[fedora-virt] libguestfs under Debian / Ubuntu
timtas at cubic.ch
Thu Jun 11 19:11:51 UTC 2009
Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 06:09:50PM +0200, Tim Tassonis wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Just came across libguestfs and, as a qemu user, this project really
>> sound fantastic to me.
>> However, when I tried to compile the latest tarball, I failed, mainly
>> because of the inavalability of febootstrap, which obviously does not
>> exist under ubuntu, and cannot be installed due to the lack of yum under
>> ubuntu at least.
> Even though Debian/Ubunut use APT for their package mgmt system, there
> should not be any problem installing the YUM + RPM libraries. This
> should allow febootstrap to be built & run, and not impact your host
> OS package mgmt
Yes, of course....but since it is mentioned that febootstrap is based on
debootstrap, is there a technical reason for not just supporting
debootstrap alternatively. I haven't got enough background regarding
debootstrap/febootstrap and libguestfs to make a judgement about this
But to require any distribution to install yum/rpm just for this library
seems a bit intrusive to me. Requiring a specific distro packaging
system for a package seems a bit distribution dependant to me.
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