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Re: [Libvir] Compiling libvirt v0.3.2 on centos5



I've installed a fresh CentOS 5.0 (x86-64) and did:

(1) Create ~/.rpmmacros & ~/rpm directory structure as described in Dan's email.

(2) yum install rpm-build rpm-devel python-devel xen-devel \
       libxml2-devel readline-devel ncurses-devel gnutls-devel \
       gcc

(3) wget ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/libvirt-0.3.2-1.src.rpm

(4) rpm -i libvirt-0.3.2-1.src.rpm  [NB: NOT as root]

(5) cd ~/rpm/SPECS; rpmbuild -ba libvirt.spec  [NB: also NOT as root]

and it rpmbuilds just fine. So I suspect that your problem was because you were trying to rpmbuild as root, which as mentioned before is dangerous anyway.

Rich.

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