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authorKaleb S. KEITHLEY <>2013-03-25 08:22:16 -0400
committerAnand Avati <>2013-03-25 14:50:25 -0700
commit544945a128b4de9c6b767939fb4c4c216b095d23 (patch)
tree6fc197ab8e0053eef9e3d88103bd3451d4768460 /
parent8db38ffbb887e3ba7661b97ebb4ac072f2d0ca8f (diff)
config: better (i.e. more portable) test for libxml2
Over the weekend I tried to build on MacOS X¹ and ran into the following issues: 1) The recent change to to test for pkg-config falls down. 2) After removing the pkg-config test in, w/o pkg-config the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro invocation in configure[.ac] falls down. N.B. Solaris users run into this too, even through there's a (broken) pkg-config package that can be installed. 3) There are other problems in the code related to fuse that are beyond the scope of this. It seems that pkg-config is only a requirement for the definition of the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro used to detect libxml2. Since this seems to be inherently unportable — at least to MacOS X and Solaris — I'd like to: A) Change the use of the PKG_CHECK_MODULES macro to the more portable AM_PATH_XML2 macro provided by the libxml2 package in /usr/.../share/aclocal/libxml.m4 2) Revisit the decision to add the check for pkg-config in in BZ 921817. For now this is just an rfc. If people are agreeable I'll reenter this change against BZ 921817. ¹Mountain Lion 10.8.3, XCode 4.6.1 Change-Id: I237b1ed8919088345b8fd943423b2a6ad289981b BUG: 921817 Signed-off-by: Kaleb S. KEITHLEY <> Reviewed-on: Reviewed-by: Justin Clift <> Tested-by: Justin Clift <> Tested-by: Gluster Build System <> Reviewed-by: Anand Avati <>
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diff --git a/ b/
index dca5308f2..d3e513a0c 100755
--- a/
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@@ -54,12 +54,6 @@ else
-# Check for pkg-config
-env pkg-config --version > /dev/null 2>&1
-if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
- MISSING="$MISSING pkg-config"
# Check for tar
env tar --version > /dev/null 2>&1
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then