Issues with building libvirt v6.7.0 on RHEL8.3

Daniel P. Berrangé berrange at
Mon Sep 14 10:38:06 UTC 2020

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 01:11:01PM +0300, Eli Cohen wrote:
> Hello all,
> I hope this is being posted in the right mailing list.
> I am trying to build libvirt v6.7.0 on RHEL8.3 x86_64 server in order to
> later apply patches for VDPA support posted recently by Jonathon Jongsma
> <jjongsma at>.
> I am following the instrutions in
> and running from the root directory:
> meson build --prefix=/usr
> I fail on the following error:
> ERROR: Program 'rpcgen portable-rpcgen' not found
> I can't find any reference how to overcome this obstacle.

The rpcgen program is provided by the rpcgen RPM. eg

  $ dnf install  rpcgen

Or more generally you can get almost everything libvirt needs by

  $ dnf builddep libvirt

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