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Re: [Libguestfs] fedoostrap or deboostrap requirement



Piavlo wrote:
> Since debootstrap is available on gentoo i've installed it now
> the build process fails with:
>
> Warning: You are running debirf as root.  There is a potential
> for improperly written modules to damage your system.
> Are you sure you wish to continue? [y|N]: y
> Loading profile 'debian'...
> debirf: creating debirf root...
> E: No such script: /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/fedora-11
> make[2]: *** [../initramfs/fakeroot.log] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/var/tmp/portage/app-emulation/libguestfs-1.0.56/work/libguestfs-1.0.56/appliance'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory
> `/var/tmp/portage/app-emulation/libguestfs-1.0.56/work/libguestfs-1.0.56'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
>
>  why is it still looking for fedora based script and not debian one?
>   
my guess is i need to change it with --with-repo, tying...
> Thanks
> Alex
>
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>   
>> On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 11:57:01PM +0300, Piavlo wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>>  Hi,
>>>
>>> While trying to ./configure libguestfs on gentoo fails since it requires
>>> feboostrap or deboostrap
>>> Can this be made optional and not as necessary requirement, since there
>>> are still many useful uses for libguestfs
>>> besides bootstrapping, which can be used on distros like gentoo.
>>>     
>>>       
>> You probably want to read this:
>>
>>   http://www.libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#state_machine_and_low_level_event_api
>>
>> and this:
>>
>>   http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-May/msg00003.html
>>
>> The choices are:
>>
>> (1) Port febootstrap + yum to Gentoo (not so hard).
>>
>> (2) Change libguestfs to use portage.  (This was already done for the
>> Debian/debootstrap combo).
>>
>> (3) Use the binary blobs from another machine, but note that we no
>> longer build full appliances in the Fedora RPMs.
>> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8391
>>
>> Rich.
>>
>>   
>>     
>
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