[Libguestfs] [PATCH v2 7/7] build: stop looking for ocaml-libvirt

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Nov 27 11:17:52 UTC 2018

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 11:13:12AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 11:59:08AM +0100, Pino Toscano wrote:
> > We ship our own copy of it, so we do not need the external version.
> > (Also, the latest upstream version of ocaml-libvirt was already not
> > usable to build the test harness of v2v.)
> This is a significant step backwards from a Fedora packaging POV
> which expects maintainers to unbundle any 3rd party deps and use
> the external packages instead.
> Why can't we just do a new release of ocaml-libvirt upstream and
> put that into Fedora (and other distros that care) straightaway.

I echo Dan's point above.

Also: I thought the agreed plan was to do an upstream release of
ocaml-libvirt, and then require it (as an external dependency)
starting with libguestfs 1.40?


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