[Libguestfs] new debian packages?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Jun 4 12:38:45 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 01:26:43PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 03, 2011 at 08:22:11AM -0500, Igor Serebryany wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > 	The debian packages for libguestfs (
> > 	at http://libguestfs.org/download/binaries/debian-packages/) are a
> > 	few months old, and there are some pretty important bug fixes since
> > 	then. In particular, I have some cumbersome workarounds for the
> > 	Python GIL bug which was fixed in April.
> > 	
> > 	I was wondering if anyone is working on building a new version
> > 	of these? I tried to do it myself, but I don't have much experience
> > 	building Debian packages and libguestfs looks like a hard package to
> > 	start with.
> I don't like building these too often, because every time I do that,
> it takes the pressure off someone stepping up to maintain them in
> Debian and Ubuntu.
> Nevertheless I've built and uploaded new Debian packages here:
> http://libguestfs.org/download/binaries/debian-packages/
> New udev is required (I'm using udev 170-1).
> The new febootstrap package means these should no longer require
> insmod.static.  It uses its own internal insmod function now (thanks Hilko).
> The packages are only very lightly tested, so don't throw away your
> old config before you've properly tested the new packages.
> It seems that currently there is a problem building libguestfs from
> git with gcc < 4.6, because the __deprecated__ syntax changed.

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