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From "Matt Goodall" <>
Subject Re: building couchdb from svn
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:53:57 GMT
On 17/04/2008, Dennis Sacks <> wrote:
> ./configure  outout errors with this:
>  checking for JS_NewContext in -ljs... no
>  checking for JS_NewContext in -lmozjs... no
>  configure: error: Could not find the js library.
>  Is the Mozilla SpiderMonkey library installed?
>  I specified --with-js-lib=/usr/local/lib or without (doesn't seem to matter)
> is in /usr/local/lib, and /usr/local/lib is in the ld cache. I
>  verified JS_NewContext exists as a symbol in ...
>  Help?!

Try applying the attached patch to

I had this problem on an Ubuntu machine. gcc doesn't seem to like
having non-existent directories, e.g. /opt/local, in its paths.

Let me know if it works for you too and I'll submit a patch to the
issues tracker.

- Matt

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