[ClusterLabs] Unable to Build fence-agents from Source on RHEL6

Jan Pokorný jpokorny at redhat.com
Wed Aug 10 14:54:30 EDT 2016

On 10/08/16 20:50 +0200, Jan Pokorný wrote:
> On 10/08/16 16:52 +0000, Jason A Ramsey wrote:
>> Installing the openwsman-python package doesn’t work. Configure’ing
>> the fence-agents source tree fails because it still can’t find the
>> pywsman module. I thought that it might be because it’s looking in
>> /usr/lib/python-x/site-packages rather than
>> /usr/lib64/python-x/site-packages (or vice versa…I can’t remember…)
>> but when I looked at the output, it was definitely looking in the
>> directory that had pywsman.py/pyc/pyo or whatever it was.
> Hmm, here's why:
> # python -c 'import pywsman'                                      
>> Traceback (most recent call last):                                                            
>>   File "<string>", line 1, in <module>                                                        
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pywsman.py", line 25, in <module>                    
>>     _pywsman = swig_import_helper()                                                           
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pywsman.py", line 17, in swig_import_helper          
>>     import _pywsman                                                                           
>> ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/_pywsman.so: undefined symbol: SWIG_exception 
> it should also answer your "it’s not in the default yum repos" point
> you've raised as indeed, both libwsman-devel and openwsman-python
> are in "optional" repository with RHEL 6, meaning packages as-are,
> without liabilities (mostly enabling the supported ones to be built;
> openwsman-python in particular can be just a never triggered byproduct
> when the important sibling packages, perhaps build prerequisites,
> got built).

FYI, this was already reported some years ago:

> So either stick with upstream provided version for binaries + bindings
> or you may have better luck with RHEL 7 (slash derivatives).
> Anyway, you got me (indirectly) to make this PR against FAs:
> https://github.com/ClusterLabs/fence-agents/pull/84

Jan (Poki)
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