As I promised yesterday, a solution to the XQilla-2.3.2 installation problem!
Using a virtual machine to install the latest version of Ubuntu (15.10), which had the libraries required to install XQilla!
Virtual boxes come in all manner of configurations so you are likely to spend some time loading linux headers and the like to compile software.
The advantage of a virtual box is that I don’t have to risk doing something dumb or out of fatigue to my working setup. If I have to blow away the entire virtual machine, its takes only a few minutes to download another one.
Well, on any day other than New Year’s Day I found out today. I don’t know if people were streaming that many football games or streaming live “acts” of some sort but the Net was very slow today.
Introducing XQuery to humanists, librarians and reporters using a VM with the usual XQuery suspects pre-loaded would be very cool!
Great way to distribute xqueries* and shell scripts that run them for immediate results.
If you have any thoughts about what such a VM should contain, etc., drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. Thanks!
PS: XQueries returned approximately 26K “hits,” and xquerys returned approximately 1,700 “hits.” Usage favors the plural as “xqueries” so that is what I am following. At the first of a sentence, XQueries?
PPS: I could have written this without the woes of failed downloads, missing header files, etc. but I wanted to know for myself that Ubuntu (15.10) with all the appropriate header files would in fact compile XQilla-2.3.2.
You may need this line to get all the headers:
apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic
Not to mention that I would update everything before trying to compile software. Hard to say how long your VM has been on the shelf.