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This document describes how to configure and build the open source XFS
commands and utilites ("xfsprogs") from source, and how to install and
run them.
See the README file in the top level directory for details about how
to contribute to the XFS project.
Linux Instructions
0. If you have the binary rpm, simply install it and skip to step 2 (below).
The rpm command to do this is:
# rpm -Uvh xfsprogs-*.rpm
[and optionally, for the development libraries and headers]
# rpm -Uvh xfsprogs-devel-*.rpm
The Debian command to do this is:
# apt-get install xfsprogs
[and optionally, for the development libraries and headers]
# apt-get install xfslibs-dev
1. Configure, build and install the package
The xfsprogs package uses autoconf/configure and expects a GNU build
environment (your platform must at least have both autoconf and gmake).
You will also need to have installed either the e2fsprogs-devel package
(on an RPM based system) or the uuid-dev package (on a Debian system)
as some of the commands make use of the UUID library provided by these.
If your distro does not provide a libinih package, you can download and build
it from source from the upstream repository found at:
To build the package and install it manually, use the following steps:
# make
# su root
# make install
[and optionally, for the development libraries and headers]
# make install-dev
Note that there are so many "install" variants out there that we
wrote our own script (see "install-sh" in the top level directory).
If you wish to turn off debugging asserts in the command build and
turn on the optimizer then set the shell environment variables:
before running make or Makepkgs.