[Libguestfs] Unable to build appliance

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Jun 3 11:32:04 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 05:22:16PM -0700, Sean McAfee wrote:
> Hello--
> I've been trying to build libguestfs 1.2.14 with the appliance enabled on an
> older type of system at my company.  Getting all the required dependencies
> installed has been an arduous process, but I've finally hit an obstacle I
> don't know how to get around.  The final output of "make":
> + febootstrap-run initramfs -- /sbin/depmod -a ABOUT-NLS BUGS COPYING
> COPYING.LIB ChangeLog GNUmakefile HACKING Makefile Makefile.am Makefile.in
> README TODO aclocal.m4 appliance bindtests build-aux capitests config.h
> config.h.in config.log config.status configure configure.ac contrib daemon
> examples fish fuse gnulib haskell html images initramfs inspector java
> libguestfs.pc libguestfs.pc.in libtool m4 maint.mk make-recipes.sh ocaml
> perl po python recipes regressions ruby src stamp-h1
> subdir-rules.mktest-tool tools
> chroot: cannot run command `/sbin/depmod': No such file or directory
> make[2]: *** [../initramfs/fakeroot.log] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/libguestfs-1.2.14/appliance'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/libguestfs-1.2.14'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> /sbin/depmod does indeed exist.  I suppose that it doesn't exist inside the
> chroot febootstrap-run is running in, but I couldn't imagine why not.
> Can anyone offer any suggestions?  Thanks in advance for any help.

Does $PATH contain /sbin?

I think you should really try a newer version of libguestfs.  The 1.2
series is about 18 months old and contains a (low risk but known)


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