Compiling from the svn repository


#1

Ok, so this might be a stupid question, but I just got the latest ruby
from the cvs repo and I can’t find ‘configure’ in there ? So how am I
suppose to compile ? I am puzzled…

Note that I got the src from cvs using:
$ cvs -d :pserver:removed_email_address@domain.invalid:/src login
$ cvs -z4 -d :pserver:removed_email_address@domain.invalid:/src co ruby
(I am following the instruction given on the ruby home page, when you
click on ‘cvs repositories’)

Now, how exactly am I suppose to compile now (usually a simple
‘./configure; make; make install’ works fine…), but ‘configure’
doesn’t seem to be in the cvs rep. Am I missing something ?

thanks for your help.

-Didier

ps: now why would I ever want to compile from the cvs repo directly ?
well, I just got 1.8.4 and 80 tests are failing (I am on os x 10.4.3),
so maybe the cvs repo has some patches…


#2

Ok, so this might be a stupid question, but I just got the
latest ruby from the cvs repo and I can’t find ‘configure’ in
there ? So how am I suppose to compile ? I am puzzled…

$ vi README
/configure
:q
$ autoconf
$ ./configure
$ make

make install

gegroet,
Erik V. - http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/


#3

On 1/7/06, Erik V. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ok, so this might be a stupid question, but I just got the
latest ruby from the cvs repo and I can’t find ‘configure’ in
there ? So how am I suppose to compile ? I am puzzled…

$ vi README
/configure
:q
$ autoconf

Just for clarification, autoconf is a program that generates a
configure script. It usually processes a file called configure.in (and
others).


#4

Oh my god, I feel like such a newbie, that’s not even funny…
Thanks for your help gegroet.

Oh, and btw, the 80 failing tests I was getting on 1.8.4 are also
failing with the cvs code. All related to drb… Not that much of a big
deal since I don’t use drb, but a little disturbing still…

-Didier


#5

Oh, and btw, the 80 failing tests I was getting on 1.8.4
are also failing with the cvs code. All related to drb…

I was playing around with the same thing over the weekend and found
that when my firewall was turned on I get errors as well. I turned the
firewall off and removed my ethernet connection and got only two
errors. When I have my firewall off and my ethernet connected
everything in “make test-all” passes.

Bill