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

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Fri Sep 21 09:00:08 BST 2012

Shane, Richard,

On 21/09/12 08:25, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> On 09/20/2012 07:28 PM, Richard Jones wrote:
>> 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.

We are aware of this problem (see, e.g. 
and will fix it in the next release.

I am curious though, why do you need to build from source in the first 
place. The generic unix downloads should work just fine on Solaris.



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