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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH][RFC] launch: appliance is optional

On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 08:50:47PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > But out of interest, how are you creating this appliance?  I thought
> > we'd ripped out support for old-style appliances from the rest of the
> > toolchain ...
> I use mkinitrd to pull in all tools and run guestfsd instead of
> /sysroot/sbin/init. This allows me to build the package automated as
> unprivileged user in the buildsystem. Creating a loop file requires
> root, which is cumbersome in the openSuSE buildservice.
> In src/appliance I noticed that initramfs.<arch>.img etc. is obsolete,
> will it be removed for 1.20?

No we shouldn't remove this, I guess I'll have to make this work.

There are quite a lot of assumptions in the libvirt backend that
appliance != NULL, but we can fix them ...

On a cursory look, the ordinary (appliance) backend handles
appliance == NULL fine.


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