[pylucene-dev] Building on OS X

Terry Jones terry at jon.es
Fri Oct 6 16:07:52 PDT 2006

Hi Andi.

I've tried again to make PyLucene on intel OS X 10.4.7. Here's what I did:

  1. Download sources for gcc-4.0.2

  2. Patch these with http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java/2006-05/msg00151.html

  3. Build and install gcc-4.0.2

  4. Try to build PyLucene with the following Makefile block

     # Mac OS X (Darwin with gcj 4.0.2 and libgcj dynamically linked)
     LIB_INSTALL=libgcj.6.dylib libstdc++.6.dylib libgcc_s.1.0.dylib

I still get this error:

    /usr/local/gcc-4.0.2/bin/g++ -c -o release/lucene.o -O2  -DPYLUCENE_VER="\"2.0.0-2\"" -DLUCENE_VER="\"2.0.0-434148\"" -D_WITH_DB_DIRECTORY=1 -DDB_LIB_VER="\"4.4\"" -DDB_VER=44 -I/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include -I/Users/terry/s/svn/PyLucene/trunk/db-4.4.20 -I/Users/terry/s/svn/PyLucene/trunk/db-4.4.20/build_unix -Ilucene-java-2.0.0-434148/build/classes/java -Ilucene-java-2.0.0-434148/build/contrib/highlighter/classes/java -Ilucene-java-2.0.0-434148/build/contrib/snowball/classes/java -Ilucene-java-2.0.0-434148/build/contrib/analyzers/classes/java -Ilucene-java-2.0.0-434148/build/contrib/regex/classes/java -Irelease/classes -Ilucene-java-2.0.0-434148/build/contrib/db/bdb/classes/java -I/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Headers -I/usr/local/gcc-4.0.2/include lucene.cpp
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:1376: error: 'u_int' does not name a type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:1742: error: 'u_int' does not name a type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:1930: error: 'u_int' does not name a type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:1931: error: 'u_int' does not name a type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:1951: error: 'u_int' does not name a type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:2016: error: 'u_int' does not name a type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:2063: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of 'u_long' with no type
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:2063: error: expected ';' before '*' token
    /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h:2399: error: expected primary-expression before 'int'
    make: *** [release/lucene.o] Error 1

To try to make sure there's no problem with the DB header files, I then
rebuild DB 4.4.20 with gcc-4.0.2:

  5. rm -fr /usr/local/BerkeleyDB4.4

  6. Reconfigure DB:

     ../dist/configure CC=/usr/local/gcc-4.0.2/bin/gcc \
                       CXX=/usr/local/gcc-4.0.2/bin/g++ \

     and install the result.

  7. Remove & re-checkout PyLucene svn trunk

  8. Uncomment gcc-4.0.2 block in the PyLucene Makefile

  9. make all

And I wind up with the same /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include/db.h error as

u_int is defined in /usr/include/sys/types.h, but it's wrapped:

    #ifndef _POSIX_C_SOURCE
    typedef unsigned char           u_char;
    typedef unsigned short          u_short;
    typedef unsigned int            u_int;
    #ifndef _U_LONG
    typedef unsigned long           u_long;
    #define _U_LONG
    typedef unsigned short          ushort;         /* Sys V compatibility */
    typedef unsigned int            uint;           /* Sys V compatibility */

So somehow by the time db.h comes to include <sys/types.h>, _POSIX_C_SOURCE
is defined and those typedefs don't happen.

If you have any hints, I'm happy to dig more. Else I guess I'll take the
easier route - install PyLucene from binaries and back off on my other
stuff to use DB 4.3.29 (which I think you're saying I can do, despite this
"If you downloaded a pre-compiled PyLucene-db- binary, that version is
Berkeley DB 4.3.28." in the README of the PyLucene binary tarball). I.e.,
I'll install 4.3.29 and reinstall python bsddb (which may hurt, for reasons
I'll omit here).

Thanks again,

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