Building HyperDex from Git on Ubuntu 12.10

I decided to look in to HyperDex again and found someone beat me to making a php extension. Emboldened to get it up and running for a pet project, I wanted to see if I could build Hyperdex itself from source on my newest Ubuntu 12.10 VM before tackling the php extension.

I followed Göran Krampe‘s install instructions and ran into a few hiccups. He installs a couple libraries we don’t need, and misses python-sphinx as well. Here is my update:

$ sudo apt-get install git autoconf automake autoconf-archive \
libtool python-dev python-pyparsing cython libpopt-dev \
libcityhash-dev g++ libgoogle-glog-dev libleveldb-dev \
bison gperf flex python-sphinx

The rest is mostly the same until the end since we don’t need the python bindings.

git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
cd po6 && autoreconf -i; ./configure; make && sudo make install
cd ../e && autoreconf -i; ./configure; make && sudo make install
cd ../busybee && autoreconf -i; ./configure; make && sudo make install
cd ../replicant && autoreconf -i; ./configure; make && sudo make install
cd ../HyperDex && autoreconf -i; ./configure; make && sudo make install

When it came time to test HyperDex out, it showed me no love.

$ hyperdex daemon --help
hyperdex daemon: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Looking back through the build spam I see that I need to add /usr/local/lib to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Since I want this in my path on boot, lets add it to our

$ sudo nano /etc/


#export needed for 'e' library for HyperDex execution

Save it then reload the ldconfig:

$ ldconfig

Now, HyperDex starts up swimmingly:

$ hyperdex daemon --help

Next step: building php-hyperdex!


Installing PHP 5.4.0RC8 and Apache 2.4 on Ubuntu 11.10

php54Apache241About once every other week I try and spend some time at work thinking ahead. With PHP 5.4 on the horizon I began to wonder how our current Zend Framework application would fare if the SysAdmins decided to jump straight from PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.4. Would the site work at all? One way to find out. Lets install PHP 5.4RC8 and Apache 2.4.

I started by creating a fresh Ubuntu 11.10 VM. In complete disclosure, I removed some of the unneeded packages like LibreOffice first. I then cloned it so I would always have a base to work off of in the future.