Everything that includes the source code of Unix programs for example compiling, installing or how to retrieve the code for studying.

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Where does uname get its information from?

Where does uname really get its information from? I figure this is something that should be straightforward. Unfortunately, I can't find any header containing just that information. Say someone ...
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How to know the source repository of a package in debian?

In Debian, AFAIK some packages are maintained in subversion, while some are maintained in git, some are maintained in Subversion/SVN (famously team-pkg-gnome) and others in some other VCS. Is there ...
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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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Installing libx11-devel from source, error in string.h

I'm running Linux version 2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@c6b9.bsys.dev.centos.org) (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-11) (GCC) and trying to install libX11-devel from source on a ...
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/usr/share/src?

Source code is text; text is architecture-independent data (i.e., /usr/shareable). Would it be, for some reason, a bad idea to have /usr/src/ link into /usr/share/src in a Linux distro?
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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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Build Chromium from source

I'm using Fedora 16 and I've successfully compiled Chromium from source (the first time I compiled something from source) a while back following these instructions: ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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Best way to make variables local in a source'd bash script?

I have a bash script that generates a report on the progress of some long-running jobs on the machine. Basically, this parent script loops through a list of child scripts (calling them all with ...
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How to get the name of USB driver in use in linux

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I'm having USB related issues in my laptop. It works sometimes and sometimes doesn't. I thought of fixing the issue myself. So, I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Man-pages don't include all relevant information

Consider the man-page of this function: sysconf It doesn't have all the information that I need (e.g. all the system variables to be queried). This is an example of what I need: ...
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How can I uninstall MySQL if I have compiled it from source?

I'm trying to uninstall MySQL but when I get inside the directory and type make uninstall It get: make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop. I've read that I have to delete all ...
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Where is RAX-ARGOFFSET defined?

In Linux 3.16, in asm/x86/kernel/entry_64.S, the following line references RAX-ARGOFFSET (also see [src]): 424 movq %rax,RAX-ARGOFFSET(%rsp) But I can not find where RAX-ARGOFFSET is ...
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How to create source deb for package with binaries and non-binaries?

I am currently making a deb package with a collection of plain programs (e.g. shell scripts, python code, etc) and binaries (C code compiled with gcc). In order to meet the guidelines for package ...
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Editing make process?

So.. figure this is alright to ask around here. https://github.com/swarren/u-boot have this, need to get the binary so I can finally run something other than Raspbian on the Pi. The instructions ...
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How to get source of packages in Manjaro

I am trying to study the source code of popular packages as a learning method. I am running Manjaro 0.8.13, and it says it is based on Arch Linux. I've used Arch before, so I know it has the ABS to ...
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source multiple files and output one file

I have a file name "conf1" containing variables like: name='john' last='' custom='1000' and another file name conf2 like this: name='john' last='star' I want to merge between them to one file ...
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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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How to start changing linux source code to make custom OS?

I am doing Under Graduation in CS Major, have medium level knowledge in C, C++, and Java and also learned some operating system concepts (as they are in my course syllabus). I have heard that we can ...
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Need advice fixing this source error in Kali Linux

W: GPG error: http://http.kali `enter code here`.org kali Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG ED444FF07D8D0BF6 Kali Linux Repository <devel@kali.org> *This is the result i ...
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Installing Git, Curl, and Expat from Source

I have a RHEL 6.4 VM provisioned by my companies internal KVM. We are having some trouble using yum (Cannot retrieve repository metadata, which Ive confirmed in this case is peculiar to my company's ...
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Mediatomb apt source on Debian Jessie

I would like to install Mediatomb on my Debian Jessie. I keep seeing everywhere that people install it as simple as sudo apt-get install mediatomb but apparently I don't have mediatomb in my ...
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How can I execute and export in a single shellscript

I have two shell scripts. $ cat java_alternative_7 #!/bin/sh sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-7-oracle $ cat java_home_7 #!/bin/sh export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle It's simple that ...
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Source code of netstat

Can I view the source code of netstat on my Linux machine?
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How can I find the implementations of Linux kernel system calls?

I am trying to understand how a function, say mkdir, works by looking at the kernel source. This is an attempt to understand the kernel internals and navigate between various functions. I know mkdir ...
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Do I have to publish kernel source if I release a custom kernel?

I have a kernel for an android phone ready for release. I always have the current source code already pushed to GitHub for release builds. However, I also have an experimental folder on my server ...
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Getting the diff of a package update

Before (or after) updating a package with apt-get update, how can I view the source code diff between the the new and the old version?
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How to manage Debian source code packages using aptitude or apt?

Background: I would like to regularly download and install source to /usr/src for certain important development packages. (For me: Qt5 and friends.) I have seen this other question about one-time ...
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Installing latest libcurl on debian from source

So I need libcurl (dev) on my debian 8 machine. I have two issues with this: A) apt-get install libcurl-dev gives me an error: E: Package 'libcurl-dev' has no installation candidate B) It's pretty ...
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How do I find all and any 'C' files which are in Debian archive (either in source or in binary)

How do I find all the files either in source or in binary form in Debian package archive? I tried the following but results were not helpful at all: apt-file search *.c and apt-file search *.cc ...
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Error trying to build pango (1.34.1) and harfbuzz (0.9.18) from source

So I'm trying to build pango from source (in my home directory, as a dependency to something else I need). This is on a computing cluster running SLES 11. When compiling, I get the following error: ...
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How to test modified FreeBSD source code?

I am trying to modify the default congestion control algorithm in FreeBSD (NewReno) by creating a copy of the source file (cc_newreno.c, located in /usr/src/sys/netinet/cc) called cc_newreno_mod.c and ...
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Recreation of apt based source download

Source for a apt package can be obtained with the command: apt-get source foo This produces a directory with four entries in it: a directory of source and three files, foo*****.dsc, foo*****.tar.gz ...
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Unpacking source Debian package that has a tar.xz

I've download the .tar.gz, .dsc and .diff.gz of the bash package from Wheezy: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/bash. Then I ran dpkg-source -x on the dsc file to unpack it, and this is the result: ...
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Running “patch” without generating *.orig and *.rej files

Is it possible to tell patch not to generate .orig and .rej files? I find it extremely annoying that patch creates these.
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Find out which kernel source files were used when kernel was compiled

I am compiling the Linux kernel for my specific hardware and I only select the drivers/options which I really need. This is in contrast to a typical distribution kernel, where they compile almost ...
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How to fetch source iproute(2.6.32.130) not patches

I want to look at the source of below package. [root@ovs-1 ~]# rpm -qa | grep iproute iproute-2.6.32-130.el6ost.netns.3.x86_64 I tried to install the src rpm as below, it showing below error. ...
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Get kernel source: apt-get install vs apt-get source

I'm looking forward to download a Linux Kernel to get to know how to modify it and how to compile it. I am using Debian distribution and I'm interested in the Debian-modified Linux Kernel rather than ...
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Building KDE from source?

I am trying build the kde from the source available on https://www.kde.org/info/4.14.3.php, but I am a bit lost about the order of installation of the packages listed on the page, which would give me ...
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Source code of the patches for Shellshock

I have a project for my grad level OS class, and I have decided to choose the Shellshock vulnerability bugs as my topic. There is a lot of great information out there, but I was curious if it is ...
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Source code location for debugging on Debian?

From Debian's DebugPackage, I know the debug information file for an executable goes in /usr/lib/debug when creating two part executables (i.e., stripping the executable of its symbols and placing ...
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Is there any automatic tool for installing required libraries to compile a program from source?

I want to know if there is any tool that, given the output of configure, cmake, autoconf or whatever library/dependencies matcher you have; installs the required packages/sources for you from your ...
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How to update all Debian packages from source code?

For building packages from source code, there is apt-get source --compile pkg-name. But for it to work, one has to run apt-get build-dep pkg-name beforehand, which downloads binary packages. Is it ...
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Looking for ancient kernel source

I'm looking for an specific old kernel source namely 2.6.26.5 to build an exact replicate of an cross toolchain for an embedded target. Unfortunately all I can find is 2.6.26 in the kernel.org ...
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How to define ffmpeg's path during compilation of another software?

I'm trying to compile an opensource software that needs bleeding-edge ffmpeg, so I successfully compiled ffmpeg, but I don't want to run make install as it's not easy to be removed after my tests. ...
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Unable to source .profile and .nvm/nvm.sh from .bashrc

I have configured my Ubuntu 14.04 with dotfiles found here Mathias Dotfiles. Everything is going smooth, I installed both RVM(Ruby Version Manager) and NVM(Node Version Manager). In order for both of ...
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Dynamically Source Bash & Profile Files Across Multiple Enviornments

I'd like to come up with a way to always source the user's profile and bash configuration files upon a interactive login or non-interactive login despite what file structure they may have. It would ...
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Combining parts of original Android with newer sources to create a new image [closed]

Hi I wanted to talk to the pros on the compiling and decompiling Android source and binaries respectively. Is it possible to decompile an Android OS running in a device and get its source, so that you ...
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Passing a variable to a bash script when sourcing it in another bash script?

Suppose I have in main.sh: $NAME="a string" if [ -f $HOME/install.sh ] . $HOME/install.sh $NAME fi and in install.sh: echo $1 This is supposed to echo "a string", but it echoes nothing. Why? ...
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How to install tarball packages on a Debian based distribution?

I would like to know how to install .tar.bz and .tar.bz2 packages on Debian, please give me a complete explanation.