1. Installation of ZFS on Linux Hangs on Debian Wheezy

    Fri 29 August 2014

    This article is no longer relevant.

    After a fresh net-install of Debian Wheezy, I was unable to compile the ZFS for Linux kernel module. I've installed apt-get install build-essential but that wasn't enough.

    The apt-get install debian-zfs command would just hang.

    I noticed a 'configure' process and I killed it, and after a few seconds, the installer continued after spewing out this error:

    Building initial module for 3.2.0-4-amd64
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-4-amd64 (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.6.3/build/make.log for more information.

    So I ran ./configure manually inside the mentioned directory and then I got this error:

    checking for zlib.h... no
    configure: error: in `/var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.6.3/build':
    configure: error: 
        *** zlib.h missing, zlib-devel package required
    See `config.log' for more details

    So I ran apt-get install zlib1g-dev and no luck:

    checking for uuid/uuid.h... no
    configure: error: in `/var/lib/dkms/zfs/0.6.3/build':
    configure: error: 
        *** uuid/uuid.h missing, libuuid-devel package required
    See `config.log' for more details

    I searched a bit online and then I found this link that listed some additional packages that may be missing and I installed them all with:

    apt-get install zlib1g-dev uuid-dev libblkid-dev libselinux-dev parted
    lsscsi wget

    This time the ./configure went fine and I could manually make install the kernel module and import my existing pool.

    Tagged as : ZFS Wheezy

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