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Re: [libvirt] Bug - libvirt persists on having dnsmasq



On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 09:15:12AM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> On 08/14/2011 10:49 AM, Zdenek Styblik wrote:
> >On 08/14/11 16:17, Zdenek Styblik wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I've noticed libvirt is persisting to have dnsmasq present and use it.
> >>Version of libvirt in question is 0.9.4.
> >>
> >>There is no dnsmasq present on the Host during libvirt compilation, yet
> >>it seems to me ./configure wrongfully finds one:
> >>
> >>~~~ SNIP ~~~
> >>configure:46087: checking for dnsmasq
> >>configure:46119: result: dnsmasq
> >>~~~ SNIP ~~~
> >>
> >>shouldn't there be "result: no"? As far as I remember - no dnsmasq
> >>present during compilation, no usage of it later. However I might have
> >>missed something - change in behavior, requirements etc. This is
> >>possible. Still, if required "component" is missing, I say compilation
> >>resp. configure should fail.
> 
> Well, libvirt.spec has had Require: dnsmasq for at least a couple
> years, so any install of a libvirt rpm should fail when dnsmasq
> isn't present. I don't know for certain how long the BuildRequires:
> dnsmasq has been there, but certainly for at least a year (the last
> time the line was modified), so any rpm builds should also fail.
> 
> But of course if you're running ./autogen.sh and then make, that
> doesn't involve the specfile.
> 
> dnsmasq really is an integral part of the network driver; I don't
> know that it makes any sense to "fix" things so it can be built
> without dnsmasq. It's probably a good idea to make the failure
> complete though.

We already have an option to disable the virtual network driver. I don't
think we want to have a separate option for dnsmasq, since that is an
integral part of hte network driver IMHO

Daniel
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