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[Libguestfs] NOTE: running ./fish/guestfish etc from build dir without installing



In 1.11.1 / git, I have made some changes to the way that you run
guestfish, guestmount and the virt tools from the build directory
without installing.

Firstly you can't just run ./fish/guestfish or ./fuse/guestmount any
more and have those programs magically set LIBGUESTFS_PATH.  The
automagic code was always error-prone and I have removed it.

Secondly, all of the run-*-local scripts have gone.

This is all replaced by a single 'run' script in the top level source
directory.  Best explained by this quote from the README file:

--<quote>-----------------------------------------------------------

You can run guestfish, guestmount and the virt tools without needing
to install, using the "run" script in the top directory.  This script
sets up some environment variables.  For example:

  ./run ./fish/guestfish [usual guestfish args ...]

  ./run ./inspector/virt-inspector [usual virt-inspector args ...]

If you are already in the fish/ subdirectory, then the following
command will also work:

  ../run ./guestfish [...]

You can also make a symlink (note: NOT a hard link) from your $PATH to
the run script, eg:

  cd ~/bin
  ln -s ~/libguestfs/run libguestfs-run
  cd ~/libguestfs
  libguestfs-run ./inspector/virt-inspector [...]

You can also run the C programs under valgrind like this:

  ./run valgrind [valgrind opts...] ./cat/virt-cat [virt-cat opts...]

This also works with sudo (eg. if you need root access for libvirt or
to access a block device):

  sudo ./run ./cat/virt-cat -d LinuxGuest /etc/passwd

--</quote>----------------------------------------------------------

http://libguestfs.org/README.txt

Rich.

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