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Re: help/bug: configure cannot find libuuid... but libuuid IS in fact th

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: help/bug: configure cannot find libuuid... but libuuid IS in fact there!!!
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 20:10:49 +1100
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Hi Julian,

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 10:10:23AM +0200, Julian Houghton wrote:
> 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:
>         http://web.mit.edu/tytso/www/linux/e2fsprogs.html
> 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'.
> >>snip
> I have verified that the e2fsprogs package is in fact installed.
> I have also discovered that the libuuid libs exist in /lib as:
> <<snip
> 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
> >>snip
> 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.

It's looking for the library function, not the prog.

You can find more info in config.log.  Can you please paste it here?
If you figure out what the problem is, please let us know, so we
can fix it, or give more helpful error messages, etc.


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