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Compiling from source fails on vanilla Fedora 28 #3

davisjam opened this Issue Jun 29, 2018 · 0 comments


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davisjam commented Jun 29, 2018


I tried to follow the building from source instructions on a fresh install of Fedora 28 - Workstation.

Eventually this error was emitted during compilation of the Linux kernel:

Makefile:974: *** "Cannot generate ORC metadata for CONFIG_UNWINDER_ORC=y, please install libelf-dev, libelf-devel or elfutils-libelf-devel".  Stop.


The first two did not exist, but I was able to install elfutils-libelf-devel.

sudo dnf install elfutils-libelf-devel

I then ran make clean; make all and compilation is progressing.


It appears that in November 2017 Linux began to require libelf.

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Perhaps updating the list of packages to install to build from source would be helpful. I would be happy to submit a PR to this effect.

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