Debian: Compile QEMU from Source

by on May.24, 2012, under Linux (Ubuntu)

Today I wanted to install a recent version of qemu on one of my machines. I’m using Debian 6 Sqeeze and installed qemu as described in this article.


apt-get install pkg-config
apt-get install glib-2.0 --force-yes -y
apt-get install libglib2.0-dev --force-yes -y

The actual installation:

mkdir /opt/qemu/
cd /opt/qemu/
tar xzvf qemu-*.tar.gz
cd qemu*
sudo make install

That’s all about it. You can check which qemu version you’re running by executing the terminal command qemu –version

Update: (thanks Aerthel)
Your executables can be found in /usr/local/bin

2 Comments for this entry

  • gsavix

    please what are place that your run qemu stay? i am using debian i386 squeeze 6.0.6 and qemu 1.3.0 rc0. after make install i do not find qemu but qemu-i386 you could help me? thanks

  • Aerthel

    Check on /usr/local/bin. Tehre you should find all the qemu’s executables. Just run the one you want from there.

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