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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Detect compiler used for EXE file

Is there any way to detect (or to hide) the compiler that was used to build an executable file?
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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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compiler for c++ (thought it was g++?)

After installing the 'Developer Tools' from the mac os installation DVD, I can now execute gcc /path/to/input/ and create an executable shell script from .c code. I thought the C++ compiler to create ...
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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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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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Installing Cygwin C and C++ compilers for NetBeans IDE 7.2

I am very new to Cygwin, C, C++ and NetBeans IDE 7.2. My PC is running MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 OS. I have read the documentation on how to install the Cygwin C C++ compilers. ...
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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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What language are compilers written with?

Are compilers written in different languages than the language they compile?
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couldn't find the kernel version the module was compiled for

I am trying to insert a usbnet module [insmod usbnet.ko] in 2.4 kernel [i don't have another option than this old kernel] which run on old board, i get this module from 3.13 kernel which have the ...
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How to run a fortran program on Windows 7

I have created a .f fortran program on my hard drive. When I type in "f77 -o combined.f", I get the following message: "f77" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compiling the Linux kernel, how much size is needed?

I have downloaded the newest most stable Linux kernel, 2.6.33.2. I thought I would test this using VirtualBox. So I create a dynamically sized harddisk of 4 GB. And installed CentOS 5.3 with just the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do I find nmake for Windows 7

I'm trying to compile a Perl source and I can't seem to find a version of nmake that works with Windows 7 64 bit. I've searched all over Microsoft's website and my Googlefu seems to be failing me. Can ...
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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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Unable to compile with GNU Emacs

I'm trying to use GNU Emacs to write small programs. I use the compile command make -k but i always get the message make -k 'make' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable ...
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Blink build with Xcode failed

I found a GPL-ed SIP client for Mac, Blink. I'd like to build it from source since the binaries are only available as paid download. Just FYI i'm studying programming at university but have no ...
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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 ...