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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Improve docs about compiling libvirt from GIT



On 05/24/2012 08:38 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:

> From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com>
> 
> Add a note about setting the LIBVIRT_DRIVER_DIR env variable,
> explain --system and fix example to use --disable-werror
> ---
>  docs/compiling.html.in |   51 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 47 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/docs/compiling.html.in b/docs/compiling.html.in
> index 49bc7ee..5a9d9ee 100644
> --- a/docs/compiling.html.in
> +++ b/docs/compiling.html.in
> @@ -62,14 +62,57 @@
>      <p>
>        The libvirt build process uses GNU autotools, so after obtaining a
>        checkout it is necessary to generate the configure script and Makefile.in
> -      templates using the <code>autogen.sh</code> command, passing the extra
> -      arguments as for configure. As an example, to do a complete build and
> -      install it into your home directory run:
> +      templates using the <code>autogen.sh</code> command. By default when
> +      the <code>confiure</code> script is run from within a GIT checkout, it


s/confiure/configure

> +      will turn on -Werror for builds. This can be disabled with --disable-werror,
> +      but this is not recommended. To build &amp; install libvirt to your home
> +      directory the following commands can be run:
>      </p>
> 
>      <pre>
> -      $ ./autogen.sh --prefix=$HOME/usr --enable-compile-warnings=error
> +      $ ./autogen.sh --prefix=$HOME/usr
>        $ make
>        $ <b>sudo</b> make install</pre>
> +
> +    <p>
> +      Be aware though, that binaries built with a custom prefix will not
> +      interoperate with OS vendor provided binaries, since the UNIX socket
> +      paths will all be different. To produce a build that is compatible
> +      with normal OS vendor prefixes, using


s/using/use

> +    </p>
> +
> +    <pre>
> +      $ ./autogen.sh --system
> +      $ make
> +    </pre>
> +
> +    <p>
> +      When doing this for day-to-day development purposes, it is recommended
> +      not to install over the to OS vendor provided binaries. Instead simply


must have been "over to the" ?

> +      run libvirt directory from the source tree. For example to run


s/directory/directly

> +      a privileged libvirtd instance
> +    </p>
> +
> +    <pre>
> +      $ su -
> +      # service libvirtd stop  (or systemctl stop libvirtd.service)
> +      # /home/to/your/checkout/daemon/libvirtd
> +    </pre>
> +
> +    <p>
> +      It is also possible to run virsh directly from the source tree
> +    </p>
> +
> +    <pre>
> +      $ ./tools/virsh ....
> +    </pre>
> +
> +    <p>
> +      A normal configuration of libvirt will build hypervisor drivers
> +      as loadable modules. When runnning from a non-installed source


s/runnning/running

> +      tree, libvirtd will attempt to find the modules from the same
> +      source tree. If this is not possible though, you can explicitly
> +      set <code>LIBVIRT_DRIVER_DIR=/path/to/source/tree/src/.libs</code>
> +    </p>
>    </body>
>  </html>


 
Regards,
Srivatsa S. Bhat


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