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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Why can't gcc find libevent when building tmux from source?

I want to install tmux on a machine where I don't have root access. I already compiled libevent and installed it in $HOME/.bin-libevent and now I want to compile tmux, but configure always ends with ...
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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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What are .in files?

Sometimes in the sources of projects I see "*.in" files. For example, a bunch of "Makefile.in"s. What are they for and/or what does the ".in" part mean? I assume that this has something to do with ...
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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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Building 32-Bit on a 64-Bit system

I'm trying to build the PHP memcache extension (v2.2.6) for i386 (32bit) on my x86_64 Ubuntu 11.04. ./configure uses config.guess by default (which outputs x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu on my system) but ...
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yum - list configure flags/options used to compile package

How can I see a list of flags/options used to configure and compile a certain package in yum, without having to install it first? Say apache, for example. $ yum list available httpd Available ...
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Which library are LO headers belonging to?

I'm trying to configure liquidsoap and compile it from source. The ./configure process gets stuck at this point: checking lo/lo.h usability... no checking lo/lo.h presence... no checking for ...
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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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Output compiler options from SSH

How can I list the configuration options that ssh/sshd was compiled with? I'm attempting to troubleshoot a SELinux configuration issue, and want to make sure that SSH was compiled with ...
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Does `make install` overwrite files?

I've taken some time to install a newer version of Apache2.x on my Mac Os X 10.6.8. When configuring apache through ./configure I specified the Darwin layout. This layout assumes the path setup of ...
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GVim compiled from source does not use gtk2

I have two HP-UX machines say A and B with HP-UX 11.11 and 11.31 respectively. I'have compiled gvim 7.3 from source an B, and gvim 7.0 on A. On A, gvim uses "version with GTK GUI", Compilation with ...
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target/build CFLAGS mixup when cross-emerging due to bug or my stupidity?

I'm trying to emerge LLVM using emerge from a crossdev (for ARM) overlay in Gentoo. I've set the CFLAG of the overlay to optimise for arm (-march=armv6j), which seems to make ./configure fail on the ...
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ncurses.h is not found, even though it is on the search path

I have installed ncurses package from source, and now I have $HOME/local/include/ncurses/curses.h $HOME/local/include/ncurses/ncurses.h on my filesystem. I have also set up the search pathes so ...
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How to make apr available for subversion install?

I try to install subversion from source, but on ./configure receive: configure: error: no suitable apr found I have download apr source and installed: libraries have been installed in: ...
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compiling PHP fails cause of libpcre

I'm trying to compile PHP myself as I want to use PHPBrew to switch between multiple versions of PHP. I already solved a ton of problems in the process, but with this particular one I can't get any ...
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Alsa - how can i tell my default audio output is card 2 and device 0, not hdmi?

how can i tell my system default sound output is card 2 and device 0 not card 2 device 3 or 7 or 1? I did this but no sound. $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Device ...
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Verbose output of ./configure not verbose at all

I have a problem installing OpenOCD: checking for ftd2xx.h... yes checking for library containing FT_GetLibraryVersion... no Said library is installed and tested. In hopes of seeing where is ...
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How do I compile wxWidgets with the same options as the package as the repository?

I am compiling wxWidgets as a pre-step to compiling the newest version of pgAdmin3 since there isn't a deb version in the repository that supports version postgres 9.2. I am having troubles and ...
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Build bash (or alternate linux package) with custom binary/doc name

I am trying to build Bash 4.2 as an RPM package for use on Enterprise Linux 5 systems, which come by default with 3.2.25. This works successfully, however, I want both versions to co-exist on the ...
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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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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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Nested packages for different subdirectories in autoconf?

I have different subdirectories that need to be compiled in different ways. For example, some files needs to include some others using CFLAGS. However, CFLAGS can only be set in configuration files, ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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./configure, how to provide a different executable during the checking phase

I am trying to install the MonoDevelop IDE from source. One of its prerequisites is Mono 2.10. Unfortunately the preinstalled mono runtime on my current Ubuntu system is 2.6.7. I managed to make a ...
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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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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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Compiling PHP and installing it under one directory

I have to compile a few versions of PHP in work but I need an apache service for each version running like we have on Windows. However the configure options seem to have different folders for ...
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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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Why doesn't Ruby's configure script detect my executables and header files?

I'm trying to compile Ruby and really understanding what's going on while doing so. I've used and written Makefiles before, but not autoconf's configure.in files, so maybe the result I'm getting is by ...
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Scribes Editor and Slackware64 13.37 — PyGTKSpell Cannot Be Found

I am trying to build Scribes in Slackware64 13.37 with XFCE and I am having a lot of troubles with the Python Binding for GTK Spell. I have gtkspell-2.0.16-x86_64-1 and pygtkspell-2.25.3-i486-3sl ...
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configure not adding line-continuation characters to makefile

This is, perhaps, a bit of a bizarre one but I don't even know where to start looking so if anyone can point me in the right direction, I'll be very grateful. I've just done a fresh install of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Cleaning after installation [duplicate]

Is it safe to remove the downloaded tar once the program is installed (once I run ./configure, make, make install)?
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Configure rm command

I want to configure rm command. When one types rm to delete a file, then instead of deleting it right away, the file has to be transferred to the .trash of home folder. Can someone help me ?
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Can no run configure command: “No such file or directory”

I'm trying install on Debian package from git source, I downloaded package, then cd to directory and run ./configure command, but it return bash: ./configure: No such file or directory: what can be a ...
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Resuming the Linux Kernel Configuration

I am configuring a Linux kernel before I compile the code. However, after I was thirty minutes into answering the many questions concerning various kernel settings, I accidentally pressed Ctrl+C. I do ...
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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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“./configure” command does not work

Fairly newbie. Fresh Debian install. I need to compile a package but the "./configure command" does not work ? Getting the following error : -bash ./configure : No such file or directory Where ...
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./configure, syntax error: unexpected token (lighttpd)

I want to build a modified version of lighttpd. I follow this tutorial: Downloading and building the H264 Streaming Module for Lighttpd (version 2) This is what I've done so far: apt get install ...
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Can linux be configured as a server or workstation in DCS and how? [closed]

I am a student of Instrumentation and Control. Considering the versatility and stability of Linux, I was wondering if Linux can be configured to act as a Distributed Control System? Also if yes, ...
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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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Specifying local install directory for ./configure for pango-1.32.6

I have built cairo-1.7.6 for use in building pango-1.32.6, and I have installed it to a directory in my home directory: /home/me/local/cairo-1.7.6. Under this directory are the expected include, lib ...
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Install GCC at a custom location without machine prefix

When installing GCC, libraries, header files and some executables are placed in directories similar to /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.4/ and /usr/libexec/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.4/. I'm ...