Bug 52890 - --with-included-apr doesn't work when srclib/apr and srclib/apr-util are symlinks
Summary: --with-included-apr doesn't work when srclib/apr and srclib/apr-util are syml...
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: 2.4.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-12 18:19 UTC by Yann Droneaud
Modified: 2012-06-29 06:17 UTC (History)
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Full log of ./configure --with-included-apr (22.79 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-12 18:19 UTC, Yann Droneaud
httpd-2.4.1/config.log (9.37 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-12 18:21 UTC, Yann Droneaud
httpd-2.4.1/srclib/apr/config.log (545.15 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-12 18:22 UTC, Yann Droneaud
httpd-2.4.1/srclib/apr-util/config.log (9.21 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-12 18:22 UTC, Yann Droneaud

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Description Yann Droneaud 2012-03-12 18:19:08 UTC
Created attachment 28452 [details]
Full log of ./configure --with-included-apr

I have downloaded httpd-2.4.1, apr-1.4.6 and apr-1.4.1 sources packages.
Then I have unpacked them in the same directory:


Then, in httpd-2.4.1/srclib, I have created symlinks:

  apr -> ../../apr-1.4.6
  apr-util -> ../../apr-util-1.4.1

Running ./configure --with-included-apr is working up to apr-util configuration step.
It fails with:

checking for APR... configure: error: the --with-apr parameter is incorrect. It must specify an install prefix, a build directory, or an apr-config file.
configure failed for srclib/apr-util
Comment 1 Yann Droneaud 2012-03-12 18:21:50 UTC
Created attachment 28453 [details]
Comment 2 Yann Droneaud 2012-03-12 18:22:15 UTC
Created attachment 28454 [details]
Comment 3 Yann Droneaud 2012-03-12 18:22:34 UTC
Created attachment 28455 [details]
Comment 4 Yann Droneaud 2012-03-12 18:24:01 UTC
Copying the apr and apr-util sources instead of symlinking them works better.

If this problem is not fixed in the build system, a little warning should be added in httpd-2.4.1/INSTALL.
Comment 5 Carl Furst 2012-05-21 22:57:29 UTC
You should also specify that the apr "bundle" should be extracted into srclib/apr. There is nothing, as least as far as I read that indicate this in the docs. I had to find out by reading this in configure:

if test "x$with_included_apr" = "xyes"; then
  if test ! -d srclib/apr && test ! -d $srcdir/srclib/apr; then
    as_fn_error $? "Bundled APR requested but not found at ./srclib/. Download and unpack the corresponding apr and apr-util packages to ./srclib/." "$LINENO" 5

Not exactly correct.
Comment 6 inviteman3 2012-06-29 06:17:26 UTC
You need to rename your apr-1.4.6 to apr and possibly your apr-util-1.4.1 to apr-util. This is because apr-util looks back to ../apr somewhere, but it doesn't exist in your case. Then recreate the symlinks.