[Buildroot] [PATCH] libglib2: fix configure issue without libmount

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Thu Dec 6 20:56:52 UTC 2018

Hello Gaël,

On Mon,  3 Dec 2018 18:51:18 -0500, Gaël PORTAY wrote:
> The following configure error happens when the util-linux dependency
> does not install libmount:
> 	(...)
> 	checking for LIBMOUNT... no
> 	configure: error: *** Could not find libmount
> 	make[1]: *** [package/pkg-generic.mk:222: /home/gportay/src/buildroot/output-rpi3-64-drm-kms/build/libglib2-2.56.1/.stamp_configured] Error 1
> 	make: *** [Makefile:84: _all] Error 2
> If no enable/disable option is given through to configure, glib2 checks
> for the libmount package (linux only) and fails if is not present[1].
> To fix this configure issue, this path explicits the option at configure
> to make sure to disable libmount if is is not installed.
> [1]: https://github.com/GNOME/glib/blob/glib-2-56/configure.ac#L1856
> Signed-off-by: Gaël PORTAY <gael.portay at collabora.com>

You must have done a partial rebuild to reach this issue, because:

$ grep UTIL_LINUX package/libglib2/Config.in 

So there is no way for util-linux to not have libmount support.

The issue you're seeing is typically what happens when util-linux is
built first, without libmount support. Then later on you enable
libglib2, but don't do a full rebuild. So util-linux is not rebuilt
with libmount support, and you see this problem.

>  	--with-pcre=system \
> +	$(if $(BR2_PACKAGE_UTIL_LINUX_LIBMOUNT),--enable-libmount,--disable-libmount) \

However, if libmount support is indeed optional in libglib2, should we
also make it optional in Buildroot ? This mandatory dependency was
added in:

commit 4c7c010f9fae01399070844991252d3f5b9aae5f
Author: Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar>
Date:   Tue Sep 20 12:01:30 2016 -0300

    libglib2: bump to version 2.50.0
    It now requires util-linux libmount so add the dependency/select.

Perhaps we need to revisit this and make it optional again ? Could you
have a look into this ?


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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