[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] libvirt backport for jessie-backports

Guido Günther agx at sigxcpu.org
Mon Apr 17 11:07:02 UTC 2017

Hi Gaudenz,

Thanks for having a look at backporting libvirt.

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 04:25:35PM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> Hi
> I needed a newer libvirt version for jessie and tried to create a
> backport. I had to revert  the following two changes to the current version in
> testing:

Care to share which feature you needed?

> * Enable numad support (because there is no numad in jessie)

Sounds sane.

> * Drop Disable-tests-affected-by-broken-libxml2.patch (because the fixed
>   libxml2 is not in jessie)

Jessie has a fixed libxml2 since quiet some time so if there are test
failures it be cautions.

> After this the backport seems to work fine. I also had to upgrade
> systemd-sysv to the version in jessie-backports.

This is the most worriesome part. I guess you had to do that due to the
conflict was done to fix #774237 but having this in jessie forces people
to upgrade systemd to the backports version.

> What do you think? I would like to have this in jessie-backports. If you
> agree I can upload my version or I can send you the git branch I created
> and you can build and upload yourself. Or do you think that 3.0.0 is not
> suitable for jessie-backports?

Building the backport once is not the problem, the question is who is
going to maintain it until jessie-lts goes EOL now that stretch is
around the corner?

 -- Guido

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