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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Building the Linux kernel: compute intensive or disk I/O intensive?

I am trying to explain some results that I got from a recent benchmarking experiment. For that I need to know whether compiling the Linux kernel is a compute intensive task or a disk I/O intensive ...
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How To Schedule .NET Framework Compilation?

Sometimes i find it annoying for .NET Framework start compilation of files without my authorization. I read somewhere that i can execute compilation when i want or maybe even schedule it. At least i ...
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Does a compiled software contain binary 0 and 1?

I know that after compiling a software or application, its code is converted into the machine language. Does a compiled software contain a binary 0 and 1? What happens after compiling a software? Is ...
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Force specific CPU core usage in programs on Windows 7

Is there any way to force a program to run on cpu1 rather than cpu0 given that I know that there are at least two cores? I'm compiling C++ with code::blocks on Windows 7 x64
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Realtek USB WiFi key module 8712u.ko return “Can't read module (…) : exec format error”

I bought a USB WiFi key, the Hercules HWGUm-54. Apparently, the appropriate driver is the RTL8192SU from Realtek. I downloaded it from their website and extracted it. I then went to the driver ...
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Out of space while bulding Linux kernel

I am trying to build Linux kernel. I am getting out of space after a while. I unpacked it in /usr/src directory. It seems I have plenty of space. Can you please let me know what can be done about it. ...
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Atheros LAN card driver, Linux compiling problem

I have installed openSUSE 11.4 to my new workstation. It says that there is Attansic ETHERNET controller on board. But no devices seen. I typed: lspci and it returned: atheros communications device ...
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Building Python 2.7.1 on Mac OS X, import threading and a KeyError Exception

Original Problem: I am building Python 2.7.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.7 and am having issues with a KeyError exception being thrown from the threading module when Python is quit (likely on the atexit call). ...
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How to compile Vim 7.3 with +signs on OSX 10.6.6?

I'm trying to follow this guide http://tech.blog.box.net/2007/06/20/how-to-debug-php-with-vim-and-xdebug-on-linux/ and I need to compile Vim with signs and python options. I have: downloaded the ...
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Compile gvim from sources?

Recently, I've installed vim like so: hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim cd vim sudo ./configure --enable-rubyinterp=yes --enable-pythoninterp=yes --enable-gui=gtk2 --prefix=/opt/vim make ...
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compiling on a Mac

i'm trying to install a program which is supposed to work on any 64 bit unix environment with >12 Gb of RAM (which should include my Mac) but this is the only instruction the manual gives on ...
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Xcode installed, but gcc/ g++ compilers are not found

I thought Xcode would come with these compilers. Can i download them manually? Where do i find them?
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How create linux-libc-dev package when I compile ubuntu kernel?

I've compiled the last stable ubuntu kernel (2.6.38-...) following this guide: How to compile a Ubuntu 10.10 kernel but in this guide doesn't explain how create linux-libc-dev package for that kernel? ...
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Can I compile code on a VPS account?

I intend to purchase a Windows VPS account with the following: - Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-bit OS 2 GB RAM 1,000 GB/month bandwidth I develop Windows software but not for so long, I just got ...
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Errors compiling Firefox on Debian

I want compile Firefox on Debian so I create .mozconfig like: mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/ff-dbg ac_add_options --enable-application=browser ...and now use this command to compile ( ...
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compiling git on HP-UX

I'm trying to compile git on an HP-UX system. and when i run make all, I get a syntax error on line 252. if i go to line 252 of the makefile, i see uname_O := $(shell sh -c 'uname -o 2>/dev/null ...
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How to build Firefox from 4.0 source and optimize it?

I have found tons of links, resources regarding this topic. However, most of them just compile it and that's it. I want to disable debug, enable -O3 optimization (this one fails hard at the ...
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Howto compile a kernel module on CentOS [required packages]

What yum commands do I need to get available packages installed on CentOS to build a iptables MATCH kernel module.
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Performance difference between yum and self-compilation

How does compiling source code oneself result in better performance than using yum?
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Compile and execute Awesome in a non-root environment

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. It's a shared environment for all the users in the Faculty I study in. I am ...
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Where did SELinux go?

I am compiling a new kernel, and want to enable SELinux but don't see it in menuconfig anywhere. The only framework under security options is Tomoyo.....so I ask, what happened to SELinux? Both ...
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Add GCC into Netbeans

I want to make programs in Netbeans (C++ language), but Netbeans doesn't detect C++ libraries and compiler. How can I add GCC into Netbeans?
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problem in installing qca-ossl plugin

I have been trying to compile and install the qca-ossl plugin for qca and qt. QT, QCA and openssl i installed without any problems. But now i have to compile qca-ossl. While compiling some error ...
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Compile linux kernel for different machine

I am new to kernel development, and I have to compile a kernel with some specific features and then install it on some machines. The problem is that these machines are slow, and hence I want to ...
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Compiling the Linux kernel

Just for the learning experience, I have recompiled the Linux kernel with different options, installed and booted from it. It was both instructive and straightforward. However, I was overwhelmed by ...
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Is it possible to run an x86 binary on an ARM processor?

Is it possible to convert/recompile an already compiled x86 binary into an ARM binary? I'm using a BeagleBoard with a command-line Ubuntu (Maverick) and want to run a Ventrilo server but the x86 ...
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In Linux, how to get the man page for compiled programs?

I know that installing a package through APT (apt-get or aptitude for my computer) will automatically install the appropriate man pages and update the man database. When I want to build the same ...
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How can I specify the path to libpcap when configuring/making/installing?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.1 and am trying to get packet capturing working for my Bluetooth dongle using hcidump. From what I've read, libpcap must be compiled to enable Bluetooth sniffing and given ...
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Distributed Compiling on Windows

I read about distcc for distributed compiling on Linux systems. Since I have to compile a big project quite often, I was wondering if there are methods on Windows on how to distribute that onto ...
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Solid-State-Drives for Improved Performance

I feel the need, the need for speed: I have a 14 MB SSIS package, and every time I run it in debug mode, it takes forever and a half to start executing. Most of the time is spent saving before it ...
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How do I install a newer version of GTK in Ubuntu without replacing the current one?

I am trying to compile file-roller from git, but running autogen.sh gives me this error configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-3.0 >= 2.91.1) were not met: No package 'gtk+-3.0' found ...
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How can I recompile a program so that it does not require setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in order to run?

On a solaris server where I don't have admin, I am compiling various software and installing in $HOME/usr, and it's mostly working. However, some of the programs that I compile in this way depend on ...
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G++ Compile and Run Without Output

This is just a convenience thing. Is there a way to use C++ sort of like an interpreted language, only in the sense that you could compile and run it without outputting a binary file. This is of ...
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replace/remove background image on gimp 2.6.11

how do I remove these images by compiling gimp from source? I can't find any file containing these images.
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Can I run the Linux Fortran compiler for Intel with Cygwin?

I'm on Windows 7, 64-bit. Can I run the Linux Fortran compiler for Intel with Cygwin?
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How to compile Vim with GUI?

I want to learn how to compile vim from the sources, because there are some additions that I want to add, and learn how to deal with this situations, but until now I didn't have success doing it, I ...
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Installing tmux on Ubuntu from source

I've download tmux and am trying to install it on Ubuntu 10.04. $ ./configure Configured for Linux $ make cc -DBUILD="\"1.3\"" -std=c99 -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -iquote. -c -o attributes.o ...
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Scala compiler _incredibly_ slow on Mac OS X 10.6

I recently tried to install scala and the Scala IDE plugin for Eclipse. Everything's working fine, except for that it takes over 5 seconds to compile a simple hello world program. At first I thought ...
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Vim bind compile key depending on document type

Is there a way to bind a key by document type? For example, if the document is a .tex file, I want f5 to call PdfLatex, but it is a .c file, I want it to call make
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getting “make” to work on my Windows command line like it does on my unix one

I want to be able to just type make in an appropriate folder and have it work and compile just like it does when I do it in my favorite linux distro. Is there a way to do this?
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What library does the arg “-lphp5” refer to for GCC?

Where can I get the library -lphp5 refers to? Is it a part of a metapackage for YUM? Can I find the source somewhere? I'm having some configuration issues with PHC and this seems to be at the root ...
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How to remove a package I compiled and installed manually?

I recently compiled and installed Git on a new install of Mac OS 10.6 but it didn't install the documentation. I now realize I should've used the precompiled package offered here: ...
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Error in FreeBSD 8.0 Kernel compilation

When trying to compile my own kernel for FreeBSD 8.0, and I'm having some issues. In fact, I can't even re-compile the GENERIC kernel with no changes! The last few lines before I get errors when ...
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Compiling Python 3.1.1 in Windows XP

My grandson is learning Python. We have installed Python 3.1.1 for him on our Windows XP (home edition). He has written a couple of short programs, and now wishes to compile those programs into ...
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What steps do I need to take to compile and install a Linux kernel?

What are the correct steps to compile a Linux kernel? Are these steps the same or different for different kernel versions i.e for 2.2, 2.4 and 2.6.
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Kernel compiling with -j2+ parameter ends prematurely with no error message or output bzImage

I've noticed quite a while ago that compiling a kernel with the parameter -j set to 1 or more doesn't produce a bzImage. Instead, it ends prematurely without any advice. I have reproduced the same ...
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Use default options when compiling ports

I am compiling a few ports on FreeBSD, however during the compiling process I am often greeted with options for the dependencies of the port. This causes the compiling process to pause until I select ...
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How to list imported symbols in ELF executable?

For PE executable, I can list the imported symbols using dumpbin /imports FILE.EXE or using the depends utility which is GUI application. `nm ELF-binary' just returns "no symbols".
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Ubuntu libraries problem

I already asked this question on SO, but it seems like the problem is probably with linker. So, the question is: I'm trying to build a project, using $ make, but it fails: host SharedLib: ...
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How to build Ubuntu packages, so the install layout will exactly match the Ubuntu distro?

I'm working on apache2 source codes which is `apt-get source' from the Ubuntu repository. The apt-get decompressed the apache2-xxx.tar.gz and merged with apache2-xxx-ubuntu.diff. So I deem the ...