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help/bug: configure cannot find libuuid... but libuuid IS in fact there!

From: Julian Houghton
Subject: help/bug: configure cannot find libuuid... but libuuid IS in fact there!!!
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 10:10:23 +0200
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I am running Redhat 8.0 (installed from the ISO images on the ftp.is.co.za site)
PC Stats:
Intel PIII-500MHz
128Mb RAM (PC100)
8Gb Western Digital HDD (5200rpm)

I have downloaded parted-1.6.3.tar.gz from the ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted site.
I have unzipped and untared the files using tar -xzvf parted-1.6.3.tar.gz.
I then ran ./configure.
All went well till the config script exited with:

<< snip
checking for uuid_generate in -luuid... no
configure: error: GNU Parted requires libuuid - a part of the e2fsprogs package (but
sometimes distributed separately in uuid-devel or similar)
This can probably be found on your distribution's CD or FTP site or at:
Note: if you are using precompiled packages you will also need the development
package as well (which may be called e2fsprogs-devel or something similar).
If you compile e2fsprogs yourself then you need to do 'make install' and
'make install-libs'.

I have verified that the e2fsprogs package is in fact installed.
I have also discovered that the libuuid libs exist in /lib as:

address@hidden lib]# dir libuu*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Oct 21 11:06 libuuid.so.1 -> libuuid.so.1.2
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         110K Aug 11 09:08 libuuid.so.1.2

I have also discovered that the command to execute for the uuid prog is "uuidgen" and NOT "uuid_generate" which is what the config script appears to be looking for.

Dear sirs... how do I change things such that the config script finds the libuuid stuff as required... it is installed... it just isn't been found!

I have read the documentation... but nothing tells one which file one must change so that ./configure finds the uuid stuff.

Please help me, as I wish to use parted to fix my drive.

Yours faithfully


Julian Houghton
email 1: address@hidden
email 2: address@hidden
RF Design Engineer
Inhep Electronics (PTY) LTD
PO Box 738
New Germany
South Africa

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