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 15:21:44 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 03:28:36PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> (13) make

(20) Get the PATH right so we pick up febootstrap:

  PATH=../febootstrap:$PATH make

(21) "No package augeas-libs available".

/me grumbles about package name changes.

You have to change `-i augeas-libs' to `-i augeas' in and  Unfortunately this change
is only applicable to RHEL 5, and cannot be made in libguestfs
upstream.  [See attached patch]

(22) "exec: chroot not found"

To workaround this temporarily I do:

  PATH=../febootstrap:/usr/sbin:$PATH make

[That is building away now, more to follow]

Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
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@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ set -e
 unset CDPATH
--i augeas-libs
+-i augeas
 -i bash
 -i coreutils
 -i dosfstools

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