[rabbitmq-discuss] Issues with the complexity of building RabbitMQ

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Sep 21 08:25:36 BST 2012

On 09/20/2012 07:28 PM, Richard Jones wrote:
> A colleague of mine has spent the better part of the last two days
> building RabbitMQ for our Solaris systems. He's run into numerous
> problems along the way, partly in thanks to Solaris, but today he
> finally had Erlang built and could move on to building RabbitMQ
> itself.
> One part of the build had him quite stumped - it needed git! He spent
> some time building git (as the latest version didn't build and he had
> to look for an older version). Even then git failed to work properly
> for some of the checkouts (ugh), so he manually exported a snapshot
> of the appropriate repository. Then he realised that the RabbitMQ
> build was patching the git checkout using local patches.

Personally, I reverted back to RabbitMQ 2.8.4, which does not need git 
(or anything else from the Internet) to build from source.  2.8.5 might 
be similar.


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