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

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Sun Sep 23 00:24:54 BST 2012


On 22/09/12 23:27, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Using Buildout, RabbitMQ gets built with everything else and I don't
> have to think about it.

Interesting. Can one / do you install Erlang that way too, and does that 
also involve building from source?

>>> I'm using http://pypi.python.org/pypi/rod.recipe.rabbitmq .
>> Ouch. Why is that building from source rather than taking the
>> generic-unix tar?
> "Ouch?"  No.  The recipe is simple and works.  I suspect the recipe
> is intended to support Windows as well (most Buildout recipes do),
> but I've never tried that.

The recipe won't work on Windows (cygwin excepted, perhaps).

Even if the intention was to support multiple platforms, grabbing the
appropriate binary packages would still be a better choice than
building from source. That's what, say, the mongodb recipe does. I guess
we should get in touch with the rabbitmq recipe author.



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