[libvirt-users] compilation error

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 27 13:06:08 UTC 2011

If you only need the ESX part you can disable most of the parts that
may have problems due to the old kernel version. Running configure
like Justin suggested:

./configure --with-esx --without-libvirtd --without-network

This will disable libvirtd, the network driver and probably other
things. configure will disable other things like macvtap automatically
when it doesn't detect support for them in your system.

The compile error you see can easily by avoided by this patch:

diff --git a/src/util/interface.c b/src/util/interface.c
index fe58823..1463574 100644
--- a/src/util/interface.c
+++ b/src/util/interface.c
@@ -348,7 +348,7 @@ ifaceGetIndex(bool reportError,

 #endif /* __linux__ */

-#ifdef __linux__
+#if 0
 ifaceGetVlanID(const char *vlanifname, int *vlanid) {
     struct vlan_ioctl_args vlanargs = {

As ifaceGetVlanID is only used in macvtap specific code that'll
probably be disabled anyway because of the kernel version.


2011/1/27 antoni artigues <tartigues at iac3.eu>:
> Hello
> Yes. I want to run only the libvirt client. I want to connect from it to
> manage vmware ESX servers on the cluster nodes.
> But we must hurry up. So, I think we can't wait for your solution.When
> would be the improvement?
> Thank for the answers
> regards
> Antoni Artigues
> El jue, 27-01-2011 a las 19:55 +1100, Justin Clift escribió:
>> On 27/01/2011, at 4:27 PM, Daniel Veillard wrote:
>> <snip>
>> >  I still wonder about the usefulness of libvirt on RHEL-4 (except maybe
>> > for the client library part).
>> That's a really good point.  Antoni, what are you wanting to do with libvirt?
>> If you want the libvirt server to run... that's probably never going to work.
>> But if you're only needing the libvirt client to run, so you can connect from
>> it to other servers, that's something we should probably think about letting
>> work. :)
>> Regards and best wishes,
>> Justin Clift
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