[CentOS-virt] p2v conversion questions

Tue May 6 14:52:33 UTC 2014
Sven Kieske <S.Kieske at mittwald.de>

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?

CC'ing Itamar who can maybe give some insight into virtio-win

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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