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C headers not found when installing Sys::Virt on CentOSby chrestomanci (Priest)
|on Dec 12, 2017 at 17:05 UTC||Need Help??|
chrestomanci has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Greetings wise brothers, I am trying to install Sys::Virt on a CentOS box. but perl cannot find the necessary header files.
I have installed the libvirt-devel package using yum, it has installed a number of header files in sensible places, as reported by "rpm -q -l libvirt-devel".
I have attemped to install Sys::Virt package both using cpanminus, and by hand (unpack the tarball run Makefile.PL, run the generated Makefile). Either way it reports that libvirt is not installed.
The check inside Makefile.PL is done using pkg-config. I have run that by hand and it also reports that libvirt is missing.
I tried editing Makefile.PL to remove the check, and running it anyway. It then spits out a Makefile, which when I run creates lots of errors about missing macros and symbols that are defined in the libvirt headers.
So in summary I have a situation where the CentOS core packaging system thinks the package has been installed, and has written the headers to the correct places. Meanwhile both pkg-config and the perl build system cannot find the package or the required header files, and so the build fails.
At this point, I am stuck, so I am asking for help. Please bear in mind that I am not that familiar with CentOS (My preferred Distro is Debian), so I might have missed something obvious in the way that RedHat derived distros lay out files or configure libraries.