Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Compiling Aolserver on x86_64

Posted by jester jaimi on
I know this is old news, but I have a new client who has me doing CMS evaluations, and I would like to set up a dotlrn instance, but I can't get AOL Server to build on Fedora Core 4. The configure output seems rational, but it bombs on make install. The compiler is GCC 4.0.2. I read this thread, but I couldn't parse a similar error. Perhaps I'm blind. Anyway, dotlrn looks awesome, but if it takes lots of black magic to install and maintain all of the underlying components, I may just have to write it off and move on to something that installs cleanly.

Here is the error I am getting.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


[root@localhost aolserver-4.5.0]# gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i386-redhat-linux
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-libgcj-multifile --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,java,f95,ada --enable-java-awt=gtk --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4.2-gcj- --host=i386-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.0.2 20051125 (Red Hat 4.0.2-8)
[root@localhost aolserver-4.5.0]# make install
./util/nsmakeall.tcl install nsthread nsd nstclsh
./util/nsmakeall.tcl: line 48: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
./util/nsmakeall.tcl: line 48: `}'
make: *** [install-bins] Error 2

Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
Hi Jester, maybe following the steps described in will get you rolling. Note that the configuration of AOLserver has changed from previous versions.
Posted by jester jaimi on

Looking at your site, it's safe to assume that dotlrn is compatible with AOLServer 4.5, no?

I was digging around, but I couldn't find the english version of your companies web content, only the developer stuff.

If there is any "en" literature that you point me to to learn more about cognovis, that would be greatly appreciated.



Posted by jester jaimi on
I keep getting kicked out of aolservers anonomyous cvs...

[root@jester aolserver45]# cvs -z3 co -r aolserver_v45_bp aolserver
cvs [checkout aborted]: connect to failed: Connection refused

Anyone out there possibly know why this is happening?