The libvpd package contains the classes that are used to access a vpd database
created by vpdupdate in the lsvpd package.
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- C and C++ compiler (gcc, g++)
- GNU build tools (automake, autoconf, libtool, etc)
- Package name may differ slightly between Linux distributors. Ex: RedHat and
SLES ships development packages as "-devel" while Ubuntu ships it as "-dev"
package. Please check your linux distribution package naming convention and
make sure you have installed right packages.
- For users of older RHEL and SLES versions
sqlite is not available in the default repositories for some of the older
RHEL (<= 5.x?) and SLES (<= 10.x?) versions. If you want to run the new
lsvpd/libvpd setup you need build sqlite version 3.0.0 or newer from
source (available here: http://www.sqlite.org) or find an appropriate
binary package for your architecture and software setup.
You can build on Power Linux system.
$ ./configure [--prefix=/usr/]
$ make install
To build a tarball to feed to rpmbuild, do
$ make dist-gzip
As an example, we use a command similar to the following:
$ rpmbuild -ba [--target=ppc/ppc64] <path-to-spec-file>
All patches should be sent to the mailing list with linux-kernel style
'Signed-Off-By'. The following git commands are your friends:
- git commit -s
- git format-patch
You probably want to read the linux Documentation/SubmittingPatches as
much of it applies to libvpd.
We use same mailing list for all Power Linux VPD and diagnostics projects
(ppc64-diag, libvpd, lsvpd, [lib]servicelog). It is common convention to
prefix your subject line with project name. This lets maintainer and other
developers more easily identify patches from patches targeted to other
projects. For example,
Subject: [libvpd PATCH 01/10] Summary phrase