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Re: [libvirt] Got time to try out the libvirt 0.8.6 win32 package?



On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 02:29:43PM +0100, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> 2010/12/12 Justin Clift <jclift redhat com>:
> > Hi Matthias (and anyone else interested),
> >
> > Just added a win32 installation package to the website, for libvirt 0.8.6.
> >
> >  http://libvirt.org/sources/win32_experimental/Libvirt-0.8.6-0.exe
> >
> > This has the libcurl stuff in it you put together, so (in theory) it should
> > connect to remote vSphere/ESX servers.
> >
> > Do you (or anyone) have time to try it out against vSphere/ESX/similar?
> >
> > Going to update the Windows page on the website pointing to it, when
> > we know it's working ok. :)
> >
> > Regards and best wishes,
> >
> > Justin Clift
> >
> 
> I tested it and it works with ESX and QEMU over TLS. Here are some comments:
> 
> 1) I wonder why you never pushed this patch:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2010-November/msg00761.html
> 
> 2) libcurl license is missing in the installer.
> 
> 3) There is no readme.txt about where to put TLS certs to make qemu+tls:// work.
> 
> 4) The installer remembers the install location. Therefore, it suggest
> to install in the same location as the previous installer for libvirt
> 0.8.5. But it doesn't check if a previous version is already installed
> and doesn't suggest to uninstall it first. This results in libvirt
> 0.8.6 being installed over 0.8.5. The installer overwrites existing
> files without notice.

This raises the question of how the tools depending on libvirt
will be distributed. eg virt-viewer.  If they're separate, then
we need to make sure the tools continue working, after any update
of libvirt without changing paths manually.

IMHO, rather than just distributing a libvirt installer, we should
distribute a 'virt tools' installer on virt-tools.org which has
a complete bundle of everything that has been ported to Win32,
libvirt core, language bindings and apps. The installer would of
course allow you to pick & choose which bits to install.

Regards,
Daniel


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