Bug 742756

Summary: RFE: Please make use of xen optional / put xen bits in a subpackage
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Hans de Goede <hdegoede>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Libvirt Maintainers <libvirt-maint>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 16CC: berrange, clalancette, crobinso, dougsland, itamar, jforbes, laine, veillard, virt-maint
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Description Hans de Goede 2011-10-02 10:05:23 EDT
I noticed that I had xen-libs installed all of a sudden, doing rpm -e pointed out that libvirt now a days requires xen-libs, would it be possible to put the xen support in a separate subpackage and have that require xen-libs?
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2011-10-03 04:49:47 EDT
It isn't really practical to separate out the Xen dep into a sub-RPM, since it is all part of the same binary. 

While we do have an optional to build libvirt drivers as dlopen'able modules, this is currently broken in a number of scenarios, so we cannot enable it.

Since the size of the 'xen-libs' package is pretty small, and there's not particular functional downside to having it present, figuring out a way to fix this has not been an important priority.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-11-30 14:32:30 EST
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Comment 4 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-11-30 14:43:20 EST
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Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2012-06-07 15:22:21 EDT
We are building separate modules on f17 and rawhide now. But not really worth the spec refactoring and churn for F16, so closing.