[Libvir] libvirt on OS X Leopard 10.5.1

Schley Andrew Kutz akutz at lostcreations.com
Tue Jan 22 12:57:29 UTC 2008

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I am posting this to the list because, well, of what I am posting.  
Mail to you is bouncing.

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On Jan 22, 2008, at 6:53 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:

> "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> ...
>> There are two alternatives I can think of:
>> Probably the simplest is to compile the RPC bindings which are
>> generated on Linux and supplied with libvirt in CVS and the tarball
>> (ie. remote_protocol.[ch]).  We need to supply only the xdr_quad type
> Hi Rich,
> I like the idea of distributing the generated files.
> Far less maintenance hassle that way.
> Of course, that means we're saying developers (or anyone
> running "make dist") have to use a sufficiently featureful system.
> I think that is the only sane way to go.
> It's the same philosophy that says you can turn up compiler-warning-
> detection to the maximum and expect no warnings only on a relatively
> modern and properly configured system.
> If having people run distrib-building tools on inadequate
> systems starts happening too often, we can add an autoconf
> test to detect the losing tool(s) and warn them about it.
>> and a handful of 64 bit functions.  I did the same thing for Windows
>> but in that case built my own version of a mini-XDR library with some
>> contributions from glibc.  What we could do is bundle this mini-XDR
>> library with libvirt itself (or perhaps persuade gnulib to take it --
>> Jim?).
> Doesn't hurt to ask, but once something like that is being used
> by two or more projects, it's even easier to justify.
> However, I confess I don't know enough about the alternatives
> you mention (below) to say if it's worth pursuing.
>> Another, less appealing, is to look at some of the modern XDR library
>> replacements.  Uli suggested one, but I've lost the link at the
>> moment...  Of course that involves porting those libraries to Mac and
>> Windows, which may be a load of effort in itself.

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