Building Sentry on FreeBSD

So I was hoping to install the on-premise version of Sentry 9.0.0 on my FreeBSD 11 box, but ran into a snag. I was using the Installation with Python instructions, but it failed to build the semaphore module (another user has an error dump available).
Unfortunately the official response is: We don’t support FreeBSD.

The key error seems to boil down to:

relocation R_X86_64_TPOFF32 against `a local symbol’ can not be used when 
making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC …/…/src/libsodium/.libs/libsodium.a: 
could not read symbols: Bad value cc: error: linker command failed with 
exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation) *** [randombytes] Error code 1

So it's a libsodium error, some more digging found that sodium was a dependency of rust_sodium, which nicely has the ability To use your own copy of libsodium, with the stipulation that you're using the same version they are.

Looking at their rust_sodium/rust_sodium-sys/ shows they're using libsodium 1.0.16, and a check of the FreeBSD security/libsodium Makefile shows the same version - so we're in business.

So after building and installing the libsodium port, I tried the Sentry install again with:

RUST_SODIUM_LIB_DIR=/usr/local/lib pip install -U sentry

and it worked! Overall the FreeBSD ports that need to be installed as build dependencies are:


For additional runtime dependencies I've got:

databases/postgresql11-contrib  (Needed for citext extension)

After a long build, I got this warning (in red):

redis-py-cluster 1.3.6 has requirement redis==2.10.6, but you'll have redis 2.10.5 which is incompatible.

Looked at and found sentry wants redis < 2.10.6, and is OK with redis-py-cluster >= 1.3.4

Looked at and found that version is OK with redis >= 2.10.2

So the fix seems to be to downgrade redis-py-cluster slightly to a version that sentry is OK with, and is OK with the version of redis sentry wants.

pip install -U redis-py-cluster==1.3.4