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Please read all sections marked with **. All others are optional and provide
background information.
Building and Installing from Source
** Run-time Requirements (required read):
- None (except the C++ Standard Library)
** Build-time Requirements (required read):
- CMake >= 2.8.4
- Internet connection to automatically download MADlib's dependencies if needed
(Boost, Eigen). See configuration options below.
- For generating user-level documentation (using `make doc`, see below):
+ doxygen >= 1.7.3, flex >= 2.5.33, and bison >= 2.4 to generate the
user-level API reference in HTML format
+ A recent LaTeX installation for generating the formulas in the user-level
+ graphviz >= 2.28 to generate graphs for the doxygen documentation
- For generating developer-level documentation (using `make devdoc`, see below):
+ doxygen, flex, and bison as above
+ git >= 1.7 to download/update the local MathJax installation, which is used
for displaying formulas in the developer-level documentation
- For generating a complete installation package (RPM, Package Maker, etc.; see
+ PostgreSQL 8.4, 9.0, 9.1
+ Greenplum 4.0, 4.1, 4.2
+ All requirements for generating user-level documentation (see above)
** Build instructions (required read):
From the MADlib root directory, execute the following commands:
cd build/
To build the user-level documentation using doxygen, run:
make doc
The developer documentation can be built by running `make devdoc` instead.
Optionally, install MADlib with
make install
If your are missing a required library, the `./configure` or `make` step will
notice. Refer to your operating system's manual for instructions how to install
the above prerequisites.
- To speed things up, run `make -j X` instead of `make` where X is the number of
jobs (commands) to run simultaneously. A good choice is the number of
processor cores in your machine.
- MADlib depends on the linear-algebra library Eigen. We always copy it into the
MADlib build directory during the build process.
Building an installation package (RPM, Package Maker, ...)
To create a binary installation package, run the following sequence of commands:
cd build
make doc
make package
To create a complete installation package (for all supported DBMSs, equivalent
to what is offered on the MADlib web site), make sure that the build process is
able to locate the DBMS installations. For complete control, run `./configure`
with arguments `-D<DBMS>_PG_CONFIG=/path/to/pg_config` for all `<DBMS>` in
`GREENPLUM_4_1`, and `GREENPLUM_4_2`.
Configuration Options:
Depending on the environment, `./configure` might have to be called with
additional configuration parameters. The way to specifiy a parameter `<PARAM>`
is to add a command-line argument `-D<PARAM>=<value>`.
The following provides an overview of the
most important options. Look at `build/CMakeCache.txt` (relative to the MADlib
root directory) for more options, after having run `cmake` the first time.
- `CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE` (default: `RelWithDebInfo`)
`Debug`, `Release`, `RelWithDebInfo`, or `MinSizeRel`
- `CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH` (default: *empty*)
List (separated by `;` without trailing space) of additional search
paths (for each `${PREFIX_PATH}` in `${CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH}`, binaries are
searched for in `${PREFIX_PATH}/bin`, headers are searched for in
`${PREFIX_PATH}/include`, etc.)
For instance, if Boost header files are located under a non-standard
location like `/opt/local/include/boost`, run
`./configure -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/opt/local`.
- `CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX` (default: `/usr/local/madlib`)
Prefix when installing MADlib with `make install`. All files will be
installed within `${CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX}`.
- `<DBMS>_PG_CONFIG` (for `<DBMS>` in `POSTGRESQL_8_4`, `POSTGRESQL_9_0`,
default: *empty*)
Path to `pg_config` of the respective DBMS. If none is set, the build
script will check if `$(command -v pg_config)` points to a
PostgreSQL/Greenplum installation.
Note: If no `GREENPLUM<...>_PG_CONFIG` is specified, the build script will
look for `/usr/local/greenplum-db/bin/pg_config`.
- `BOOST_TAR_SOURCE` (default: *empty*)
If no recent version of Boost is found (>= 1.46), Boost is downloaded
automatically. Alternatively, the path to the (possibly gzip'ed)
tarball can be specified by calling `./configure` with
- `EIGEN_TAR_SOURCE` (default: *empty*)
Eigen is downloaded automatically, unless the you call `./configure`
with `-DEIGEN_TAR_SOURCE=/path/to/eigen_x.tar.gz`, in which case
this tarball is used.
For debugging it is helpful to generate an IDE project (e.g., XCode) with cmake
and then connect to the running database process:
0. Generate XCode project with CMake (in MADlib root directory):
`mkdir -p build/Xcode && cd build/Xcode && cmake -G Xcode ../..`
1. Add an executable in XCode that points to the postgres binary
(e.g., `/usr/local/bin/postgres`)
2. Do a `select pg_backend_pid();` in psql
3. Choose "Run" -> "Attach to Process" -> "Process ID..." in XCode and enter
the process ID obtained in psql