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Re: [libvirt] RFC: Splitting python binding out into a separate repo & ading to PyPi

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 6:24 AM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com> wrote:
In RHEL world too, bundling of libvirt + its python binding is causing
pain with the fairly recent concept of "software collections"[2]. This
allows users to install multiple versions of languages like Python, Perl,
etc on the same box in parallel. To use libvirt python with thse alternate
python installs though, requires that they recompile the entire libvirt
distribution just to get the Python binding. This is obviously not an
approach that works for most people, particularly if they're looking to
populate their software collection using 'pip' rather than RPM.


Same reason on Gentoo as well. Gentoo has supported multiple Python installations for years now and I've alternated between some kludge magic to try to make some more work with libvirt and finally ended up hardcoding Gentoo's libvirt Python bindings to just 2.7 which constantly causes me grief in the form of bug reports for other versions. So I support this effort whole heartedly and will gladly lend a hand where time permits. 

Doug Goldstein

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