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From Alan Bell <>
Subject Re: can't find SpiderMonkey
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2008 21:50:00 GMT
thanks, that helped. Turns out it is called js-devel on Fedora

yum install js-devel

Now I get as far as ICU but I think I can solve that one.


Christopher Lenz wrote:
> On 08.03.2008, at 21:01, Alan Bell wrote:
>> I am having a spot of bother installing CouchDB, I am using a recent 
>> SVN checkout on Fedora (actually on the OLPC XO laptop which is based 
>> on Fedora). Running configure tells me it can't find SpiderMonkey. I did
>> yum install js
>> and now I think I have SpiderMonkey installed (js - 1.60-2.fc7.i386) 
>> however the configure script can't find it. Is there something else I 
>> should do? I don't mind building SpiderMonkey but I would rather just 
>> use the repositories if at all possible.
> You're probably just missing the SpiderMonkey header files. On Debian 
> that's "libmozjs-dev", dunno about Fedora.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Christopher Lenz
>   cmlenz at

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