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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] include vhd-util in system vm template?
Date Thu, 16 May 2013 02:00:57 GMT
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Edison Su <> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chip Childers []
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:47 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] include vhd-util in system vm template?
>> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 11:00:57AM -0700, Edison Su wrote:
>> > Regarding to bug:
>> 2481, there is no vhd-util installed in system vm template, thus certain
>> storage related operations failed.
>> > As discussed before, vhd-util binary is licensed under BSD and
>> GPL(, it should be
>> ok to included in system vm template, right?
>> Edison - The issue isn't if we can include it in a built system VM really.  We are
>> building those from a number of GPL projects (obviously including the OS
>> itself).
>> The issue with the legal stuff is how we tie to that software and if we intend
>> to distribute it from ASF infra.  As long as we don't store the utility in our
>> version control, and do not actually ship it from ASF hardware, we can
>> consider it OK IMO.  The inclusion of that utility will need to be part of the
>> system VM build config, which we do store in the repo obviously.
> I agree. We will not store that utility in ASF cloudstack git repository. And vhd-utility
is same as any other GPL binary we already installed in system vm template.
> For example, in the system vm build script(tools/appliance/definitions/systemvmtemplate/
> There is one line code like:
> wget
> then why we can't do the following:
> wget http://some-place/vhd-util -O /bin/

This doesn't seem to pollute our releases, so I don't see a difference
between haproxy and vhd-util, or a problem in general.


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