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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2] docs: added compiling page and significantly expanded windows page

On 12/20/2010 09:28 AM, Justin Clift wrote:
> Also added an additional menu placement for the windows page, in
> order to attract further potential testers.
> ---
> This version of the patch includes information on TLS certificate files,
> connection types, and ESX/vSphere.

> +
> +    <h2><a name="Compilatio">Compiling a release tarball</a></h2>

Any reason to truncate the name at Compilatio?

> +
> +    <p>
> +      libvirt uses the standard configure/make/install steps:
> +    </p>
> +
> +    <pre>
> +      gunzip -c libvirt-xxx.tar.gz | tar xvf -
> +      cd libvirt-xxxx

3 xxx vs. 4 xxxx in the two lines should be consistent.

> +    <pre>
> +      ./configure [possible options]
> +      make
> +      make install</pre>

Maybe list the last line as:

[sudo] make install

to help point out that installation is the only part of the process that
must be run as root when doing a system-wide install, but that root
rights are not needed when installing somewhere under $HOME for a single

> +++ b/docs/downloads.html.in
> @@ -91,46 +91,9 @@
>      <br />
> -    <h1><a name="installation">libvirt Installation</a></h1>
> -
> -    <h2><a name="Compilatio">Compiling a release tarball</a></h2>

Oh - just doc motion from the earlier incomplete name.  But now that the
target is on a new page, we might as well fix the target name.

> +
> +      <li>
> +        Libvirt dll files should be added to path
> +        <br /><br />
> +        At the moment, anything that needs to use the libvirt dll files
> +        (ie the C# bindings) won't automatically find them.  This can be


> +        worked around by copying the dll files into the same directory as
> +        whatever needs them, but is probably not an optimal approach.
> +        There might be a better way and needs to be investigated.

Requiring features of libtool 2.4 supposedly makes this easier, but yes,
it does need more investigation.

I hope to get further on a cygwin port of libvirt someday, at which
point I'll have to provide updates for this page.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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