[CentOS-virt] qemu-kvm rebuild in Centos for oVirt in SIG Virt

Tue Jun 10 16:16:06 UTC 2014
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 7:25 PM, Douglas Schilling Landgraf
<dougsland at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 06/05/2014 07:22 AM, George Dunlap wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth at xen.org> wrote:
>>> On 04/06/2014 20:17, Douglas Schilling Landgraf wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I would like to continue this process in the SIG Virt. Any advice/steps
>>>> which I should follow?
>>>> Thanks!
>>> Douglas,
>>> we are not ignoring you. As it turns out there are quite a few unknown
>>> pieces related to the libvirt version for this SIG and there was also a
>>> discussion with Dan Kenigsberg at last week's Hackathon. I don't have
>>> the technical depth to go through your proposal. Added George.
>> So the problem at the moment is that the CentOS project is still in
>> transition to being community-developed.  Lars and I are officially
>> running the SIG, but we don't yet have a way to create new packages
>> for our SIG; and the core CentOS team is rather overwhelmed with
>> trying to develop and set up this new system, manage all the SIGs, and
>> prepare for CentOS 7.
>> So, rest assured that "create a qemu-kvm package with snapshot
>> enabled" is on our to-do "short list", and won't be forgotten; but it
>> may be a few months before the system is in place for non-core CentOS
>> people to contribute new packages.
>> If you think this needs to happen sooner for some reason, we'll
>> probably need to ask KB or Johnny to do it.
>>   -George
> Thanks for the feedback George and Lars. As we have several users
> requesting such feature and there is a new oVirt release knocking the
> door I would like to continue with KB or Johnny.

KB / Johnny,

Douglas is trying to get a package for qemu-kvm into the Virt SIG
which has snapshotting enabled.  It looks like he wants an exact
rebuild of the RH qemu-kvm package with a single additional config
option.  Original instructions here:


They seem keen to get this in sooner rather than later.  Is there yet
a way for me to create a new package for the Virt SIG that you could
brief me on?  Alternately, could one of the core CentOS team take a
bit of time sometime in the next few weeks to build such a package?

I tried to build the qemu-kvm package on git.centos.org, hoping to be
able to just give you guys a functional repo you could use, but the c6
branch of the repo on git.centos.org seems to be empty.