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Re: [Libguestfs] install errors for libguestfs-1.19.60

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:58:36AM -0500, Skippy VonDrake wrote:
> I've been using libguestfs-1.18.9 but decided to "upgrade" to 1.19.60.
> Using Ubuntu 12.04 with the older version installed via source.
> So I went through the same process with the new version of guestfs sources
> and got the following errors on 'make install':
> make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
> make  install-data-hook
> make[3]: Entering directory `/home/skippy/libguestfs/libguestfs-1.19.60/ocaml'
> mkdir -p /usr/lib/ocaml
> mkdir -p /usr/lib/ocaml/stublibs
> ocamlfind install \
>           -ldconf ignore -destdir /usr/lib/ocaml \
>           guestfs \
>           META *.so *.a *.cma *.cmx *.cmxa *.cmi ./*.mli
> ocamlfind: Package guestfs is already installed
>  - (file /usr/lib/ocaml/guestfs/META already exists)
> make[3]: *** [install-data-hook] Error 2
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/skippy/libguestfs/libguestfs-1.19.60/ocaml'
> make[2]: *** [install-data-am] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/skippy/libguestfs/libguestfs-1.19.60/ocaml'
> make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/skippy/libguestfs/libguestfs-1.19.60/ocaml'
> make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
> Was I supposed to remove the older version first? And if so - how?

This seems to be a problem with ocamlfind -- it cannot overwrite an
existing installation.  I think is probably a *bug* in ocamlfind, but
you should be able to work around it by doing:

  rm -rf /usr/lib/ocaml/guestfs

By the way, there is generally no reason to install libguestfs using
the 'make install' rule.  I never do it.  The only time 'make install'
gets used by me is when building a new rpm/deb package.

You can run all the programs out of the build directory using the
'./run' script.  The README file explains how.


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