[libvirt] Enable kvm on aarch64, Cleanup F-16/18 conditionals

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Tue Jul 15 23:29:27 UTC 2014

On 07/15/2014 04:29 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> Doing an out-of-the-box build on RHEL 5 is the oldest configuration
>> still actively (if marginally) supported, ideally for as long as RHEL 5
>> remains a live platform (several more years to go).  We have build-bots
>> that ensure that we can build on RHEL 5, although I'm not sure if those
>> buildbots are exercising 'make rpm' to test the older parts of the spec
>> file.  Historically, RHEL 5.10 is based off of libvirt-0.8.2, and that
>> was the release in use during Fedora 13.  So it's _definitely_ worth
>> culling any conditionals older than F13; but stuff between F13 and F18
>> might be shared with RHEL 5, and therefore more effort to cull the
>> Fedora side while still leaving the RHEL side intact.
> Yes, and you'll note in my change that I didn't change anything that
> affected EL based releases. In terms of F-13 style tags you should be
> capturing that in appropriate and equivalent EL tags to ensure you get
> right and consistent conditionals for the appropriate release as
> opposed to relying on a translation as you have EL conditionals there
> already.... why mix the two.

Not sure I follow you here; a patch may be worth more than words (and
I'm planning on posting a tentative patch soon).

>> Anyone else on the libvirt list have an opinion on how far back we can
>> clean without annoying people that are slow on the upgrade to modern Fedora?
> You have known users that are actively upgrading to the latest libvirt
> and no other components on old versions of Fedora?

I don't honestly know - which is why I'm asking the list if anyone
reading here would care if we pruned F18 code.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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