Package Details: libguestfs 1.32.3-1

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Package Base: libguestfs
Description: Access and modify virtual machine disk image
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Licenses: GPL2, LGPL2.1
Provides: guestfish=1.32.3
Submitter: thatch45
Maintainer: skalkoto
Last Packager: skalkoto
Votes: 51
Popularity: 1.133406
First Submitted: 2010-12-13 04:01
Last Updated: 2016-03-17 15:51

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rwmjones commented on 2016-06-05 18:38

Note that by disabling hivex, you're disabling quite large chunks of
functionality. I noticed that the version of hivex is rather old -- latest upstream is 1.3.13 (, so it might be worth looking into if that fixes the build problem.

jyantis commented on 2016-06-05 17:57

The hivex package is broken so I had to rem out the dependency for "hivex>=1.3.2" in the PKGBUILD to get this to compile.

joko commented on 2016-05-16 16:28

I have trouble compiling this package as of now, the critical error I believe is the following:

ocamlfind ocamlopt -cclib -L../../src/.libs -package unix -linkpkg \
-warn-error A -I .. mlguestfs.cmxa -o inspect_vm
/usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/ocaml/libasmrun.a(startup.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata.str1.1' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
/usr/lib/ocaml/libasmrun.a: error adding symbols: Bad value
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

which is relevant to this:

If there was a way to use '-runtime-variant _pic', I guess it would solve this problem...

mkingston commented on 2016-04-08 17:47

Perl bindings require Module::Build.
virt-win-reg requires Perl bindings (as far as I can tell).
Module::Build is in extra/perl-module-build.

Perhaps perl-module-build should be added as a dependency?

skalkoto commented on 2016-03-17 15:54


* New upstream version

skalkoto commented on 2016-03-08 10:41

yes, as axil42 already mentioned:

axil42 commented on 2016-03-08 10:15


These are included in the base-devel group-package which you need to install.

m3thodic commented on 2016-03-03 23:23

Requires bison and flex to build.


Siosm commented on 2016-02-18 18:44

@rwmjones: It is. This is a commonly reported non-issue that happens if Perl isn't installed when running the makepkg --syncdeps call to build a package. The Perl package will be installed, but the current shell session won't have sourced /etc/profile.d/ thus the Perl PATH won't be in the current shell PATH. Opening a new shell simply solves the issue.

rwmjones commented on 2016-02-18 09:45

Strange. Why isn't pod2text on the path, for example in /usr/bin? This appears to be a bug in the Perl package.

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