[CalendarServer-dev] Trying to compile CalendarServer [Solved]

John Radley (jradley.co.uk) jradley at jradley.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 02:25:54 PDT 2016

Hi Andre,
Sure, here's the info. From memory I'm afraid.
I was trying to install on a clean Ubuntu Mate Destop 14.04 running in 
VirtualBox v5.0.20
Although I did try CalendarServer from the repository, it is version 
5.2, so quickly looked for a more recent version.
Having cloned 8.0 and running ./bin/develop for the first time, the 
build unfortuately fails.
I don't know whether your comprehensive install process is intended to 
solve *every* dependency, but when ./bin/develop
started to build libsasl it failed on a missing kerberos library. To 
solve this I looked at first in Ubuntu's repository, but alas the naming
convention for the libsasl2 libraries are inconsistent and I missed it. 
Thus I downloaded the cyrus-sasl-2.1.25.tar.gz and built it, finally 
installing in
/usr/local. This is what causes the "svn: no version information 
available" error. But as this is associated with svn, I ignored and
continued to resolve my build issues until I got the XML Parsing error 
as mentioned previously.
Persevering, my analysis of your build system showed me that the return 
value of svn_info() was now not pure XML, but had the svn error as the 
first line.
So I returned to see if I could solve the libsasl issue. Eventually, I 
realised that I needed "libsasl2-dev".
Once I removed my local build and used the Ubuntu build the svn error 
went away, and ./bin/develop switched over to the system version, and 
the parse error
went away.

Your build system continues to build Postgresql inspite of an Ubuntu 
installation, but I have not investigated why. It may be due to Ubuntu's
installation being in /usr/lib/postgresql.

It may be that the SVN error would also occur if your build system built 
libsasl . I've not investigated this.
It would be very easy for your test department to reproduce these steps 
on a VirtualBox instance.

Ha ha! Your QuickStart document didn't turn out to be quick!

On 02/06/2016 02:58, Andre LaBranche wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks for the follow up! Glad you got it working. Can you share which versions of libsasl did and did not work?
> Thx,
> -dre
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 1, 2016, at 10:28 AM, John Radley (jradley.co.uk) <jradley at jradley.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've managed to get CalenderServer v8.0 built now.
>> The error below was because of a wrong version of a libsasl library.
>> This was causing SVN a problem, and it was outputting a error line, such as
>> "svn: /usr/local/lib/libsasl2.so.2: no version information available"
>> as the first line in the svn_info string (see line 71 below), which could not then be parsed as XML.
>> Regards
>> John
>>> On 31/05/2016 22:55, John Radley (jradley.co.uk) wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm trying to compile CalenderServer (v8.0 or trunk) on Ubuntu 14.04.
>>> Having resolved many issues that prevented a sucessful compile, this current error has got me stumped!
>>> Please could you could advise what could be wrong.
>>> ./bin/develop fails as follows
>>> Installed /home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/.develop/ve_tools/lib/virtualenv-13.1.2-py2.7.egg
>>> Processing dependencies for virtualenv==13.1.2
>>> Finished processing dependencies for virtualenv==13.1.2
>>> New python executable in /home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/.develop/virtualenv/bin/python2.7
>>> Also creating executable in /home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/.develop/virtualenv/bin/python
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File "/home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/setup.py", line 519, in <module>
>>>     doSetup()
>>>   File "/home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/setup.py", line 387, in doSetup
>>>     version_string = version()
>>>   File "/home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/setup.py", line 138, in version
>>>     info = svn_info(source_root)
>>>   File "/home/jradley/Downloads/CalServer/CalendarServer/setup.py", line 71, in svn_info
>>>     info = ElementTree.fromstring(info_xml)
>>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 1300, in XML
>>>     parser.feed(text)
>>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 1642, in feed
>>>     self._raiseerror(v)
>>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/xml/etree/ElementTree.py", line 1506, in _raiseerror
>>>     raise err
>>> xml.etree.ElementTree.ParseError: syntax error: line 1, column 0
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