[openstack-dev] [nova] so what do i do about libvirt-python if i'm on precise?
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Wed Aug 13 09:26:05 UTC 2014
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 10:09:52PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-07-30 at 15:34 -0700, Clark Boylan wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 30, 2014, at 03:23 PM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> > > On 2014-07-30 13:21:10 -0700 (-0700), Joe Gordon wrote:
> > > > While forcing people to move to a newer version of libvirt is
> > > > doable on most environments, do we want to do that now? What is
> > > > the benefit of doing so?
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > The only dog I have in this fight is that using the split-out
> > > libvirt-python on PyPI means we finally get to run Nova unit tests
> > > in virtualenvs which aren't built with system-site-packages enabled.
> > > It's been a long-running headache which I'd like to see eradicated
> > > everywhere we can. I understand though if we have to go about it
> > > more slowly, I'm just excited to see it finally within our grasp.
> > > --
> > > Jeremy Stanley
> > >
> > We aren't quite forcing people to move to newer versions. Only those
> > installing nova test-requirements need newer libvirt.
> Yeah, I'm a bit confused about the problem here. Is it that people want
> to satisfy test-requirements through packages rather than using a
> (i.e. if people just use virtualenvs for unit tests, there's no problem
> If so, is it possible/easy to create new, alternate packages of the
> libvirt python bindings (from PyPI) on their own separately from the
> libvirt.so and libvirtd packages?
The libvirt python API is (mostly) automatically generated from a
description of the XML that is built from the C source files. In
tree with have fakelibvirt which is a semi-crappy attempt to provide
a pure python libvirt client API with the same signature. IIUC, what
you are saying is that we should get a better fakelibvirt that is
truely identical with same API coverage /signatures as real libvirt ?
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