[Lustre-devel] Cannot easily build from master source anymore

Robert Read rread at whamcloud.com
Thu Dec 16 08:56:10 PST 2010

On Dec 2, 2010, at 6:22 , Aurelien Degremont wrote:

> Andreas Dilger a écrit :
>> On 2010-12-01, at 12:45, James Simmons wrote:
>>>> I noticed there was a refactor for packaging and versioning in Lustre 
>>>> prime master branch.
>>>> Unfortunately, we cannot simply do anymore
>>>> git clone ...
>>>> sh ./autogen.sh
>>>> ./configure ..
>>>> make
>>>> to build lustre source
>>>> What's the trick now ?
>>>> Maybe it could be useful to update Wiki page: 
>>>> http://wiki.lustre.org/index.php/Building_Lustre_Code
>>> Let me guess. 
>>> checking for stdint.h... yes
>>> checking for unistd.h... yes
>>> checking whether to configure just enough for make dist... no
>>> checking for buildid... configure: error: most recent tag found: v2_0_0 
>>> does not match current version 2.0.56.
>>> make: *** No rule to make target `rpms'.  Stop.
>>> make: *** No rule to make target `rpms'.  Stop.
>> My recollection from Brian's previous postings is that this is somehow related to an old "git" version being used.
> We are using either git v1.5.5.6. Is this so old?

FYI, the 1.5.x versions are quite old, especially for git.  We're not sure which version you need for git describe to work as expected, but it's probably a later 1.6.x version. The the current version is, but I'm using 1.7.0.x something and it's working fine. 


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