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



On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:31:02PM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> 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)

Oh right, yes. What will happen is that 'libvirt-daemon' will not
pull in any drivers, but for back compat 'libvirt' will still pull
in all driver modules.

This is why the docs recommend people to dep on 'libvirt-daemon-qemu'
instead of relying on 'libvirt-daemon' to pull in qemu.

> 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)

Yep, thanks for mentioning it.

Daniel
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