On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 09:02:01AM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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>
> > 
> > 
> >> +#ifndef GUESTFS_ADD_DRIVE_OPTS_PROTOCOL
> > 
> > There's a symbol defined for this kind of test:
> > 
> > #ifndef GUESTFS_HAVE_ADD_DRIVE_OPTS
> >   ...
> > 
> > (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).

Oh I see, yes that makes more sense.

> > 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).

Rich.

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