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From Mike Marino <>
Subject Re: Installing CouchDB from Source: Problem Installing SpiderMonkey1.8.5
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:37:25 GMT
Hi Omar,

This is really a question for the SpiderMonkey list, though chances are
that fixing this problem will also mean your environment will be (better)
set up to build couchdb.  As a caveat, I have limited experience with
cygwin, but I can still tell you what that error message means.

configure runs and determines if it can actual compile/generate executables
on your system.  What that error message is telling you is that it can't,
which normally means:

1.  a compiler is not installed


2.  It can't find the compiler (it's not in your path, or perhaps the CC
environment variable is not getting automatically set)

Have a look at config.log to figure out which command was actually run and
failed.  Without knowing this, I can only guess what the problem is, but I
would guess you may need to define CC directly:

./configure CC=/path/to/your/compiler


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Omer Yousaf <> wrote:

> Hi,
> In installing CouchDB from source I am stuck at the installing
> SpiderMonkey1.8.5 step. In order to run the ./configure command for couchdb
> I must specify paths "--with-js-lib" and "--with-js-include" but failing to
> install SpiderMonkey prevents me from doing so. I have tried to install
> spidermonkey by doing following steps:
> 1) unpack js185-1.0.0.tar.gz and libmozjs185-devel-1.0.0-3.tar.bz2 packages
> 2) cd to js-1.8.5\js\src folder
> 3) run the command: ./configure
>     or:  ./configure
> --with-js-lib=/cygdrive/c/cygwin/home/omer.yousaf/src/js-1.8.5/js/src/usr/lib
> --with-js-include=/cygdrive/c/cygwin/home/omer.yousaf/src/js-1.8.5/js/src/usr/include
> I get the error "configure: error: installation or configuration problem:
> C++ compiler cannot create executables".
> Can you guide me as to how to get spidermonkey installed. Just FYI, I am
> using this page for instructions on how to build couchdb from source
> Best Regards,
> Omer Yousaf
> NorthBay Solutions, Lahore

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