[libvirt-users] How to install libvirt 0.9.4 RPM on Fedora 14?

Guido Winkelmann guido-libvi at unknownsite.de
Wed Sep 14 12:18:54 UTC 2011

Am Dienstag, 13. September 2011, 18:13:41 schrieb Laine Stump:
> On 09/13/2011 08:53 AM, Guido Winkelmann wrote:
> > Apparently, I need newer versions of netcf-libs and xen-libs. Where do I
> > get these from? There don't appear to be any official rpms or that for
> > Fedora 14...
> libvirt-0.9.4 uses netcf APIs that were added in netcf-0.1.9. I had made
> Fedora 14 and Fedora 15 builds of netcf-0.1.9 last month, but forgot to
> push them to stable (and they weren't autopushed because nobody gave
> them karma). I just did this now, so as long as you have the updates
> repo turned on, sometime later today you should be able to "yum update"
> and get the version of netcf you need to run libvirt-0.9.4.

Nothing so far...

> I'm not sure what the deal is with the version of xen-libs. My F14 box
> (which has updates, updates-testing, and virt-preview repos all enabled)
> has xen-libs-4.0.2, which seems to be new enough to build and install
> the newest libvirt, but it looks like it doesn't have that file (or else
> I'm looking in the wrong place).

Same here, xen-libs 4.0.2 is installed, but no libblktapctl.so.* can be found 

A bit of googling suggests that the only way to get that library is through 
xen-libs packages versioned 4.1.0 or up.

Maybe libvirt's configure script dynamically detects the presence of that 
library and only links to it if it's there? That would explain why it's 
possible to build libvirt from source on Fedora 14, but not install 
corresponding RPMs, if those have been built with that library present on the 
build system for some reason.


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