I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bits and am trying to build kvm - here is what i did according to many messages I saw on this same topic.

git clone https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/qemu-kvm.git sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev ./configure --target-list=x86_64-softmmu --disable-werror --enable-debug

so far so good - everything works - now comes:


I get the following:

./qemu-options.texi:1453: unknown command `list' ./qemu-options.texi:1453: table requires an argument: the formatter for @item ./qemu-options.texi:1453: warning: @table has text but no @item make: * [qemu-doc.html] Error 1

I want to build kvm too - anyone can help? Thanks.

  • Why do you want to build qemu-kvm? Is sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm not sufficient? Jul 17, 2014 at 14:10
  • @saiarcot895 This is a guess, but there are some patches in the git version that enable certain hardware configurations to use vfio to do vga-passthrough.
    – Kin
    Oct 14, 2014 at 17:17

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KVM is in Official Ubuntu repository. you can install it by simple commands without difficult compilation methods.

sudo apt-get install kvm qemu-kvm

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