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Re: Request for OpenNebula



On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Jaime Melis <j melis fdi ucm es> wrote:
> Hello,
> thank you all for your quick feedback.
>>
>> I think the reverse question is also true, are you available to be a
>> maintainer for Fedora or EPEL? For software like this, it is much
>> better if upstream is working on doing this as they can fix issues
>> there versus a long game of pass the bug.
>
> Yes, absolutely. For example we work very tightly with the maintainer of the
> Debian and Ubuntu packages (Damien Raude-Morvan). When he reports a bug or a
> patch to improve the code we generally apply it upstream for the next
> release, and we also provide testing. We intend to do the same with
> EPEL. However, we would like the support of an EPEL maintainer, since it
> takes time to learn procedures and to learn how to write *good* spec files.
> Changing subject:
> I've been trying to compile OpenNebula from source in RHEL 6 with EPEL 6
> enabled, but I haven't been able to do it, the problem, as always, is
> xmlrpc-c.
> To compile it we need the xmlrpc-c-devel package, which provides the '.h'
> files necessary for compilation. Or, we can rebuild the xmlrpc-c package
> from the 'src.rpm'  but I haven't been able to find it. Why isn't it
> provided in EPEL?
> I believe the problem here is that I don't fully understand the workflow.
> What I can't understand is how are other packages using the xmlrpc-c
> package? since it only provides the dynamic libraries, they can't be used
> unless the package has been compiled with the '.h' files, but those files
> aren't provided with other epel packages so they can't be listed as build
> dependencies.

I can't check for lack of access to RHEL6 but enable the "optional" repos
that are configured in your yum configuration.

Steve.

> Regards,
> Jaime
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 9:29 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge gmail com>
> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 09:38, Jaime Melis <j melis fdi ucm es> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I am part of the OpenNebula [1] team and we would like to include
>> > OpenNebula
>> > in EPEL. OpenNebula is in the process of becoming part of all major
>> > linux
>> > distributions. Our problem with the EPEL has been that we need the
>> > package
>> > xmlrpc-c to build OpenNebula and as far as I know xmlrpc-c is not
>> > available
>> > in EPEL.
>> > Therefore I have some questions:
>> > - Is there anyone interested in becoming maintainer of OpenNebula for
>> > EPEL?
>>
>> I think the reverse question is also true, are you available to be a
>> maintainer for Fedora or EPEL? For software like this, it is much
>> better if upstream is working on doing this as they can fix issues
>> there versus a long game of pass the bug.
>>
>> > - Is xmlrpc-c going to be included in EPEL 5?
>> > - Is xmlrpc-c going to be included in EPEL 6?
>>
>> programs are included in EPEL when a maintainer wants to maintain it.
>> We try to stay away from including software that we then have no one
>> interested in fixing later.
>>
>> > - In case xmlrpc-c is going to be included in EPEL 6, is it possible to
>> > start working on including OpenNebula for EPEL 6?
>> > [1] http://opennebula.org
>> > Thanks
>> > Regards,
>> > Jaime
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jaime Melis, Cloud Technology Engineer/Researcher
>> > DSA Research Group: web http://dsa-research.org and blog
>> > http://blog.dsa-research.org
>> > OpenNebula Open Source Toolkit for Cloud Computing:
>> > http://www.OpenNebula.org
>> >
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>>
>>
>>
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> DSA Research Group: web http://dsa-research.org and blog
> http://blog.dsa-research.org
> OpenNebula Open Source Toolkit for Cloud Computing:
> http://www.OpenNebula.org
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