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Re: configure script fails to locate apr

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2001-11-27 17:07:35 CET

Alright, I found some problems related to finding APR. The reason the -I
wasn't appearing is that we never told it to :). However, I think you problem
might be something else. You said you have httpd-2.0 in /local/apache2,
however, you --with-apxs says /usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs.

One of those two seems to be an inconsistency. I haven't checked in the
yet, but I will soon, just want to work out one more thing first.

On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 10:24:50AM +0300, Vlad Skvortsov wrote:
> Hello !
> Again, please CC: any replies to me as I have not _still_ received
> any acknowledgement from mailing list manager. :-)
> I have checked out latest subversion source code and moved it to
> fresh box to try building current version from scratch. I have one question
> and a couple of suggestions to authors.
> I have downloaded and installed httpd-2.0, it is placed in
> /local/apache2. Configure script when running with arguments
> --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs
> --enable-maintainer-mode
> --with-apr-includes=/local/apache2/include
> --with-apr-libs=/local/apache2/lib
> fails to locate and use APR. File config.log states:
> configure:2258: Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library configuration
> configure:2442: checking for apr.h
> configure:2452: gcc -E conftest.c
> configure:2449: apr.h: No such file or directory
> configure:2458: $? = 1
> configure: failed program was:
> #line 2448 "configure"
> #include "confdefs.h"
> #include <apr.h>
> configure:2477: result: no
> Somewhy it doesn't pass external -I argument to gcc (specified in
> --with-apr-includes). What do I do wrong or miss ?
> And several points to developers from stranger's point of view (as I
> am still newbie to subversion and it's hairy build process ;-) I cannot send
> patches and I am not even sure that I am right).
> Files INSTALL, HACKING and notes/dav_setup.txt are not simple to
> understand for beginner. Some of them refer to others and describe
> overlaying stages of build process. User has to jump over them and select
> parts to read and follow. It would be nice to have one file for instructions
> on how to install from working copy, one file describing what should be
> _additionally_ done for server version.
> Options passed to build utilities in examples should be described
> (what exactly means --enable-maintainer-mode ?). Each component of a product
> should be briefly described for USER. User has to understand what parts of
> system he needs without getting into details of its functioning. (If you
> need server part, you need: httpd-2.0, neon, etc). User should be able to
> figure out exact sequence of actions he should perform in 5 minutes of
> reading.
> Again, I am not flaming but trying to help development process of
> subversion as I'm yet new to it and my suggestions may help other users to
> stick with subversion. I would be glad to discuss points I've figured out in
> this posting and even contribute later when I'll get a bit deeper in all
> this stuff.
> --
> Vlad Skvortsov, vss@smarts-gsm.ru, vss@high.net.ru
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Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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