[mythtv-users] Compile from source fails with configure: error: cannot link with -luuid, install uuid-dev]

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 15:32:32 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 8:32 AM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:

> On 07/01/2012 11:44 AM, jedi wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 03:17:48PM -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM,  <jnissley at nissley.org> wrote:
>>>> I download the latest source from github this morning and tried to
>>>> compile
>>>> on my fedora 15 and fedora 16 servers and the following fatal error was
>>>> given.
>>>> checking for uuid_generate in -luuid... no
>>>> configure: error: cannot link with -luuid, install uuid-dev.
>>>> make[1]: *** [zeromq/Makefile] Error 1
>>>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/mythtv/mythtv/mythtv/**external'
>>>> make: *** [external] Error 2
>>>> I looked for a package called uuid-dev and could not find one but I did
>>>> install all of the uuid packages I could find.
>>      Alternatively, you can probably use a search key when using your
>> package
>> installation tool. Something like "apt-get install .*uuid.*dev".
>>      It's also helpful to know that -l<foo> implies something named
>> lib<foo>.
> There is definitely a problem here. I got the same error when trying to
> compile zeromq using its own configure script.
> I ended up doing a 'yum install uuid* and got 7 or 8 packages....but got
> the same error.
> This was all AFTER the compile had failed with a 'no rule for install'
> error in the zeromq folder. There is no Makefile made in the folder. I
> presume the Makefile in the parent (external) level is supposed to work,
> but *it don't!*.
> Others here have got this to work. Pointers please! (And quickly! the
> mythbox is down!).
> Geoff
> Oh. git clone of mythtv.git, yesterday afternoon.

yum install libuuid-devel

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