jemalloc error making redis on centos 6.4

samsmith asked:

I am setting up a new, dedicated, centos 6.4 system with redis. I have installed redis many times, but have never hit this issue (and have never been on centos 6.4 before).

cd redis-2.6.16
sudo make install

error:

zmalloc.h:50:31: error: jemalloc/jemalloc.h: No such file or directory
zmalloc.h:55:2: error: #error "Newer version of jemalloc required"

When I try to build jemalloc directly (from the /src area of the redis tarball), other errors include:

cd src && make jemalloc
sh: ./mkreleasehdr.sh: Permission denied
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/rediswork/redis-2.6.16/src'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `jemalloc'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/rediswork/redis-2.6.16/src'
make: *** [jemalloc] Error 2

I also tried redis 2.6.7 and have the same issue.

I have dug all over and can find no path forward.


I answered:

Did you try installing the package it asked for?

yum install jemalloc-devel

This can be found in the EPEL repository, which you should have already added to your CentOS system.

Come to think of it, redis is also in EPEL…


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