[openstack-dev] RFC: Potential to increase min required libvirt version to 0.9.8 ?

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Nov 20 10:22:06 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 02:50:03PM +1100, Tom Fifield wrote:
> On 20/11/13 14:33, Robert Collins wrote:
> >On 20 November 2013 08:02, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com> wrote:
> >>Currently the Nova libvirt driver is declaring that it wants a minimum
> >>of libvirt 0.9.6.
> >...
> >>If there are other distros I've missed which expect to support deployment
> >>of Icehouse please add them to this list. Hopefully there won't be any
> >>with libvirt software older than Ubuntu 12.04 LTS....
> >>
> >>
> >>The reason I'm asking this now, is that we're working to make the libvirt
> >>python module a separate tar.gz that can build with multiple libvirt
> >>versions, and I need to decide how ancient a libvirt we should support
> >>for it.
> >
> >Fantastic!!!
> >
> >The Ubuntu cloud archive
> >https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/CloudArchive is how OpenStack is
> >delivered by Canonical for Ubuntu LTS users. So I think you can go
> >with e.g. 0.9.11 or even 0.9.12 depending on what the Suse folk say.
> Just confirming that the documentation for Ubuntu sets users up with
> the Cloud Archive. In Havana, Libvirt is 1.1.1 and qemu is 1.5.0.
> I've added a row to the table.

Ah, so you're saying that the Cloud Archive repository actually
provides users with newer libvirt + qemu packages than they would
otherwise get in the regular LTS repository. That's news to me !

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