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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Basic support for VDE networking

On 13/01/2011, at 10:35 PM, Renzo Davoli wrote:
>> That's potentially interesting from the OSX point of view as well.
>> The VDE website (wiki) has conflicting info on it, but mentions in the
>> notes for its System Requirements that it works on OSX.
> We do not release VDE binaries for MacOSX (our team maintains the packets
> only for Debian) but the source code can be compiled on MacOSX.  
> We do have MacOSX users of VDE (and FreeBSD, NetBSD, too).
> We do not test the source distribution on MacOSX, so if you'll run into
> some issue on the latest versions of OSX, let us know. We'll be glad to
> update the code to satisfy all possible VDE users.

Just as a data point, VDE 2.3.1 is now officially included in the Homebrew packaging system for OSX.  Well, as of two days ago.  (Homebrew is a popular packaging system for OSX)

It means that to install vde, OSX Homebrew users can now just go:

 $ brew install vde

And voila, it pulls down the source, compiles, and installs.

Note that it doesn't also pull down nor install tuntap, as that package seems to require installation into hard coded system locations.

But... vde seems to autodetect if tuntap is installed when it compiles.  So I suspect tuntap support would be compiled into vde automatically, if tuntap was installed manually first.

Hope that helps at least a bit.

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

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