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Questions tagged [configure]

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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Necessary package for compiling libX11

I am currently trying to compile libX11 version 1.0.0 and during the configure process this error message shows up: checking for BIGREQS... configure: error: Package requirements (bigreqsproto) ...
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How I can preconfigure the write mode of drive cache?

journalctl -p err gives [sdX] Assuming drive cache: write through for each of my hard drives, where X is from a to f. These are normal hard drives, Ubuntu runs under VMWare. How I can preconfigure the ...
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Auto Refresh qpdfview

I am writing documents in latex that I compile to produce a pdf file opened with qpdfview (with the --unique option). Once compiled after a modification on the tex .document, I would like qpdfview to ...
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Initialize AIDE in Slackware 14.2

I have succesfully installed AIDE in my slackware installation. I want to initialiaze using the command below : aide --init But since I dont have the aide.conf file yet, I could not start the ...
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install peacock, during ./configure missing libraries, but they are actually

During ./configure I obtained this error: configure: error: Library requirements (libgnomeui-2.0 >= 2.2.0 libbonoboui-2.0 >= 2.2.0 libglade-2.0 >= 2.0.1 gtksourceview-1.0 >= 0.5.0) not ...
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Build OpenSSH client only

I'm trying to build OpenSSH 7.9p1 from source, but I can't find a way to delete (or not include), for instance, ssh-agent, ssh-keygen, scp, sftp, sshd, etc. – of course, assuming none of those are ...
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`openocd` configure script cannot find `libusb`

I'm installing OpenOCD on my Debian stretch system. When I run ./configure it reports it cannot find libusb. ... checking for LIBUSB1... no configure: WARNING: libusb-1.x not found, trying legacy ...
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ERROR: checking the archiver (false) interface… unknown

While I was installing pcre2-10.21 on Solars 10 (SunOS 5.10 Generic_147440-01 sun4u sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise) the ./configure command led to the above error. checking the archiver (false) ...
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usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lCbc

I'm trying to use make, it returns these errors and simmilar ones : usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lCbc usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lCgl I have already found similar issues, and tried a great deal of them. ...
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lalsuite pycbc won't install - Ubuntu

I'm working through these instructions https://pycbc.org/pycbc/latest/html/install_lalsuite.html for installing pycbc which I need for my research, and I have some issues. Just under half way down ...
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Configure: error: Package requirements (libcanberra-gtk3 >= 0.10) were not met [but libcanberra-gtk3 v. 0.30 is installed]

I'm trying to build a package (mate-power-manager) and hit this error during ./autogen.sh: checking for CANBERRA... no configure: error: Package requirements (libcanberra-gtk3 >= 0.10) were not ...
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Cairos's configure output: Is it enough for Firefox?

I intend to compile Firefox from the source. For that, I do need to compile GTK. And for that, I do need to compile Cairo. After solving some of Cairo's dependencies, I was able to run the configure ...
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Refer to the manual of configure

I follows an instruction to install shtool Download and extract wget ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/shtool/shtool-2.0.8.tar.gz tar -zxvf shtool-2.0.8.tar.gz Build the library $ ./configure $ make I ...
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Make And Configure Form Variations

I see some installation instructions that take the form of: ./configure make make install And others that take the form of: ./configure && make install Are there any differences in how ...
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`--prefix=/`,`--program-prefix=g` and `--without-gmp` mean

When I install the coreutils, I found that ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/coreutils/8.30 --program-prefix=g --without-gmp What does the --prefix=/, --program-prefix=g and --without-gmp mean?
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Perl v5.10.0 required--this is only v5.8.8, stopped at ./Configure line 12

when I try to configure new openssl package(openssl-1.1.1), I am getting that perl error.New openssl has dependency on perl version of 5.10.1. My build machine has two versions of perl -5.8.8 and 5.10....
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syslog-ng configure on RHEL 7 fails with OpenSSL version 0.9.8 dependency

Building latest syslog-ng (3.17.2, rather than the packaged version in EPEL, which is 3.5.6, built 30-Dec-2015) from https://github.com/balabit/syslog-ng/releases Amidst ./configure --prefix=/app/...
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Configuring event log - RHEL

In the Readme, it mentions to invoke ./configure before make & make install of eventlog on RHELinux. But, I do not see configure script except configure.in. Do I need to rename configure.in to ...
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Why has there been so little innovation with autoconf configure scripts in the Unix and Linux ecosystem? [closed]

A great deal of time is lost at the time of ./configure; especially when dependencies are missing and the subsequent calling thereof. I've read many topics on this subject citing that caching the ...
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./configure : Show all missing packages at once

I have compiled a package that uses autotools as build system (autoreconf, ./configure, make, make install). ./configure stops when a package is missing. For each missing package, I look up its name,...
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compiling i3 under cygwin - cannot find libiconv library

I am trying to compile i3 version 4.14.1 under Cygwin 2.884 (Windows 7). I have installed needed libiconv library via Cygwin setup but while running ./configure I get this error: configure: error: in ...
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Where is “gcc_tooldir”

Under Cross-Compiler-Specific Options, it says: The default value, in case --with-sysroot is not given an argument, is ${gcc_tooldir}/sys-root. but it appears that gcc_tooldir is not defined. Is ...
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Buildroot : Using out of tree defconfig

I'm using the tar image "buildroot-2018.02.tar.gz" to generate the linux image (kernel & fs) for my embedded system. To be sure of the minimum configuration I need to recreate the project (later, ...
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Which default .config to start from when compiling kernel?

I was reading the Debian handbook here, and it says: "When recompiling a more recent version of the kernel ... the configuration will most likely be kept as close as possible to that proposed ...
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How can I change this path?

I built the glibc-2.11 with arm-none-linux-gnueabi version 4.4.1. And I copy binaries to my board's rootfs. When I type "ldconfig", I met following errors. **ldconfig: Can't open configuration file /...
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Postgres: store login settings for multiple databases for quick login?

I have multiple databases that I am logging into on AWS and right now I am entering the full url for the database i.e., psql -d psql -d postgresql://user:pass@host:port/dbname more stuff I would ...
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How do I avoid make to generate and install man pages?

Context: I'm compiling OpenLDAP on Windows inside CygWin. As I'm not interested in man pages (and possibly other documentation, I'm focused on getting the compilation done), since I can get them ...
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configure error: C compiler cannot create executables [closed]

When I type the command ./configure --prefix.... the result goes like this : checking whether the C compiler works... no configure: error: in `/root/Downloads/agensgraph': configure error: C ...
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Path during configure via a variable

I am installing a software package using configure, make and make install. How can I specify the install directory path at configuration as a variable. I currently use ./configure=<full-path-to-...
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How to make apt read a different sources.list

I am trying to install a program for my user because I don't have sudo privileges. I tried to install dos2unix package as follows: apt-get source dos2unix ./configure --prefix=$HOME/myapps make ...
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Installing lablgtk on Linux

Hi I am running Linux Mint 18.2 and am trying to install lablgtk for Ocaml (4.05.0). In the README, findlib 1.2.1 is necessary so I tried installing that. When I try to ./configure for findlib I get ...
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How best to troubleshoot a source package configure script?

I've been trying to compile the GnuTLS package from source, as part of a BLFS (Linux From Scratch) system. Here is the LFS page for it. I have installed all of the required and recommended packages ...
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How to make a static binary build of vorbis-tools ogg123?

In order to run ogg123 (for getting wav from ogg vorbis) I need to get (not found) or compile static build. I tried this on Amazon Linux (the same version as current AWS Lambda): ./configure --...
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Is it needed for the server daemon to running so that it could be included as a dependency while building some other package?

I'm making the postfix MTA which depends on some database packages(mariadb, postgresql,...). I'm building on the instructions of Beyond Linux Form Scratch (BLFS) but I fear if it is needed for the ...
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Stow - no configure script

In the program GNU Stow, the symlink farm manager/package manager/whatever you want to call it, you can run the following commands to install a package to /usr/local: ./configure --prefix=/usr/local ...
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Where is installation prefix set?

I see that my programs install to usr/local/bin and that I can change that if I do ./configure --prefix=/usr/ at the build. Where is the default prefix specified? Where can I change the default? Is ...
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problems in download software in Ubuntu on Windows [closed]

I am using the Ubuntu on Windows 10 feature and am trying to download the software S4. I have problems installing, and in fact I don't even understand some of the instructions as I'm pretty new to ...
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cannot export environment path to configure script

I'm trying to compile R-3.4.1 on a server I have access to (but not root access). The script compilation fails because of zlib version. I follow the instruction here, and I compile zilb and it is ...
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C compiler cannot create executables when installing gcc AND binutils

I've been having a problem with building pretty much any GNU program. I try to build Binutils, or GCC using: ./configure make make install However, ./configure always seems to throw the error: ...
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What is the reason that configure file is required for uninstalling an application installed via configure, make and make install?

In https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/141619/674 I wouldn't store just the makefile. While the uninstall target may not (or perhap, should not) need anything else to succeed, that's not a ...
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Compile ffmpeg with hwaccel

I'm trying to compile ffmpeg with hwaccel support, but no matter the options I pass to the configure script, the enable hwaccels list always comes empty. Running ./configure --help says that, to ...
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How to cross compile my linux kernel [closed]

As far as I know, .config is auto generated after make menuconfig or make config or whichever tool helps to configure the kernel. I tried to compile kernel initially using default configuration. What ...
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What is ac_nonexistent.h?

Examining a buildlog from a failed build, what does the following error mean, fatal error: ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or directory #include <ac_nonexistent.h> Here is some context. ...
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libsoup-2.4 is being craved

I tried to install a program from source on my Debian-based machine so I ran ./waf configure and this was my output: Checking for 'gcc' (C compiler) : /usr/bin/gcc Checking for program 'pkg-...
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Firefox 51 build: ERROR: old-configure failed?

I'm trying to build the stable (release) version of Firefox 51.0.2 on Linux Mint 18.1. I'm getting an odd error message and haven't been able to find any information on what it means. ./mach build ...
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gcc compilation terminated with “fatal error: string: No such file or directory #include <string>”

My situation. uname -a gives Linux computer2 4.4.0-62-generic #83~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 18:10:30 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am trying to install HDF5 1.8.18 with GNU make 3.81 ...
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s3fs refuses to compile on CentOS 7, why's it not finding Fuse?

The Fuse packages that are available by default on CentOS 7.3 are a bit dated. The compilation process for Fuse 3 and s3fs should be pretty straight forward. Fuse compiles and installs fine: mkdir ~/...
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Firefox build “you must have 'rustc' in your path”?

I'm trying to build Firefox 51 from source on Mint 17. I already ran the boostrap script and it installed rust, but ./mach build apparently can't find it? The error is: 0:03.58 checking for rustc.....
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How to install R 3.3.1 in my own directory

This is a somewhat duplicate question (see How to set PATH for R installed in my directory ) but I did meet some new problem with new version of R. I was trying install a new version of R (R 3.3.1) ...
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Unable to compile Dropbox source even though pygtk is installed on Arch Linux

I have recently installed Arch Linux on my system and I want to set up the Dropbox client so that I may sync some of my files with the cloud. I am trying to compile the client from source as ...