Building CUnit from Source03 Dec 2014
I haven’t had to build CUnit myself for a while, because most of the systems I work with have it in their packaged software repositories, but for Solaris it’s not there, and it turns out, it’s quite painful to build!
- First, the latest version on sourceforge, 2.1.3, is incorrectly bundled, with files (config.h.in) missing, so you have to use 2.1.2.
- Second, the directions in the README don’t include all the details of what autotools commands need to be run.
Here’s the commands I finally used to get a build. Note that you do need to run
libtoolize to get some missing support scripts installed, and that you need to also run automake in “add missing” mode to get let more support scripts. Then and only then do you get a build.
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/cunit/CUnit/2.1-2/CUnit-2.1-2-src.tar.bz2 tar xvfj CUnit-2.1-2.tar.bz2 cd CUnit-2.1-2 libtoolize -f -c -i \ && aclocal \ && autoconf \ && automake --gnu --add-missing \ && ./configure --prefix=/usr/local \ && make \ && make install
bootstrap file does provide the required autotools flags.