[Libguestfs] [libguestfs] Problem building appliance/guestfsd.deps on debian

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Aug 23 20:43:20 UTC 2021

Hi hillu,

We have a report of a problem with building appliance/guestfsd.deps on
Debian 10.  This code which you contributed:


seems to cause problems with certain libraries which are symlinks.  In

dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libacl.so.1

(and for some other libraries) which causes the final guestfsd.deps to
be incomplete.  Note /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libacl.so.1 exists but is a

When the reporter tries to boot the appliance, guestfsd cannot be
loaded because:

guestfsd: error while loading shared libraries: libjansson.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Any ideas what's going on here?



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