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From Wido den Hollander <>
Subject Re: Licensing: libvirt-java (from RBD thread)
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:57:14 GMT

On 06-07-12 18:48, Alex Huang wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Nalley []
>> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 9:06 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Licensing: libvirt-java (from RBD thread)
>> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Wido den Hollander <> wrote:
>>> Since the RBD thread was spinning out of control I figured it would be
>>> best to start a new thread:
>>> "Wido: perhaps you could produce some packages for testing? at
>> least .debs?
>>> --David"
>>> I've been doing that today. I can now generate a libvirt-java debian
>>> package which should work on Debian and Ubuntu. I'll test it further
>>> and sent patches to libvirt so they can add it to the libvirt-java repo.
>>> We we could provide a deb, libvirt already provides an RPM and let the
>>> cloud-agent depend on it?
>>> That way we'll never ship the JAR inside the cloud-agent package and
>>> we can simply but it online.
>>> For Debian/Ubuntu I'm still voting for a APT repository where people
>>> can download/install the CloudStack packages from. When they install
>>> 'cloud-agent' they will simply also download libvirt-java from that
>>> same repository.
>>> I can than try to get the Deb into Debian and Ubuntu and David, you
>>> might get it into Fedora?
>>> Would this work?
>>> Wido
>> So a couple of things:
>> * CloudStack (in its current form) won't build without libvirt-java.
>> This means either:
>> a. CloudStack declares libvirt-java to be a system requirement b. We break
>> out KVM support and make it an optional/non-default part of the build
> We will definitely do (b) in the repackaging effort.  I think most of the hypervisors
have been broken out now.  We missed kvm because it's hidden in the agent project.

I can live with that.

There are RPM's of these bindings and soon there will hopefully also be 

So this shouldn't be much of a problem.


> --Alex
>> Both of the above result in cloud-libvirt.jar being removed from the repo.
>> Take a look at:
>>   (I think we will become very
>> well versed in this particular page over the next month or so)
>> --David

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