To compile is to convert the source code of a program into lower-level machine code that can be executed on a computing device.

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How do binary files run on different machines?

I always wondered about how executable binary files actually work. Compilation is always stated as taking the source code and translating it to machine language But what does that really mean? ...
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Python ./configure does not find g++ compiler

I'm trying to compile Python 3.4.1 on an emulated ARM machine (with Debian 7). ./configure gives me checking for g++... no but g++ is installed. So what could be the problem? I know it's not ...
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Bash script needing compiled [closed]

Here is what I'm working with: #!/bin/sh mv -f "/Applications/IntelliScreenX.app/Info.plist" "/Applications/HideMyX.app/show/" cp -f "/Applications/HideMyX.app/hide/Info.plist" ...
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compiling gnucash from source on linux mint

trying to compile gnucash on linux mint caused "libgnomecanvas not found" error. trying to compile libgnomecanvas caused "gail and libart not found" error. gail requires libgnomecanvas to compile I'd ...
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What is the difference between “make modules” and “make modules_install”

I'm currently looking up compiling a custom kernel and I find various guides that first say make modules and then make modules_install in the step when you compile and install the modules while other ...
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With which files does Eclipse start to compile and how to change it

I'm importing a different project into mine - that has not been properly coded when it comes to include files. When compiling, it generates random errors that some functions/variables etc. are not ...
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Compiling CUPS: undefined reference to `dnssdDeregisterAllPrinters'

I'm trying to build CUPS 1.7.3 on Ubuntu Server 14.04. configure didn't produce any errors, but make dies with: Making all in ppdc... Making all in scheduler... Linking cupsd... dirsvc.o: In function ...
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Error compiling gcc on Raspberry Pi

So, after solving the problems I had before (previous question here), I'm having some other trouble compiling gcc 2.95.3 on my Raspberry. This is what I get with the make bootstrap command. ...
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Compile PHP by source. Stuck at phar.phar

I am trying to install PHP (Version - 5.5.11) by source since I need php installation with enable-debug and enable-maintainer-zts options. Downloaded the package ./configure --enable-maintainer-zts ...
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Do different compilers produce different machine code file formats for Windows? [closed]

Under Windows, if someone compiled a C++ source code with gcc, would the output file formats and extensions be different from other C++ compilers? And are the output files extensions and formats of ...
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kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02

I'm studying kernel compilation for my operating systems course. Unfortunately I'm compiling Linux v2.4.20 and Red Hat 9(yes, they're making us use it and it drives me crazy but I've NO CHOICE ...
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unable to compile php on ubuntu

I'm trying to compile an older version of PHP (5.2) on Ubuntu 13.04 and am having some difficulty. Here's what I tried (from my home directory): sudo apt-get install php-pear wget ...
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What influences compiling times and to what extent? [closed]

I'm looking for a new machine, mostly to work on videogames as a programmer, and since a lot of the time will be spent compiling huge projects, I was wondering what are the hardware components that ...
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compile lftp with different openssl version in cygwin

am trying to compile lftp with a different openssl version on cygwin but it does not compile in the one i want when configuring openssl i used ./config --prefix=/usr/local/apps/openssl-0.9.8t when ...
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Custom kernel 2.6.18 compile in centos ends on fail

I'm compiling from RPM source. The same compile worked in the past but not this time. May be you can help me to solve this issue? make[2]: Leaving directory ...
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How can i tell chromium to abort WebGL if compilation takes more than 10 seconds?

is there a way in some settings to force chromium to only load one WebGL code at a time sequentially, and to abort any that compile for more than 10 seconds? it's an attempt to fix my browser for ...
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How do I install GCJ on OSX

I've looked at the gcj page and though there's downloads links they're only for downloading gcc, and with the apple version of gcc there is no gcj included: $ gcc --version Configured with: ...
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How to add c++ header files to windows path?

I'm trying to make some header files available for the compilation of a nodjs module. I have the folder of header files I need, and I need to know how/where to add these to a path in windows. Under ...
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Why do compilers have to be “smarter” for RISC instruction set architecture

Reduced Instruction Set Architecture (RISC) aims to reduce the number of instructions thereby improving performance . The only downside to this approach is that the compilers have to be "smarter" . ...
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Linux kernel module is not running anymore when switching from mdev to udev

I'm using Buildroot 2013.10 to generate my Linux 2.6.39 Images, with the following Kernel module: void GPIO_LED(void) { printk(" GPIO: set PC8: '0'); at91_set_gpio_value(AT91_PIN_PC8, 1); ...
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Compiler does not recognize architecture

I am having problems compiling a library (XSB Prolog) in Ubuntu. I am configuring and compiling it with: sudo ./configure -prefix=/usr/local/lib/ sudo ./makexsb Then, I need to execute the ...
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Adding nonstandard files to a checkinstall package

I am experimenting with checkinstall to manage custom builds of software. I would like to add custom files to a package, e.g. /etc/init.d/nginx when installing nginx. The --include parameter is a ...
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linker error: could not read symbols: Invalid operation

I am trying to compile GMediaRender on Ubuntu 12.04. I got an error during make: gcc -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -L/usr/lib -o gmediarender ...
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compiling using the Win32 API

am I correct in thinking that if you compile say a Pascal program that uses an RTL that uses the Win32 API then the resulting machine code (CPU specific) will also still be using the Win32 API and ...
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building custom kernel on redhat 9

I'm trying to build a kernel 2.4 on redhat 9. but when I go through theses steps: make menuconfig make dep make bzImage make install they return no error but when I try to boot into it, it returns ...
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Would x86 assembly work on x64 processors?

Would x86 assembly compile on an x64 machine and still work properly? If not, what is the difference between x86 assembly and x64 assembly?
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How do general binaries take advantage from new instructionsets on new CPUs

With every release of a new processor, there are changes to the instructionset the processor supports. For example, Haswell has Advanced Vector Extensions. However, when I run a program on a PC with a ...
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Re-compile VIM with options

I have VIM installed but I need to compile it with specific options: In addition to the most commonly used features, the plugin requires: +python or +python3, +clientserver and +conceal. ...
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make a .deb package for a compiled source

since I'm a noob at Linux and programming...etc (I know almost nothing in programming and compiling) I downloaded the qbittorrent 3.5.1 stable source I followed the instructions here ...
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Compile the kernel to increase the command line max length

Following up on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14176089/system-command-line-max-length-in-perl, which say the max length for exec/command line arguments is controlled by ARG_MAX. So I want to ...
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OS X 10.9.1 : g++ issue

I'm running Mavericks, and I'm using gradle for a project. But I get an error message saying: Unable to extract g++ version number. I dig a bit, and when i execute g++ -v (gradle runs it) in my shell, ...
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Error: Could not find or load main class(Java)

I am using java in ubuntu machine. I can run java program from my eclipse. But I have some work that that I have to perform from command prompt. I could compile java program using javac ...
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example usage of apt-cross [Ubuntu]

I just installed apt-cross for Ubuntu, but I'm a little confused by the man page. Can somebody help me, and give me an example to how download a library using apt-cross, for ARM (to be used with ...
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how to compile math-ATLAS on OSX 10.9?

I am trying to compile the atlas library on my macbook with OS X 10.9.1. Following different guides(e.g.: mac os guide) I always end up with a broken build running make build. I need ATLAS to run ...
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Default headers and licenses

I am building a toolchain that I'd like to redistribute. In particular, I am building a GNUstep bundle for Mac OS X, in order to support cross-platform ObjC development - and some other stuff ...
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To run Makefile.tpl in OSX

I have the file here which syntax seems to be near normal make-file with parameter install. I run unsuccessfully make install I get make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop. I get the ...
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Compiling problems using image formats in LaTeX

I'm using TexMaker and facing the following problems when trying to use images in my document: When using an image in .jpg format, I can compile but not use LaTeX; When using an image in .eps ...
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gcc: error trying to exec 'as': execvp: Too many levels of symbolic links

I have an Problem with archs gcc (Got by pacman). When I want to compile a file, Like the following, every time this happends: gcc: error trying to exec 'as': execvp: Too many levels of symbolic links ...
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How can I fix this configure error?

I'm trying to build mosh from source on a SUSE10 machine and am getting the following error: checking for protobuf... no configure: error: Package requirements (protobuf) were not met: No package ...
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How do I get the latest linux kernel, and why would I want to do that in the first place?

I'm running 3.10-3-686-pae, and I think I would like to upgrade to 3.12 just so I can learn more about how it all works. My computer runs pretty well considering how old it is. I have been learning to ...
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What crashed Automake?

When downloading open-source software from the internet (in this case: PHP 5.5.5), they often come with an Automake "script" (if I can call it a script) for building from source. Now I'm trying to ...
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compile and install qtcurve successfully but system settings can't find it

I use kubuntu and I compiled the source of qtcurve and installed (the result is shown at the end). After, I went to System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Style -> Applications -> ...
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What are the Compile time considerations to reduce the size of binary on Linux?

I have compiled one utility and created the binary on my Linux System. But the size of this binary is 2.3 MB and I need to reduce the size of this binary. I tried applying STRIP on the binary but its ...
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-std=c++11 not working with Sublime Text 2 on Mac

So, I installed gcc 4.7 with ports. Manually compiling my file with g++ file.cpp -o file It spots an error. By appending the -std=c++11 it works like a charm. Now I edited my C++.sublime-build: { ...
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How to compile a gvim from source using the latest version?

I'm using Ubuntu. I performed the following commands in the vim source folder: sudo apt-get build-dep vim ./configure --with-features=huge --enable-gui=gtk2 --enable-rubyinterp=yes ...
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Can Firefox 18+ be compiled on RHEL 5.9?

I tried to compile Firefox 24 on RHEL 5.9 and ran into dependency hell. I have no root privileges and I compiled several of the dependencies (glib, cairo and whatnot) in one of my directories. I ...
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Trying to make sqsh with FreeTDS

I am trying to install sqsh on a CentOS Linux box on which I have successfully installed FreeTDS in /opt/freetds. I set the SYBASE variable to /opt/freetds. Configure runs and has this to say about ...
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Compiling FFMPEG for ARM

I have a Linux ARM computer (BeagleBone Black). I am trying to do some camera streaming and need FFMPEG to do it. I have tried everything that I can think of (including following guides for compiling ...
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Can't compile static ZFS binaries on Gentoo

My kernel: geek-sources-3.11.1 from init6 overlay with zfs and couple other patches. Right now I'm using SysRescCD and doing everything in a chroot. My last try was: $ grep static-libs ...
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Error in installing compiled wireshark 1.10.2 on Kali 1.0

I've downloaded source code of Wireshark 1.10.2 from it offical website and compile it by following commands: ./configure make make install It was compiled and installed successfully, but when I've ...