Bug 37110 - Build fails when source tree is read-only
Summary: Build fails when source tree is read-only
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0-HEAD
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate, PatchAvailable
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-17 05:02 UTC by Matt
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
0 users

A minor change to Makefile.in in srclib/pcre (380 bytes, patch)
2008-01-28 17:47 UTC, Dan Blick
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Description Matt 2005-10-17 05:02:00 UTC
Note: this is a bug in 2.0.55 but that option wasn't available on the bugzilla form.

I usually build projects with the source as read-only, and use a separate
directory for building. But httpd 2.0.55 tries to create a file in the source
tree . The error message output by 'make' was:
    /bin/sh: line 1: /var/src/httpd-2.0.55/srclib/pcre/chartables.c: No such
file or directory

Before that it had just done a large command with redirection to chartables.c .

My configure line was:
    ../../src/httpd-2.0.55/configure --enable-so --enable-deflate --enable-ssl
--enable-speling --enable-rewrite 

I could work around the problem by setting srclib/pcre in the source tree to be
writable by the user doing the building.
Comment 1 Dan Blick 2008-01-28 17:47:49 UTC
Created attachment 21440 [details]
A minor change to Makefile.in in srclib/pcre

This problem can be fixed by removing the "$(srcdir)/" prefix for chartables.c
from Makefile.in in srclib/pcre
Comment 2 Wim Lewis 2012-05-22 17:44:04 UTC
This seems superficially similar to #34535, but concerns a different set of files.
Comment 3 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:11 UTC
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