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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][TOOLS] allow the selection of blktap and firmwar

On Aug 10, 2006, at 9:51 AM, Julian Chesterfield wrote:

On 10 Aug 2006, at 11:51, Jimi Xenidis wrote:

On Aug 10, 2006, at 6:08 AM, Julian Chesterfield wrote:

Thanks Jim. I'll post the patch to the libaio folks also so we can keep things in synch.

On 10 Aug 2006, at 02:06, Jimi Xenidis wrote:

On Aug 9, 2006, at 12:37 PM, Keir Fraser wrote:
On 9/8/06 1:34 pm, "Jimi Xenidis" <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I may have missed this discussion, but why can't we just use the one
that comes with the Distro?

That's a question for Julian (cc'ed).

Thanks... but... you... never... said... why?

Because libaio is often not included in the distro.

You mean there are distros that do not have a libaio devel package?

In order to avoid breaking the build we either had to include checks in the Makefile for the existence of the library and build if necessary, or just statically build within the tree.

Assuming the libaio devel package is available, how is this different than the recent build break that required me to install openssl-devel packages?

We chose the latter since it was the cleanest approach.

warning: maintaining and monitoring an external package that your system depends on is always fraught with issues, but it your makework :(


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