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[Xen-devel] Missing Information about compile requirements in source package

  • To: xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Henning Sprang" <henning_sprang@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 19:58:32 +0200
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It seems that to compile xen, one also needs the packages
ncurses-dev and transfig (on Debian, no idea what's their name in
other distributions).
Without transfig no docs, also no man pages seem to be build which is
quite bad, without ncurses dev the buidl fails completely.

This should probably added to the list of software required to build Xen in the
README file.

It would also be cool if the build process would check theses
dependecies _before_ string the build.
At least for the ncurses-dev dependency, which makes the build
completely fail if not fulfilled, but only after some minutes of
compiling - it's not funny for users to see a build fail after some
time of waiting with an error that could have been checked before.

BTW: tried to get a bugzilla account for this, but I am unpatient and
got no bugzilla login after some minutes of waiting...


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