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

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Mon Apr 27 12:05:52 UTC 2020

On 4/27/20 1:15 PM, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> 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,

I beg to differ :-)

But my distro will install all build dependencies when I want to install 
libvirt anyways, so good enough for me.


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