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Re: [libvirt] libvirt, FreeBSD portability inquiry



2011/5/14 Jason Helfman <jhelfman e-e com>:
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 08:38:58AM +0200, Matthias Bolte thus spake:
>>
>> 2011/5/12 Jason Helfman <jhelfman e-e com>:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am interested in porting libvirt to FreeBSD, and am curious if there
>>> may
>>> be anything that may not be possible at this point in respect to the
>>> libvirt
>>> source code to be aware of. Here is the log of the build of the software:
>>>
>>> I know it has been ported to MacOSX, and thought it could then be
>>> possible
>>> with FreeBSD.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jason
>>
>> libvirt should be compilable on FreeBSD. At least it was in this state
>> a while ago when I've fixed some compile errors. I just check it
>> again.
>>
>> You'll need to explicitly run
>>
>> ./configure --without-network --without-polkit
>>
>> because libvirt's virtual networking code is specific to Linux bridges
>> and libvirt doesn't polkit on FreeBSD yet.
>>
>> You'll also need this patch on top of libvirt 0.9.1
>>
>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2011-May/msg00831.html
>>
>> Then it compiles for me. There are still several warnings about NULL
>> format strings and devname shadowing a global symbol.
>>
>> Maybe Eric knows if this warning is critical:
>>
>> util/sexpr.c: In function 'sexpr2string':
>> util/sexpr.c:250: warning: null format string [-Wformat]
>>
>> virSexprError(VIR_ERR_SEXPR_SERIAL, NULL);
>>
>> So aside from possible simple compile errors you'll need to port at
>> least the virtual networking to FreeBSD when you want to run QEMU
>> using libvirt on FreeBSD. If you just want to support the libvirt
>> client side to use libvirt to control a hypervisor running on a
>> non-FreeBSD host then you're already there.
>>
>> Matthias
>>
>
> Here is the port: http://jgh.devio.us/files/libvirt.shar.txt
>
> Anyone have any thoughts on it, or can report success on it?
>
> download the txt file
> run sh ./libvirt.shar.txt
> cd libvirt
> make install
>
> Thanks,
> Jason

I downloaded libvirt.shar.txt to /usr/src/jason/ and running make in
the libvirt subdirectory complains about libvirt-0.9.1.tar.gz not
being in /usr/src/jason/libvirt/distinfo.

I'm not really familiar with FreeBSD, did I miss something?

Matthias


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