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

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Apr 27 11:15:08 UTC 2020

On Mon, 2020-04-27 at 12:03 +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 12:54:21PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > +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"
> This group doesn't exist on any RHEL distro, and dnf itself only
> exists in RHEL >= 8.  I htink we should be just listing the packages
> we need explicitly rather than relying on a group whose name & contents
> change over time.

I expect most people doing development work on libvirt are using
Fedora rather than RHEL, and I really don't want this document to
become too verbose or duplicate too much information that's already
available elsewhere... If we can cover ~90% of potential users with
just a few commands, I think that's preferable.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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