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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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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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.
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get kernel source code

I need a specific kernel version to compile it with some additional modules. When I typing: uname -r I get 3.8.0-29-generic I need this one. uname -a Linux "..." 3.8.0-29-generic ...
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How to edit Qt4 source and make changes apply

Sorry for noobish question, I have never done this before. Basically, I have a change to be done in /usr/src/qt/src/src/gui/kernel/qclipboard_x11.cpp There is a 10s timeout that causes apps to ...
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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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Paths relevant to compiling from source

I am new to software development, and over the course of compiling about 20 programs and dependencies from source I have seen a rough pattern, but I don't quite get it. - I'm hoping you could shed ...
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How to find the source of a currently running kernel on my machine?

I have a Linux 3.14.0 kernel(CentOS 6.2) running on my machine, but the source isn't in /usr/src/. Is there any way to find out the source from which it was compiled? The source is most definitely ...
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Reload .bashrc file for parent shell

I'm creating a script for managing my dotfiles and I want to source my ~/.bashrcfile automaticaly for the current bash. But I found that when in my script write : source ~/.bashrc it will source ...
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Cross-compiling Slackware: is the build order listed anywhere?

I'm building a Slackware system from source and hitting a dependency wall here. (Before you ask: no, I'm not trying to "make it faster"; I'm building against a different C library.) Getting a ...
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What is the difference between building from source and using an install package?

It was wondering: when installing something, there's an easy way of double clicking an install executable file, and on the other hand, there is a way of building it from source. The latter one, ...
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CheckInstall on CentOS

I am attempting to make CheckInstall on a clean version of CentOS however I am having difficulty, I receive the following error: [root@host checkinstall-1.6.2]# make for file in ...
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Why does Bash's “source” command behave differently when called from a function?

Given the following sourceable bar Bash script ... echo :$#:"$@": ... and the following executable foo Bash script: echo -n source bar: source bar echo -n source bar foo: source bar foo function ...
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determining path to sourced shell script

Is there a way for a sourced shell script to find out the path to itself? I'm mainly concerned with bash, though I have some coworkers who use tcsh. I'm guessing I may not have a ton of luck here, ...
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Install newer version of application in $HOME without root access and linking to installed app

I am new to installing application from source and just learning the best practices to do so. I have this linux box without root access with a quite old emacs, so I downloaded the latest version and ...
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Can I move the source folder after I compiled the code inside? [duplicate]

Sorry for the super simple question, but I don't know what terminology to throw at google to get the answer since I don't see this covered anywhere. Most compiling instructions I've found are pretty ...
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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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Using source downloaded on windows on Linux platform

I downloaded the Linux source code from the git repository on Windows and then copied the files to Fedora. I am unable to the build the kernel. Is this, because I downloaded the source on Windows ...
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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 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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What does 'mergemaster' do that 'make distribution' doesn't?

After calling make installworld (or make world), there are two ways of updating source files in the new world: calling mergemaster -p or make distribution. I know that mergemaster calls make ...
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Ubuntu kernel source code package

Can somebody explain me the difference between the following files: drwxr-xr-x 28 root root 4096 Apr 22 12:04 linux-lts-raring-3.8.0 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15209788 Mar 14 03:38 ...
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How to install TortoiseHG on RHEL 5.3 from source?

I have been trying to install TortoiseHG with the yum command on my RedHat system and have been struggling. I thought perhaps I should install it from the source. I used the instructions here and ...
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searching for sysvinit in a linux tree

This is the tree for petalinux. https://github.com/Xilinx/linux-xlnx/tree/xlnx_3.8 I am looking for sysvinit package,which contains things like init ,halt etc. When this source code is compiled we ...
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Source files with `*.in` extension

When poking around in some source code trees, sometimes I encounter files with extension "*.in", typically for non-compiled files that belong somewhere under /etc or /usr/share. For example, in ...
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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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unpack and patch source rpm (rpmbuild -bp) safely

I want to unpack source RPM and apply patches to the upstream source. What is almost OK for me is rpm -i mypkg-*.src.rpm cd ~/rpmbuild rpmbuild -bp SPECS/mypkg.spec # frolic in BUILD/mypkg My ...
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Source code of the screens of debian-installer

Where do I can find the source code of the screens of the installation process of Debian? I've tried: apt-get source debian-installer But in this package I do not see the source code. To be more ...
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Where in the linux kernel sources can I find a list of the different keyboard scancodes?

I was looking for a list of keyboard scancodes in the linux kernel sources, but I did not find anything. Does someone know where to find these? Especially the USB scancodes would be interesting.
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How to relate a kernel config setting to the source files?

Here is an example that will explain better: I have a selected the audio driver from the picture and i would like to browse through its source. How do i get to the path of the source files from ...