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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 2/4] maint: start factoring bootstrap



On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 09:31:32AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Eric Blake on 2/22/2010 5:01 PM:
> > Borrow ideas from gnulib/build-aux/bootstrap, in order to factor the
> > specifics of libvirt into bootstrap.conf, while allowing future
> > upgrades of bootstrap to happen with less effort.
> > 
> > * bootstrap (gnulib_tool): Update invocation to be closer to
> > gnulib's version.  Move libvirt specifics...
> > * bootstrap.conf: ...into new file.
> ...
> > +# Build prerequisites
> > +buildreq="\
> > +autoconf   2.59
> > +automake   1.9.6
> > +autopoint  -
> > +gettext    -
> > +git        1.6.4
> > +gzip       -
> > +libtool    -
> > +perl       5.5
> > +rsync      -
> > +tar        -
> 
> I don't have a RHEL 5 installation handy; are all of these prerequisites
> reasonable, or is git 1.6.4 a bit strong of a pre-req?  If the latter,
> then I can further patch gnulib's bootstrap to fall back gracefully to a
> use of the older 'git clone --reference' instead of 'git submodule update
> --init --reference'.  Are there any other tools that we should be adding
> into the prereq list, now that gnulib's bootstrap does a good job of
> aborting early if a development tool is insufficient for building from a
> git snapshot?

The automake/conf versions are fine. The only missing one is GIT, whcih is
not in RHEL5 at all, but has GIT 1.5.5 in EPEL

Daniel
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