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

On 10 Aug 2006, at 17:58, Jeremy Katz wrote:

On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 14:51 +0100, Julian Chesterfield wrote:
Because libaio is often not included in the distro. 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. We chose the latter since it was the cleanest

Except that for distributions, if there's a bugfix which needs to be
applied to libaio, it now needs to go to two different places. This is
a path that is all but guaranteed to be a headache for distros in the
future :(

Debian is the main culprit; the bug has been filed for a year about its broken libaio package, and no progress: http://bugs.debian.org/ cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=libaio

Specifically, bug #318795: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/ bugreport.cgi?bug=318795

I've CCed the Debian libaio maintainer (William Lee Irwin) in case he can comment on whether it'll be fixed soon or not.


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