[virt-tools-list] libosinfo version 1.0
crobinso at redhat.com
Mon May 9 17:00:09 UTC 2016
On 05/09/2016 10:53 AM, Programmingkid wrote:
> On May 9, 2016, at 10:19 AM, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> On 05/08/2016 11:15 PM, Programmingkid wrote:
>>> I just installed libosinfo 0.2.10 which is a required dependency. When I try to run virt-manager, I see this error message:
>>> /Virt-manager/virt-manager/virtinst/osdict.py", line 27, in <module>
>>> gi.require_version('Libosinfo', '1.0')
>>> File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 76, in require_version
>>> raise ValueError('Namespace %s not available' % namespace)
>>> ValueError: Namespace Libosinfo not available
>>> This is where libosinfo can be downloaded. The newest version is 0.3.0. Is the above code requiring "1.0' incorrect?
>> 1.0 is the API version, not the package version. My guess is that you didn't
>> build libosinfo with support for gobject introspection
> I didn't know about having to do this.
>> (which is what produces
>> the python bindings), or your build paths were incorrect. Does 'python -c
>> 'from gi.repository import Libosinfo' even work?
>> - Cole
> It looks like there should be more added to the INSTALL file. I think something stating that libosinfo should be built with the "--enable-introspection=yes" option would be a good idea.
I don't want to get into the practice of documenting other projects build
options. And the install file already has this text:
On Debian or Ubuntu based distributions, you need to install the
gobject-introspection bindings for some depedencies like libvirt-glib
and libosinfo. Look for package names that start with 'gir', for example
Maybe generalize that to not sound like the first part is only about debian
> I also found out that libxml2-python is a missing dependency that should be mentioned in the INSTALL file. Sound good?
Well, the INSTALL file does say that a more detailed dependency list can be
found in virt-manager.spec.in, where you will find even more dependencies. Not
all are strictly required though. libxml2-python _is_ a strict requirement,
but the intent of the version list in INSTALL was the list the components
which we likely have strict version requirements on, and libxml2 isn't one of
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