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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] storage pool discovery



On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 11:06:38PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> David Lively <dlively virtualiron com> wrote:
> ...
> >> >  AM_CONDITIONAL([WITH_STORAGE_FS], [test "$with_storage_fs" = "yes"])
> >> > +if test "$with_storage_fs" = "yes"; then
> >> > +  AC_PATH_PROG([SHOWMOUNT], [showmount], [], [$PATH:/sbin:/usr/sbin])
> >> > +  AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED([SHOWMOUNT], ["$SHOWMOUNT"],
> >> > +    [Location or name of the showmount program])
> >> > +fi
> >>
> >> Do we want to require the "showmount" package via the spec file?
> >
> > I was a little worried about this too.  It's probably better to handle
> > this more like "iscsiadmin"/--with-storage-iscsi: defaults to enabling
> > iscsi backend if and only if iscsiadmin is present.  Fails with
> > --with-storage-iscsi=yes explicitly specified and iscsiadmin not found.
> 
> Adding "Requires: showmount" and BuildRequires lines to
> libvirt.spec.in would be similar to the approach of requiring
> the iscsi-initiator-utils package (which contains iscsiadm):

Yes, basically the spec file should encode 'best practice' and as such
it is reasonable to add a 'Requires: showmount'.

Daniel
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