[sldev] Let xmlrpc-epi use already installedversion of expat.

Tofu Linden tofu.linden at lindenlab.com
Thu Feb 22 02:42:13 PST 2007


If I remember correctly, what we do for the Linden Linux client build
is simply link against the *static* libxmlrpc.a which thankfully
doesn't have a broken libexpat sucked inside it.
- Tofu

Phoenix wrote:
> I agree that a pre-configure patch is better. The content of the wiki
> reflects our build process and how we extracted the old and busted expat
> from xmlrpc-epi.
> 
> I invite you to post the alternate patch on the wiki since that is the
> best place to disseminate that information the furthest.
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 19, 2007, at 9:36 AM, Guido wrote:
>>> The proposed method on the wiki changes the sources (while it will build
>>> without these changes) and the generated Makefiles (they are not
>>> present in
>>> the tarball). IMHO that is a bad patch.
>>>
>>> My patch only changes the input files (Makefile.am and configure.in),
>>> so that
>>> the configure scipt properly checks for the presence of expat and the
>>> Makefiles will be generated correctly. It is still possible to build the
>>> samples and test code too.
>>>
>>> - Guido
>>>
>>>
>>> On Monday 19 February 2007 17:16, Phoenix hit keys in the following
>>> order:
>>>> Patching xmlrpc is already covered on the SL wiki as part of the
>>>> build instructions.
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Patch_xmlrpc-epi
>>>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Get_source_and_compile
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 19, 2007, at 7:46 AM, Guido wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> The attached patch is for those that experience crashes of the SL
>>>>> viewer when
>>>>> logging in at the point where the viewer connects to a region. The
>>>>> viewer
>>>>> crashes (seg faults) inside the local copy expat that comes with
>>>>> xmlrpc-epi.
>>>>> This local copy of expat is several years old and apparently buggy.
>>>>> The patch
>>>>> lets xmlrpc-epi use the already installed version of expat (the SL
>>>>> viewer
>>>>> itself uses expat too!), which fixes the seg faults.
>>>>>
>>>>> - Guido
>>>>> <xmlrpc-epi-0.51-expat.patch>
> 
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