAVA_HOME? [closed]

I'm trying to install a tomcat 7 server. I'm following these instructions from the tomcat 7 docs. I also set my JAVA_HOME variable in ~/bashrc as well as ~/.bash_profile and /etc/profile. I can do ...
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Save syslog from honeypot to a host virtual machine

So im making a research honeypot. The host is ubuntu 14.04. I want to store all of the logs from the honeypot ssh to the ubuntu host so the data is not lost. Does anyone know anything about this? I ...
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xpdf configure WARNING - Couldn't find Motif / X

My environment is mint17 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 I try to compile xpdf from source code: sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev libmotif-dev wget ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/xpdf-3.04.tar.gz ...
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What ./configure make and make install does [closed]

I would like to know exact backgounf taks that happen when you install an application from source What happens when you run ./configure What happens when you run make What happens when you run make ...
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How to make a port recalculate dependencies

I am trying to install mail/pine-pgp-filters on my FreeBSD box, but I am running into a problem. I first tried to install it without having GPG installed, and it listed security/gpg1 as a dependency. ...
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CInt Configure Script: Syntax error at left parenthesis

I am trying to install CInt. When running ./configure, I get the following error: ./configure: 23: ./configure: Syntax error: "(" unexpected Here is the relevant section of configure: # configure ...
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Why is it risky to give sudo vim access to ordinary users?

I'd like to create a new user and give him sudo access. To be specific, I want him to use sudo vim and edit httpd.conf. I wrote this in sudoers: user ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim ...
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Compiling Asterisk on Debian: Cannot Find `ptlib-config`

My Asterisk ./configure is returning: checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h usability... no checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h presence... no checking for /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h... no checking ...
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How do I compile the latest apache2 on ubuntu using the original layout, configuration and configure options

I needed to compile apache2 on ubuntu but I wanted it to use the original configuration and layout. It took me a very long time to find the information to do this, so I thought I would create this ...
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Using a specific version of program in configure

I would like to install bison to a machine where I don't have root privileges. When I tried to use configure then I got the following error: checking for GNU M4 that supports accurate traces... ...
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Configuration Question for libgd-2.1.0 Install

OK, So I think I have zlib-1.2.8 installed on my Linux system correctly. I used the following commands to do this: ./configure --prefix=/usr2/lib2 --eprefix=/usr2/lib2 make make check make install ...
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configure error when trying to install LASH: “configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables”

Following the LASH manual step by step, got stuck trying to run the configure script. (LASH's dependencies are ALSA, JACK, libuuid, libxml2, GNU Readline lib, and some derivatives require GTK+2. I ...
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What is xterm's --enable-double-buffer configure option?

When running xterm's ./configure --help there is an option --enable-double-buffer enable double-buffering I've searched the web and came across the X11 Double Buffer Extension, the Introduction of ...
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Dropbox install problems on Scientific Linux

I am trying to install nautilus-dropbox-1.6.2.tar.bz2. I ran ./configure, but got the error configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met: No package ...
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“the geoip2 module requires the maxminddb library” but the library is installed

I am trying to compile nginx with a module: https://github.com/leev/ngx_http_geoip2_module. Before the nginx compilation, this library: https://github.com/maxmind/libmaxminddb needs to be installed. I ...
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Can not run configure command: “No such file or directory”

I'm trying to install a Debian package from source (via git). I downloaded the package, changed to the package’s directory and ran ./configure command but it returned bash: ./configure: No such file ...
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Can we separate commands in LFS?

I am trying to build a Linux by using Linux from scratch tutorial ,but i can't explain this,when i run multiple command as this step describe: CC=$LFS_TGT-gcc \ AR=$LFS_TGT-ar ...
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What is the correct syntax to add CFLAGS and LDFLAGS to “configure”?

I am a Unix/OpenBSD beginner and wish to install OpenVPN on OpenBSD 5.5 using OpenVPN source tarball. According to the instructions here, I have to install lzo and add ...
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building pidgin-otr-4.0.0 on CentOS 7: can't find pidgin and purple

I have built pidgin from source on CentOS 7. This is because there is no package available yet. This went well, however, pidgin-otr-4.0.0 cannot find the headers for pidgin and purple. They reside in ...
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GCC cofigure error

When I'm trying to install GCC for SLED 11 SP3, the terminal show me this error: configure: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile. Before to intall GCC, I installed the GMP ...
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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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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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Gcc configuration error

I am trying to build GNU toolchain for OpenRISC by following the guide given at http://openrisc.net/toolchain-build.html#_stage_1_gcc on Fedora Virtual Box Image. I am getting error saying ...
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How to reconfigure PHP

We have a new linux server CentOS 6.5 with Plesk. Default PHP is 5.3.3, I have installed PHP5.4 & 5.5 on the server. I am a beginner on linux. Actually, I don't know how to install software on ...
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how to skip install libphp5.so when buidling php?

I'm trying configure and install older php 5.3 version on my archlinux, and I don't want it to copy libphp5.so to /usr/lib/httpd/modules/ because there's an existing version (newer) there. ...
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What does `{ { (exit 1); exit 1; }; }` mean?

I quoted the next code snippet from config.status generated by configure. if test ! -f "$as_myself"; then { { echo "$as_me:$LINENO: error: cannot find myself; rerun with an absolute path" >&5 ...
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After apt-get update and upgrade, do I need to recompile and re-install software that I did not install via apt-get install?

In particular, I noticed that my OpenSSL has been upgraded after a system update via sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. As I installed my Squid server by manually compiling, configuring ...
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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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MySQL 5.1.73 - community edition : Where is MySQL configuration file?

I have installed MySQL 5.1.73-community edition in my Oracle LINUX 5 server. I am able to start / stop and execute MySQL commands. But, I am unable to locate the MySQL installation directory as well ...
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Make Ubuntu acknowledge that a custom built version of PHP is installed

I'm trying to install PHP from source code on my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. I'm installing PHP like this: Download the latest version from the php.net website. Configure it using the parameters below. ...
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ERROR: Failed to build linux

While compiling linux, I get following error: [ALL ] CC drivers/usb/otg/ulpi_viewport.o [ALL ] LD drivers/usb/phy/built-in.o [ALL ] LD drivers/usb/storage/built-in.o [ALL ] ...
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configure package in non-standard way and resolve library requirements

I am installing a package (dia-0.96.1) in non-standard way on opensuse-11 system which I don't have root access. When I start to configure the package with command: ./configure ...
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ocaml seems to be broken

I tried to compile Opa web framework from source on Sabayon, because their main server has a hardware failure. However, when I tried to use configure I got: "Your ocaml installation seems broken, ...
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Problem with configure - cannot find -lgcc_s

I want install Argos 0.5 to Debian 3.12.6-2 (2013-12-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I had to install gcc 3.4 because Argos call for it. Now I have gcc 3.4 and gcc 4.8.2-2 too. Problem is that ./configure ...