Bug 51603 - 0.7.4: build failure: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpolkit-backend-1
Summary: 0.7.4: build failure: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpolkit-backend-1
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-30 13:11 UTC by Olav Vitters
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:53 UTC (History)
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Description Olav Vitters 2012-06-30 13:11:23 UTC
copying selected object files to avoid basename conflicts...
  CCLD   packagekitd
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpolkit-backend-1
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4]: *** [packagekitd] Error 1
make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/iurt/rpm/BUILD/PackageKit-0.7.4/src'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/iurt/rpm/BUILD/PackageKit-0.7.4/src'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/iurt/rpm/BUILD/PackageKit-0.7.4/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/iurt/rpm/BUILD/PackageKit-0.7.4'
make: *** [all] Error 2
error: Bad exit status from /home/iurt/rpm/tmp/rpm-tmp.K35aFk (%build)
Comment 2 Olav Vitters 2012-06-30 13:16:52 UTC
Verbose build at:


Note: Mageia uses very new gcc and as needed linking.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2012-07-02 01:07:50 UTC
You need to use a newer release, or to cherry pick this commit:

commit 1ae66042cb0ded1455617aba4b82fe8053794ca1
Author: Richard Hughes <richard@hughsie.com>
Date:   Fri Jun 8 12:22:17 2012 +0100

    Drop the unused polkit-backend-1 check from configure as it's gone upstream

:100644 100644 93af2d7... 734681d... M  configure.ac


What version of PK are you using?
Comment 4 Olav Vitters 2012-07-02 01:10:03 UTC
0.7.4, as mentioned in the bugreport. Stupidly didn't notice the newer versions, I'll try now.
Comment 5 Olav Vitters 2012-07-02 01:25:47 UTC
0.8.1 fails while building the urpmi backend:
0.8.x seems like a big change, so as it doesn't build, tried 0.7.5.

0.7.5 needed the patch.

Note: your website refers to gitorious (IIRC) instead of freedesktop.org for the git location. This is partly why I didn't notice any newer version.
Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:53:08 UTC
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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