Ubuntu :: Can't Compile Source Packages Under KDE4
Jun 23, 2010
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;
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` ..
su -c 'make install'
I'm liking this KDE 4.4 setup, but if I can't install the improvements from kde-look.org
I was trying to compile a new (stable) kernel and got an error when I tried "make xconfi packages and uninstalling 81 packages (will attatch pix once home). I'm using Fedora14 with KDE packages and uninstalling 81 packages. I'm using Fedora14 with KDE so much stuff to get qt-devel?
I found out that to compile my new kernel - which requires 'qmake' - I need to install the "qt-devel" package. Doing so - according to the package manager - would require uninstalling 81 packages and downgrading almost 50 other packages.
I'm running under Fedora 14 w/ KDE and it's asking to remove things like Amarok and OpenOffice. Am I missing a step or something?
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 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.
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 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?
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.
Where do I find the linux-source package and the linux-headers package? Are they on the CD that I can copy to /usr/src (is that the right place...)? Or do I need to download them from the old-releases.ubuntu.com site?
The issue now is that the nVidia installer from their website wants the source code to build the right packages for this machine, however, I do not have the src directory with the source code that it is looking for. Is there some way to give this too it now?
I am new to Linux, and I just tried to compile a program (powertab tools) from source. I'm having som problems doing that. The "./configure" command works fine, but when I run "make", it gives an error:
Code: seppe@Thuis:~$ cd ptabtools-0.5.0 seppe@Thuis:~/ptabtools-0.5.0$ ./configure checking for gcc... gcc checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out checking whether the C compiler works... yes checking whether we are cross compiling... no
I've been running hostapd for a while in 11g mode with great success. Having upgraded the router machine to maverick today, I had a poke at getting hostapd working in 11n mode without too much fuss. From cursory reading of old forum posts, this appears to now be built in functionality without needing to compile drivers or hostapd from source - this is borne out by a few 11n-related lines in the default configuration file.
When adding those two lines to my config file, though, I get the same error message I did a few years ago when trying this out for the first time:
I'm trying to compile JGR, rJava, etc. for use w/ my updated R. My configuration of Ubuntu (9.10 Karmic, kernel 2.6.31-22-generic) and R (version 2.11.1; from lib.stat.cmu.edu source) shouldn't be terribly unusual. But, all my efforts to compile Java programs for R fail, possibly because of something in my Ubuntu configuration of Java.First, I ran: R CMD javareconf. The output from that tells me that "JAVA_HOME is not a valid path, ignoring" and the cpp flags are set to nothing. The javareconf fills most of the variables with references to openjdk. JAVA_HOME, as far as I can tell, points to a properly installed copy of Sun Java. When I run update.packages(checkBuilt=T) with this, it unsurprisingly tells me that "One or more Java configuration variables are not set" and all of my Java based programs fail to compile.
I've tried switching the default Java to the Sun version using "sudo update-alternatives --config java". Now, javareconf fills in the cpp flag and variables point to the Sun version, though I still get the error msg that JAVA_HOME is not a valid path (though javareconf sets the home path to: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-220.127.116.11/jre). When I try to compile rJava, I get the error: rJava, "JNI types differ from the native type."Does anyone have any thoughts on how to fix this? Alternatively, is there somewhere I can report these problems so they might get fixed in future versions?I suspect I can't be the only person having these problems.
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.
I have SUSE Linux 10.1 kernel 18.104.22.168.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 22.214.171.124-0.25-smp as you can see from the stdout shown below. So this version of the kernel is obviously 126.96.36.199-0.25-smp but I got the kernel source code for 188.8.131.52 from kernel.org. So the question is how to find the source code for 184.108.40.206-0.25-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 .