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

Pino Toscano ptoscano at redhat.com
Tue Nov 27 11:28:48 UTC 2018

On Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:17:52 CET Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I already know what mean bundling stuff vs what a distro expects.

> > Why can't we just do a new release of ocaml-libvirt upstream and
> > put that into Fedora (and other distros that care) straightaway.

See the commit message of patch #2, and the libvirt.README file added
by that patch.

Also: we have already a similar situation for ocaml-augeas, from
mid-2017 even.

> 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?

This mentions delaying it after 1.40, which is OK (I posted here mostly
to refresh it, especially after the upstream work on libvirt-ocaml),
but not making it an external dependency.

Pino Toscano
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