I often like to use packages that have to be compiled from source. However, even after downloading gcc, I can't compile anything, because the configure script gives me a message about being unable to execute C programs. I gather that this is because of a "noexec" option in /proc/self/mounts. Problem is that the file apparently cannot even be edited by root. Perhaps there is an alternate type of fedora distribution I could use?
How do you compile a tar.gz source on slackware?I am asking because I am about to download and install Slackware(x64), and I have some drivers that it may not have (Ubuntu didn't have them) and TrueCrypt source.
Has anyone successfully compiled VLC 1.0.0-rcX (rc1, rc2 or rc3) from source on CentOS 5? I have a binary installation of VLC 0.9 but I would like VLC 1.0 as it has a new codec that I'd like to use. I've tried lots of ideas which I can post - I keep getting build errors due to wrong package versions - but I thought I'd ask to see if anybody has a HOWTO first.
I have a linux source (linux-2.4.1) which is for intel. I am using powerpc compiler and I need to compile this linux source for powerpc. I did cross compilation, but it dint workout well. How to do it.
[root@nisserver tmp]# rpmbuild --rebuild nmap-5.21-1.src.rpm Installing nmap-5.21-1.src.rpm warning: user fyodor does not exist - using root warning: group fyodor does not exist - using root warning: user fyodor does not exist - using root warning: group fyodor does not exist - using root Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.49535 .....
RPM build errors: user fyodor does not exist - using root group fyodor does not exist - using root user fyodor does not exist - using root group fyodor does not exist - using root Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.73783 (%build)
What next step need to be taken to install the rpm file from the source file.
I couldn't compile gammu-1.28 on my Fedora 13 when running ./configure.To make sure what i'm doing, i was install cmake from fedora repository directly using "yum install cmake" and completed. And then to make sure again, i was update my gcc using "yum update gcc". But there was still errors during running ./configure. Finally, i decided to update all needed inside my fedora using "yum update" to make sure again.
Wanted to switch to Kubuntu and decided a clean install was the way to go. Though the learning curve isn't too tough, I've hit a serious snag: When I try to compile a source package according to the similar instructions in each of the README files, I get the same error message;
mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` .. make su -c 'make install'
I'm liking this KDE 4.4 setup, but if I can't install the improvements from kde-look.org
trying to install the latest version of Minitube on my 64 bit Ubuntu 10.04 installation. I thought adding a PPA would let me upgrade from version 0.9 to the latest version but it didn't seem to work. So now I'm trying to install from source (I've never done this before so I'm a complete noob when it comes to compiling). I checked the install instructions in the source which reads:
# Build instructions ## Prerequisites
To compile Minitube you need Qt >= 4.5 installed.On a Debian or Ubuntu system just type:
Windows and Mac users can get the Qt libraries from:
Compiling on Linux is fairly easy. Just run:
qmake and then make
Beware of the Qt3 version of qmake! If things go wrong try running qmake-qt4 instead.
I installed the prerequisite packages,but just to be safe I wanted to run the ./configure command, but when I try to I get the "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory" message. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Also, based on what I've read, I should have to enter some kind of install command in order to install the compiled binary but the instructions make no mention of this.
I have SUSE Linux 10.1 kernel 188.8.131.52.I copied the source RPM package for the broadcom netxtreme gigabit network adaptor and put it in the location /usr/src/linux as the instructions said. when I try to build it it is looking in the location 184.108.40.206-0.25-smp as you can see from the stdout shown below. So this version of the kernel is obviously 220.127.116.11-0.25-smp but I got the kernel source code for 18.104.22.168 from kernel.org. So the question is how to find the source code for 22.214.171.124-0.25-smp so that the driver will compile.---regards, WER
I've created a GUI for my voip software wherein i'm using the source code of linphone 3.3.2 for video and all protcol stuffs . It is like i've got my own gtk GUI instead of the linphone's glade . Hope you get the picture of what i'm doing . I would like to know how to compile the source code since because i do not know about make files and stuffs . Kindly help me solve this .
I hope I'm in the right section, if I'm not, please forgive me, I just installed Debian 5.0, and I want to install firefox, and then install graphics drivers, etc, I downloaded firefox, but I don't know how to compile programs from source, I googled how to compile firefox but the results are very vague and some are very outdated. I downloaded FF from their site, the file name is firefox-3.5.5.tar.bz2, how do I compile this?
I've taken the source code for Zlib1.2.3, built and installed in a 64 Bit linux machine. Then when i downloaded Python 2.5.4 source and tried to build(make), i got the following error
gcc -pthread -shared build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.5/opt/cinecert/Python-2.5.4/Modules/zlibmodule.o -L/usr/local/lib -lz -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.5/zlib.so /usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/libz.a(adler32.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC /usr/local/lib/libz.a: could not read symbols: Bad value collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
So I am new to linux and i upgraded my kernel to 4.3.3 and to add the bfq patch. When i enter the command make install I get the following Code:
Select allupdate-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.3.3 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for module r8169
I'm trying to compile the D-Link netcard driver from the official source, and when I first ran "make," I got an error that "make" couldn't be found. So I installed "apt-get install make," then make told me that it needed gcc, I installed "apt-get install gcc." Now make says: make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [LINUX] Error 2 and exits.
I suspect that I need to install some package group which will handle the make and make install (rather than manually trying to fix one hole after another)
why it is that when I download the sendmail debian source package for etch and build it using dpkg-buildpackage -b -nc I get a 645543 byte sendmail executable whereas when I download the sendmail binary that is 703292 bytes.
I had written a source code of C++ and complied it with the same name using the following command line.For example: c++ source-code.cpp -o source-code.cpp.Now my source code has been replaced by the executable program.Is there any way to retrieve my source-code.
Recently I was trying to use Gentoo, and I was really impressed of how it is faster than Ubuntu in running applications, specially when I build wine and was able to run Oblivion at a reasonable speed. I would like to know if there is a way to compile Ubuntu from source code, to optimize it to my hardware.
I'm attempting to compile the latest version of VLC from source. I'm able to run ./configure without any errors, however when I try to make I receive the following error. I don't want to install the program from the repositories because it's outdated and the tray icon doesn't blend in.
I am trying to install a DR rootkit into ubuntu for an assignment, im using vm ware but can only get as far as extracting the rootkit and not being able to compile the source code.. when i use the ./configure command it says there is no such file or directory and when i use the make command it keeps getting errors.
I have the source of the application I want to modify, as well as the list of dependencies I need in order to compile. I got the source code for those and compiled/installed them. I'm fairly sure that all of the dependencies are installed. However, when I go to run the compiler it crashes while parsing some of the code.
I had the application installed before, and it ran. After tinkering around trying to get the source to compile, the app no longer runs either. It crashes, and if run from the CLI, spits out something about not finding one of the files from the SDL library.
So obviously I did something wrong to mess everything up, because I'm in a deeper hole than when I started. Anyone know how I would go about fixing this? Or even starting with a clean slate so that I can have another go at it?
I'm trying to compile ardour 2.8.7 from source and the compile got past the dependencies and everything else fine but it stopped at one point with these errors
I have no experience compiling python. I would not like to install from a package as the one with ubuntu is wrongly compiled and so are many others which are hosted I have heard the only way to make the problems with packaged versions stop is by compiling ardour yourself so I would still like to go ahead with it.
I do have a broadband connection..and i can install using apt-get but problem is i want to distribute it to my friends at hostel where they dont have internet connection and when i try to install it from tar balls almost every packages having dependencies it require this require this and require this so i m not able to provide them the packages offline how do i know which are the dependencies and do i need to download all the related packages first in order to distribute to my friends? i want to know a way through which i download packages from internet and can give and install it on other pcs.
I recently downloaded a source file from [URL] and wanted to compile it for fedora. I found that the source was written for ubuntu as all the instruction in README file was for ubuntu machine. Can I compile the source for fedora?