[fedora-virt] libguestfs under Debian / Ubuntu
timtas at cubic.ch
Fri Jun 12 09:48:41 UTC 2009
Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 09:11:51PM +0200, Tim Tassonis wrote:
>> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 06:09:50PM +0200, Tim Tassonis wrote:
>>>> Hi all
>> 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
> I summarised the options here:
> For the Debian package I went with option (1), since Debian already
> has yum and rpm packaged.
Thanks, I guess in an ideal world the best solution would be to have a
configure option like
or so, and then the package would be setup to use febootstrap on
redhat-based systems, debootstrap on debian-based system and fixed to
use a pre-build image.
As you say, it won't be too difficult, but clearly the patch doesn't
write itself ...
But such a patch to libguestfs would be accepted in your opinion?
>> 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.
> It's not like that. Just because Debian ship yum doesn't mean that
> anyone has to abandon apt. yum under Debian is only used where
> someone wants to install an RPM-based distro from a Debian host,
> eg. as a chroot, or in a virtual machine, or (as in this case) to
> build an appliance.
Sorry, I didn't mean that, it was clear to me that yum/rpm wouldn't
replace apt/dpkg, it's just that I think the requirement of febootsrap /
yum on a debian distribution is a bit problematic.
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