[fedora-virt] ANNOUNCE: Rawhide virt repo for F11 users

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed May 20 13:26:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:07:23PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hey,
> On Wed, 2009-05-20 at 13:45 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Are we carrying build dependencies in this repo too?
> Not a whole lot of point right now; you can't build in koji against
> packages in this repo.
> > For libguestfs, it's likely we'd want a few non-virt packages in there
> > too.  Probably these build deps:
> > 
> >   febootstrap
> >   fakeroot
> >   fakechroot
> >   zerofree
> > 
> > + any new revs of augeas that turn up, eg. if David adds support for
> > more augeas 'lenses'.
> That's runtime, right? Sure, if it was needed for a new libguestfs
> feature it would make sense to add.

The ones above are build time, below are runtime.

> > perl-Sys-Virt is a runtime dependency, but I'm assuming that Dan will
> > be pushing new versions of that into fedora-virt repo.
> Yeah; again the problem of not being able to build against newer
> versions of libvirt, though.
> > qemu is an important build + runtime dependency, but I assume that new
> > versions of qemu will be pushed here.
> Yes, we already have qemu-0.10.50/kvm-85 in there.
> > How do you feel about taking packages like the ones above?
> I think the way to look at it is - the repo should contain F-12 packages
> with new virt features that don't belong in F-11 and, within reason,
> packages needed to enable those new virt features.
> By within reason, I mean that e.g. if this was an F-11 preview repo for
> F-10 a few months ago, we would have had to think hard about whether we
> wanted to include selinux-policy for sVirt testing. My instinct is that
> we wouldn't include it because it would be likely to break non-virt
> things on people.


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