[libvirt PATCH 2/2] CONTRIBUTING: Include note about build system tools

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Apr 27 10:54:21 UTC 2020

Debian always runs autoreconf at package build time, which means
that apt-get build-dep will bring in everything that's needed to
build libvirt from a git clone; Fedora and RHEL, however, skip
this step, so we have to install some extra packages manually.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Bolognani <abologna at redhat.com>
 CONTRIBUTING.rst | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/CONTRIBUTING.rst b/CONTRIBUTING.rst
index 12b6e3f0e8..32829b1d96 100644
@@ -33,6 +33,15 @@ if you're on a RHEL-based distribution or
 if you're on a Debian-based one.
+Note that, for the RHEL-based case, if you're on a machine where you
+haven't done any C development before, you will probably also need
+to run
+   $ sudo dnf groupinstall "C Development Tools and Libraries"
+   $ sudo dnf install rpm-build
 You might still be missing some dependencies if your distribution is
 shipping an old libvirt version, but that will get you much closer to
 where you need to be to build successfully from source.

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