[fedora-virt] libguestfs under Debian / Ubuntu

Emre Erenoglu erenoglu at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 19:24:44 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Tim Tassonis<timtas at cubic.ch> wrote:
> 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
> though.
> 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.

This is exactly my problem. I didn't really analyze why febootstrap or
debootstrap might be technically needed, but I appreciate if there's
an alternative way to this requirement. Our distro, possibly some
others out there, do not have any {fe,de]bootstrap packages.



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