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

From: Blue Swirl
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] PPC: Fail configure when libfdt is not available
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:30:09 +0000

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Alexander Graf <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 18.10.2011 um 10:55 schrieb Andreas Färber <address@hidden>:
>> 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.
> I don't fully understand. It's a build dependency, so whoever maintains 
> libfdt / is interested in running ppc targets on those OSs needs to fix 
> libfdt to build there.
> It's really the same as a dependency on glib or sdl or ... :). It's just less 
> well known (and less active as a project).

It's not available on Ubuntu or Debian and I doubt that compiled
packages are available for OSX or Windows. OpenBSD does not have it in
the ports. So I'd use submodule approach.

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