[CentOS-virt] p2v conversion questions

me at tdiehl.org me at tdiehl.org
Tue May 6 21:13:20 UTC 2014

On Tue, 6 May 2014, Sven Kieske wrote:

> Quickly scanning some of the files I found some GPLed
> and some under a weird IBM license (which allows redistribution).
> I didn't find anything which does not permit redistribution.
> Maybe you can point me in the right direction?

I just looked at the license on the rpm. It is located at

I did not look at the individual licenses.


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> CC'ing Itamar who can maybe give some insight into virtio-win
> licenses.
> Am 06.05.2014 14:56, schrieb me at tdiehl.org:
>> Hi,
>> On Mon, 5 May 2014, Sven Kieske wrote:
>>> Am 03.05.2014 22:32, schrieb SilverTip257:
>>>> Per the RH docs, a RHN subscription is necessary for the virtio-win package.
>>> well the ovirt-project[1]
>>> will provide this package "soon" (tm).
>>> meanwhile you could try the following:
>>> (this is a quote from the ovirt-users ML)
>>>> download the src rpm from
>>>> http://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/RHOS/SRPMS/
>>>> build the rpm
>>>> rpmbuild --rebuild virtio-win-1.6.8-4.el6.src.rpm
>>>> install the rpm
>>>> rpm -Uhv  ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/virtio-win-1.6.8-4.el6.noarch.rpm
>>> I didn't test it myself, so I don't know if it really works, but
>>> "it should" (ymmv).
>> That is what I was looking for. I never thought to look there. Thank you.
>>> [1] http://www.ovirt.org
>>> PS: ovirt is the upstream project of red hat enterprise virtualization
>>> it would be cool to see some integration work with the centos virt sig!
>> I agree that would be nice but as I read the license, it cannot be
>> redistributed. Obviously, Red Hat can do as they wish, since it is already
>> on the ovirt site. I wonder if they will extend that to CentOS?
>> OTOH, it is trivial to build the rpm, so I am not sure it is worth putting
>> lot of effort into it. The hard part was finding the src.rpm and that was only
>> hard because I was looking in the wrong place.
>> Regards,

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