[pylucene-dev] Building on OS X
terry at jon.es
Fri Oct 6 13:19:13 PDT 2006
Thanks for answering.
| > I spent quite a bit of time yesterday trying to make things build and play
| > together. The last thing I tried was to co the PyLucene trunk and follow
| > the instructions in INSTALL on building gcc-3.4.4 from sources. I do this,
| > and the build goes swimmingly until it hits this:
| You say you're on OS X 10.4.7. Is that PPC or Intel ?
Sorry, it's Intel.
| If you're on PPC 10.4.7, then gcj 3.4.4 should work. I've never tried gcc
| 4.0.2 on PPC OS X. I've tried gcj 4.1.0 built via darwinports and that did
| work (again, on PPC OS X only).
| If you're on Intel 10.4.7, then gcj 3.4.4 will not work. You must then build
| gcj 4.0.2 with the patches included here:
Ok, I'll try that, thanks.
| The PyLucene -db- flavor of the binaries can be built with db 4.3.29 or db
| 4.4.20. Both are supported and the right version must be chosen in PyLucene's
| Makefile. Also, you must ensure that the bsddb you're using is built against
| the *same* version of Berkeley DB and is linked against the same shared
| Also, you do *not* need to build PyLucene against Berkeley DB unless you want
| to use the DBDirectory feature. It is optional and is turned off by default in
| the Makefile. The DB variable is commented out.
I saw that, and uncommented it. I don't know exactly what the DBDirectory
feature does, but it sounds good :-)
I imagine it arranges for Lucene to use BDB DB for all back-end storage
(and I read that it gives me transactions, which I need), instead of
storing indices into the file system.
| > BTW, the README in the PyLucene tarballs says "To build PyLucene from
| > sources, please see the INSTALL file." This could be improved a little -
| > the INSTALL file is in svn but is not shipped in the tarballs.
| Strange. The PyLucene-src-2.0.0-3.tar.gz source tarball I uploaded last night
| does include that file. Which archive did you start with ?
That's a source tarball. I downloaded a couple of binary ones, e.g.:
$ md5sum PyLucene-db-2.0.0.tar.gz
$ ls -la PyLucene-db-2.0.0.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 terry terry 10246479 May 28 01:55 PyLucene-db-2.0.0.tar.gz
This for the Mac intel (and PPC) binary tarballs. I suppose it's a minor
point - if you download a binary tarball, you're not intending to build
from source. But then again, you're lead to look for an INSTALL file.
Thanks again, I'll give it another shot.
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