CRIU uses the [https://github.com/protobuf-c/protobuf-c C language bindings] of [https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/ Google Protocol Buffers] for serialization. The <code>protoc</code> tool is required at build time and <code>libprotobuf-c.so</code> is required at build time and at run time, assuming dynamic linking.
==== Distribution Packages ====
The easiest approach for most would be to install distribution packages. RPM package names: <code>protobuf-c-compiler</code>, <code>protobuf-c-devel</code>. Debian package names: <code>protobuf-c-compiler</code>, <code>libprotobuf-c0-dev</code>.
==== Building Protocol Buffers From Source ====