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Re: [libvirt] Building on Solaris 11 Express



On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 19:45, Matthias Bolte
<matthias bolte googlemail com> wrote:
> 2011/5/29 Richard Laager <rlaager wiktel com>:
>> On Sun, 2011-05-29 at 12:34 +0200, Matthias Bolte wrote:
>>> > So I tried building libvirt on Solaris 11 Express. The following
>>> > outlines the trouble (and successes) I've had so far.
>>>
>>> I assume your building from up-to-date git here?
>>
>> I was using 0.9.1. I should switch to git.
>>
>>> '@//.libvirt/libvirt-sock' should actually look like this
>>> '@/home/<username>/.libvirt/libvirt-sock' as you're running libvirtd
>>> as non-root it tries to open a UNIX socket in the home directory of
>>> the user starting it. This path is build via this pattern:
>>>
>>>   @<home-directory>/.libvirt/libvirt-sock
>>
>> I was actually running it as root.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>
> That's even stranger. libvirtd uses geteuid() == 0 to detect if it's
> running as root and acts upon that. It only tries to open a UNIX
> socket in the user's home (what it does in your case) when it detects
> non-root execution. Something is wrong here, but I've no clue what.
>
> Matthias

Only linux supports the abstract socket namespace.
I ran into the same issue on OS X
(http://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2010-October/msg00969.html)

Kind regards,

Ruben


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