[avahi] avahi Digest, Vol 66, Issue 6

Gautham Gautham at mindtree.com
Wed Sep 29 02:09:48 PDT 2010

Thanks Lennart for the reply.  I downloaded the latest source avahi-0.6.27.tar.gz & unzipped & ran the command ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --disable-gtk --disable-dbus --disable-python

on my Linux Box

( See the details of the system below)

[root at a2md02576 avahi-0.6.27]# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.18-53.el5 (brewbuilder at hs20-bc2-3.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20070626 (Red Hat 4.1.2-14)) #1 SMP Wed Oct 10 16:34:02 EDT 2007

However I get an error saying

checking for QT4... configure: error: Package requirements ( QtCore >= 4.0.0 ) were not met:

No package 'QtCore' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables QT4_CFLAGS
and QT4_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

Do I need to install Qt for running basic avahi daemon that registers a service  in /etc/services like you mentioned previously? Am I missing anything? Thanks.


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   1. Re: Newbie Question (Lennart Poettering)


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 14:27:50 +0200
From: Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net>
Subject: Re: [avahi] Newbie Question
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On Thu, 23.09.10 13:19, Gautham (Gautham at mindtree.com) wrote:

> I'm new to Avahi & just going through the readme & the source to
> understand what's going on. I'm planning to put avahi on one our
> devices running montavista Linux 2.6.18. I need only service
> registration (service publishing) so that my windows client can
> discover my device.
> Can I take only the avahi-daemon & avahi-common & x-compile to make it
> work?

As in almost every other free software project use switches of the
configure script to configure which options you want and which ones you

Note that the local browsing and registration client interface is
exposed via D-Bus. That means if you want to write a program that
publishes services via Avahi you need at least D-Bus enabled.

However, if all you need is defining one static service you can rely on
/etc/avahi/services and place a static service definition files there in
which case you don't need D-Bus.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.


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