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OLA on Linux


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Installing OLA on Linux From GIT/Archive

This describes how to get OLA working on a Linux system.

Checkout or Download an Archive

 git clone

If you don't have it yet, install git using your distro's package manager.

Install libraries

You need a couple of libraries installed for everything to work correctly. Some of these are available as packages in most distros but others need to be downloaded.

First up we'll need microhttpd for the embedded web server (Note: you'll need version >= 0.4.0):


Then you will need libcppunit-dev and libcppunit.

Debian users can install them with apt:

 apt-get install libcppunit-dev libcppunit-1.12-1 uuid-dev

Next, you need the Protocol Buffers from Google (BSD license). Most likely, you will need to download and build them yourself:


Debian (and Ubuntu) users can, in some cases, use the following packets (not yet in stable): libprotobuf2 (libprotobuf3), libprotobuf-dev, protobuf-compiler For OLA 0.6.0, protoc v. 2.1.0 or higher is required.

Then, build CTemplate (another Google goodie):


Finally run ldconfig as root to pick up the new libraries



If you checked out the sources from git, you'll need to run

 autoreconf -i

After that run


Building & Testing



If you get an error like the following:

/bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CC   --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.   -I/opt/local/var/macports/software/protobuf-cpp/2.0.3_0/opt/local/include/  -g -O2 -c -o ltdl.lo ltdl.c
./libtool: line 464: CDPATH: command not found
/Users/simonn/lighting/lla/libltdl/libtool: line 464: CDPATH: command not found
/Users/simonn/lighting/lla/libltdl/libtool: line 1142: func_opt_split: command not found
libtool: Version mismatch error.  This is libtool 2.2.6, but the
libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from an older release.
libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.2.6
libtool: and run autoconf again.

Your system uses a different version of libtool. Run:

 libtoolize --ltdl -c -f

and then start from the autoreconf step again.

Run the tests

 make check

And install OLA

 sudo make install
 sudo ldconfig