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Re: [Libguestfs] Building from source with custom gperf location

Thanks, once again that seems to have got me past that problem, only for a new one to crop up (this time hivex, which I'm not sure how to build or why it's required on Linux). I take it this isn't really an expected workflow, trying to get the package to build without being able to use a package manager to install the dependencies?

Searching the output from ./configure, I can't yet see any mention of quite a few of the other dependencies listed at https://libguestfs.org/guestfs-building.1.html that may be problematic, so I'm wondering if it's time to throw in the towel for this approach.

All I'm looking for really is a way to programmatically edit a single file in a qcow2 VM image (which I planned to achieve with virt-edit) - is there an easier way to do this? Does virt-edit alone require all these dependencies, or would there be a way to build just virt-edit without pulling apart the build system?

Alternatively, would it be possible/easier to build a static virt-edit binary in a CentOS 7 VM that could simply be copied onto this RHEL 7 machine?

I appreciate your help so far and any further suggestions you might have!


On Sun, 2 May 2021 at 09:28, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
On Sun, May 02, 2021 at 12:14:19AM +0100, Lewis Gaul wrote:
> LIBRARY_PATH=~/.local/lib64 doesn't seem to work either unfortunately (still
> unable to find libmagic). Any other ideas (even if I need to edit a file and
> rerun autoconf or something)?
>     Unfortunately m4/guestfs-libraries.m4 is using AC_CHECK_LIB instead of
>     PKG_CHECK_MODULES, so you cannot just set PKG_CONFIG_* environment
>     variables to pick up the right libmagic.pc (which is a bug in
>     libguestfs).

Take a look at m4/guestfs-libraries.m4 and change the AC_CHECK_LIB to
PKG_CHECK_MODULES, following examples of other package tests in that
file, then re-run "autoconf".


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