- libuuid-devel or uuid-dev
- libmount-devel or libmount-dev
- libblkid-devel or libblkid-dev
- libselinux-devel or libselinux1-dev (if /etc/mtab is a regular file and you use selinux context mount options)
How to compile
$ ./configure $ make
If your system is a 64-bit architecture and libraries are installed into /usr/lib64 instead of /usr/lib, change the library directory with --libdir option:
$ ./configure --libdir=/usr/lib64
If /etc/mtab is not a symlink to /proc/self/mounts but a regular file in the target system, run the configure script with --without-libmount option:
$ ./configure --without-libmount
This configures the build environment so as to make legacy mount/umount helpers (mount.nilfs2 and umount.nilfs2), in which the legacy mtab file is handled properly. For CentOS 6 (and other RHEL 6 clones), for instance, this options is needed.
- Trouble shooting
If the blkid library in your environment is old and unusable to this package, you can use --without-blkid option:
$ ./configure --without-blkid
However, use of this option is normally not recommended because it disables the safety check of mkfs.nilfs2 which prevents users from unexpectedly overwriting an in-use device.
You can compile legacy mount.nilfs2 and umount.nilfs2 without support
of selinux context mount options (-o context=
$ ./configure --without-libmount --without-selinux
For helpers built with mount library (libmount), support of the context mount depends on the libmount that distro provides.
How to get development sources
$ cd your-work-directory $ git clone git://github.com/nilfs-dev/nilfs-utils.git
Before compiling the development sources, you need to run autogen.sh script. This is not required for packaged sources unless you changed the configuration.
$ cd nilfs-utils $ ./autogen.sh
- Developer's notes
The central resource for nilfs-utils development is the mailing list (email@example.com).
First, please read the following documents (in short, follow Linux kernel development rules):
Then, check your patches with the patch style checker prior to submission (scripts/checkpatch.pl) like the following example: