[collectd] Compilation errors

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Fri Oct 26 14:03:48 CEST 2007

Hey ;)

On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 12:13:01PM +0200, Sebastian Harl wrote:
> Florian, I think, we should remove all the HAVE_FOO_H checks from
> plugins that require specific headers. This should provide more
> reasonable error messages to the users when a build fails.

I started doing this a while back but didn't actively remove these
if-defs from existing plugins.. I might be doing this peu-a-peu though.

> This is a common error on a lot of (mostly 64bit) architectures. You need a
> version of the library (libnetlink in this case) which has been compiled with
> -fPIC. See Debian bugs #358637 ([1]), #419684 ([2]) and #430933 ([3]) for more
> details about this issue.
> Florian, I think this should be added to the FAQ as it appears quite
> frequently. I will write an answer for it later and ping you on IRC.

Sounds like a good idea.. I'll write an entry about the `--enable-foo'
stuff, too, since apparently this causes some confusion, too..

Florian octo Forster
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