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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Refactor the libvirt RPM daemon pieces

On 03/30/2012 12:20 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:13:13PM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
>> With the current setup, you can install the "libvirt" package, and it
>> will just use/present whichever hypervisors happen to be installed on
>> the machine. With the new setup, if you have qemu-kvm and lxc installed
>> on the machine, then install "libvirt", you won't get the libvirt driver
>> for either of these - you'll need to explicitly install libvirt-qemu and
>> libvirt-lxc. This may cause surprises for people who already have
>> bootstraps that just install "qemu-kvm" and "libvirt".
> No, that's not the case. The behaviour of 'yum install libvirt' is
> identical before & after. You won't get the 'libvirt-daemon-kvm'
> package installed, but that's fine, because that's an empty
> virtual package.

That will be the case with the current changes, but will it still be
true even after we switch to providing a separately compiled module for
each hypervisor driver? (that's actually the case I was thinking about,
not the current case)

> I don't think there's a good way todo it in two separate steps - in fact
> it would likely make it even harder to ensure a correct upgrade paths.


BTW, you've probably already fixed it, but I just found that
packaging.html fails to validate (haven't investigated, since it's very
likely you already encountered it too)

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