Notes on building libguestfs on RHEL 5 (was: Re: [fedora-virt] libguestfs on non-Fedora targets)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed May 6 13:51:12 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 02:32:33PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>   PATH=../febootstrap:$PATH \
>     vmchannel_test=no \
>     ./ \
>       --with-repo=centos-5 \
>       --with-mirror= \
>       --with-updates=none

(10) Forgot about the Perl modules, more OCaml stuff, rake and Augeas,
so I install those from EPEL (perl-Test-Pod, perl-Test-Pod-Coverage,
augeas-devel, rubygem-rake, ocaml-ocamldoc, ocaml-findlib-devel)

perl-Sys-Virt isn't available in CentOS or EPEL.  Yet.  It will be in
RHEL 5.4.  For now we won't be able to build virt-inspector.

(11) Try the above configure command again ... it works.

(12) Notice that there's a bug in the configure script which means
that even though there are Perl modules missing which are needed for
virt-inspector, it still configures that component.  Bug noted.

[More to follow]

Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
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