[fedora-virt] Successful Compile of libguestfs 1.0.31 in Fedora 11
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Tue May 26 15:01:17 UTC 2009
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:56:03PM -0400, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> I've been looking at the postings here more closely now that I have a
> Ubuntu guest running, and I decided to compile libguestfs-1.0.31 in
> Fedora 11. It took some time for me to get the dependencies installed.
> Question: what packages do I need for the ruby bindings? What package
> represents rake? How about OCaml bindings -- what packages are needed to
> get it to build?
If you're just trying to get libguestfs to run on Fedora 11, then I
strongly suggest starting off with the packages we are building for
You should be able to get them from updates, ie:
yum --enablerepo=updates install libguestfs guestfish ocaml-libguestfs-devel [etc...]
and if that doesn't work, you can get them from Koji:
Select the latest package with '.fc11' in the name.
> When building this file as part of `make`:
> I got an awesome number of errors related to my not being the root user,
> but I assume those errors are okay since I built as an ordinary user.
You'll get a few errors. Lots of these errors go away if you use the
newest possible version of fakechroot (eg. 2.9-22).
> Also the perl documentation process came up with a large number of
> After doing `make check` I got this result:
> Test boot completed after 10 iterations.
> PASS: test-bootbootboot.sh
> All 2 tests passed
That looks very good.
> Am I ready for 'make install' -- is libguestfs built sufficiently well
> for that? Although I would like to get the ruby and OCaml bindings to
'make install' ought to work. We never use it because we build RPMs
and install those.
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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