I started by installing the available Ubuntu package:
marc@tbird:~$ sudo aptitude install yaws
This installed just fine, but when I tried to run it, I ran into immediate trouble:
marc@tbird:~$ yaws -i ... Eshell V5.5.1 (abort with ^G) 1> exec: 1: setuid_drv: not found
A quick peek at the Yaws page suggested that this was a known problem that had been fixed recently. I guess Ubuntu hasn’t picked up the fix yet, at least in Edgy.
So I downloaded the source code and set about building it. The only hitch was that my first attempt failed with an error about a missing PAM header file.
gcc -c -g -O2 -I/usr/include/security -I"/usr/lib/erlang/usr/include" -I/usr/include/pam/ epam.c epam.c:2:22: error: pam_appl.h: No such file or directory
Strange that the
configure script didn’t catch the missing header file, but I digress.
pam_appl.h header file was easily remedied with:
marc@tbird:~/sw/yaws-1.68$ sudo aptitude install libpam0g-dev
Then it built just fine and I could install it to my home directory using:
marc@tbird:~/sw/yaws-1.68$ make local_install