[CentOS-virt] p2v conversion questions

Tue May 6 12:56:38 UTC 2014
me at tdiehl.org <me at tdiehl.org>


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.


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