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Re: [Libguestfs] libguestfs-1.6 on RHEL5.5 Server

In fact I did manage to get libguestfs to compile on RHEL 5, and it
does so apart from two minor issues in the configure script:
AC_STRUCT_DIRENT_D_TYPE is not supported; and the version of gettext
on RHEL 5 is too old.

However I realized as soon as I ran the tests why this is not going to
work: the versions of qemu and (more crucially) the kernel in RHEL 5
do not have support for virtio-serial.  Qemu is not so bad since you
can easily upgrade it, but the kernel is quite a different matter.

Therefore this is not going to work without forward-porting all the
old user-network vmchannel code, and for the same reason updating
libguestfs in EPEL 5 is not going to be possible.

I strongly suggest using Fedora 13+ or RHEL 6.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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