[fedora-virt] [RFC/PATCH] libguestfs: build Debian based appliance

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jun 30 07:48:36 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:18:30AM +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:11:05AM +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> > Hi Rich,
> > attached patches allows to build the appliance based on Debian (or any
> > Debian based distribution supported by debirf) by using e.g.:
> > 
> > ./configure --with-repo=squeeze --with-mirror=http://apt:9999/debian
> > 
> > Please note that the third patch isn't to be applied yet, it simply
> > overwrites the contents of make/update.sh.in with the stuff we need for
> > Debian. Also when building a fixed (#509381) debirf is needed which has
> > just been uploded to unstable.
> Attched are three more patches to get things further: 
> The first once sets DIST=DEBIAN or DIST=REDHAT if using debootstrap or
> febootstrap respectively. This allows us to set distro specific package
> lists as discussed at Fudcon.
> The second one checks for udev and uses that instead of doing everything
> by hand. This significantly speeds up booting of the appliance since
> each MAKEDEV call tages ages here and simplifies the code since we don't
> need any device probing.
> The third one explicitly sets the device type of attached disk to SCSI,
> otherwise the tests end up as hda with my version of qemu. Since future
> versions might pick virtio by default this is probaly safer anyway.
> Can these be applied?

All three patches look good.  I'll apply them later on today.


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