[dpdk-users] Compilation errors with msg sys/cdef.h: No such file or directory

Wiles, Keith keith.wiles at intel.com
Mon Jan 11 15:57:06 CET 2016

On 1/10/16, 11:52 PM, "users on behalf of Nagaraj Trivedi" <users-bounces at dpdk.org on behalf of nagaraj.trivedi at tcs.com> wrote:

>Hi All, as part of DPDK compilation I have executed the following command
>make install T=i686-native-linuxapp-gcc
>It is throwing error message saying
>In file included from /usr/include/stdio.h:27:0,
>        from 
>/usr/include/features.h:374:25: fatal error: sys/cdefs.h: No such file or 
># include <sys/cdefs.h>
>Compilation terminated
>Please let me know what could be the reasons

Hi Niagara,

Please give us a bit more information like the Linux version and distro.

rkwiles at rkwiles-supermicro:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 15.10
Release:	15.10
Codename:	wily

I am going to assume your Linux distribution does not have sys/cdefs.h in the same location as other distros. Please run a find on your system and see if cdefs.h is located some place else in the system then /usr/include/sys/cdefs.h

>Thanks & Regards
>Nagaraj Trivedi
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