[libvirt] libvirt: python bindings

Pierre Riteau Pierre.Riteau at irisa.fr
Fri Jan 29 09:05:28 UTC 2010

On 28 janv. 2010, at 19:11, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 05:52:45PM +0000, Sharadha Prabhakar (3P) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm writing XenServer APIs for libvirt and trying to test it on virt-Manager.
>> I need to build the libvirt python bindings for that.
>> I tried this for libvirt.
>> ./configure -with-xenapi -with-python
> You need to use  --  not just -  with arguments, eg --with-python
>> make
>> make install
>> I suppose this is supposed to build a .libs directory with libvirtmod.so in the ~/libvirt/python/
>> But I don't seem to have this at all after build. It was a clean build with no errors.
>> I need libvirtmod.so to link with virt-manager. I'm using libvirt version 0.7.4
>> Can anyone help me with this. Am I missing something here
> Also make sure you have python-devel RPM installed (or equivalent) and
> have not disabled shared libraries when running configure.

When python-dev is not installed, configure currently (in version 0.7.5) disables the bindings:
  configure: Could not find python2.5/Python.h, disabling bindings
  and final output says Python: no

When --with-python is provided, shouldn't we error out instead of disabling bindings more or less silently?

Pierre Riteau -- PhD student, Myriads team, IRISA, Rennes, France

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