Package Details: qemu-headless-git 11:5.1.0.r4.g1d806cef0e-2

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Package Base: qemu-git
Description: QEMU without GUI. Git version.
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Keywords: git kvm qemu
Licenses: GPL2, LGPL2.1
Conflicts: qemu-headless
Submitter: None
Maintainer: FredBezies
Last Packager: FredBezies
Votes: 28
Popularity: 0.56
First Submitted: 2009-09-19 20:02
Last Updated: 2020-09-18 16:19

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FredBezies commented on 2020-10-19 16:49

I'm waiting for this bug to be fixed and uploading an updated version.

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FredBezies commented on 2020-10-19 16:49

I'm waiting for this bug to be fixed and uploading an updated version.

Oggz commented on 2020-09-22 00:12

@FredBezies: There has been some activity in the comments on the bug report that you filed upstream. From the information posted there about -pie being added to the LDFLAGS from the configure script, they were able to get it to build.

I was also able to replicate this and get 5.1.0.r1440 to compile by interrupting makepkg after it cloned source to srcdir and modifying src/qemu/ such that it does not add -pie to LDFLAGS. Then run 'makepkg -e' which prevents makepkg from clobbering your changes to

Just manually comment the following lines starting with LDFLAGS and CFLAGS in the following conditional block:

  elif compile_prog "-Werror -fPIE -DPIE" "-pie"; then

Alternatively a sed one liner could be added to the prepare() in the PKGBUILD to automate the process.

Edit: This is a hack for now and may have unintended consequences. I needed my VM up and running and didn't have time to check too deeply into the ramifications of removing this compile option.

FredBezies commented on 2020-09-17 17:54

Opened a bug report about building crashes:

Edit: bug closed as invalid. Looks like this PKGBUILD is going to be busted for a long time. Sorry.

Using nixnack comment, I fixed qemu-git on a buildable version until a fix is provided. Sorry once again.

nixknack commented on 2020-09-17 03:07

Still not building :( you would think they would leave the main repo for stable-ish releases.

For those that absolutely need to compile from source, the v5.0.1 (r4? it's the latest one) tagged commit is d0ed6a69d399ae193959225cdeaa9382746c91cc. This could be common knowledge, but I had to RTFM a bit to figure it out.


Patched and built without complaining. Obviously this is a one time fix for this single release.

rudolf commented on 2020-09-10 14:27

@FredBezies sorry, the patch should be included and is for a raspbian issue.

but i got the same problem as you.

build fails with the same error. At least building works for me:

cd .cache/pikaur/build/qemu-git/src/qemu/build-headless
../configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib/qemu --extra-ldflags=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro,-z,now --smbd=/usr/bin/smbd --enable-modules --enable-sdl --disable-werror --enable-vhost-user --enable-slirp=system --enable-xfsctl --audio-drv-list="pa alsa sdl" --audio-drv-list= \
    --disable-sdl \
    --disable-gtk \
    --disable-vte \
    --disable-brlapi \
    --disable-opengl \

make -j5

cd .cache/pikaur/build/qemu-git/src/qemu/build-full
../configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib/qemu --extra-ldflags=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro,-z,now --smbd=/usr/bin/smbd --enable-modules --enable-sdl --disable-werror --enable-vhost-user --enable-slirp=system --enable-xfsctl --audio-drv-list="pa alsa sdl" 
make -j5

The weird thing is, that it should be exactly the same as the PKGBUILD is doing

Edit: weirder: After doing the above manually recalling pikaur -S qemu-git builds...

FredBezies commented on 2020-09-10 11:12

@rudolf: will test it right now and we'll see :)

Well, still broken in block/gluster.c

So, your patch is not fixing building process.

rudolf commented on 2020-09-10 10:33

FredBezies commented on 2020-09-06 09:31

@nixknack: it is an upstream issue. They're making a lot of modifications to build process.

nixknack commented on 2020-09-05 19:59

Build is failing with many, many linking errors. The 5.1.0.r1 release compiled without issue and I haven't made any changes to my makepkg.conf. Is this an upstream issue?

/usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/10.2.0/../../../../lib/Scrt1.o: in function `_start':
(.text+0x24): undefined reference to `main'


collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [] Error 1

FredBezies commented on 2020-06-13 20:28

@katt: done.