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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] PPC: Fail configure when libfdt is n

From: David Gibson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] PPC: Fail configure when libfdt is not available
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:37:45 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 10:55:01AM +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
> Am 18.10.2011 02:18, schrieb Alexander Graf:
> > We have several targets in the PPC tree now that basically require libfdt
> > to function properly, namely the pseries and the e500 targets. This 
> > dependency
> > will rather increase than decrease in the future, so I want to make sure
> > that people building shiny new 1.0 actually have libfdt installed to get
> > rid of a few ifdefs in the code.
> > 
> > Warning: This patch will likely make configure fail for people who don't
> > select their own --target-list, but don't have libfdt development packages
> > installed. However, we really need this new dependency to move on.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <address@hidden>
> openSUSE 12.1 has libfdt1-devel, but you should set up a submodule and
> working build rules for Darwin, Haiku, etc. `make` doesn't fully work so
> I used custom scripts to build the right parts and to manually "install"
> the resulting binary and headers.

If there are build problems with libfdt on any platform let me know
about them.  I would like it to build clean as widely as possible, but
I don't have that great a diversity of build environments, so I have
to reply on bug reports.

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