Showing posts with label build. Show all posts
Showing posts with label build. Show all posts

12 June 2017

637. ECCE on Ubuntu 16.04.2

I just tried to build ECCE on Ubuntu LTS 16.04.2 according to and it worked without a hitch. The only things that needed changing were

* from openjdk-7-jdk in debian to openjdk-8-jdk in ubuntu
* src/inv/flclient/flfreetype.c: <ftoutln.h> needed changing to <freetype/ftoutln.h>

18 October 2012

259. Compiling firefox 16.0.1 in debian testing/wheezy

I actually mainly use chromium/chrome for my normal browsing needs, and have set up an ssh tunnel with an American university for iceweasel so I can access sites that filter on IP.

There's nothing particularly wrong with iceweasel, but it's nice to check out the latest and shiniest versions of different projects every now and again, so here's how to compile the latest firefox:

The source is just a hair under 90 Mb and the build takes around 40 minutes on a three-core AMD.

I've got so many -dev packages installed on my system that I don't really know what the dependencies are anymore, but here's a guess:
sudo apt-get install build-essential gfortran gawk libpango1.0-dev libgconf2-dev libgnomevfs2-dev libcogl-pango-dev libpangomm-1.4-dev libgconfmm-2.6-dev libnotify-dev libgnomeui-dev libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev 

cd ~/tmp
tar xvf firefox-16.0.1.source.tar.bz2
mkdir firefox_build
cd firefox_build/
../mozilla-release/./configure --prefix=$HOME/.firefox --disable-necko-wifi
make install

I'm getting tired of the clutter in my PATH, so
echo "alias firefox16='$HOME/.firefox/bin/firefox'" >> ~/.bashrc

Note that iceweasel puts a firefox in/usr/bin/, hence the use of firefox16

01 October 2012

250. Compiling Kernel 3.6 on Debian Testing/Wheezy

IMPORTANT: a lot of drivers need to be explicitly enabled now, in particular those related to video devices (e.g. saa*, uvcvideo)

Nothing difficult or weird about compiling your own kernel, and 3.6 is no exception. This post is pretty much identical to my previous kernel compile posts, but with 3.6 replacing 3.x.
I've successfully compiled 3.6.0, 3.6.2, 3.6.3 and 3.6.6 this way.

If you're wondering whether it's worth it, you can have a look here:

If you've never compiled a kernel before you might need to:
sudo apt-get install kernel-package fakeroot build-essential

Then get on with it:

tar xvf linux-3.6.3.tar.bz2
cd linux-3.6/
cat /boot/config-`uname -r`>.config
make oldconfig

You'll get a whole bunch of questions about what to include. See the end of the post for a list.

Video device drivers
Chances are that you will want to do
make menuconfig

and enable the compilation of various video device drivers e.g. go to Device drivers, Multimedia support, star (*) Cameras/video grabbers support, which enables Video Capture Adapters. Go to Video Capture Adapters and enable e.g. V4L USB devices/USB Video Class (m) to get your webcam working. You may need to enable other things too.


make-kpkg clean
time fakeroot make-kpkg -j3 --initrd --revision=3.6.3 --append-to-version=-amd64 kernel_image kernel_headers

Building takes a while -- about 39 minutes on an AMD II X3.

mv ../*3.6.3*.deb .
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

And you're done!

What's new:

Expose hardware/virtual IRQ mapping via debugfs (IRQ_DOMAIN_DEBUG) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Memory Resource Controller for Control Groups (MEMCG) [N/y/?] (NEW)
HugeTLB Resource Controller for Control Groups (CGROUP_HUGETLB) [N/y/?] (NEW)
Virtual (secure) IP: tunneling (NET_IPVTI) [N/m/?] (NEW)
NFQUEUE integration with Connection Tracking (NETFILTER_NETLINK_QUEUE_CT) [N/y/?] (NEW)
CAN Identifier (NET_EMATCH_CANID) [N/m/?] (NEW)     IPset (NET_EMATCH_IPSET) [N/m/?] (NEW)
Three-wire UART (H5) protocol support (BT_HCIUART_3WIRE) [N/y/?] (NEW)
Trace all mac80211 debug messages (MAC80211_MESSAGE_TRACING) [N/y/?] (NEW)   *
Driver for Broadcom BCM8706 and BCM8727 PHYs (BCM87XX_PHY) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
rt2800pci - Include support for rt3290 devices (EXPERIMENTAL) (RT2800PCI_RT3290) [Y/n/?] (NEW) 
MELFAS MMS114 touchscreen (TOUCHSCREEN_MMS114) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
EDT FocalTech FT5x06 I2C Touchscreen support (TOUCHSCREEN_EDT_FT5X06) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
Analog Devices AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ SPI-I2C-bridge driver (SPI_XCOMM) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
BT8XX GPIO abuser (GPIO_BT8XX) [N/m/y/?] (NEW)   
AMD 8111 GPIO driver (GPIO_AMD8111) [N/m/y/?] (NEW)  
4096-Bit Addressable 1-Wire EEPROM with PIO (DS28E04-100) (W1_SLAVE_DS28E04) [N/m/?] (NEW)
Adaptive Voltage Scaling class support (POWER_AVS) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Honeywell Humidicon HIH-6130 humidity/temperature sensor (SENSORS_HIH6130) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
BCMA Broadcom GBIT MAC COMMON core driver (BCMA_DRIVER_GMAC_CMN) [N/y/?] (NEW)
Support Wolfson Microelectronics Arizona platform with I2C (MFD_ARIZONA_I2C) [N/m/?] (NEW)
Support Wolfson Microelectronics Arizona platform with SPI (MFD_ARIZONA_SPI) [N/m/y/?] (NEW)
Cameras/video grabbers support (MEDIA_CAMERA_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW)  
Analog TV support (MEDIA_ANALOG_TV_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) 
Digital TV support (MEDIA_DIGITAL_TV_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW)  
AM/FM radio receivers/transmitters support (MEDIA_RADIO_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) 
Remote Controller support (MEDIA_RC_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) 
Enable framebuffer console under vmwgfx by default (DRM_VMWGFX_FBCON) [N/y/?] (NEW)  
User-space I/O driver support for HID subsystem (UHID) [N/m/?] (NEW)  
Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (HID_LENOVO_TPKBD) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
LED support for LM3556 Chip (LEDS_LM3556) [N/m/?] (NEW)  
LED support for the BlinkM I2C RGB LED (LEDS_BLINKM) [N/m/?] (NEW) 
LED One-shot Trigger (LEDS_TRIGGER_ONESHOT) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) 
EDAC legacy sysfs (EDAC_LEGACY_SYSFS) [Y/n/?] (NEW)  
VFIO Non-Privileged userspace driver framework (VFIO) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) *
Xen platform mcelog (XEN_MCE_LOG) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Comedi misc drivers (COMEDI_MISC_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Comedi PCI drivers (COMEDI_PCI_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Comedi PCMCIA drivers (COMEDI_PCMCIA_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Comedi USB drivers (COMEDI_USB_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
CSR wireless driver (CSR_WIFI) [N/m/?] (NEW) *
Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Support (PWM) [N/y/?] (NEW) *
Log kernel console messages (PSTORE_CONSOLE) [N/y/?] (NEW)   
Provide swap over NFS support (NFS_SWAP) [N/y/?] (NEW) 
Notifier error injection (NOTIFIER_ERROR_INJECTION) [N/m/y/?] (NEW)
Set upper limit of TLB entries to flush one-by-one (DEBUG_TLBFLUSH) [N/y/?] (NEW)
Serpent cipher algorithm (x86_64/AVX) (CRYPTO_SERPENT_AVX_X86_64) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) 
Twofish cipher algorithm (x86_64/AVX) (CRYPTO_TWOFISH_AVX_X86_64) [N/m/y/?] (NEW)   *
TCM_VHOST fabric module (EXPERIMENTAL) (TCM_VHOST) [N/m/?] (NEW) #

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18 March 2012

110. Compiling, installing Gnuplot 4.6 on Debian

A new version of gnuplot doesn't happen very often, and this one has an interesting added feature in terms of support for using braces in algorithms.

Building gnuplot 4.6 is similar to building 4.4.4 and is pretty straightforward:

sudo apt-get install libgd2-xpm-dev checkinstall

mv download\?source\=files gnuplot-4.6.tar.gz
tar -xvf gnuplot-4.6.tar.gz
cd gnuplot-4.6.0/

./configure --with-linux-vga
checkinstall -install=no
 sudo rm /usr/local/share/info/dir -rf
sudo dpkg -i gnuplot_4.6.0-1_amd64.deb

You may get an error if trying to install on a system with a home-compiled version of octave (see below).

The problem with handling small numbers is not present in this version (

Selecting previously unselected package gnuplot.
(Reading database ... 258722 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gnuplot (from gnuplot_4.6.0-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing gnuplot_4.6.0-1_amd64.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/local/share/info/dir', which is also in package octave 3.6.1-1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:

 sudo dpkg --force-overwrite -i gnuplot_4.6.0-1_amd64.deb

17 March 2012

109. Building Thunderbird 11 on Debian testing

The build is fairly straightforward and pretty much identical to building 10.0.2 (earlybird):

As always, uninstall existing versions before installing a new one.

--start here --
First install the dependencies:
sudo apt-get install libdbus-glib-1-dev gir1.2-notify-0.7 libnotify-dev yasm checkinstall libzip-dev zip 

Download the sources  and untar:
mkdir ~/tmp
cd ~/tmp

tar -xvf thunder-bird-11.0.source.tar.bz2
cd comm-release/

Start the build
./configure --disable-necko-wifi
make -j3

3 is the number of cores +1. If you have a quadcore CPU substitute 3 with 5. The build takes a while so you will probably want to do a parallel build.

Finally, to install
sudo make install

checkinstall is segfaulting for me.


/home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla/js/src/config/nsinstall -R -m 644 ../mozilla-config.h ../../../config/nsStaticComponents.h  ../../../dist/include
make[5]: /home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla/js/src/config/nsinstall: Command not found
make[5]: *** [export] Error 127
make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla/js/src/config'
make[4]: *** [export] Error 2
make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla/js/src'
make[3]: *** [export_tier_js] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla'
make[2]: *** [tier_js] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/me/tmp/comm-release/mozilla'
I got this error because I accidentally untared the new sources into an existing directory with an older version of thunderbird. The solution was to delete the directory and untar the sources again.

05 March 2012

93. Building and installing samba from source

Here's how to compile and get started with SAMBA, which may come in handy if you need to set up a mixed environment.


sudo apt-get install build-essential

tar -xvf samba-latest.tar.gz 
cd samba-3.6.3/
cd source3
sudo checkinstall

You may want to look through the checkinstall settings:
**** Debian package creation selected ***
This package will be built according to these values:
0 -  Maintainer: [ root@barebone ]
1 -  Summary: [ samba 3.6.3 ]
2 -  Name:    [ samba ]
3 -  Version: [ 3.6.3 ]
4 -  Release: [ 1 ]
5 -  License: [ GPL ]
6 -  Group:   [ checkinstall ]
7 -  Architecture: [ amd64 ]
8 -  Source location: [ source3 ]
9 -  Alternate source location: [  ]
10 - Requires: [  ]
11 - Provides: [ source3 ]
12 - Conflicts: [  ]
13 - Replaces: [  ]
Enter a number to change any of them or press ENTER to continue:
Once the package is installed you need to put symlinks in your /usr/lib to the installed samba libs:
sudo ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/ /usr/lib/
 sudo ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/ /usr/lib/

Finally, create smb.conf in /etc/samba/ and make samba find it using a symlink
sudo mkdir /etc/samba
sudo touch /etc/samba/smb.conf
sudo ln -s /etc/samba/smb.conf /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf

Done. Sort of. You need to configure samba using smb.conf...a minimal configuration file can be found at the end of the post.

checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/home/verahill/tmp/samba-3.6.3/source3':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

-bash: smbclient: command not found
 put /usr/local/samba/bin in PATH
export $PATH=PATH:/usr/local/samba/bin

/usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
sudo ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/ /usr/lib/

/usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 sudo ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/ /usr/lib/

/usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 sudo ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/ /usr/lib/

/usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient: Can't load /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf - run testparm to debug it
because I know where debian normally puts the smb.conf --
sudo mkdir /etc/samba
sudo touch /etc/samba/smb.conf
sudo ln -s /etc/samba/smb.conf /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf


Minimal /etc/samba/smb.conf:
workgroup = WKG
netbios name = MYNAME
path = /tmp
Also, open up the relevant ports in your firewall:
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 445 -j ACCEPT