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

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed May 20 12:56:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 01:45:22PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Are we carrying build dependencies in this repo too?
> For libguestfs, it's likely we'd want a few non-virt packages in there
> too.  Probably these build deps:
>   febootstrap
>   fakeroot
>   fakechroot
>   zerofree

Aren't these all already in F11 ?  

(We're not doing a virt-preview for F10)

> + any new revs of augeas that turn up, eg. if David adds support for
> more augeas 'lenses'.
> perl-Sys-Virt is a runtime dependency, but I'm assuming that Dan will
> be pushing new versions of that into fedora-virt repo.
> qemu is an important build + runtime dependency, but I assume that new
> versions of qemu will be pushed here.
> How do you feel about taking packages like the ones above?

It is hard to describe the line, but if they're directly required by
new  functionality in order to test a virt tool use, then its reasonable 
to add them. So if the new libguestfs, needs new APIs from perl-Sys-Virt
and new QEMU features then its reasonable to add them.  Adding new Augeas
to get a few extra lens is not  critical to be able to test the core 
functionality, so that would rule it out unless there's some more critical
new capability.

The virt-preview repo is intended primarily as an aid to testing / early
experimentation. It is not intended for "production" deployment. 

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