[openstack-dev] RFC: Next minimum libvirt / QEMU versions for "Stein" release
kchamart at redhat.com
Wed Apr 4 08:45:07 UTC 2018
On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 04:09:29PM +0200, Kashyap Chamarthy wrote:
> [Meta comment: corrected the email subject: "Solar" --> "Stein"]
Here's a change to get the discussion rolling:
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/558171/ -- [RFC] Pick next minimum
libvirt / QEMU versions for "Stein"
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 04:26:43PM +0200, Kashyap Chamarthy wrote:
> > Taking the DistroSupportMatrix into picture, for the sake of discussion,
> > how about the following NEXT_MIN versions for "Solar" release:
> > (a) libvirt: 3.2.0 (released on 23-Feb-2017)
> > This satisfies most distributions, but will affect Debian "Stretch",
> > as they only have 3.0.0 in the stable branch -- I've checked their
> > repositories. Although the latest update for the stable
> > release "Stretch (9.4)" was released only on 10-March-2018, I don't
> > think they increment libvirt and QEMU versions in stable. Is
> > there another way for "Stretch (9.4)" users to get the relevant
> > versions from elsewhere?
I learn that there's Debian 'stretch-backports', which might provide (but
doesn't yet) a newer stable version.
> > (b) QEMU: 2.9.0 (released on 20-Apr-2017)
> > This too satisfies most distributions but will affect Oracle Linux
> > -- which seem to ship QEMU 1.5.3 (released in August 2013) with
> > their "7", from the Wiki. And will also affect Debian "Stretch" --
> > as it only has 2.8.0
> > Can folks chime in here?
Answering my own questions about Debian --
>From looking at the Debian Archive, these are the versions for
'Stretch' (the current stable release) and in the upcoming 'Buster'
libvirt | 3.0.0-4+deb9u2 | stretch
libvirt | 4.1.0-2 | buster
qemu | 1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u3 | stretch
qemu | 1:2.11+dfsg-1 | buster
I also talked on #debian-backports IRC channel on OFTC network, where I
"What I'm essentially looking for is: "How can 'stretch' users get
libvirt 3.2.0 and QEMU 2.9.0, even if via a different repository.
As they are proposed to be least common denominator versions across
And two people said: Then the versions from 'Buster' could be backported
to 'stretch-backports'. The process for that is to: "ask the maintainer
of those package and Cc to the backports mailing list."
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