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#249 configure error message for missing libpfm is not informative enough

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2014-09-11
2013-07-25
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On the ppc64 architecture, the libpfm library is used to get perf_events encodings for events, so the configure script checks for the availability of that library when building for ppc64. If the library is missing, the configure error message is:
checking for perfmon/pfmlib.h... no
configure: error: pfmlib.h not found; usually provided in papi devel package

However, some newer distros (like Fedora 19) are now delivering separate packages for libpfm and papi, instead of bundling them together. The configure message should be updated to reflect that change in packaging.

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  • Maynard Johnson

    Maynard Johnson - 2013-10-09

    The attached patch has been committed.

     
  • Maynard Johnson

    Maynard Johnson - 2013-10-09
    • status: open --> open-fixed
    • assigned_to: Maynard Johnson
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  • Maynard Johnson

    Maynard Johnson - 2014-09-11
    • Status: open-fixed --> closed
     

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