[libvirt] how to install updated python bindings

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Dec 3 09:40:55 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 12:44:17AM -0500, ente linux wrote:
> hi
> i was trying to install libvirt 0.5 on my centos 5 machine which by default
> have libvirt 0.4. But after installing from the source of libvirt, still the
> output of i get from python remains that of 0.4
> >>>import libvirt
> >>> libvirt.getVersion()
> 4006
> how could i install the new version... Do i need to give  any option while
> configuring or making.

If installing manually, configure will default to putting it in /usr/local
unless you give a different --prefix option.

Python only looks in /usr by default, so when installing custom builds
you'll need to set

   export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
   export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages

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