Forum OpenACS Q&A: Red Hat 9 and OpenACS 4.6.2

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Posted by Joel Aufrecht on
OpenACS 4.6.2 mostly works with Red Hat 9. I ran into the following problems:

Red Hat 9 uses glibc 2.3.1, which ends some bug-compatibility with "errno." This breaks qmail, daemontools, and postgresql 7.2.3. See here and here for details. The fix is to put the line

#include <errno.h>
as the first (non-comment) line in each of /usr/local/src/qmail-1.03/error.h,
/package/admin/daemontools/src/error.h, and
/usr/local/src/postgresql-7.2.3/src/include/postgres.h.

The other problem I had was with compiling nsopenssl. It complains about kerberos, and when I dealt with that it said "OpenSSL was not compiled with thread support!"

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Posted by Lamar Owen on

I have released PostgreSQL 7.2.4 RPMs for Red Hat Linux 9.

They are available at ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/binary/v7.2.4/RPMS/redhat-9

Your friendly neighborhood PostgreSQL RPM Maintainer.....

(posted using Composite, a really neat inline HTML textarea WYSIWYG editor for Mozilla)

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Posted by Roberto Mello on
I've had these for a couple weeks but forgot to announce, and will take a ride on Lamar's announcement.

PostgreSQL 7.2.4 Debian packages are available in my debian repository: deb http://www.brasileiro.net/debian ./

I don't know if the Debian PG team posted these somewhere, but I couldn't find any when I made them.

These are just PG 7.2.3 packages uupdated (no, that's not a typo, uupdate is a debian utility) to 7.2.4.

-Roberto

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Posted by Lachlan Myers on
I had the same problem, and approached Scott Goodwin.
His response follows (it worked for me):

Hi,

the problem is a changed #define in openssl. Edit the nsopenssl.h file
and change THREADS to OPENSSL_THREADS near the top. That should do it.

/s.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 05:17  PM, mailto:lachmyers@netscape.net wrote:

> A comment on
>
> http://scottg.net/webtools/aolserver/modules/nsopenssl/installation/
> index.htm
>
> was added to the scottg comment realm:
>
> I'm compiling the OpenSSL 0.9.7a from the source
> tarball, and having trouble compiling with thread
> support. At least, nsopenssl is still complaining
> that "OpenSSL was compiled without thread support!".
>
> I used
>
> /config --prefix=/usr
> --openssldir=/usr/local/openssl threads -D_REENTRANT
>
> make CC="gcc -fPIC"
>
> Thanks
>
> from mailto:lachmyers@netscape.net (Lach Myers)

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Posted by Joel Aufrecht on
As per this bug, the openssl in Red Hat 9 requires a bunch of kerberos stuff, which apparently requires each application that uses the openssl libraries to know about kerberos. *sigh* The fix is to change this line in /usr/local/src/aolserver/nsopenssl-2.1/Makefile:
CFLAGS   +=  -I$(OPENSSL)/include -
to
CFLAGS   +=  -I$(OPENSSL)/include -I/usr/kerberos/include
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Posted by Daniel D on
Hello,

I do have the same problem. I am trying to install OpenACS on RH 9 and I do have problem with daemontools (exactly as you do). Have you find any solution? If so, are you willing to share?

Thank you for your time.

DanielD

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Posted by Daniel D on
Oops, there is already fix in the body of the message. I am sorry. I will try that fix. Thank you.

Daniel

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Posted by Lachlan Myers on
Joel,
      I've just upgraded my Openssl to 0.97b and nsopenssl 2.1a. The change (which was in threads.c NOT nsopenssl.h - my apology) is no longer necessary as Openssl have reverted to THREADS.
Unfortunately, Scott's latest driver assumes OPENSSL_THREADS, and this now has to change back!!
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Posted by Joel Aufrecht on
How can I get PostGreSQL 7.2.4 to compile with Red Hat 9?  I figured out how to tweak 7.2.3 with the errno thing, but it didn't work for 7.2.4 and I'm not a C programmer, so I'm kind of lost.
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Posted by Joel Aufrecht on
I put the same command,
#include <errno.h>

in /usr/local/src/postgresql-7.2.4/src/include/pg_config.h.in

before running ./configure

and that did the trick.

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Posted by Sean Harrison on
Under Slackware 9, in addition to this change I had to change line 42 in thread.c from

    #ifndef THREADS

to

    #ifndef OPENSSL_THREADS

then the compile worked.

Shawn

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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
At least on Linux (Red Hat 7.3), the configure script for OpenSSL 0.9.7b (when called like this: "./config threads shared") seems to still define OPENSSL_THREADS, not THREADS, so this should work just fine with nsopenssl 2.1a.
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Posted by Joel Aufrecht on
It looks like, for Debian and RH9, the necessary change is in threads.c, and it is from
#ifndef THREADS
to
#ifndef OPENSSL_THREADS
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Posted by Glenn Cadman on
Yep that got it. Just to recap the steps for RH9 and openssl and aolserver.
  1. cd /usr/local/src/aolserver
  2. tar xzf /tmp/nsopenssl-2.1.tar.gz
  3. cd nsopenssl-2.1
  4. Change the folling line in /usr/local/src/aolserver/nsopenssl-2.1/Makefile
    CFLAGS += -I$(OPENSSL)/include -
    to
    CFLAGS += -I$(OPENSSL)/include -I/usr/kerberos/include
  5. change the folling line in /usr/local/src/aolserver/nsopenssl-2.1/thread.c
    #ifndef THREADS
    to
    #ifndef OPENSSL_THREADS
  6. make OPENSSL=/usr/local/ssl
  7. cp nsopenssl.so /usr/local/aolserver/bin
  8. cp https.tcl /usr/local/aolserver/modules/tcl/