Apache Ant with cpptasks from the Ant-Contrib project can be used to build log4cxx with supported compilers and is also used to generate the IDE project files included in the releases. The Apache Maven build which is used to generate the site documentation and release packaging delegates to this build. The Ant build can build APR and APR-Util if source is available.
Building and testing log4cxx on a Unix platform with packaged APR and APR-Util.
$ export CLASSPATH=~/cpptasks/cpptasks-1.0b5.jar $ cd apache-log4cxx-0.10.0 $ ant
Building and testing log4cxx on a Unix platform with APR and APR-Util built from source.
$ export CLASSPATH=~/cpptasks/cpptasks-1.0b5.jar $ tar -xvzf apr-1.2.12.tar.gz $ mv apr-1.2.12 apr $ tar -xvzf apr-util-1.2.12.tar.gz $ mv apr-util-1.2.12 apr-util $ cd apache-log4cxx-0.10.0 $ ant
Building and testing log4cxx on a Microsoft Windows with APR and APR-Util built from source.
set PATH=\apache-ant-1.7.0\bin;%PATH% set CLASSPATH=\cpptasks\cpptasks-1.0b5.jar tar -xvzf apr-1.2.12.tar.gz rename apr-1.2.12 apr tar -xvzf apr-util-1.2.12.tar.gz rename apr-util-1.2.12 apr-util cd apache-log4cxx-0.10.0 ant -Dfind=false
|build||build log4cxx library.|
|check||build logcxx library and build and run unit tests and examples.|
|clean||Delete all generated files.|
|build-unittest||build log4cxx library and unit test.|
|run-socketserver||Tests SocketAppender with Java-based receiver.|
|build-projects-vc6||Build Microsoft Visual Studio 6 project files.|
|build-projects-vc7||Build Microsoft Visual Studio .NET project files.|
|build-projects-vc8||Build Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 project files.|
|build-projects-vc9||Build Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 project files.|
|build-projects-xcode||Build Apple Xcode project files.|
All build products will be placed in the target subdirectory.
Project files should be generated after successfully building the library, however it is possible to generate Microsoft Visual Studio project files on other platforms. The project files will typically be missing references to the Platform SDK libraries. The Maven project modifies the generated project files for release preparation. Generation of Xcode projects from Microsoft Windows is not supported.
|-Dcompiler||Compiler, see cpptasks documentation for full list.|
|-Ddebug||Build for debugging, yes (default), no.|
|-Dfind||Attempt to locate compiled APR and APR-Util, yes (default), no.|
|-Dwith-apr||path to non-default location for APR.|
|-Dwith-apr-util||path to non-default location for APR-Util.|
|-Denable-wchar_t||Enable wchar_t API methods, choice of yes (default), no.|
|-Denable-unichar||Enable UniChar API methods, choice of yes, no (default).|
|-Denable-cfstring||Enable CFString API methods, requires Mac OS/X CoreFoundation, choice of yes, no (default).|
|-Dwith-logchar||Interal character representation, choice of utf-8 (default), wchar_t , unichar.|
|-Dwith-charset||Exteral character encoding, choice of utf-8, iso-8859-1, usascii, ebcdic, auto (default).|
|-Dwith-SMTP||SMTP implementation for SMTPAppender, choice of libesmtp, no (default).|
|-Dwith-ODBC||OBDC implementation for ODBCAppender, choice of unixODBC, iODBC, Microsoft, no (default).|
|-Dlog4j.jar||Path to log4j.jar for run-socketserver.|
|-Dprojects.dir||Location for generated IDE projects.|
|-Dlib.type||Library type to create, choice of shared (default), static.|
|-Druntime||Type of C runtime library to use, choice of dynamic (default), static.|
|-Doptimization||Optimization: none (default), size, minimal, speed, full, aggressive, extreme, unsafe.|
|-p||Display available targets and quit.|
SMTP and ODBC options can depend on libraries that that have different licenses. You should review the corresponding licenses and understand the implications before redistribution.
Combining -Dlib.type=shared and -Druntime=static is unsafe.
Properties may also be placed in a build.properties file in the log4cxx directory.
If -Dwith-SMTP=libesmtp is specified, the build will attempt to build libesmtp from source, unfortunately libesmtp depends on poll.h and will not build.
APR 1.2.12 has a known issue that will prevent compilation with Visual Studio 6 unless a later Platform SDK is installed. See APR bug 44327. APR 1.2.11 and the corresponding APR-Util 1.2.10 will compile with Visual Studio 6.
gcc 3.x does not provide wchar_t support which needs to be explicitly disabled. The Win32 path to the APR libraries need to be provided (CYGWIN_HOME/lib) if compiling against an installed APR and APR-Util.
$ cd apache-log4cxx-0.10.0 $ ant -Dos.family=cygwin \ -Dwith-apr=/cygwin/lib \ -Dwith-apr-util=/cygwin/lib \ -Denable-wchar_t=0
$ cd apache-log4cxx-0.10.0 $ path c:\mingw\bin;%PATH% $ ant -Dcompiler=gcc -Dfind=false build-all $ cd src\test\resources $ set TOTO=wonderful $ set key1=value1 $ set key2=value2 $ ..\..\..\target\debug\shared\testsuite -v $ ..\..\..\target\debug\shared\trivial $ ..\..\..\target\debug\shared\stream
Running "ant check" was observed to fail with unexpected exceptions in streamtestcase and datetimedateformattestcase. See LOGCXX-244.
Apache APR, APR-Util, Ant and log4j and zip may be installed using:
$ sudo apt-get install libapr1.0-dev libaprutil1.0-dev \ ant ant-optional liblog4j1.2-java zip
APR and APR-Util are provided by the platform in Mac OS/X 10.5 and iODBC in 10.4.
Site generation requires "doxygen" command on path which can be provided by installing Doxygen.app and then setting the path like:
$ setenv PATH /Applications/Doxygen.app/Contents/Resources:$PATH