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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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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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 ...
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How to fix _decimal module compilation error when installing Python 3.3.2 in CentOS 5.9 (x86_64)?

I'm getting the following error when trying to compile Python 3.3.2 in CentOS 5.9 x86_64: Failed to build these modules: _decimal I get this error when executing the "make" command (after the ...
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Does recompiling a program produce a bit-for-bit identical binary?

If I were to compile a program into a single binary, make a checksum, and then recompile it on the same machine with the same compiler and compiler settings and checksum the recompiled program, would ...
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Computer bluescreens when compiling Visual C++ 2010 project

Occasionally, roughly once every few hours (although it can be less or more frequent), my computer will bluescreen or sometimes just shut down with only a black screen when I compile my visual C++ ...
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trouble compiling linux kernel from source

I am trying to compile a kernel from the source tree found at https://github.com/fio-prf/em, and I am getting the following error when I run make: make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'. make[1]: ...
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installing arm-none-eabi-gcc on freebsd 9

I'm trying to follow this guide : https://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/arm/ArndaleBoard but as you can see here : http://www.montedivenere.it/images/freebsd-arm/freebsd-arndale.png I need to install ...
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segfaults while compiling VLC on low memory system

I'm trying to compile VLC from this GitHub repo on my Allwinner device (ARM Cortex-A8 NEON with armhf kernel and about 380 MB of RAM) using instructions provided here. I keep getting segfaults, so I ...
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Can't compile anything, not sure why (puppy linux)

I'm stuck on linux for a while while I try to fix my normal computer functionality, and though I've reinstalled every dependency needed to compile, it seems as though I can't compile anything still. ...
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Configuring DRAM size when compiling an ARM (linux-sunxi) kernel for an allwinner a10 tablet

I've got a goclever a103 tablet (http://goclever.com/goclever_tab_a103) and I want to install linux on it to boot it from an SD card. First thing I found online were SD card images for a very similar ...
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How to build rpm package correctly?

I'm trying to install the new version from ganglia, which provides a tar.gz. My procedure was uncompress the tar.gz file, enter in the folder and then makes rpmbuild -ba ganglia.spec, a warning ...
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GCC 4.8.1 failed complilation

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. This is the error message: checking for x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc... /home/hoangtu/Downloads/gcc-4.8.1/host-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/gcc/xgcc ...
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Building Boost in Arch

I'm building Boost 1.53.0 (latest release) in Arch 2012.6. The reason I'm building is because I need to compile as follows: ./b2 install --prefix=/usr/local/ cxxflags="-std=c++11" Specifically, I ...
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compile lan messenger on windows

I am trying to compile lan messenger on windows. However, while building the lmc lib, I'm stuck at a point where the it shows an error: openssl/rand.h no such file or directory. If someone has ...
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Bootstrap error while compiling GCC 4.8.0

I'm getting bootstrap errors while trying to install GCC and could use some help. I'm trying to compile GCC in my home directory on a shared system (cluster). The cluster has GCC 4.4.3, which I'm ...
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Error compiling and installing mcrypt from source

I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on my current issue. Scenario: Installing libmcrypt, mhash and mcrypt from source in order to compile PHP5.4 with the mcrypt extension enabled. OS: ...
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Difference between apt-get compilation and manual compilation from source

I am trying to replace manually a library for freeradius. On a one hand I installed freeradius with an apt-get install. There was a library "libfoo-2.0.4.so" (let's call it the lib(apt)). On the other ...
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Incorrect version of sed when compiling on OSX

I am trying to install crosstool-ng on OSX 10.6.8. At the configure stage, I run ./configure --prefix=/opt/cross, and I get the following output: ! ./configure --prefix=/opt/cross checking build ...
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Cannot build lynx on windows with cygwin

There are many Windows builds of Lynx available over the 'net, but none of them support HTTPS, so I was trying to build with SSL enabled, among other things. The ./configure part is successful, but ...
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Does modern software use different CPUs features selectively?

For example can one have an executable that uses features for Core 2 processors and then selectively use other features for an older processor? Or is it a requirement to compile a different ...
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Cinerella linux video editor binaries? Can't compile

I can't compile Cinerella 4.4. Last messages I get from the compiler are below. 1) How can fix the compilation? Seems like some GCC or lib incompatibility. I use Ubuntu 12.10. 2) Can I get Cinerella ...
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Why compile an rpm from source?

What I know: src.rpm usually contain some kind of tar or compressed source code for the app/library/package Sometimes people recommend you compile from source if the package does not work What I ...
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Ubuntu, updated boost from 1.46 to 1.52, linker asks for 1.46

I was having some trouble compiling with a piece of software using boost (wt, http://www.webtoolkit.eu/wt). I knew (from testing with another machine) that updating from 1.46 would solve my problem. I ...
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Difference between programs compiled for different OS

On a compiled code standpoint what is the difference between a program compiled for one os vs another (Linux vs windows for instance). Doesn't the program run directly on the cpu? Or is it because the ...
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How do I compile gVim.exe as a 64 bit executable? (Windows 8)

Very straight-forward question. I have downloaded mingw32 and the Vim source code and I have edited Make_mind.mak to use the correct Python version and location. I'm located in the src directory and I ...
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./configure error, on 32 bit ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 32 bit on i7 processor. I tried to compile and install this package called xgrafix, I have installed dependencies, but now it has error as follow: samir@samir-HP:~/Downloads/xgrafix$ ...
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Linux kernel compiling: standalone OS

Hi guys I'm new to linux kernel compiling so I have some question: By compiling linux kernel are we building a totally standalone OS which doesn't depend on any linux destributions? If yes... Well ...