Libguestfs-winsupport

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Hello List,

Does anyone know why this is not available in CentOS 6.6. I found it in a SL repo but not in CentOS.

I found several CentOS Bugs one answered by JH http://bugs.CentOS.org/print_bug_page.php?bug_idh22
saying it had been added to 6.5

2013-12-09 19:05 JohnnyHughes Resolution open => fixed

But it is still not available.

cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.6 (Final)

yum repolist repo id repo name status base CentOS-6 – Base 6,518
cr CentOS-6 – CR 0
elrepo ELRepo.org Community Enterprise Linux Repository – el6 302
epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – x86_64 11,148
extras CentOS-6 – Extras 36
gf Ghettoforge packages that won’t overwrite core distro packages. 149
rpmforge RHEL 6 – RPMforge.net – dag 4,718
updates CentOS-6 – Updates 725

yum list all | grep libguestfs libguestfs.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 @base libguestfs-tools.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 @base libguestfs-tools-c.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 @base libguestfs-devel.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base libguestfs-java.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base libguestfs-java-devel.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base libguestfs-javadoc.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base ocaml-libguestfs.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base ocaml-libguestfs-devel.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base python-libguestfs.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base ruby-libguestfs.x86_64 1:1.20.11-11.el6 base Fri Feb 6 08:55:15 EST 2015

5 thoughts on - Libguestfs-winsupport

  • The reason this keeps getting pulled is that it is not in the normal channels we use when comparing to RHEL manifests. So, when we build the list of packages it gets left out.

    I think I should put it in CentOS Extras where it should get carried over when we update.

    It is now in extras, so it should move up on new point releases.

  • Is that also the reason that the Windows VirtIO Drivers are not available in any CentOS repository? They are freely available upstream from linux-kvm.org. I’m actually using Fedora’s virtio-win-0.1-100.iso CD-ROM image, which I find more convenient than where the RPM would install those files. Could something be done to make either the RPM or the .iso a bit easier to find from CentOS?

  • Sure,

    It is not part of RHEL proper .. which is why we are not rebuilding it.

    BUT, wiki.CentOS.org can (and likely should) certainly contain article(s) / link(s) to make it easy to install.

    Also, the Virt SIG could build or distribute something .. if they want and if it is redistributable, etc.

    The Docs mail list is where one can ask for wiki acess (to add or change an article about windows support and the fedora iso, etc):
    http://lists.CentOS.org/mailman/listinfo/CentOS-docs

    And the CentOS Virt list would be where to discuss building something
    (if it exists) for those drivers:
    http://lists.CentOS.org/mailman/listinfo/CentOS-virt

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