[Libguestfs] ANNOUNCE: Sys::Guestfs::Lib will be removed

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Apr 2 08:48:52 UTC 2013

Starting in libguestfs 1.22, the auxiliary Perl library
Sys::Guestfs::Lib will be completely removed from libguestfs.

Historically this library contained the first implementation of
inspection (only available to Perl programs).  However in libguestfs
1.5.3 [released August 2010], most of the code was rewritten in C and
included in the core library and available to callers in all
programming languages.  virt-v2v was modified to remove the need for
this library two years ago in March 2011.

In the unlikely case there are still callers to this library (outside
of a handful of Perl tools in libguestfs itself), I suggest modifying
the code to use core inspection:


or second best would be to copy the Sys::Guestfs::Lib code into your
program, although note this code is very outdated and possibly

Note this change will also affect RHEL 7.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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