[Buildroot] [PATCH] perf: libelf is required to compile perf

Andi Shyti andi at etezian.org
Tue Nov 5 17:10:03 UTC 2013

Hi Thomas,

> > Point this out in the related Config.in in the perf directory.
> >
> > Mute the following error by selecting BR2_PACKAGE_LIBELF:
> >
> > The perf tool in your kernel cannot be built without libelf.
> > Either upgrade your kernel to >= 3.7, or enable the elfutils package.
> > make: *** [/home/andi/repo/buildroot-snowball/output/build/perf-stable-linux-ux500-3.4/.stamp_built] Error 1
> This doesn't look right. As the error indicates, if your kernel is
> recent enough you don't need libelf.

I was compiling for snowball which has an old Kernel as default,
that's why I got the error.

> Have you tried enabling libelf manually?

By enabling it manually it works. If the patch doesn't look
right, feel free to ignore it.


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