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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 ...
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Setting up a dev environment for different distro than one installed

I am looking to be able to set up a development environment. Here's the deal, I prefer to run arch as my operating system but I also maintain packages for an ubuntu based distro and I was wondering ...
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How/Where to learn about linux kernel? [closed]

I want to learn how the Linux kernel works, specifically about the following topics: structure, programming design, device development, but I do not know of good places to learn about these topics. I ...
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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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Why does microsoft contribute to the Linux kernel? [closed]

Why does microsoft contribute to the Linux kernel? [L. Latif, theinquirer, 2012 "Microsoft contributed more code than Canonical to Linux since 2.6.32"] Are the contributions focussed on code that ...
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gtags for cygwin

This might be a silly question, and hopefully it's not off-topic, but I can't figure out where else to ask. Is gtags available for cygwin? I'm using ctags but it'd be nice to have all the extra ...
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Who would use this information to develop better support for hybrid graphics?

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics and I'm so frustrated that linux doesn't fully support it without any intervention from my side, just like any other Windows machine would normally do. So I ...
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custom built kernel module problems

I have been struggling to find a solution for loading module ath9k into the kernel and I have met a dead end. The kernel is 3.17.1 taken from kernel.org and I am compiling it in Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) ...
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Find file names for executables, which are not used by other projects already

A new program which should be deployed as package for the major distributions should avoid name clashes. ls /usr/bin can show me that tail is a bad choice for a new binary file name. But how can I ...
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Standard Terminal Font Aspect Ratio

What is the aspect ratio of a mono font that's made for terminal use, or more specifically, the size of the cell that any single character would fill? I've read that a standard terminal is 80x24 ...
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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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What is the best tool for automating the building 32-64bit libraries for Unix & Windows building C++ software, replicable by users and machines?

Is there a system or product that can be used in automating the process of building 32bit and 64bit libraries for multiple platforms (Solaris (Sparc & x86), and windows) used in building C++ based ...
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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 I remove *-dev packages if I'm not compiling apps from source code?

I rarely compile source code myself and mostly install stuff using apt-get. So, can I safely uninstall all those *-dev files? Or are some apps reliant on them?
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Is it possible to do Android development on a MIPS computer?

On a computer with a MIPS architecture (e.g. a Lemotoe Yeeloong), running GNU/Linux, is it possible to install and run the necessary tools for developing Android apps for deployment on smartphones?
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API for panel applets on eOS Pantheon?

Is there any API (esp python or bash) to append new applets on eOS Pantheon's panel? I can't find proper documentation.
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What utilities do I need to begin android development on Ubuntu?

I already would work by some Cortex-A boards(for instance Cubieboard, Marsboard,...) I've already started working with integrated circuits: Cubieboard Marsboard I've been directed to learn linux, ...
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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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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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How to configure OpenIndiana(151a8 aka “hipster”) for development?

I saw a similar post about Solaris and thought of a similar howto. I've heard of recent news (as in 2013) with the distribution and I learned I could easily update my initial OpenIndiana 151a7 release ...
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Should I file bugs upstream, to my distribution maintainers, or both?

I've recently filed a bug with gnome-shell to the GNOME maintainers, on their website (upstream). However, I'm not sure whether I was maybe supposed to file it to the package maintainers of my ...
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Get latest Rekonq developmental source code

I see that I can get the latest stable Rekonq through http://sourceforge.net/projects/rekonq/, but I want to get the latest developmental-version/daily-build. Where can I obtain the developmental ...
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Resuming the Linux Kernel Configuration

I am configuring a Linux kernel before I compile the code. However, after I was thirty minutes into answering the many questions concerning various kernel settings, I accidentally pressed Ctrl+C. I do ...
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How to work with libtool?

I try to install MapServer and have a problem with last command in tutorial: libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c .libs/mapserv /usr/local/bin/mapserv Terminal says that cannot find command libtool/...
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Enabling UTS Namespaces in the Linux Kernel

When configuring the Linux kernel, what are the advantages and disadvantages of enabling UTS namespaces? Would the new system be harmed if UTS namespaces were disabled?
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How should I solicit feedback from a tree maintainer for patches sent to the lkml?

I have submitted a patch to the linux kernel that has gotten several reviews and gone through a couple iterations on the mailing list. It has been ACKed and reviewed by two developers, but they say ...
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Prevent clashing of development version with system packages

What I mean is, I intend to work a bit on an open source project which I already have installed through my system packages. What I'm wondering is if there is a suggested workflow for managing this ...
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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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Linux kernel development for multi core architecture

I am working on a project adapting system software like the Linux kernel. I read one paper titled "Experience on Comparison of Operating Systems Scalability on the Multi-core Architecture" that tells ...
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Comparable editor for gedit with less dependencies?

I want to leave Gnome and install awesome on debian squeeze or wheezy, but I really can't work without gedit. Is there any text editor like gedit capable of editing columns, highlighting nearly any ...
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High-latency VM-centric workstation, vs. low-latency, (but, hack-ish) configuration for Oracle 11g

tl;dr Low-latency native (i.e. VM-less) development workstation vs. higher latency VM-centric workstation? Hey StackExchange, I'm unsure of whether or not I should be using a VM for development, as ...
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A Linux OS as Single Display Groupware

For use in extreme programming environments, the idea of single display groupware has become rather interesting. I understand that applications need to be retooled in order to function as single ...
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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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Where is the core of Unix?

I know there are a lot of questions like this, but I certain this one is rare. I am a computer programmer who wants to take on the challenge of building an operating system. I want to base it on Unix ...
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Building GCC inside a chroot from source

In a previous question I asked about creating a chroot that simulates my embedded device environment. It was suggested that I build from source GCC and binutils first inside my chroot. To attempt this ...
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Entry point of linux kernel [closed]

In the linux kernel is there a file that I can start to add my code, ex. load libraries? thanks
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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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How i create application B that would be able to communicate with running application A? [closed]

I have background application A. I want to create application B to configure application A on the fly. So, how can I detect if A is running and send some messages to A?
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Why is there a type for process ids (pid_t), but not for file descriptors (fd)?

I see that pid_t is typedef'd in unistd.h, and file descriptors are defined to be int in fcntl.h. But since they are used in similar ways, wouldn't it make sense to have a typedef for file descriptors?...
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Good ways to host or distribute my patch for the Linux Kernel Mailing List

I have an approximately 1500 line patch for the Linux kernel - introducing a new file system. I have lots of problems with posting a patch straight to the kernel mailing list (gmail mangles the patch/...
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Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?

I am looking at making an application that would make OpenID authentication with desktop clients easy. The rationale is to steal the cookies from the web-browser, so as to avoid having to hard-code ...
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Can Qt SDK be used for development on any Linux distro?

Fisrt of all I am a Windows developer guy but really like Linux. On Windows, Visual Studio provides an excellent IDE for C and C++ development. The only other IDE and toolkit I like is the Qt SDK and ...
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How can I install programming tools in the root directory so that they can be used by non-admin users?

I'm running OS X and for security reasons my main account does not have admin privileges. How can I install development tools in the root directory so that they can be used by all users? If this can't ...
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How to install Scala?

Please note: I have to use the source package, not the prebuilt package from the repo (it is broken, at least IDEA complains). From the page: http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads I downloaded scala....
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Where can I propose development ideas for Linux desktop?

I've got this idea for Linux desktop development which keep bugging me since a while. Now I can program a tiny bit, but it's just a hobby, so I'm not very good at it. So I want to propose my idea ...
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Can I install “development-tools” offline? Or, how to make my CD the yum repository?

I'm looking for the "development-tools" for Fedora, but I can't find information about how/where to download it to install offline (I have no internet connection in my Fedora). Attempt 1: There's a ...
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Is GNU PDF Library in active development?

I've been hearing about The GNU PDF Library since 2007. Since then I've been looking forward to see this tool in the wild, but four years have passed and it seems to me that this is a painfully long ...
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Finding session information about Firefox

I'm currently developing a piece of software whose functionality is dependent upon knowing the state of the current Firefox session running on the user's Ubuntu computer. The information it will need ...