[fedora-virt] libguestfs 'supermin appliance'

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jun 16 10:30:47 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 10:46:52PM -0400, Bill McGonigle wrote:
> Very nice.  I could have used a variation on this in a previous life  
> building one-off Redhat-derived distros.  My hack was considerably less  
> clever.
> On 06/15/2009 03:40 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> To explain what this all means, read this:
> >+Furthermore there are certain unlikely changes in the packages on the
> >+host which could break a supermin appliance, eg. an updated library
> >+which depends on an additional data file.
> So does this mean that it doesn't consult RPM for those dependencies on  
> each build (or a 're-config' pass?) or just that there may be  
> poorly-constructed RPM's that don't properly reference their 
> dependencies?

It doesn't consult RPM at all (it'd be far too slow).

BTW 1.0.47 was quite broken.  I just released 1.0.48 which works ...


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