Step 3: Build eCAP 3 LibraryΒΆ

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Latest Squid depends on presence of eCAP adapter library on the host machine. Default libecap2 library present in Ubuntu 16 Xenial is too old. We will need to build a newer version. In order to do that run script 03_build_ecap.sh.

#!/bin/bash
if [[ $EUID -eq 0 ]]; then
   echo "This script must NOT be run as root" 1>&2
   exit 1
fi

# set ecap version
source ecap.ver

# drop ecap build folder
rm -R build/libecap

# we will be working in a subfolder make it
mkdir -p build/libecap

# decend into working directory
pushd build/libecap

# get libecap from debian stretch
wget http://http.debian.net/debian/pool/main/libe/libecap/libecap_${ECAP_PKG}.dsc
wget http://http.debian.net/debian/pool/main/libe/libecap/libecap_${ECAP_VER}.orig.tar.gz
wget http://http.debian.net/debian/pool/main/libe/libecap/libecap_${ECAP_PKG}.debian.tar.xz

# unpack the source package
dpkg-source -x libecap_${ECAP_PKG}.dsc

# build the package
cd libecap-${ECAP_VER} && dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

# and revert
popd

ecap.ver file is just to easier manage eCAP versions in script.

#!/usr/bin/env bash

# set ecap version
ECAP_VER="1.0.1"
ECAP_PKG="${ECAP_VER}-3.2"

After build is successful, run script 04_install_ecap.sh to install the library and headers. These are needed to build Squid on the next step.

#!/bin/bash
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
   echo "This script must be run as root" 1>&2
   exit 1
fi

# set ecap version
source ecap.ver

# decend into working directory
pushd build/libecap

# install ecap packages
dpkg --install libecap3_${ECAP_PKG}_amd64.deb
dpkg --install libecap3-dev_${ECAP_PKG}_amd64.deb

# and revert
popd

Press Next to continue to Step 4.