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OVS 3.2.1: Installing libvirt and/or virt tools (e.g., virt-install)

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Has anybody here successfully installed libvirt and/or virt-install on Oracle VM Server 3.2.1?

I've attempted to install libvirt & virtinstall from source...
[root@xen3 virtinst-0.600.3]# cd /usr/local/src/virtinst-0.600.3

[root@xen3 virtinst-0.600.3]# python setup.py install
running install
running build
Version              : 0.600.3
RHEL6 defaults       : False
Formatting ru.po to build/mo/ru/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting gu.po to build/mo/gu/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting nl.po to build/mo/nl/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting pt_BR.po to build/mo/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting zh_CN.po to build/mo/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting sr.po to build/mo/sr/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting zh_TW.po to build/mo/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting sr@latin.po to build/mo/sr@latin/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting it.po to build/mo/it/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting fr.po to build/mo/fr/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting es.po to build/mo/es/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting uk.po to build/mo/uk/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting da.po to build/mo/da/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting ja.po to build/mo/ja/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
Formatting pl.po to build/mo/pl/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo
sh: msgfmt: command not found
running build_py
running build_scripts
running install_lib
running install_scripts
changing mode of /usr/bin/virt-clone to 755
changing mode of /usr/bin/virt-image to 755
changing mode of /usr/bin/virt-convert to 755
changing mode of /usr/bin/virt-install to 755
running install_data
error: can't copy 'build/mo/ru/LC_MESSAGES/virtinst.mo': doesn't exist or not a regular file

[root@xen3 libvirt-1.0.2]# cd /usr/local/src/libvirt-1.0.2

[root@xen3 libvirt-1.0.2]# ./configure 
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... yes
checking whether make supports nested variables... no
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/usr/local/src/libvirt-1.0.2':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details
...but been confounded by the lack of gcc in the public-yum repo .
[root@xen3 libvirt-1.0.2]# yum search gcc
======================= Matched: gcc =======================
libgcc.x86_64 : GCC version 4.1 shared support library
libstdc++.x86_64 : GNU Standard C++ Library
libtermcap.x86_64 : A basic system library for accessing the termcap database.
python-zope-interface.x86_64 : Zope interfaces package
Ideas? Suggestions?
  • 1. Re: Installing libvirt and/or virt-install on OVS 3.2.1
    budachst Pro
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    Suggestions…? Well yes… simply forget about that! Oracle treats OVM server as an appliance - or least they'd like to and sell us the hardware as well. Since they can't do that, they decided to "craft" the system to their likings and omit lots of things one might consider either necessary or nice to have.

    Oralce did intentionally leave out all the gcc stuff and a lot of the other tools as well, to make sure mortals don't mess around with the system. If you want to use OVM then you will have to live with that or risk breaking any part of OVM and rendering your installation unsupported by Oracle.

    Besides, I don't actually see, why one would need to install libvirt/virt-install on a OVM server?
  • 2. Re: Installing libvirt and/or virt-install on OVS 3.2.1
    960874 Newbie
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    budachst wrote:
    Besides, I don't actually see, why one would need to install libvirt/virt-install on a OVM server?
    The short answer: Oracle VM Manager.

    The long answer: My earlier post, "Oracle VM vs SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)"

    Thanks, Budachst.

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