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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-manager, port for FreeBSD



On 06/10/2011 01:48 PM, Jason Helfman wrote:
> Hello All,
> 
> I was hoping I could have some information cleared up for the dependencies
> for virt-manager, as I have ported this to FreeBSD. I've also ported
> virtinst to FreeBSD, as well
>     .
> According to the dependencies listed on the web page we have the below:
> (webpage)
> 
> Virtual Machine Manager has the following dependencies
> 
> python >= 2.4 - virt-manager is written in Python!
> pygtk2 >= 1.99.12-6 - the Python GTK2 bindings are used for the UI
> gnome-python2-gconf >= 1.99.11-7 - GConf stores application preferences
> libvirt-python >= 0.4.0 - libVirt is for talking to Xen, QEMU, KVM and other
> virtualization backensd
> dbus-python >= 0.61 - optionally expose a service on the bus for control of
> the UI

Dbus isn't a hard requirement for virt-manager, however it will probably
backtrace on startup if dbus-python isn't available. Should be fairly easy to
patch around this dependency though, some minor functionality won't be usable
though.

> gnome-python-desktop >= 2.15.4 - optionally store VNC server passwords in
> GNOME keyring
> libxml2-python >= 2.6.23 - used to parse XML from libvirt
> vte >= 0.12.2 - for displaying / interacting with the serial console
> virtinst >= 0.300.3 - python library for assisting in creating VMs
> gtk-vnc-python >= 0.3.4 - GTK widget for displaying VNC sessions
> 
> Is gnome-python-desktop a requirement if you don't want Gnome Keyring, or if
> you don't want Gnome Keyring, are neither required?
> 

Aren't strictly required. The code might not handle it nicely though, you'll
have to run and see.

> And in the spec file, there are additional requirements listed:
> 
> # Required for loading the glade UI
> Requires: pygtk2-libglade
> # Required for our graphics which are currently SVG format
> Requires: librsvg2
> 
> Are these in the rpm still a requirement?
> 

Yes. In general, the RPM spec has most up to date requirements. libglade is a
hard requirement. Librsvg2 requirement could be avoided by just not using the
default icon, if it proves to be an issue. But it's prob already available for BSD

> I've also found that urlgrabber (python module), is also a requirement, but
> not listed anywhere.
> 

Yeah, urlgrabber is a dependency of virtinst, so virt-manager kinda piggybacks
on that. It should be an explicit dependency though. Sorry I didn't mention
the urlgrabber virtinst dependency in previous emails, slipped my mind.

Thanks for the work!

- Cole


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