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authorSergey Poznyakoff <>2017-08-05 21:54:50 (GMT)
committer Sergey Poznyakoff <>2017-08-05 21:54:50 (GMT)
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README: fix the Installation section
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@@ -178,16 +178,23 @@ global_defined() and global_unset().
* Installation
-In order to compile the package you need to have a configured and
-compiled Varnish source tree. Both Varnish 3 and 4 are OK.
+In order to compile the package you need to have the varnishd and
+varnishapi packages installed.
-Supposing that the varnish source tree is available under
-/usr/src/varnish-4.0.2, run:
+Supposing that condition is met, run:
- ./configure --with-varnish-source=/usr/src/varnish-4.0.2
+ ./configure
-The `--with-varnish-source' option is mandatory: it tells configure
-where Varnish sources reside.
+It should be able to automatically find the necessary components. In case
+it doesn't, tweak the configuration variables as necessary. The most
+important one is PKG_CONFIG_PATH, which contains a path (in the UNIX sense)
+where the .pc files are located. It should contain a directory where the
+'varnishapi.pc' file lives. Example usage:
+ ./configure PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/varnish/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
+Please read the file INSTALL for a detailed discussion of available variables
+and command line options.
Once configured, do
@@ -199,7 +206,7 @@ This will build the module. After this step you can optionally run
Finally, run the following command as root:
make install
* Documentation
The manual page vmod-variable(3) will be available after a successful

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