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Re: [Xen-devel] [libvirt] [PATCH RFC] libxl: fix paths in capability string

On Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 10:28:13AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 01/06/2015 09:12 AM, Wei Liu wrote:
> > Currently libxl driver hardcodes some paths in its capability string,
> > which might not be the correct paths.
> > 
> > This patch introduces --with-libxl-prefix, so that user can specify the
> > prefix used to build Xen tools. The default value is /usr/local which is
> > the default --prefix for Xen tools.
> Why can't you just make '--with-libxl=/path/to/alt' work?  That is,
> --with-libxl=yes uses a default (which matches the prefix where LIBVIRT
> will be installed [1]), --with-libxl=no turns it off, and specifying a
> path says to use that path.  Then you don't need to add a new option.

Yep, that would be preferrable.

Alternatively the next best would be for xen to include a pkg-config
configuration file, with a custom variable that reports the paths

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