3.12.6-300.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Dec 23 16:44:31 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Fedora 20
I am trying to install asterisks from source and when I run the ./configure script I get the following error:
checking for uuid_generate_random in -luuid... yes checking uuid/uuid.h usability... no checking uuid/uuid.h presence... no checking for uuid/uuid.h... no checking for uuid_generate_random in -le2fs-uuid... no checking for uuid_generate_random... no configure: error: *** uuid support not found (this typically means the uuid development package is missing)
However, I have already installed the 64 bit versions of uuid and uuid-devel
Name : uuid-devel Arch : x86_64 Version : 1.6.2 Release : 21.fc20 Size : 21 k Repo : installed Name : uuid Arch : x86_64 Version : 1.6.2 Release : 21.fc20 Size : 116 k Repo : installed
So I guess its looking for the header file and cannot find it. checking uuid/uuid.h usability... no
When I run
locate uuid.h I can see the uuid.h in the following directory:
/usr/include/uuid.h /usr/include/linux/uuid.h /usr/src/kernels/3.12.6-300.fc20.x86_64+debug/include/linux/uuid.h /usr/src/kernels/3.12.6-300.fc20.x86_64+debug/include/uapi/linux/uuid.h /usr/src/kernels/3.12.7-300.fc20.x86_64+debug/include/linux/uuid.h /usr/src/kernels/3.12.7-300.fc20.x86_64+debug/include/uapi/linux/uuid.h
So in trying to fix the problem I created a new directory /usr/include/uuid and created a softlink to that uuid.h in there.
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 9 Jan 15 11:49 uuid.h -> ../uuid.h
It works now:
checking uuid/uuid.h usability... yes checking uuid/uuid.h presence... yes checking for uuid/uuid.h... yes
My question is, is it OK to mess around with installed header files like this by creating softlinks? I always worry in case I break something as you need root access to create the softlink. And many there is another solution without the need to create these softlinks.