Fixing no native package found errors
apt-file to locate packages which a given file belongs to.
When apt-file cannot locate the relevant packages for you, JHBuild would give you with informational warnings:
I: Installing dependencies on system: libsystemd-journal libtiff I: Using apt-file to search for providers; this may be slow. Please wait. I: No native package found for libsystemd-journal (/libsystemd-journal.pc) I: No native package found for libtiff (/usr/include/tiff.h)
First make sure your apt-file database is up-to-date.
sudo apt-file update
To find the relevant package which includes the given file, you could
- Go to packages.ubuntu.com
- And search the contents of packages which include the given .pc file.
- Find the relevant package for your distribution and install it.
For example your missing libsystemd.pc belongs to the package named `libsystemd-dev`
apt-get install libsystemd-dev should fix it.
Fixing No matching system package installed:
This type of errors can be quite tricky as your distribution might not have a package that is newer than the required version.
- libsystemd-journal (libsystemd-journal.pc, required=201)
Ubuntu’s Launchpad provides compatibility package for libsystemd-journal-dev (>201) which includes the required .pc file. Downloading and installing latest binary .deb file for your distribution should fix it.
Fixing configure errors: Package requirements (package-name) were not met:
In that case do,
apt-cache search package-name
This will list down all the packages for the given keyword:
Find the required development package from the list and install it.
On a Debian based system the package name would probably contain a *-dev suffix. For Fedora, look for ‘-devel’
For example to fix the ..
configure: error: Package requirements (libselinux >= 2.0) were not met
Run the following in a terminal
apt-cache search libselinux
On my system the output is,
libselinux1 - SELinux runtime shared libraries libselinux1-dev - SELinux development headers libsemanage1 - SELinux policy management library
So installing ‘libselinux1-dev’ should fix the configure error.
apt-get install libselinux1-dev
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