[fedora-virt] a few comment about the current virt pacakges

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri May 22 12:16:54 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 02:04:28PM +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 01:23:06PM +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> >> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >>> On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 11:23:01AM +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> >>>> - libvirt BR qemu. why? which require all qemu package which require
> >>>> openbios-ppc, vgabios, bochs-bios-data, etherboot-*. so this is a
> >>>> dependency hell. imho it'd be useful to clean up!
> >>> The build process wants QEMU so its a BR. There is no dependancy hell
> >>> here unless you're using the wrong tools. mock trivially pull in the 
> >>> chain of deps as needed during build, so there's nothing to 'clean up'.
> >> i can't build (since i don't have ppc) but i need it for qemu-system-ppc
> >> which is needed by qemu which is needed by libvirt:-(
> >> are you sure all of these req and br are required?
> > 
> > You're not making any sense here. You don't need a ppc host, to build
> > qemu-system-ppc. All host architectures can build all QEMU targets,
> > you're not restricted to matching host & qemu target, with the exception
> > of KVM.
> i wrote above i can't build openbios-ppc which required by qemu etc...so
> i can't build libvirt:-(

Then just disable the qemu-system-ppc bits in QEMU. It really isn't hard 
to remove the ppc sub-RPM and change the target-list  for the QEMU build 
to turn off ppc.

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