Install SilkJS on Centos 6

The topic for the topic was the situation in which I ended up trying to install SilkJS on OS Centos . Officially, SilkJS can be installed on OSX and Ubuntu (& forks). For OS Centos, the installer is still under development, although a makefile for Centos is included in the package.

So what is SilkJS?

SilkJS is a command processor and a super-fast http-server, which is an add-on for the JavaScript v8 engine developed by Google. It is optimized for running server-side applications, console applications, and network servers. An obvious competitor to a product like NodeJS .
In short, its features:
  • supports server side JavaScript
  • perfect for RIA
  • provides an “easy” API for accessing the system features of OS Linux and OSX
  • implements Ajax requests as RPC
  • etc.


All actions are performed as root :
[bash]# sudo su -

Check the OS version:
[bash]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 6.3 (Final)

Checking the architecture:
[bash]# getconf LONG_BIT

Create the src folder and go to it and
[bash]# mkdir src
[bash]# cd src

Install if subversion and git are not installed
[bash]# yum install subversion git

We get a copy of the git repository of the program:
[bash]# git clone SilkJS

Go to the SilkJS folder
[bash]# cd SilkJS

Until now, the installation process is strictly according to the instructions posted on the developer's site.

Open and edit the src / SilkJS / Makefile file (here we use the Vim text editor )
[bash]# vim src/SilkJS/Makefile

we comment on lines 5 - 12 in which the MAKEFILE variable is defined, in line 3 we set the MAKEFILE variable to Makefile.centos

Next, open Makefile.centos
[bash]# vim src/SilkJS/src/Makefile.centos

and add mysql support to line 8 (for some reason it was not available for Centos )

We look at what packages are required for installation
 -lmysqlclient -lmm -lgd -lncurses -lssl -lpthread -lsqlite3 -lcurl -lssh2 -lmemcached -lcairo

Then install the packages necessary for the program to work.
[bash]# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
[bash]# yum install openssl-devel.x86_64 gd-devel.x86_64 ncurses-devel.x86_64 libcurl-devel.x86_64 libssh2-devel.x86_64 cairo-devel.x86_64 sqlite-devel.x86_64 expat-devel.x86_64

To install libmemcached-devel you need to disable (if connected) the remi repository :
yum --disablerepo=remi libmemcached-devel

If PHP uses libmemcached and was installed from the repository remi , you have to reinstall ? Php-pecl-the memcached :
[bash]# yum erase php-pecl-memcached libmemcached
[bash]# yum --disablerepo=remi php-pecl-memcached libmemcached

Next, install the libmm package , which is not in the standard yum repositories :
[bash]# wget
[bash]# yum localinstall mm-1.4.2-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm

Separately, it must be said about support for MySQL .
I have MariaDB installed on my machine, so install
[bash]#yum install MariaDB-devel.x86_64

If MySQL is installed, then you should install the mysql-devel package
[bash]#yum install mysql-devel.x86_64

This completes the dependency installation process.

Next, go to the ~ / src / SilkJS folder and run compilation
[bash]# cd ~/src/SilkJS
[bash]# make
[bash]# make install

If the installation process completed successfully, you can try starting SilkJS :
[bash]# ./silkjs httpd/main.js &

We type in the browser
and rejoice!

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