While building gearman on our older RHEL4 servers, there was two issues that surfaced:
- The version of boost included in RHEL4 is too old (1.32) for gearman. I decided to download the new boost version (1.48.0 at the time of writing) and install it. Be sure to remove the old version with rpm -e boost-devel, so that you don’t get strange conflicts while attempting to build the benchmark tools:
benchmark/blobslap_worker.cc:89: undefined reference to `boost::program_options::options_description::m_default_line_length' benchmark/benchmark_blobslap_worker-blobslap_worker.o(.text+0x1d9): benchmark/blobslap_worker.cc:89: undefined reference to `boost::program_options::options_description::m_default_line_length'
Issues while trying to build the tests/ directory:
tests/stress_worker.cc: In function `test_return_t worker_ramp_TEST(void*)': tests/stress_worker.cc:113: error: `pthread_timedjoin_np' was not declared in this scope tests/stress_worker.cc:113: warning: unused variable 'pthread_timedjoin_np' make: *** [tests/stress_worker.o] Error 1
This can be solved by removing the whole section enclosed in the #ifdef _GNU_SOURCE
section. Let the content in the #else-part in place. Removing this will not affect the usual (and any important parts of it) gearman distribution in any way.
The configure / make process of gearman needs a way to exclude the benchmark/ and tests/ parts of the project from being built.