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How to flash code from external SD card to internal memory and boot the image? [closed]

With the ELB-REV4 board, which has both internal memory and an SD card slot, once my application works fine, I need to boot using an image on the external SD card image. I want to flash the complete ...
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How do I create a local repository for NixOS/nixpkgs?

All the instructions I find for creating a local repository of Nix packages involve creating a local clone of the main nixpkgs repository and adding to that. Is there a way I can create a small ...
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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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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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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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Easy free Solaris-like development VM

I wrote some open source Linux/BSD software with a command line interface and would like to know if I can easily make it run on Solaris too. What would be the easy options (i.e. about equally easy as ...
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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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How to install Devuan/Debian testing/unstable without starting from a stable release?

It is possible to install Devuan/Debian stable and then editing /etc/apt/sources.list upgrade to a testing/unstable branch (ref). However on my laptop I have an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor, which ...
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Kernel Hacking Environment

I have been working in embedded OS like uCOS, ThreadX. While I have coded apps in Linux, now I’m planning to start learning Linux Kernel. I have few questions regarding the environment. Which is best ...
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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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Centos 7 Error getting repository data for development, repository not found [closed]

I'm using Centos 7 and get "Error getting repository data for development, repository not found".
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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 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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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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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 to use libraries installed with a package manager in GNU/Linux

I installed a library(for example lzma-dev) using a package manager(for example apt-get for Debian or Ubuntu). How can I use it? Where can I find the libs and headers? How about sos(dynamic libraries)?...
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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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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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Bluehost to Digital Ocean: Building a Web Development / Test Environment on Laptop

For the past few years I've been a Bluehost / LAMP site developer, but now i intend to switch to Digital Ocean to get a competitively-priced VPS i can use to pursue other technologies (nginx, Scheme &...
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Linux development server [closed]

I have an issue. I want to set up a Linux development server on my home PC so everyone who has credentials can log in from anywhere into that machine and write code. What should I do or what should I ...
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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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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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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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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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Monitor directory and if a file is requested then rsync on demand

Is there a tool that monitors a certain directory and if a program tries to access a file in that directory, the program loads that file from another place transparently for any application that tries ...
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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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Can you recommend a GUI text editor for a developer (features needed are inside)? [closed]

F-cked up with all IDE bloatware (for my purposes they are all overcomplicated and inconvenient), I came to an idea, that I'd probably better use a good editor than an IDE. I DON'T need projects, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to drop libraries according Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

I operate a Linux-based build system. The build system itself is based on Jenkins, Nexus, Maven, Ant and Shell scripting. Some projects need some special tools and libraries for building. ...
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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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Installing development tools in RHEL 6

I have admin privilege on my office computer (running RHEL 6) which is connected in a network. I was trying to install development tools using the command: sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" ...
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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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Running the linux kernel and Ubuntu on custom processor

This is hardly a theoretical question as many have done this, albeit there's very little information on the underlying processes. I'm developing a custom MIPS-based processor on which I would like to ...
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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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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 is the best way to do GUI development on a server machine? [closed]

This is a server at home. I have 3 computers running Linux and they are all servers running dedicated tasks like MySQL/Samba, Web Server and DNS/DHCP. Is it be a good idea to host a virtual machine ...
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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 ...