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Re: [Libguestfs] Add support for slackware in supermin



On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 08:36:48PM +0100, Mathieu Bouillaguet wrote:
> What are the drawbacks of using libguestfs with the fixed appliance
> instead of supermin with builtin distrib support ?

It's not nice for you or Slackware that you will be relying on a
"binary blob" that you cannot rebuild from source (except by
installing Fedora or Debian, of course).

It's what Gentoo are doing however.  Their ebuild downloads the
Fedora-based fixed appliance from
http://libguestfs.org/download/binaries/appliance/ , unpacks it
somewhere and sets the paths as appropriate.

Reference:

http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-emulation/libguestfs
http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-emulation/libguestfs-appliance

Rich.

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