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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] show compiled in options in virsh --version

On 10/28/2010 07:13 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 03:00:45PM +0200, Daniel Veillard wrote:
>>   To ease debugging this trivial patch allows to find what was compiled
>> in in the local version of libvirt, this doesn't work for remote access
>> but that's probably sufficient. With the patch I get on my machine:
>> paphio:~/libvirt/tools -> ./virsh --version
>> Virsh command line tool of libvirt 0.8.4
>> See web site at http://libvirt.org/
>> Compiled with support for:
>>  Hypervisors: Xen QEmu/KVM UML OpenVZ LXC ESX PHYP Test 
>>  Networking: Remote Daemon Network Bridging Netcf Nwfilter 
>>  Storage: Dir Disk Filesystem SCSI Multipath iSCSI LVM 
>>  Miscellaneous: SELinux Secrets Debug Readline 
>> paphio:~/libvirt/tools -> 
>>  instead of just "0.8.4"
> Hmm, if any script is running the current 'virsh --version' command
> to get the version number then this will break their usage. I think
> we should require a different and/or extra flag to print the
> extended data. --version is not a great place since this isn't
> really version information.

We already have:

$ virsh version
Compiled against library: libvir 0.8.2
Using library: libvir 0.8.2
Using API: QEMU 0.8.2
Running hypervisor: QEMU 0.12.5

Can we just beef that up, and leave 'virsh --version' as the short

> Apache uses  -v for plain version number, and -V for version number
> plus build options/info

Those are fine for short options; and for long options, ./configure
already has the precedence of taking an optional argument.  So maybe we
could do:

--version[=style], where style is short or long, defaults to short
-v => --version=short
-V => --version=long => 'virsh version'

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

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