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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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 to recover my source code that is removed by stupid CentOS automatically?

I have no backup, and my server scripts are running as production, but unfortunately CentOS removed my all files stored in /var/tmp Now my source codes are lost, but still its running as below, how ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to install .tar.bz and .tar.bz2 packages?

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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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 ...
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How to compile a Debian package from source?

Newbie Ubuntu user here... I use a tool called YUMI to create a USB boot device. Its Debian package and its source can be downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/. 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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Command to Download Source Files in FreeBSD

In most Linux distros there is a command sometimes the same one used to install or build (compile) packages with extra switch; which just download the source files instead of building or installing ...
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How to pass arguments to 'source' command?

My source command in the CShell goes like this : source /directory/of/script/script.csh The script.csh executes and in between, waits for my password to confirm the identity. I am tired of typing ...
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Exploding amount of Debian source code lines

According to the table at the Source lines of code article at Wikipedia, the amount of Debian source code lines rapidly grew to over 324m LoC (Lines of Code) in 2009: 2000: 55-59m 2002: 104m 2005: ...
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What is SVN snapshot?

In the last lines of website http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation it says Optional tools Download the latest SVN snapshot from http://ffmpeg.org/releases/ Unpack and ...
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Difference between .tar.gz.asc, git.tar.bz2 and .tar.bz2

I have a Mac running OSX 10.9.1 and I want to install Gerris and its dependencies. In the last lines of the page I have to install ffmpeg. But there are lots of releases of ffmpeg. Which one I should ...
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How to type from the source directory on mac

In the website http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation In this line: type from the source directory ... What is source directory referring to ?
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Edit tree to output in custom format?

I'd like to get a custom output from the tree command, but unlike this question, I don't have a fixed format. I'd like to be able to give the command the format in an argument (for instance perhaps ...
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What is the website for `say` program?

Embarrassing, but after system upgrade say vanished from it -- either it is no longer provided by the distro, or I installed it independently before (but I don't remember how and where from). The ...
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Failed make when installing madplay source

I am attempting to get madplay installed on my shared host I've run: ./configure --prefix=$HOME CPPFLAGS="-I /home/dir/include" LDFLAGS="-L /home/dir/lib" and then "make", but on that on run into ...
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Is it possible to trace Linux source from initial bootup to desktop-GUI userland code?

I am wondering if, since Linux is 100% open-source, it is possible to follow line-by-line instructions of Linux to observe how the OS works entirely, so that one may get a better knowledge of how OSes ...
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python3.3 build from source

When running make test while doing a build from source for python3.3 I had 25 tests skipped and 14 skips unexpected on linux. OS Debian 7.0 64 bit server. How can I figure out what packages are ...
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Where should I keep the source files of the compiled applications?

I use Slackware Linux and I install most applications from the source. I would like to know how to manage the source files, specially the header files, so they are available to other applications.
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When should one compile and install from source?

To install software on a Linux system, many tools like yum, apt-get, rpm, dpkg and so on are available to either fetch a package from a repository or install a downloaded package. Alternatively, it ...
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Building from source on linux - mess in installed packages [duplicate]

Everytime when I want to build application from source on linux, I have to install dependencies libraries in my operating system (ubuntu). Typical scenario: Start ./configure Got error about missing ...
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Shell Script : Check for all the source files in different paths

This is the naming convention of the file. <yearmonthdate>_<sourcesystem>_<totalnoofpartsof file>_<subject area>_<part number>.dat (or .dat.gz) First part is Date, ...
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Why does 'make' complain about a missing rule when I try to build a program from source?

I am a Linux novice, and I am attempting to compile scientific software called DL_POLY_Classic. I downloaded the zip file dl_class_1.6.tar.gz and unzipped it using the command tar xvzf ...
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“Kernel panic - not syncing” after building Centos-6/elrepo 3.10.19 kernel from source

I need to rebuild the Centos-6 / elrepo 3.10.19 kernel from source. Background: the GVision touch screen drivers are incompatible with kernels > 3.8 and require source code patches to add code to ...