[Libvir] BuildRequires check

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Oct 17 10:37:24 UTC 2007

Jim Meyering wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to configure libvirt from cvs on a just-built rawhide system
> and it failed like this, since I hadn't installed the "check" package,
> which defines PKG_CHECK_EXISTS:
>   checking for init script flavor... redhat
>   checking for iptables... /sbin/iptables
>   ./configure: line 12187: syntax error near unexpected token `libxml-2.0,LIBXML_FOUND=yes'
>   ./configure: line 12187: `    PKG_CHECK_EXISTS(libxml-2.0,LIBXML_FOUND=yes)'
> Here's a fix:
> 2007-10-17  Jim Meyering  <meyering at redhat.com>
> 	* libvirt.spec.in (BuildRequires): Add "check".
> Index: libvirt.spec.in
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /data/cvs/libvirt/libvirt.spec.in,v
> retrieving revision 1.65
> diff -u -p -r1.65 libvirt.spec.in
> --- libvirt.spec.in	12 Oct 2007 19:54:15 -0000	1.65
> +++ libvirt.spec.in	17 Oct 2007 10:03:22 -0000
> @@ -16,6 +16,7 @@ Requires: ncurses
>  Requires: dnsmasq
>  Requires: bridge-utils
>  Requires: iptables
> +BuildRequires: check

Are you sure that "check" is the right package?  I have a rawhide system 
here where libvirt configures & compiles just fine, yet there is no 
check RPM installed.

Furthermore the check package info in yum doesn't look relevant:

   $ yum info check
   Loading "refresh-updatesd" plugin
   Excluding Packages in global exclude list
   Available Packages
   Name   : check
   Arch   : x86_64
   Version: 0.9.5
   Release: 1.fc8.1
   Size   : 82 k
   Repo   : development
   Summary: A unit test framework for C
   Check is a unit test framework for C. It features a simple interface for
   defining unit tests, putting little in the way of the developer. Tests
   are run in a separate address space, so Check can catch both assertion
   failures and code errors that cause segmentation faults or other signals.
   The output from unit tests can be used within source code editors and 

There was a rather interminable thread on this subject last month:


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