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How can I use TLS on a local apache development server (on localhost) [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a development environment that mirrors my live server, but behind the firewall. Until fairly recently my shared hosting site didn't offer TLS/SSL so it wasn't an issue/option, ...
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What are the advantages of using `make` for small projects? [closed]

I've seen that make is useful for large projects, especially with confusing dependencies described in a Makefile, and also helping with workflow.  I haven't heard any advantages for using make for ...
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How to install man pages for certain libc functions?

In the past, from time to time, while developing Linux software, I have noticed that some man pages which deal with developer documentation are missing on my systems. This happens mainly on Debian ...
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How do I customize Nautilus / Caja file manager?

I'm using Caja and I miss several features that I had with Windows Explorer. I'm willing to tweak some configs or even develop code to get them but I wouldn't know where to start to collaborate... ...
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Can you affect how linux programs are developed? [closed]

Can linux users affect how programs are developed? E.g. forums where you can make suggestions or report problems - not just bugs but also cases where the default behavior of old basic tools has been ...
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Developing Mozilla Firefox for Linux on Windows

I would like to make some contribution to Mozilla Firefox (with the little C++ I know). Can I build, run and debug Firefox for Linux using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) ? If yes, should I install ...
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How to install and configure LispWorks PE on 64bit Linux system?

LispWorks Personal Edition is cross-platform development tool for Common Lisp. I did a small research, looking for any simple installation guide, but I found only this and this. After following these ...
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Installing dev libraries locally

I need to install libpng-dev locally on a system where I do not have sudo access This is required to compile a C application. What is the best way to proceed with this? Can this be installed from ...
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Red Hat 6.9 Desktop yum groupinstall Developer Tools not found? [closed]

I searched everywhere on the web for a few days, and I am still stuck... I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.9 in a virtual machine. I am using an older version because I am experimenting ...
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How can I install g++ in Antix? [duplicate]

I have an Antix operating system, and I would like to code in c++ using Geany. I've tried with builder-essential, but it has no installation candidate.
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Making Download & Install Style Programs for Linux

I am looking for a way to create download-and-install style programs for Linux. To clarity what I mean by "download & install", I mean that the installation process proceeds like this: User ...
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What is the preferred way to unhog a hogged GPIO pin?

So I'm doing development on an ARM embedded system which is using the device trees. We're going to integrate a small PCB with a processor and support components onto a bigger PCB, which will be the ...
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Developing GUI for a linux executable [closed]

I am looking for guide/tips on developing a graphical user interface (GUI) for a Linux executable that I am interested on. How do I go about doing it? What applications/resources do I need?
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Kiosk Gui, but not limited to WebBrowsing

My need is simple: Make a Raspberry PI 3 thin client. For that, I need the following items to be achieved: A Kiosk mode software, that would not allow the user to change configurations A Kiosk mode ...
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How to use development package installed by sys package manager?

I'm confused as to how to use *-dev packages in Ubuntu. I want to use the libxml2 library, in Ubuntu, for my own code development. I installed libxml2-dev using apt-get, which put the header files ...
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How to know how many rows of code are there for a CLI shell?

How to know how many rows of code are there for a CLI shell, not counting empty lines? The purpose of this question is to learn how I could count the rows of code for both sh and Bash CLI shells. ...
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Glassfish 4.1 on OpenJDK 8? (Netbeans)

Netbeans installed Glassfish, and shows Glassfish as running: Running the create-domain subcommand Using default port 4848 for Admin. Using default port 8080 for HTTP Instance. Using default port ...
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where are codiad projects stored locally?

In Firefox I installed codiad as: where is ruby_hello actually located? (When it asked for the absolute path, I wasn't able to put in /home/thufir/... because of permission, so just typed in "...
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Why only Linux master branch visible on Github?

Why is only the Linux master branch visible in the Github Repository? https://github.com/torvalds/linux/branches Is there a way to view the other branches?
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Multiple RHEL local development VMs?

The company I work for is likely going to migrate our servers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). In the past I have been responsible for setting up our development boxes using Vagrant to replicate ...
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Why Gnome 3.22 Assistive On Screen Keyboard supports only Qwerty?

This thread is the continua of the thread How to confirm successful bug report in Debian reportbug? because I could not file the bug report by bugreport in Debian. Assistive technology > On Screen ...
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yumdownloder option required for only 64bit packages

What would be the command if I want to download only 64bit rpm of the packages via the yumdownloader command? Example : I have 64bit arch centos6.5 and i want to upgrade some of the packages thourgh ...
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Cannot get Dnsmasq to work in Sierra (for local development)

so despite my numerous attempts at getting Dnsmasq to work, I'm posting here to get some help from the community. Summary: I'm trying to get all .local domains to automatically resolve to localhost or ...
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cmake find_package boost fails on Debian Jessie

I have a self-written C++ application that uses cmake as its build tool. The CMakeLists.txt has used worked perfectly on Debian 7 (Wheezy) but not for Debian 8 (Jessie) and it drives me crazy. In ...
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How do I force Pycharm to recognize and use Python 3.6.1 libraries?

Same as above. Recently I broke my system and then wiped and reinstalled. I initially managed to get python 3.6 working in Pycharm with a new installed before breaking things again. I didn't do ...
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./configure: No such file or directory in GCC [closed]

I'm trying to make an operating following osdev.org. However, I can't do this without cross-compiler mode in gcc. I'm trying to change the host option to i686-elf-gcc (this supposedly activates cc ...
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How to keep two separate and independent Firefox executables

Firefox is my browser of choice, and I'm struggling to keep a second Firefox in my system to use for testing purposes (cucumber, selenium and geckodriver, if you're curious). The second Firefox is an ...
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How can I build and run 32-bit software on 64-bit Debian? [duplicate]

I'm looking into developing a C++ program that needs a proprietary 32-bit library and which should run on 64-bit Debian (jessie, amd64). I assume I need to create a 32-bit executable in order to be ...
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Libreoffice Calc - Can you save VBA code after viewing and editing, so it is saved next time file is accessed?

I am developing using VBA in Libreoffice Calc. I found out via experimenting that it can read vbaproject in a .xlsm file. I was able to read macros under vbaproject I had created via Excel, saved ...
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What are the .x files in /usr/include?

My /usr/include contains several files with the .x file extension, such as /usr/include/rpcsvc/rquota.x. They seem like C sources (running file /usr/include/rpcsvc/rquota.x results in C source, ASCII ...
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When to use standard error stream in command-line application?

Is there a guideline when to use the error when writing a command-line application? To my surprise, I didn't find anything when googling it. In particular, the question I'm concerned with right now ...
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I want to participate in linux kernel development, where can i find some what is needed to do? [closed]

I want to participate in linux kernel development but i don't have idea what, in technically meaning i can do (i am looking for tasks). I am experienced C programmer, i know some linux kernel, i have ...
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is it okay to assume my commands in use are exist by default with almost all distributions

I'm maintaining a small USB device driver code for Linux. This is a user mode code so , there are places that we need to find what is the version of libudev so and etc. So the only way that I came up ...
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How to deal with C makefiles under the “Unix as IDE” philosophy?

I've been for long using VIM as my main editor and never touched an IDE since. This works great for most of the programming languages on the market. When it comes to C, though, I still fell limited to ...
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Minimum APIs for Linux

It seems that the Linux kernel (All POSIX OSs?) contains only 300+ system calls. Does this mean that any OS implementing those APIs (directly or by translation tables) can run software written for ...
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Any x86-64 Linux assembler?

I want to start learning assembly language, but all the googling didn't make any sense. I got some Exec format error and even used wine which is not good for understanding. So I wonder if anyone can ...
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Preparing a Ubuntu install for sharing

I have a virtual version of Ubuntu running in VirtualBox. Currently I have lots of personal information in it. I want to share the virtual image disk with other developers, but I don't want them to be ...
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Android SDK on linux with NO GUI

I am working on a cloud based linux server and, sadly, I need to install the android SDK. It seems that the android SDK developers don't really recognize any OS that does not include a gui, as it ...
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Determine the name of the static/dynamic library

Quite often I am using third party snippets of C code that uses a Unix/Linux C library, an example #include <glib.h>, #include <net/if.h>. And they require me to know the specific library ...
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exit code from a builtin shell command [closed]

I'm writing a custom shell and I want to run a shell script with my own shell. I'm trying to check if the less program is installed and if it is, use the less program otherwise use more. However, my ...
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Development setup on linux

On a linux system should we install and use our development tools and setup like java ee and hadoop as a root user or as user.
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is there any open source software for linux programming with system calls?

i am currently working with Ubuntu GCC compiler and i run it on VMWARE .but i am looking for a open source software that can run on windows 8 or 8.1 platform which can code ,compiling ,run programs ...
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How to keep a development environment clean? [closed]

Working as a hobby developer on Debian/Jessie64 mostly C++ but also assembly, python, java, c, c# like compiling programs on my own like looking into other's source it results into many packages(...
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How to properly set up a cross-compiling environment for Windows?

I'm working on an application written in C that's supposed to run on at least Linux and Windows. I usually work on Linux, so I'd like to be able to cross-compile my application for Windows. My ...
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Is the shell ksh93 dead?

On 10/1/2013 Glenn Fowler posted this to the ast-users mailing list: As has been pointed out several times on the AST and UWIN lists, AT&T gives very little support to OpenSouce software, which ...
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Why do I have so many python versions on my mac?

I'd like to get into scipy and first setup my macbook air for python development. The problem is I have many different versions of python installed - here is what I get when bash autocompletes "pyth": ...
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Nginx on Debian 8 dev setup. PHP via PHP FPM not working

UPDATE: Ok, I can now happily say that what you see below is the recipe for a happily working automated PHP and Nginx dev setup (with automatic domains) and all problems I had are now solved. I ...
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Linux debian based new distro development [closed]

I try to make debian based distro but confused because the size of debian is already 12 gb then how can i make it small ( i.e lesss than 2 gb ).
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How to name your program to avoid duplicate executables

I am currently developing a piece of software. I am curious how to avoid a naming duplicate. There could be the same name used by a different manufacturer. For example, I want to name my program ...
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nm program - why such name?

Where does the name of nm come from? The IEEE standard defines nm as: nm - write the name list of an object file Is nm an abbreviated form of word name/names? Or does it have a completely different ...