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RE: FW: Error running make for subversion

From: Joseph, Anselm <Anselm.Joseph_at_fpl.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 21:28:54 +0000

I upgraded to httpd-2.4.25, but still getting the same error.
Are your other Apache modules .so or .a? All .so under ../httpd-2.4.25/apache/modules

There are older versions of mod_authz_svn.so mod_dav_svn.so from a previous/older subversion install in the system (separate directory). I am tempted to copy them into the directory and give it a try.
Thank you for the suggestions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Martin [mailto:philip_at_codematters.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2017 5:06 PM
To: Joseph, Anselm
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org; Daniel Shahaf
Subject: Re: FW: Error running make for subversion


"Joseph, Anselm" <Anselm.Joseph_at_fpl.com> writes:

> Hello all,
> Any chance someone has some time to take a look at the attached files
> and give me some pointers. I am not making any progress at all.
> Thanks in advance.

This page:


tells me that AIX has two sorts of shared libraries: native shared libraries in .a files and SysV compatible shared libraries in .so files.

When Subversion attempts to install mod_dav_svn it delegates to Apache's apxs, e.g. on my Linux system:

$ make -n install-mods-shared
if true ; then cd subversion/mod_dav_svn ; /usr/bin/install -c -d "/usr/local/subversion/apache" ; /usr/bin/apxs2 -i -S LIBEXECDIR="/usr/local/subversion/apache" -n dav_svn mod_dav_svn.la ; fi if true ; then cd subversion/mod_authz_svn ; /usr/bin/install -c -d "/usr/local/subversion/apache" ; /usr/bin/apxs2 -i -S LIBEXECDIR="/usr/local/subversion/apache" -n authz_svn mod_authz_svn.la ; fi

Looking at your error:

libtool: install: cp .libs/mod_dav_svn.aT /opt/eai/ci/subversion-1.9.5/svn/libexec/mod_dav_svn.a
libtool: install: cp .libs/mod_dav_svn.lai /opt/eai/ci/subversion-1.9.5/svn/libexec/mod_dav_svn.la
chmod 755 /opt/eai/ci/subversion-1.9.5/svn/libexec/mod_dav_svn.so
chmod: /opt/eai/ci/subversion-1.9.5/svn/libexec/mod_dav_svn.so: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.
apxs:Error: Command failed with rc=65536

mod_dav_svn.a (a AIX native shared library) is being copied but the chmod expects mod_dav_svn.so (a SysV compatible shared library).

It looks like Apache's apxs doesn't properly handle AIX native shared libraries.

I don't know what the correct solution is on AIX. I don't know whether Apache on AIX expects to load .a or .so modules, or whether it can handle both. Are your other Apache modules .so or .a?

Perhaps there is a compiler or linker option that will get the linker to produce SysV .so libraries instead of AIX .a libraries?

Perhaps you could modify apxs to avoid doing the chmod?

As a hack you could create dummy .so files in the installation directory so that the chmod succeeds.

Received on 2017-06-08 23:29:04 CEST

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