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Re: [libvirt] [TCK] [PATCH] Switch to installation of FC14 image and other fixes

On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 04:49:48PM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> On 05/09/2011 05:26 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 10:39:52AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> >>This patch fixes the creation of VM images. Previously, FC12 images were
> >>created but the files necessary for FC12 image creation are no longer
> >>available in the public repositories. This patch now switches it to
> >>create FC14 images. To get such a new image one may want to remove all
> >>content in /var/cache/libvirt-tck. I takes a long time for the image to
> >>install, though.
> >We can probably do a little refactoring to use the libguestfs
> >appliance image soon, which will make things simpler...
> You say 'soon' -- is it not possible to do, yet ?

By soon I mean 'when I (or someone else) gets some free time' :-)

> >>The new FC14 image takes a lot longer to boot. Rather than waiting a
> >>fixed timeout during which the VM presumably has booted it is now
> >>waiting for the VM to become pingable and then starts the actual tests.
> >...and libguestfs can boot in a couple of seconds.
> I looked at the contents of the .img files with libguestfs-1.8.6-1.
> I am missing an ssh daemon. Is that one supposed to be installed
> upon the first image start? Also, how does one use libguestfs to
> create a bootable image?

I was actually hoping we wouldn't need to run commands via ssh, instead
be able to use the lbiguestfs APIs, but that's to be investigated.

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