On 04/06/2018 04:26 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 03:03:41PM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
>> CentOS 6 has libguestfs-devel 1.20.11, which predates the support
>> in guestfs_add_drive_opts() for requesting an nbd drive instead
>> of a local file.  The guestfs plugin can still be built, so no
>> configure changes are needed; but skip the tests that fail to
>> compile so that 'make check' can at least complete.
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <ebl...@redhat.com>
> There's a symbol defined for this kind of test:
>   ...
> (from <guestfs.h>).

The libguestfs on CentOS 6 does define GUESTFS_HAVE_ADD_DRIVE_OPTS (and
the function family guestfs_add_drive_opts*), however, it only supports
up through option 5 GUESTFS_ADD_DRIVE_OPTS_CACHEMODE.  The compile
failure was that GUESTFS_ADD_DRIVE_OPTS_PROTOCOL was undefined.  (The
documentation at http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#guestfs_add_drive
doesn't list which version various options were added in, only that the
function itself was added in 0.3, which predates 1.20.11).

> However in this case I wonder if it would be better to test for this
> in the ./configure script and disable the HAVE_LIBGUESTFS automake
> conditional (but probably not error out -- we want to still compile on
> RHEL 6).  What do you think?

Might be easier; I'll play with it, and post a v2 patch along those
lines (certainly a smaller patch, but it does mean that we won't even
attempt to build plugins/guestfs - I guess that's still okay for an
older release).

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3266
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